Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Justin Timberlake Biography

By Charlie Reese

Living in the public eye comes with the territory when you are a teenage heartthrob. Justin Timberlake is constantly photographed and Justin Timberlake biography web sites are regularly updated with the latest project or personal relationship. Born in 1981 in Memphis, the singer pursued show business on TV in The Mickey Mouse Club in 1993, alongside Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.

It was boy band stardom that introduced the fresh-faced singer to most of the world as a member of N Sync from 1995. The band is the third most successful boy band in recording history. This chapter in the Justin Timberlake biography was followed by a very successful solo career, beginning with his debut album, Justified in 2002. Many best selling solo singles and albums followed. He has the respect of fellow artists and has collaborated with Black Eyed Peas, Nelly and Snoop Dogg. He has also showed his talent as a songwriter and his recording career has been rewarded with six Grammy Awards.

The singer is extremely photogenic and his good looks and charisma have led him to a supplementary career in the movies. Critics have praised his performances in acting roles, most notably in Alpha Dog. He has also voiced Prince Artie Pendragon in Shrek the Third and appeared in The Love Guru with Mike Myers. The Justin Timberlake biography also includes a successful sideline in providing songs for the soundtrack of top television shows and movies. Movies that have used his songs include Bad Boys II, Love Actually, Shark Tale, and Get Smart. TV episodes include CSI:NY and Ugly Betty.

Newspapers and magazines have devoted a lot of space to the love life of the star. He is followed around by the paparazzi and a Justin Timberlake biography always links the singer to famous and beautiful women. His list of girlfriends includes Cameron Diaz, Jessica Biel and a long-standing relationship with Britney Spears.

In addition to the tabloid media, several books have been authored on the subject of Justin Timberlake. Justin: The Biography is by Sean Smith and features interviews with his two earliest girlfriends and the N Sync manager. There are lots of color photographs and a comprehensive discography. Justin Timberlake (Pop People) is by Michael-Anne Johns and features a young looking Timberlake on the cover. This covers the star's early life in detail. Star Files: Justin Timberlake is part of a series of celebrity books made for the 11 to 14 years old age group. - 16651

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