Justin Timberlake was once apart of the boy band N'Sync, and with the bands popularity at an all time high, Timberlake elected to leave the group and pursue a solo career in 2002. In 2002 Timberlake released his first solo album, titled Justified. Just four years later, in 2006, his second solo album, FutureSex/LoveSounds, was released Timberlake was said to have "brought sexyback" with this album, it being a play on words since one of the more well known and popular songs was called "SexyBack."
It was around this time that Timberlake ventured in front of the camera to being his acting career with a small role in the movie Edison Force. From here his acting career started to boom, with roles in Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Southland Tales, and Shrek the Third.