Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He first achieved fame as a contestant on Star Search, and went on to star in the Disney Channel television series The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he met future bandmate JC Chasez. Timberlake became famous in the late 1990s as the lead singer and youngest member of the boy band 'N Sync, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.
Timberlake's first two solo albums Justified (2002) and FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) established him as one of the most commercially successful singers, with each exceeding sales of seven million copies worldwide. The former spawned hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", while the latter debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart and produced the US number-one hit singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around... Comes Around". From 2007 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career with starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time and Friends with Benefits. His third album The 20/20 Experience (2013) is preceded by lead single "Suit & Tie", which has peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Timberlake's work has earned him six Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality.