10 Awesome Things About Justin Timberlake

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From Mouseketeer to boy-band breakout to Grammy-award winning star to actor to tech entrepreneur, Justin Timberlake has showcased his talent over various platforms throughout his career. To celebrate Justin Timberlake’s 32nd birthday today, we collected a list of 10 of our favorite things about one of pop culture’s best all-around entertainers.

1. Justin Timberlake loves to make music with Jimmy Fallon
With The Roots being able to perfectly play any song, Justin and Jimmy take advantage and entertain the audience as much as they entertain themselves. With three installments so far, the duo have led fans to anxiously expect a sequence like this each time Timberlake visits Late Night. Watch History of Rap Part 1 here

2. JT was adorable with Ryan Gosling during their Mickey Mouse Club days
Is there anything better than a video of both Timberlake and Gosling? As an added bonus, check out Timberlake’s stylish ‘90s jean overalls.

3. Timberlake frequently talks with fans on Twitter
With over 15 million Twitter followers, Timberlake will often randomly interact with fans sometimes using #AskJT to answer questions or to announce mysterious musical updates. Follow him @jtimberlake to keep up with all his shenanigans.

4. Timberlake loves sports and he proved it when hosting the 2008 ESPY Awards
Why hasn’t every award show asked this guy to host? An avid sports fan, Timberlake owned the stage during his monologue and sketches between awards. The song-and-dance man did what he does best in an ode to sports that included both a barber shop quartet and a gospel choir.

5. JT awesomely accepted Corporal Kelsey De Santis’s invitation to her Marine Corps Ball
When Corporal Kelsey De Santis asked Timberlake to be her date for the Marine Corps Ball in Richmond, Va., via Youtube, he eagerly accepted his fan’s invitation. “It was one of the most moving evenings I’ve ever had,” Timberlake wrote on his blog. “Thank you for inviting me. And, thank you for being my hero.”

Watch the video of Corporal De Santis discussing the event on The Today Show here.

From Mouseketeer to boy-band breakout to Grammy-award winning star to actor to tech entrepreneur, Justin Timberlake has showcased his talent over various platforms throughout his career. To celebrate Justin Timberlake’s 32nd birthday today, we collected a list of 10 of our favorite things about one of pop culture’s best all-around entertainers.

6. Justin was in a Disney Channel Original Movie
Acting isn’t new for JT. In 2000 at 19 years old, Timberlake played pretty-boy model Jason Sharpe in the DCOM titled Model Behavior. In the clip below, fast forward to 1:40 and check out the oh-so-cheesy rooftop meteor-watching scene. Everyone has to start somewhere.

7. Justin is the one of the best Saturday Night Live hosts ever
An entire list can be devoted specifically to the Best Timberlake SNL skits. Everyone tunes in with JT heads back to Studio 8H. It’s a matter a time before Timberlake gets his own Best Of special. Even when he’s not hosting, he stopped by to explain how he would have done it. Check out this hilarious Weekend Update sketch.

8. Timberlake can beatbox
He began showcasing his beatboxing skills near the end of his NSYNC era and into his emergence as a solo act. Because playing guitar and piano, singing beautifully and having awesome dance moves just isn’t enough, right?

9. Justin brought Sexy Back… and he ain’t apologizing about it
During his verse in the Nelly Furtado/Timabland/JT collaboration “Give it To Me,”
Timberlake responded to “SexyBack” haters with these lyrics: “If sexy never left, then why’s everybody on my shit? Don’t hate on me just because you didn’t come up with it.” Watch the music video for “Give it To Me” here.

10. Justin Timberlake will finally have a new album out this year
In early January, JT announced his return to music with the release of his new single “Suit & Tie.” His third studio album titled The 20/20 Experience will be out March 19. Andy Samberg will be glad that we can dance again.

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