Name: Justin Randall Timberlake Born: January 31, 1981 Origin: Memphis, Tennessee 1993 Joins TV variety show, the Mickey Mouse Club, where he meets Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and 'N Sync mate JC Chasez. 1995 Forms 'N Sync with Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass. 1998 The boy band release self-titled debut studio album, selling more than 10 platinums. 1999 'N Sync take former manager Lou Pearlman's company to court. They end the record deal and sign to Jive Records. 2000 Their multi-platinum second album No Strings Attached sells 2.4 million copies in the first week - the fastest-selling album in history. 2001 Third record, Celebrity, sells five platinums. The group decide to take time off and Timberlake begins his solo venture. 2002 Timberlake breaks up with long-time girlfriend and pop star Spears. He premieres his first solo single, Like I Love You, a dance track produced by hip hop duo the Neptunes, at the MTV Video Music Awards. His solo album Justified sells more than seven million copies worldwide. 2003 The singer tours with Aguilera, with hip hop group the Black Eyed Peas as the opening act. He is also spotted dating Hollywood star Cameron Diaz. 2004 He performs with singer Janet Jackson at the half-time show of the Super Bowl before more than 140 million TV viewers. He tears part of Jackson's costume, exposing her breast. Timberlake apologises for the incident. He later wins best pop vocal album and best male pop vocal performance at the Grammy Awards with Justified. 2005 His music career is put on hold after the Super Bowl controversy, but continues to work with musicians such as Black Eye Peas, Nelly and Snoop Dogg. In May, has an operation for a throat condition. He sets up JayTee Records. 2006 Releases second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, which reaches No1 on the Billboard chart. On Thursday, he will host the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark.