Today is a very special day. It should be a national holiday, damn it. Why am I at work? How do we not recognize the current King of Pop’s birthday on all of our calendars? Yes, it’s that time again. Justin Timberlake’s birthday. He is now 33. Can you imagine having a net worth of $100 million at that age? At any age? I suppose it helps to have extraordinary talent.
Justin first appeared on television screens in 1992 as a contestant on Star Search. He didn’t win. Nice hat! He was born in Memphis.
In 1993 and 1994 he graced the screen again on the cast of The New Mickey Mouse Club. Did anyone else watch this every week? Remember the pre-teen soap opera within the show called “Paradise Cove”? Haha.
‘N Sync was formed in 1995 and their self titled album was released in the U.S. in 1998. They came on tour to Salt Lake City and it was the first concert I ever attended, with my mom and sister, because that’s how cool I was. Hey, I couldn’t drive yet! They returned a few years later on the “No Strings Attached” tour. I attended that one sans Mom.
A true fan is present through all the style changes no matter how bad they are. I remember the bleached hair phase and oversized clothes. Oh, the hoop earrings.
The hair that resembled Ramen noodles.
And who can forget the infamous ‘fro? (I had the Justin and J.C. marionettes. It also had a bleached ‘fro.)
And Justin grew up. He went on to a successful solo career that some blame for ending ‘N Sync.
He stayed busy with several acclaimed solo albums and many collaborations with other artists.
If he wasn’t already a success in music and in film, I think he could’ve been a comedian. I always tune in when he’s going to be on SNL.
He’s starred in many movies and continues to tour for his latest album.
I’ve followed him through it all. I mean I didn’t literally follow him. He keeps changing the security code to his home anyway.
Justin, I will never forget who brought SexyBack. I will never say Bye Bye Bye to my ‘N Sync albums. You’re so talented, I know that God Must Have Spent A Little More Time On You. It Makes Me Ill that you skipped over Salt Lake City on your latest tour, but I forgive you. Let’s get away, just The Two Of Us. We can go Sailing around the world. You can bring your Suit and Tie.
With your net worth of $100 million, we can buy all the Strawberry Bubblegum we want and always live like we Just Got Paid. Tell Jessica that The Game Is Over. No one will ever love you Like I Love You. You’ve got me LoveStoned. Happy birthday to the King of Pop!