Timberlake speaks about his initial struggle with fatherhood.
At first, it broke me down. Those first eight months felt like those old [Ed Sullivan] shows where people are balancing spinning plates on poles – except if you drop one, they die. You go through your life with your own traumas, big and small, and think, ‘It’s not that bad, I have a lot to be thankful for, my parents did the best they could’. But then you have a child of your own, and suddenly it opens all the floodgates, and you’re like, ‘No, no, no!’ That childhood trauma really did fuck me up!..I have some faint images from my [own] childhood but no, I can’t really remember not being famous. I was about 15 or 16 years old, [NSYNC] were just given a concert in Germany at a festival on this huge field. And we were in the tour bus afterward, driving on a dirt road, and I looked out the window and saw all these young, impressionable females running after the bus. I think we can all agree that I did not have a normal childhood…Would I want my child to follow my path? You know, I haven’t been able to answer that question in my mind. If he wanted it bad enough, I suppose I could teach him a lot about what not to do.
The Mac Life releases a video where McGregor meets Timberlake and UFC fighters.
Timberlake posts a picture with McGregor.
Just hanging with The Notorious at #UFC200
Timberlake joins Swift, during her LA show at Staples Center, for a performance of Mirrors.
Justin hasn’t performed since he became a dad, so I’m just honored that this is his first performance.
Biel and Timberlake welcome a son, Silas Randall Timberlake. Timberlake’s mother:
My amazing son and his beautiful wife have given us the most precious gift in the world! Silas Randall Timberlake! Named after my father and my son! Life is beautiful and we couldn’t be happier! God bless you all and thanks for all the congrats!
Timberlake gives his wife Biel a message on Instagram for her birthday.
Garth Brooks surprises the audience at a Justin Timberlake concert in Nashville by appearing on stage and joining in Timberlake’s cover of the Brooks classic, Friends in Low Places.
Fallon and Timberlake act in a Camp Winnipesaukee skit were the two play a younger version of themselves and constantly sing Third Eye Blind’s song Jumper.
Biel and Timberlake are expecting their first child together. According to a source, Biel is three months pregnant and due in April. Insider:
Jessica has had tense times in the past when it comes to having a baby, so it is not surprising that she is staying mum on confirming the news publicly yet.
Timberlake announces that he has add two more tour dates to his North American tour. The new concert dates are at MGM Grand Garden arena on January 1 and 2. The now 16 date tour starts in Portland, Oregon on November 20. Tickets go on sale for the event on Friday, 24th.
Timberlake posts a rare photograph of himself and Biel on Instagram while touring New Zealand on a break from his 20/20 Experience Tour. Timberlake captions the shot with a quote from Ferris Bueller:
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Biel and Timberlake are suing the British tabloid Heat for defamation of character related to an article and headline published by the magazine. Biel and Timberlake take their lawsuit to the High Court in Dublin in hopes of receiving a quicker verdict. Paul Tweed of Johnsons Solicitors:
We have issued defamation proceedings on behalf of our clients, Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, in relation to an article and a headline that came out in Heat magazine.
Timberlake gives a two hour performance before a crowd of 45, 000 in Tel Aviv’s Park Hayarkon. Tickets for seats sell for $360, while standing on the grass costs $170. Timberlake and his wife lodge in a 100 square meter luxury suite in Herzeliya, resting between his performance in Turkey on May and the show in Rabat, Morocco scheduled for May 30.
Arriving in Israel one day before his scheduled Tel Aviv performance, Timberlake visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem. On his Instagram account Timberlake posts:
The Holy Land… What an experience. I will never forget this day.
Timberlake expresses how he never fit in as a child and how he finds comfort in being different.
I didn’t fit in so much with the Black kids because I was white, plain and simple. And I didn’t fit in so much with the white kids because I liked what was so-called ‘Black music,’ but growing up there I always felt like I was different.
