Some of you may know him for his ‘N Sync dance moves, some of you may know him for his infamous relationship with pop star Britney Spears, some of you may know him for making the song ‘SexyBack’ – of course, I’m talking about Justin Timberlake or JT. Justin started out back in the day with future girlfriend Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling on ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’.
After ‘The Mickey Mouse Club’ ended everyone went back home and tried to start their careers – and Justin was no different and eventually the phenomenon known as ‘N Sync was born. Since day one it’s always been obvious that Justin, out of the other group members, was the star. Every performance, every video, every interview -Justin was the leading man of the group, and that was more than apparent. Of course there were endless rumors of jealousy between the guys, jealous of Justin and the attention he’s constantly getting so it was no surprise in 2002 he announced that he was going solo.
When Justin announced that he was coming out with his first solo album ‘Justified‘, which today has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, it was pretty much a confirmation that the ‘N Sync days were over. ‘Justified’ officially put Justin Timberlake out there as Justin Timberlake instead of Justin Timberlake… from ‘N Sync. After the worldwide success of ‘Justified’ and a successful tour with Christina Aguilera, Justin took a break from music. He would release another LP, ‘Future Sex/Love Sounds’. But it’s been 4 years now since ‘Future Sex’ and Justin, these days at least, has made it more than clear that he has no intentions on going back into the studio to work on a new album – instead, he’s more interested in his acting career.
To Justin’s credit, he has had a long successful chain of movies, but is this really what people want to see – Justin Timberlake at the movie theater instead of on their MTV screen? Since his last album, Justin has starred in movies like ‘Shrek the Third’, ‘Black Snake Moan’ ‘Alpha Dog’ ‘Shrek Forever After’ and most recently ‘The Social Network’. He has a ton of movies that will be coming out in 2011, including ‘Yogi Bear’, ‘Bad Teacher’ and ‘Friends with Benefits’. So obviously we’ll be seeing JT’s face for a long time to come, but why on movie screens?
Justin, recently doing an interview with Entertainment Weekly, had this to say when asked if he’d return to music:
“…Does a painter make a painting because he has to make it by December 21st? No, he doesn’t. It happens when it pours out of him. That’s how music is for me. I never stop making music. I don’t know what else to tell you, except that I just don’t know [in] what capacity I want to be involved anymore. All I’m saying is, in very simple terms, I’ll know when I know. And until I know, I don’t know.”
I guess we’ll have to wait for a while if we want new JT music.
You might want to strike the iron while it’s still hot, Justin!