First he justified his standing as a solo superstar after leaving *NSYNC, before bringing Sexy Back to the charts a few years later.
Then he laid out his musical vision with perfect 20/20 clarity and a fair bit of brass twice over.
Pharrell basically co-produced and co-wrote a majority of Timberlake's debut album We now also have confirmation that Justin has been in the studio with Max Martin, and so we shouldn't rule out the potential of more pop goodness from the pair.
It's exciting because they hadn't worked together since the *NSYNC days, when the producer gave the boyband some of their biggest hits such as 'Tearin' Up My Heart' and 'It's Gonna Be Me'. But he's actually merging his film career and pop talents for the first time.
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.Throughout his solo career, Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists.For his live performances, including the eponymous concert tour for the albums, he began performing with his band The Tennessee Kids, composed by instrumentalists and dancers.According to his longtime collaborator Timbaland, that might be about to change.The super-producer revealed that he has been working on country music with Timberlake in recent months, hinting at plans to step into the genre. but it's only now starting to be one of the biggest songs."He added: "We always wanted to do country music – we thought some of our lyrics were country.In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.