Style Crush: Justin Timberlake
Known For: Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Style: Sleek, Sophisticated, City-chic
This week's Style Crush is the charming Justin Timberlake. Justin is a 32-year old American singer, songwriter, and actor who came to fame by being the predominate singer of the 1990's boy-band sensation 'N Sync. Loving music from a young age, Justin started performing at local fairs and talent contests at the age of 8. By age 12, Justin had earned a part on The New Mickey Mouse Club, alongside Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ryan Gosling, and JC Chasez (future fellow 'N Sync member.) The show was canceled, causing Justin to move onto his next venture, forming the 5 member group 'N Sync in 1995. The group became a world-wide success. 'N Sync went on to release three chart-topping albums, including *NSYNC, No Strings Attached, and Celebrity, perform at the Academy Awards, the Oscars, and the Super Bowl, and sell over 50 million records worldwide. The band was recognized as the third best-selling boy band in history before breaking up in 2002. Justin gained so much respect and popularity during 'N Sync that he continued on in music with a solo career and released the album Justified which included the hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body." He then released FutureSex/LoveSounds which included the top singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around...Comes Around". Both albums received numerous awards, including four American Music Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, four Grammys and an Emmy. After much success in the music industry, Justin decided to pursue his acting career while taking a few years off from writing and recording music. Justin went on to star and appear in multiple movies over the years, including dramas Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan, as well as blockbusters such as The Love Guru, The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits and many more.
In addition to continued success with both music and acting, Justin has been blessed in his personal life. After having heavily publicized relationships with superstar Britney Spears 2000-2002 and actress/model Cameron Diaz 2004-2007, Justin met his true love, actress Jessica Biel. The two started dating in 2007 and exchanged their I-Do's in October of 2012 during a beautiful ceremony in Italy. Justin wrote a special song to his wife specifically for the ceremony, which led to Justin writing many more songs inspired by his past and his future. In 2013, Justin released the hit albums 20/20 Experience 1 and 2 with the hit singles "Suit and Tie (featuring Jay-Z)," "Mirror," "TKO," and "Take Back the Night." Justin has said after taking years off from writing music, he didn't expect much from his new material, but once he started recording again, he knew he was onto something big. The albums have already won three American Music Awards, three MTV Music Video Awards, and are nominated for numerous others. Justin is currently touring the world to promote the 20/20 Experience and continues to inspire and create. I respect his art and enjoy his work. He's definitely one stylish, talented dude!