Even the world’s greatest pessimist most likely wouldn’t say that Justin Timberlake leaving his band NSYNC in 2002 was a foul concept. His first TV efficiency as a solo artist got here on the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, and the previous Mouseketeer proved he may maintain his personal with out his bandmates. However even with the stable efficiency, most individuals most likely couldn’t have anticipated the success Timberlake would have in his solo profession.
First off, his debut album “Justified” bought 439,000 copies within the first seven days of its launch, based on BBC Information. He additionally has 5 No. 1 Billboard hits and 19 top-ten singles as a solo act. NSYNC, in the meantime, had only one No. 1 hit and 6 top-tens.
Nevertheless it’s not simply music — Timberlake additionally carved out an excellent profitable performing profession for himself, showing in movies like “The Social Community,” “Pals with Advantages,” and “Bother with the Curve.” Plus, in 2019, Forbes reported that his web value was simply north of $57 million. As to why he left NSYNC, it partially needed to do with having different musical ambitions. “I felt like I cared extra in regards to the music than among the different folks within the group, and I felt like I had different music I needed to make and that I wanted to observe my coronary heart,” Timberlake instructed The Hollywood Reporter, per Yahoo!.