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15 Facts About Justin Timberlake

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Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.

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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.

Star Search is an American television show that was produced T.P.E./Rysher Entertainment from 1983 to 1995, hosted by Ed McMahon, and created by Alfred Masini.

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Shelby County.

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In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.

A boy band is loosely defined as a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation, singing love songs marketed towards young females.

The lead vocalist, lead vocals or lead singer in popular music is typically the member of a group or band whose voice is the most prominent in a performance where multiple voices may be heard.

NSYNC was an American boy band formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995 and launched in Germany by BMG Ariola Munich.

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During their hiatus, Timberlake released his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified, which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

A Grammy Award, or Grammy, is an honor awarded by The Recording Academy to recognize outstanding achievement in the mainly English-language music industry.

"Rock Your Body" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his debut studio album, Justified.

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His critically acclaimed second album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, characterized by its wide range of musical influences, debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around...

The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for singles, published weekly by Billboard magazine.

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With his first two albums exceeding sales of 10 million copies worldwide, he was established as one of the most commercially successful singers of the decade.

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He has also collaborated and produced records for other artists.

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From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time, and Friends with Benefits.

In Time is a 2011 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and produced by Andrew Niccol and starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy that takes place in a society where people stop aging at 25 and each has a clock on their arm that counts down how long they have to live.

Bad Teacher is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Jake Kasdan based on a screenplay by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, and starring Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Lucy Punch, Jason Segel, and Phyllis Smith.

The Social Network is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.

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Timberlake resumed his music career in 2013 with his third and fourth albums The 2020 Experience – 2 of 2, exploring neo soul styles with the song structures of 1960s and 1970s rock.

Song structure or the musical forms of songs in traditional music and music are typically sectional, repeating forms used in songs, such as strophic form and is a part of the songwriting process.

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The former became the best-selling album of the year in the US with the largest sales week, and spawned the top-three singles "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors", while the latter produced the top-ten song "Not a Bad Thing".

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The eponymous concert tour for the albums originated the concert film Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids, named after the accompanying band in his live performances.

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In 2016, Timberlake voiced the lead character in DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, which soundtrack includes his fifth Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single, "Can't Stop the Feeling!"

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. is an American animation studio that is a subsidiary of NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast.

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Timberlake's work has earned him numerous awards and accolades, including ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, and seven Billboard Music Awards.

An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.

The Brit Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards.

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Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.

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His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality.

Tennman Records is an American record label created as a joint venture between Justin Timberlake and Interscope Records.

William Rast is an American clothing line founded by Justin Timberlake and Trace Ayala.

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