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Born in Memphis, Tennessee, the son of Lynn Harless (née Bomar) and Randall Timberlake, Justin Timberlake is of English descent, and has also claimed unconfirmed American Indian ancestry.
In 1993, Timberlake joined the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. His castmates included future girlfriend and pop superstar Britney Spears, future tourmate Christina Aguilera, and future bandmate JC Chasez. The show ended in 1994, but late in 1995 Timberlake recruited Chasez to be in an all-male singing group organized by boy band manager Lou Pearlman that eventually became 'N Sync.
In 2002, he released his debut solo album, Justified, which sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. The album was a commercial success, spawning the hits "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body". Timberlake continued his success with his second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006), debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, and produced the US number-one hit singles "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around".
On 17 February 2004 Justin presented Duran Duran with The Outstanding Contribution To Music Award at the Brit Awards 2004 and said "The band were only reason he turned up at the cermony". He later worked with the band on several songs for the Red Carpet Massacre album, including the singles "Falling Down" and "Nite Runner".