Seacrest interviews Timberlake during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about re-working the single Love Never Felt So Good for the Michael Jackson Xscape project.
The demo is just Michael and a piano, so funny enough, when we got the track to work on, when you peeled everything away, you couldn’t separate Michael’s vocals from the piano. It was all on one track. We had numerous people dig through archives and this is the only existing demo we could find It makes you feel that early ’80s Off the Wall/Thriller right around that time when I’m sure he was recording a bunch of music.
Timberlake performs Not A Bad Thing on The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon to promote The 20/20 Experience.
Timberlake and Jay Z win the Grammy for Best Music Video for Suit & Tie.
Fauntleroy, Harmon, Mosley, and Timberlake win the Grammy for Best R&B Song for Pusher Love Girl.
Timberlake is the Grammy nominee for Best Pop Solo Performance for Mirrors.
Timberlake and Jay-Z are Grammy nominees for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Suit & Tie.
Timberlake is the Grammy nominee for Best Pop Vocal Album for The 20/20 Experience-The Complete Experience.
Carter, Nash, Harmon, Mosley, Timberlake, and Wilson are Grammy nominees for Best Rap Song for Holy Grail.
Timberlake wins Peoples Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist.
Timberlake wins People’s Choice Award for Favorite R&B Artist.
Timberlake appears on the cover of the December 2013 issue of GQ magazine. He talks about the negative response of Runner, Runner, not believing he’s a cool guy, and growing up in Memphis.
It’s a struggling city with a defeatist attitude. I’m from this town, and I grew up with a little bit of a chip on my shoulder, so sometimes I find it funny that I’ve been able to acquire the patience it takes to be kind to people in our business. Because sometimes I just want to f–king kill everybody.
Timberlake appears on the cover of the October 2013 issue of T magazine. He talks about not worrying about failure, considering himself a performer, and why he released his album.
If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right thing to do. To answer the question ‘Why?’ for the first time in my career, is: because I wanted to.
Timberlake performs Mirrors on The Ellen Show to promote his album The 20/20 Experience.
The second part of Timberlake’s new collection of studio recordings is released just six months after the first part. Timberlake tells MTV news:
I just kind of assembled this great group of people and … we put together more than 20 songs. We had 25 to 30 songs in 20 days. So we were just sprinting and sprinting and sprinting and then trying to figure out a way to put it out.
Timberlake performs TKO during The Ellen Show to promote his album The 20/20 Experience.
Fallon & Timberlake perform a skit to show what a Twitter conversation sounds like in real life.
Timberlake performs Mirrors during the iHeart Radio Music Festival from his album The 20/20 Experience.
Timberlake performs Suit And Tie during his iHeart Radio album release party promoting his album The 20/20 Experience.
Fallon and Justin Timberlake play young versions of themselves as friends at a camp. They wear braces, camp T-shirts, and sport curly hair.
Fallon and Timberlake dance through the history of touchdown celebrations with dances like worm on a leash, touchdown robot, old-timey railroad card, taking a selfie and earthquake waiter.
Timberlake performs a medley of his hit songs at the award ceremony, and then surprises the audience with a comeback appearance of the entire N’SYNC band. The performance was scheduled on the occasion of Timberlake winning the MTV Music Video Award for 2013
After a musical hiatus of seven years, Timberlake releases his third studio album. Explaining the way the album got its title:
I was playing some of the stuff for my friends and they would come in and out of the studio, and I would say, ‘Hey, what do you think of this?’ My best friend said, ‘This is music that you can see.’ For some reason that stuck with me.
Timberlake, Fallon and The Ragtime Gals sing a barbershop quartet version of SexyBack.
Timberlake performs Mirrors during the Brit Awards to promote his album The 20/20 Experience.
Timberlake and Jay Z perform single Suit And Tie during the Grammy Awards show to promote his album The 20/20 Experience.
Rolling Stone interviews Timberlake about his upcomming album The 20/20 Experiance and why its been so long since he has had an album out.
