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Fun Facts About Justin Timberlake That’ll Make You Rock Your Body

By Psquared - June 06, 2019
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Who was your favorite member of NSYNC? That’s a silly question, isn’t it? We all know that it’s Justin Randall Timberlake. He’s had obsessive fans ever since he was young, but even if you’re a giant appreciator of his singing… and dancing… and acting (the man is crazy talented, what can we say?), there’s a lot about him that you might not know. For instance, he was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up singing in the church choir and he had a lot of musicians in his family that encouraged his many talents.

With all this music present in his life, it is no surprise that he became a musician and a performer. At a very young age he enjoyed a lengthy and successful career as a child television performer and singer. As an adult, he was then able to move his way into the international film scene and he has won more awards than I can count including several Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Billboard Awards and more. He has certainly made an impact among his fans and he is definitely worth featuring. Here are some more facts about Justin Timberlake that we promise will rock your body right!

Playing Pretend

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Considering how crazy talented Timberlake is, you might think that he was born ready to be an entertainer.

Thats actually pretty accurate. It turns out he was showing signs of being a natural performer from an insanely young age.

As a young kid, Timberlake would imitate Jackson 5 dances in the living room for his mom. It made her laugh, and it was one of the first moments he knew the wanted to be an entertainer.

Slam Dunk

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Like many kids, Timberlake had dreams of what he wanted to be when he grew up.

But entertaining wasn’t the only thing young Justin was interested in. It turns out he was also great at sports. Dang… is there anything he isn’t good at

When he was a kid, Timberlake played on his local Junior Olympic basketball team. While he was very good a the sport, he dreamed of being a singer, and begged his mom to get him voice lessons.

Church Boy

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In order to practice, Timberlake started singing in the church choir. He credits Memphis jazz and blues as the inspiration for his musical taste.

Music also ran in his family. He had an uncle that played in a bluegrass band and his grandfather played the guitar and he even had a jam session with the Elvis Presley when Elvis was alive.

His grandfather taught him how to play the guitar and introduced him to Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash while his father introduced him to the Eagles and Queen.

Star Search

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Who’s that little cowboy there? Why, it i none other than our boy getting his first big break!

Justin Timberlake first became well known for his role on the television talent show known as Star Search.

He was only 11 years old when he sang “Love’s Got a Hold on You” by Alan Jackson, but unfortunately he did not win the competition. What a big mistake! I bet they feel really stupid now.

Mickey Mouse Club

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Justin Timberlake began his child career in the Mickey Mouse Club at Disneyland. It must have been a lot of fun.

He had a pretty star-studded cast with him. As you can see, Ryan Gosling and Britney Spears were also in his class of the club.

One of Timberlake’s co-stars on the Mickey Mouse Club was Christina Aguilera. They never dated each other, but remained close friends for years. They even went on tour together in 2003.

NSYNC

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When did you first fall in love with Justin Timberlake? It was likely when he was part of the NSYNC singing group.

They were pretty popular, and that’s putting it extremely mildly. 1.1 million copies of their ‘No Strings Attached,’ album was sold on the first day in 2000.

In fact, they broke the record of selling 2.4 million album copies in the first week. They were a huge part of the ’90s, and in 2017, NSYNC received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Classics

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Growing up, Timberlake was inspired by Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire and Dean Martin.

So if you ever wondered where he got his dancing skills and elegant, classic style, these inspirations offer a pretty good explanation.

Timberlake is so fashionable that he even started his own fashion company. He co-founded a clothing line called William Rast. It’s sold in Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor and Macy’s. So you can put on a line of Timberlake’s clothes and get your sexy b

Punk'd

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Justin Timberlake has more awards and accolades than we can remember. But he’s also the honoree of a very distinct and infamous title.

In 2003, Timberlake became the very first victim of Ashton Kutcher’s legendary TV show PUNK’D.

Here he is in the midst of the prank, not realizing that it’s all just a joke. Doesn’t seeing Justin this sad break your heart? Don’t worry, he got a good laugh out of it when it was revealed to be a joe.

Funny Guy

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Justin Timberlake got a good laugh out of being on Punk’d. Turns out, he’s got a great sense of humor, and he’s not afraid to show it off.

Since 2003, Timberlake has also hosted and starred in many skits on Saturday Night Live.

After his time on SNL, musical comedy team The Lonely Island collaborated with Timberlake in their music videos “Motherlover,” “3-Way,” and “D*** in a Box.” He’s also become besties with Jimmy Fallon and collaborates with him often.

Sing Yourself To Sleep

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His life seems like a dream. Does that mean he’s asleep? Not at all. In fact, sometimes he has a hard time sleeping at night.

