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Justin Timberlake
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Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American singer who came to fame as a vocalist in the pop band N*Sync. His career started after a stint on the American television talent show Star Search when he became a cast member on the 1980s version of the Mickey Mouse Club variety show.

Timberlake later gained attention for his relationship with Britney Spears. The two dated for five years. The couple's break up attracted a great deal of media attention.

In 2002, Timberlake released his first solo album, Justified, to widespread critical acclaim and impressive sales. The album reached #2 on the US Billboard chart, and both it and the single "Cry Me A River" won 2004 Grammy Awards.

In 2003 he performed with Christina Aguilera on the Stripped tour. During the same year, he also performed a duet with Kylie Minogue and gained notoriety for allegedly groping her behind.

During the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, Timberlake performed a song and dance routine with Janet Jackson to an audience of over 100 million people. In the course of this live performance, he bared her breast in what he called a "wardrobe malfunction". CBS, the NFL, and MTV, which produced the halftime show, disclaimed all responsibility under a hailstorm of controversy. The FCC announced an investigation.

In 2004, Justin Timberlake began dating Cameron Diaz. He has also started work on his motion picture acting debut, the thriller Edison, due out in 2005.

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