Justin Randall Timberlake was born in Memphis, Tennessee on January 31, 1981. His parents, Randall Timberlake and Lynn Bomar Harless divorced when Timberlake was only three. He attended E.E. Jeter Elementary School, and was home-schooled for the rest of his childhood. Timberlake became interested in music while singing in his church’s choir. It was clear from the start just how talented he was, he was a natural performer and participated in many pageants and competitions. He was first noticed at a lip-synching competition. He was warming up when he was surrounded by girls, amazed at his beautiful voice. Later he entered a “Star Search” competition, but was unsuccessful. Finally, he was picked up by “The New Mickey Mouse Club” marking the start of his career (“Justin Biography”; “Justin” PEOPLE).
During his time on “The New Mickey Mouse Club” he met many people that would later become a big part of his life. This included Christina Aguilera, JC Chasez, and Britney Spears. After two years on the TV show, Justin and his fellow “Mouseketeer” JC Chasez joined together with Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Lance Bass to form the very popular boy band “*NSYNC”. Their success was immediate, and their first album “*NSYNC” sold ten million copies. One of their later albums called “No Strings Attached” was considered the best-selling album of the decade. The band wen...
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