Justin Timberlake is one of the worlds most famous singers, starting from his boy band days in the 90s when he was in the group NSYNC. Even though they only lasted a couple of years before their split in the early 2000s, they were named one of the best-selling boy bands of all time, making Justin Timberlake an instant success. Timberlake then went on to release his first solo album Justified, which had successful singles such as “Cry Me A River” and “Rock Your Body,” earning him two Grammy awards.
After having an accomplishing first album, Timberlake continued to create more records and became a massive name in the music world, he has many sold-out concerts and performed at the Super Bowl alongside Janet Jackson and will return for the 2018 Super Bowl as the head performer. He recently has announced a new album called Man of the Woods, his first album in five years.
Justin Timberlake Net Worth As Of 2018: $230 Million
The famous R&B singer currently shines with a net worth of $230 million. Let’s see how he worked his way to this much money.
Justin Timberlake was born on January 31, 1981, in Memphis, Tennessee. He has two half-brothers and one half-sister, Laura Katherine who died shortly after her birth in 1997. He has mentioned her previously in the album NSYNC within the son “My Angel in Heaven.” Justin began singing at the age of 11 where he appeared on the television show Star Search. A couple of years later he was cast in The Mickey Mouse Club, alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling Kery Russel and JC Chasez. Timberlake had recruited JC Chasez to be in a singing group that eventually became NSYNC.
The all-male singing group NSYNC formed in 1995, including singers Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, JC Chasez and Kris Kirkpatrick. It wasn’t until 1998 that they had begun to get recognition with their self-titled album which sold 11 million copies in the United States, making a hit single “Tearing Up My Heart.” The group continued to have success releasing two more albums, No Strings Attached and Celebrity becoming the third-best selling boy band in history with 50 million copies sold worldwide. In 2002 they went on what they called a “temporary hiatus,” as the members were beginning individual projects and boy bands began to decline in popularity.
In November 2002, His debut album Justified was released and debuted at number two. The album gained him popularity as an R&B singer, a different sound than his pop days with NSYNC. Timberlake teamed up with Christina Aguilera that summer on the Justified/Stripped Tour, which then led to his tour called the Justified World Tour. In 2004, Timberlake performed alongside Janet Jackson for the halftime show of the Super Bowl. At the end of the performance, Timberlake had ripped a part of Jackson’s leather top which was meant to accompany the song and instead, revealed her breast by accident. The singer immediately apologized for the wardrobe malfunction and went on a recording break until 2006, releasing Future Sex/ Love Sounds.
Timberlake began working in films such as Edison Force playing a journalist, as well as Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Southland Tales and Shrek the Third. Also, portraying young Elton John in the video “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore.” Soon after, Future Sex/ Love Sounds were released and debuted at number one, becoming the biggest album for pre-orders on iTunes. With popular songs such as “My Love,” “Sexy Back” and “What Goes Around…Comes Around.”
He had started to host many musical events like the European MTV Music Awards in 2006, and also hosted and was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live for the second time. During his time on the show where he did an iconic skit with Andy Sandberg called “D*** in a Box” which was named by Rolling Stone the number three “50 Greatest ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketches of all time.”
The 20/20 Experience was Timberlake’s third studio album and was released in January 2013, with the lead single “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay-Z. The collaboration with the famous rapper would continue in Jay-Z’s twelfth studio album, Magna Carta…Holy Grail in songs “Holy Grail,” “BBC,” and “Heaven.” The album’s success didn’t stop there as Timberlake then worked on the fourth studio album The 20/20 Experience- 2 of 2 in 2013.
In 2014, he appeared in Michael Jackson’s record Xscape in the song “Love Never Felt So Good,” which also accompanied a music video for the song, and went on to do other songs such as “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” for the movie Trolls in which he stars in. The song was performed at the 89th Academy Awards as the opening of the show and was even nominated that night for the song.
Timberlake’s fifth studio album Man of the Woods will be released on February 2, 2018, a couple of days before his return to the Super Bowl arena as the halftime performer. May his success continue in the years to come.