by Kiss Interns - Alyssa McGee,posted Feb 11 2014 4:58PM
From the Mickey Mouse Club, to the movie screens, and the performance stage, does anyone come to your mind? Justin Randall Timberlake, or you may also know him as JT, has conquered all of these. January 31st 1981 was born a mega star that would soon emerge into the entertainment world. Many forget that he started off as a child star on Disney, but that can be credited as the start of his career, and the rest, well, is history.
Mr. Timberlake was born with music in his blood, a natural performer. He was greatly influenced by Michael Jackson when it came to his singing, dancing, and performance style. At the young age of 10 Justin sang his way to the Grand Ole Opry. Unknowingly at the time, it would be the first of many stages he would perform on.
Are you familiar with the Mickey Mouse Club? Well, Justin’s first official paid “gig” took place in 1993 on the Disney stage. It may have been a short 2 years on the Mickey Mouse club when it came to end for Justin in 1995, but that was all he needed. From the experience he met Brittney Spears (future girlfriend), and JC Chasez (future band mate). To say the least this experience was a major turning point in Justin’s professional career and personal life.
Justin proposed the idea of starting a boy band to JC after the Mickey Mouse Club in 1995 and that was the beginning of the famous NSYNC. The pop-oriented boy band had a quick growing fan base. Their first fast-selling album was released in 2000 “No Strings Attached”, once the band got going they were unstoppable. Can you remember a dull NSYNC performance? I know I can’t! I can shamelessly say I still listen to the catchy pop songs on a regular basis, and I may even have an NSYNC CD in my car CD player at this very moment.
The boy band decided to take a break from the fame in 2002, but Justin wasn’t feeling it. The thought of a solo career sounded intriguing to him, and the fans made it clear they wanted more Justin! He re-vamped his clean cut image and broke out on his own, and aren’t we all glad he did! He collaborated hip-hop with R&B and made us fall in love. Justin proved he could stand on his own. He’s performed in the Superbowl, appeared in movies, SNL, and show’s such as Punk’d on MTV.
Justin Timberlake is a singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, and businessman. He has dedicated his whole life to entertaining the world passionately. He is currently back at it on tour. The highly anticipated tour kicked off on October 31st and is still visiting cities throughout North America, Europe, Australia and South America! The 20/20 Experience World Tour is coming to Buffalo at the First Niagara Center on February 22nd. The show is SOLD OUT! So, if you are one of the lucky ones who will be in Justin Timberlake’s presence and graced with his beautiful voice and outstanding dance moves… I hope you have the time of your life, I guarantee you it will be an amazing show.