Currently on tour, Justin Timberlake is one of the most successful artists of our time. He’s sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally. He’s also one of the greatest pop icons of the world with 10 Grammy Awards, four Emmys, and 9 Billboard Music Awards under his belt. He’s also one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Also, how can we forget his Super Bowl Halftime Show?
Who would have thought JT from NSYNC* would blow up the way he did. We first fell in love with him in the 90’s and thought he and Britney Spears were the ultimate couple. But before that, he stole hearts of teeny boppers everywhere by becoming an official member of the Mickey Mouse Club in 1993. There, he met Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, and future bandmate JC Chasez. The two created NYSYNC in 95.
In 1998, the group hit it big with their self-titled album, which sold over 11 million copies. Then, in 2000, they issued “No Strings Attatched” which sold 2.4 million copies in just a week! Yes, that album contained the iconic song “It’s Gonna Be Me.”
Then, the group dissolved due to the declining popularity of boy bands and he went solo. But, they band sold over 70 million records worldwide, making them the 5th most successful boy band in history.
JT issued a few solo singles here and there, like 2002’s “Like I Love You” with his album Justified, but he roared into the spotlight in 2006 when he dropped “SexyBack.” But that was after his first Super Bowl controversy when he tore Janet Jackson’s outfit and exposed her breast on live television.
His album FutureSex/LoveSounds spawned other massive hits such as “What Goes Around… Comes Around” and “My Love.”
He then took a hiatus from singing to pursue his acting career, but he returned to music in 2012 with his album “The 20/20 Experience” which spawned his hits “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors.”
And then… “Can’t Stop the Feeling” happened in 2016 when he joined Dreamworks for their hit movie “Trolls.” He also voiced the main character in the movie, Branch, the grumpy troll with the voice of an angel.
It paved the way for his grand return to music with his new album “Man of the Woods” where he dropped his first single “Filthy” and followed it up with his smash hit with Chris Stapleton “Say Something.”
He also was allowed back on the Super Bowl stage after being “banned for life” over #NippleGate… but, all was forgiven in 2017.