The gold standard by which other artists transitioning to a solo career are measured, Justin Timberlake is not only a superstar singer, hit songwriter, dynamic dancer, electrifying live performer and talented actor – he brought sexy back. Born in 1981 in Memphis, Tenn., Justin got his start at age 11 on ‘Star Search.’ He then starred on ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ with fellow future superstars Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and bandmate-to-be JC Chasez. Boy band ‘N Sync formed in 1995 and soon was the biggest act in the land, with Justin its breakout star. JT parlayed his popularity into a mega-successful solo recording career (with iconic hits such as ‘SexyBack’ and ‘Cry Me a River’) and roles in major films (‘The Social Network,’ ‘Friends With Benefits’). He married actress Jessica Biel in 2012.
Selected discography: ‘Justified’ (2002), ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ (2006), ‘The 20/20 Experience’ (2013)
Related artists: ‘N Sync, Jay Z, Christina Aguilera
Further reading: Top 10 Justin Timberlake Songs, See Justin Timberlake’s Best ‘SNL’ GIFs, Top 10 Justin Timberlake Music Videos