Their second album No Strings Attached sold 2. Upon the completion of the Celebrity Tour, the group went into hiatus in In its lifetime, NSYNC was internationally famous and performed at the Academy Awards ,  the Olympics ,  and the Super Bowl ,  as well as selling more than 70 million records worldwide, becoming the fifth-best selling boy band in history.
He played Jason Sharpe, a model who falls in love with a waitress after mistaking her for another model. It was released on March 12, After released, however, Jackson contacted him. Timberlake declared in a later interview that the first time he felt confident to go solo happened after that conversation: And I said, 'Well And he was very absolute about the fact that he wanted it to be a duet between himself and I..
It went on to sell over three million copies in the U. It's what I grew up listening to". Three episodes later, he set up Kelly Osbourne to be "punk'd", thus making him the first celebrity to appear on the show more than once.
It marked the beginning of a long-running friendship and collaboration with Fallon. At the end of the performance, as the song drew to a close, Timberlake tore off a part of Jackson's black leather costume in a "costume reveal" meant to accompany a portion of the song lyrics.
Jackson's representative explained Timberlake intended "to pull away the rubber bustier to reveal a red lace bra. The garment collapsed and her breast was accidentally revealed. After " Where Is the Love? The album, which Timberlake created from to , debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart, selling , copies its first week.
The song is reported to have been inspired by the break-up of his childhood friend and business partner, Trace Ayala, with actress Elisha Cuthbert. On December 16, , Timberlake hosted Saturday Night Live , doing double duty as both host and musical guest for the second time. Called "one of the most iconic musical moments in the show's history" by Billboard , it became a viral hit and one of the most viewed videos on YouTube at the time.
Musical hiatus and focus on acting The song " 4 Minutes ", was first played by Timbaland at Philadelphia's Jingle Ball on December 17, It was lead single from Madonna's eleventh studio album Hard Candy , which featured four other song-writing collaborations with Timberlake, being also one of the executive producers.
Timberlake, along with Timbaland, is featured on a track called " Ayo Technology ", which was the album's fourth single. All proceeds would go to Shriners Hospitals for Children , a charity dedicated to improving pediatric care for sick children.
Timberlake featured on Ciara's second single " Love Sex Magic ", the video being shot on February 20, In late , Barbadian singer Rihanna released the album Rated R , with Timberlake being one of the writers and producers.
Holy Grail on three songs: He also took home three competitive awards, including Video of the Year for "Mirrors". The video was directed by Timberlake and Rich Lee. The film was released in November ,  and will return for its sequel Trolls 2 in Billboard Hot ,  and reached the top spot in other 16 countries. It became his eighth U. Mainstream Top 40 number-one song, at the moment being the most among male artists. Man of the Woods and Super Bowl LII halftime show For the biggest pop stars in the world, the place where they have the most trouble is honesty Because there's a formulaic sort of vulnerability But if you're able to really screenshot your own vulnerability, frame it properly, and color-correct it, then it becomes something that every human can relate to.
And I think Justin is in the place where he's mastering that right now — Pharrell Williams on the recording sessions for Timberlake's fifth studio album  Speaking of his fifth studio album in , Timberlake stated, "I think where I grew up in America has a lot of influence. It's Southern American music. But I want to make it sound modern — at least that's the idea right now. Their relationship ended abruptly in March After much speculation of breakups throughout their relationship,  the couple split in December shortly after she introduced him as musical guest on Saturday Night Live.
Timberlake explains, "It's more broad as far as the styles I wanted to mix in to my own type of thing. Rather than make himself the constant center of attention, he was comfortable enough at times simply to be part of a talented ensemble. For the tour, Timberlake had a horn section onstage with him called The Regiment Horns.