Justin Timberlake has won millions of hearts across the globe; it took him less than a decade to transform from a curly haired New Mickey Mouse Club member to a teen sensation. His career took off from there and there was no turning back – Timberlake is now one of the most popular R&B stars in the world!
From being a Grammy award-winning musician to an international film star, Timberlake has done it all. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone as young as him who has accomplished nearly as much.
Here are 20 mind blowing facts about our favourite R&B star:
Justin Timberlake after eating at a diner once left some half-eaten toast behind. The waiter stole the leftovers and later sold it on eBay for $1,025. Talk about fan craze!
In another instance, Justin Timberlake while working with Madonna, fell sick. Madonna convinced him to drop his pants so she could give him a shot of Vitamin B 12!
Sir Elton John has always admired Justin Timberlake, so much that he featured Timberlake in his video, “This Train Don’t Stop There Anymore”, where he plays young Elton.
JT sings to himself when he can’t sleep, isn’t that adorable?
The “Ba-ba-da-da-da. I’m lovin’ it” jingle that plays during McDonald’s commercial is written by JT. The fast food chain liked it so much that, they used a different version of it as their signature tune.
JT broke his thumb on stage back in 1997, when he slipped on a puddle of water that was a result of audience being sprayed down due to extreme temperatures!
Did you know JT was homeschooled? He attended E.E. Jeter Elementary School in Millington, Tennessee. After the sixth grade, he left and decided to be homeschooled!
Timberlake started his career as a child artist in the Mickey Mouse Club with other celebrities including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.
NSYNC’s 2000 album ‘No Strings Attached’ broke records by selling 1.1 million copies on the first day and 2.4 million in the first week.
Another interesting fact, Justin Timberlake does not pen down his lyrics, infact, he has released two albums without touching a pen or paper!
Justin owns 9 well deserved Grammy Awards!
He was trolled by Ashton Kutcher for his show Punk’d back in 2003.
JT is a self taught artist – he opted out of the guitar lessons he was taking because it seemed too slow a pace.
Timberlake claims to be a ‘Mama’s boy’ and reveals that his mother is aware of every single thing he has done! We hope he wasn’t being literal …
JT’s net worth is a whopping $100million!
A fun fact – He is obsessed about the way he eats his Oreos: he dunks them in milk for exactly seven seconds so they don’tt get too soggy!
He speaks of his obsession with Bohemian Rhapsody – “I remember I listened to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ by Queen, over and over. I locked myself in my room and turned off the lights and listened to it for two days straight. I’d only come out for food or water. I wanted to dissect every part of it.”
JT’s greatest fears are dying unloved, snakes, sharks, spiders and falling unconscious at a concert from the stuffed animals fans throw on stage.
Justin Timberlake is also a four-time Emmy Winner and won an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series award in 2009 and 2011 for hosting SNL!
Can JT get any cooler? Justin Timberlake is giving us serious goals, Ladies and Gentlemen!