Justin Timberlake is one of the biggest names in pop music today, with good reason. His first album in almost seven years, The 20/20 Experience, dropped less than a week ago. Original sales projections for the album totaled around 750,000 for the first week; that number has now risen to over 950,000 sales and continues to climb.
This not-so-average star first gained fame at an early age, appearing on Disney Channel’s The Mickey Mouse Club as a “Mouseketeer” before moving onto NSYNC*, which recently held its 15-year anniversary. Starting in NSYNC* was what set Timberlake off into what would be a long road of fame. While in the pop band he started a relationship with Brittney Spears. But, soon the relationship broke apart and so did NSYNC*. After parting ways with the boy-band he started a solo musical and acting careers.
Appearing in blockbuster films including Trouble With Curve, The Social Network and Friends With Benefits and working alongside major actors like Mila Kunis, Clint Eastwood and Jesse Eisenberg and even taking the musical stage with pop sensations Madonna and Janet Jackson, this 32-year-old sensation has quite an impressive professional background. The Social Network was even nominated for an Academy Award. He is also expected to appear in an upcoming film called Inside Llewyn Davis where he will be co-starring with famous actor Ben Affleck. Set on a path of greatness he has even received six Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards.
Working his way back into the musical realm once again, Timberlake’s album is going viral already. The single preceding the album, “Suit & Tie” (featuring Jay-Z) has already hit the airwaves hard and created a motion of excitement for the new album. Appearing not only in movies but, also as a host and musical performer on Saturday Night Live and now the new album, he is not slowing down.
Timberlake is transforming his image from teen boy-band pop-star to an elegant and respectable professional. It’s always been true that musical artists have changed their style to fit the message of their music and it appears that Justin is following suit. Some have been comparing the star to Frank Sinatra or even Cary Grant, both famous stars in an debonair era. He is all suited up and ready to take the stage again.
Recently marrying famous actress Jessica Biel and taking interests in business investments, he has not lacked in the area of achieving one accomplishment after another and never ceases to sparkle in the media. The marriage set of a wave of talk about him out into the world once again, just before he released 20/20‘.
The last music he’d created was radio hit “Sexy Back” almost seven years ago in 2006. The first half of his new album is out but, the second half is set to release in November.
Media is buzzing about all of the accomplishments and creations of this young superstar. His talent and unique persona is keeping fans alive with excitement. With a musical career thought to be dead, Timberlake is resurrecting himself and he’s doing it with a bang.