This is one of those times when stuff gets projected onto you. I would have taken a break regardless of if I would’ve done films or not because my last record was all-consuming and to go on tour like that, for me, I will not be the type of artist that puts out 10 to 15 albums. That’s just not who I am. They’re really special to me. I write music all the time, but until you really feel that desperate need to shout from the rooftops and express yourself in that way, I just kind of keep it to myself. I enjoy making music so much that if it doesn’t come out, that’s okay. If I get to listen to it in my car by myself, I’m just as happy because I get to hear something that I made. I’m not so caught up in the fact that you have to be in the center of attention. For me, when I do have something that I’m ready to express, I’m gonna burrow through whatever to get it heard. But for me, the journey along the way is really the most fun part; it’s not about the outcome. It’s really about making something that feels authentic. That’s the one place you can do that.
Timberlake marries Biel in southern Italy at the Borgo Egnazia hotel in front of friends and family. The couple dated for five years before tying the knot.
It’s great to be married, the ceremony was beautiful and it was so special to be surrounded by our family and friends.
Seacrest interviews Timberlake during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks him how he courted his fiancée Jessica Biel.
I asked her the old fashioned way—by telephone. I learned from my step-dad and my grandfather that there is this thing called chivalry that didn’t die with the birth of the internet.
Timberlake gives an interview to The Talks. He discusses his quarter life crisis and Botox.
It is. From my understanding, they do it so that when they get older it doesn’t look like such a shift. It’s more so that in the future they can hide that they had plastic surgery. They’ll start doing Botox early so that their skin stays tight until they’re 35 and then they’re 40 and then you never question when their skin looks older and then all of a sudden it looks completely different. It’s so that they can hide it more.
Timberlake stars in the lead role of the science fiction film which depicts a world where people must borrow, buy, or steal time in order to live past age 25. In an exclusive interview with Hey U Guys.co.uk, Timberlake talks about the similarities between himself and his character, Will:
I think you always find a little bit of yourself in the characters you play, even if you’re playing the bad guy. No one thinks they’re the bad guys. Everyone wakes up and they’re the lead character in their own movie. I mean, where not like “Oh well, I’m Captain Hook!” We all think we’re Peter Pan!
Timberlake appears on the cover of the October 2011 issue of Esquire magazine. He talks about taking Christ Jones to Comic-Con and finding moments of anonymity.
I can sometimes walk around New York if I dress the right way, but that’s it.
Timberlake and Seyfried appear on the cover of the October 2011 issue of W magazine. She talks about sex scenes. Timberlake talks about the audition process.
In films, I didn’t crave the type of attention I had sort of stumbled into in my music career. And I do not audition well. I’m really not good at it. Early on, I did movies like Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan because the directors didn’t ask me to audition.
Timberlake plays Dylan in the movie Friends with Benefits alongside co-stars Mila Kunis and Woody Harrelson. After Jamie starts working at a new job, Dylan decides to go after her. He calls Jamie’s mother to set up an excuse to get Jamie to go to Grand Central Station. When the moment comes he tells her how he really feels. After sharing a kiss and a date they decide to have sex without a relationship. .
I keep getting the comment that Mila and I had a lot of chemistry, and we do, but I think you also have to get the rhythm right. They have to be an even match. There’s a way to do naughty. You can do crass if you’re witty at the same time.
Timberlake plays a substitute teacher in the comedy film starring alongside Cameron Diaz, Lucy Punch, and Jason Segal. On the song he performs during the movie, Timberlake says:
It’s pretty obvious that I put my body on the line for comedy, so why not my voice? Honestly, the lyrics were the screenwriters’, and I just tried to create the most terrible melody that I could. It had to be so bad that they could not market it in the trailer. It’s really just an extension of the character. It was a total collaboration between me, the writers and the director.
Timberlake performs My Love and Sexy Back during the MTV Music Awards to promote Future Sex/Love Sounds.