His half-sister Laura Katherine died shortly after birth on May 12, 1997, and is mentioned in his acknowledgments in the album NSYNC as "My Angel in Heaven".By that time, he began listening to rhythm and blues musicians from the 1960s and 70s, such as Al Green, Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye, and he had listening sessions with his father of studio albums by the Eagles and Bob Seger.His critically acclaimed second album Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006), characterized by its diversity in music genres, debuted atop the U. Billboard 200 and produced the Hot 100 number-one singles "Sexy Back", "My Love", and "What Goes Around... Established as a solo artist worldwide, his first two albums both exceeded sales of 10 million copies, and he continued producing records and collaborating with other artists.From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, Friends with Benefits, and In Time.[That was] the first time I ever really felt the confidence to do it.and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 439,000 copies, fewer than previous 'N Sync releases. Later that year he recorded a song "I'm Lovin' It", used by Mc Donald's as the theme to its "I'm Lovin' It" campaign.His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality.
Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
It went on to sell over three million copies in the U. The deal with Mc Donald's earned Timberlake an estimated million.
A tour titled Justified and Lovin' It Live was included with the deal, following his initial Justified World Tour.
Their second album No Strings Attached (2000) sold 2.4 million copies in the first week, and included a No. NSYNC's third album Celebrity (2001) was also financially successful.
Upon the completion of the Celebrity Tour, the group went into hiatus in 2002.