When Justin Timberlake is unable to sleep, guess what he does? He actually sings until he falls asleep.

Maybe, you can do the same. This could be the solution to your insomnia. Although your voice isn’t as good as his. Best case scenario, maybe you could just listen to him sing until you doze.

Sneakerhead

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Remember how he had a love for basketball when he was younger? He still seems to enjoy it.

He particularly loves the shoes. In fact, Timberlake has a massive shoe collection. When he is photographed by paparazzi, he almost never wears the same pair twice.

That sounds like an expensive habit, but as far as habits in Hollywood go, that’s not bad at all, and considering how he’s an octuple or whatever threat, he can totally afford it

Butt Injection

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Do you like strange celebrity tales? Then gather around the virtual campfire, kids. It’s story time.

Get this – Justin was rehearsing in Madonna’s studio and, that day, he didn’t feel well. So what did Madonna do?

She had him drop his pants, exposing his butt and she gave him a Vitamin B12 injection in his backside.  He must have been embarrassed, but maybe not when it comes to Madonna’s past craziness. When the queen tells you to do something, you do it.

Elton John

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JT grew up admiring classic musical acts, but he’s become so successful that classical musical acts now admire him.

Sir Elton John admires Justin Timberlake a lot, so much that he included him in the music video, “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore.”

In it, he portrayed a young version of Sir Elton John. Considering that he can sing and also act, it’s a surprise he wasn’t cast as the lead in the movie Rocket Man.

Stalkers

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When you’re this famous, you have many fans. And some of them can cross the line. Karen McNeil stalked Justin Timberlake for a while.

A few times, she broke into Justin’s house. Eventually, he had to file a restraining order against this serious stalker.

Here’s a sillier stalking story: Justin Timberlake ate breakfast at a diner, and after he left some French toast in his plate, which was half eaten, the waiter stole it and actually sold it on eBay for a whopping $1,025.

Fears

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Besides stalkers, JT has other things to worry about. Like us, he has his own set of fears. What’s he most afraid of?

Apparently Timberlake is not a fan of spiders. He once said in an interview, “I had to call reception because I spotted one in my hotel room. I was too scared to get rid of it myself.”

He also is terrified of sharks. However, these fears are silly. Even spiders and sharks are fans of his and would never harm him.

First Love

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Many of us remember fondly how Justin Timberlak eused to date Britney Spears. Was there ever a bigger celebrity pop singer power couple?

He actually had a hand (accidentally) in introducing Spears to a future husband of hers while they were still dating.

Kevin Federline was a backup dancer for NSYNC. Federline later ended up marrying Britney Spears. It’s no wonder Timberlake’s relationship to Spears inspired the song “Cry Me a River.” He did fine after the break up, though. In 2002, after his split with Spears, Timberlake was voted as America’s Most Eligible Bachelor.

Acting Chops

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JT is funny, he can sing and he can dance. He’s also a pretty swell actor, and has appeared in several films.

In 2010, Timberlake played Sean Parker, the founder of Napster, in the critically acclaimed film The Social Network. 

Timberlake has acted in all sorts of other movies as well, such as Friends with Benefits, Shrek the Third, and The Love Guru. Gah, some people just have all the luck don’t they? And wait until we get to his love life.

Marriage

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In 2007, Timberlake started dating actress Jessica Biel. They dated on and off for a few years before getting married in 2012.

They’re still together to this day. That’s rare in the topsy, turvy, dramatic world of Hollywood dating.

They seem super happy together. Why wouldn’t they be? They’re both super hot and super talented. What more could you ask for in life. Well,maybe a family. And they actually started one together not too long ago.

 

Silas

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In 2015, Biel gave birth to Silas Timberlake, the couple’s first, and so far only, child.

Timberlake and Biel want their son Silas to grow up living as normal a life as humanly possible. Which will be hard to do, considering how they’re two of the most famous people on Earth.

But they have a plan. They plan to raise him in Big Sky, Montana. They own a house in an exclusive community called the Yellowstone Club. Hopefully there they can find some normalcy for him.

Winner

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NSYNC’s manager was a man named Lou Pearlman. He also managed multiple boy bands, like The Backstreet Boys and O Town.

Unfortunately, Pearlman was embezzling money from these bands, and the groups eventually sued him for fraud. Pearlman was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

But as you can see, he wound up just fine. In 2002, Timberlake decided to start his solo music career. His first album was Justified. In his career, Timberlake has won a whopping 10 Grammy Awards, and has been nominated 38 times. Yeah… this guy? He’s a total winner.