A close friend of mine and fellow songwriter Isac has invited me here to introduce him to his colleagues in this course. I am Justin Timberlake, a renowned American musician, actor, and songwriter. I was raised as a Baptist and discovered my singing talent while singing in the church choir. I come from a household of music lovers, and they were of great support in building the current Timberlake. My grandpa introduced me to songs by bands such as the Queen, Eagles, and artists like Johnny Cash. Listening to this type of music inspired me to pursue my singing talent. My breakthrough to the limelight was after the formation of the boys’ band NSYNC. NSYNC was among the top pop groups in the 1990s due to hits like “Tearin’ Up My Heart” and “I Want You Back” (Biography.com Editors, 2020).
Figure 1: NSYNC
By 2000 I decided to go solo, and I have never looked back since then. In 2002 I released hit songs such as “Like I Love You,” “Cry Me a River,” and “Rock Your Body.” These records had a fantastic recipient and established my reputation in the performing art realm. I have had the privilege to collaborate with other notable artists such as Snoop Dogg, Black Eyed Peas, and Nelly in my singing career.
Figure 2: Justin Timberlake
I am a family man, married to one woman, and we have two kids. Being in the limelight has not been easy, especially balancing work with family. I have dealt with many challenges and controversies. Some of these challenges were a threat to the prowess of my art, and I had to develop tough skin to persevere. Other than my music career, I am a decorated actor, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.
Biography.com Editors. (2020, June 2). Justin Timberlake Biography. Biography.com. https://www.biography.com/musician/justin-timberlake