Justin Timberlake’s bringing sexy back all over again on his 34th birthday today!
It’s undoubtedly a good time to be the “Suit & Tie” singer, who is reportedly expecting his first child with his wife, actress Jessica Biel.
JT has hauled in a whopping $232 million with his just-wrapped, 14-month 20/20 Experience World Tour in support of his two-part album, the “20/20 Experience.”
But every global superstar had to start somewhere.
For two years, a preteen Justin appeared on Disney’s “The New Mickey Mouse Club,” showing off his perfect falsetto alongside future bandmate JC Chasez. When his run on the show came to an end, he asked Chasez to join an all-boy singing group to be rounded off later with Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.
Together, the five would form *NSYNC, and in 2000, their most successful album, “No Strings Attached” would carry pop hits like “Bye Bye Bye” and “It’s Gonna Be Me,” selling a record-breaking 2.4 million copies in its first week. Just a year later, *NSYNC would release “Celebrity,” their final album before taking a formal break from the spotlight.
Timberlake however, went on to release his solo debut, “Justified,” in 2002 and sell half a million copies in the first week. The album boastedthe single “Cry Me A River,” a song rumored to have been inspired by his ex-girlfriend Britney Spears.
Following the release of his second album, “Future Sex/Love Sounds,” Timberlake saw massive success when “SexyBack” topped Billboard’s Hot 100 for seven weeks, along with the equally catchy “My Love” and “What Goes Around…/…Comes Around.”
Not one to rest on his laurels, he soon decided to take a step back from music to explore acting. His resume includes “Friends With Benefits,” “Bad Teacher,” "Inside Llewyn Davis" and “The Social Network.” Stints on “Saturday Night Live” as both host and musical guest have earned him several Emmy nods, and most notably, a win for the song “D*** In A Box.”
With a part in the Spike Lee-directed “Spinning Gold” and a concert film on the way – his final two tour dates were filmed by Jonathan Demme – 2015 looks to be the best year yet for the Mouseketeer-turned-mogul.
Happy birthday, Justin!