By Hedi Slimane For The New York Times T Style Magazine

Justin Timberlake is an American singer and actor. He rose to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the boy band NSYNC. He went on to have a prolific solo career. In 2002, he released his first album, and in 2006 released Future Sex/Love Sounds, which produced the singles “SexyBack,” “My Love,” and “What Goes Around Comes Around” that topped the Billboard 200 and Billboard Hot 100. In 2007, Timberlake focused on an acting career, landing roles in The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time, and Friends with Benefits. In 2007 and 2013, Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world. He has also won nine Grammy awards and four Emmys. Justin also owns his own record label, Tennman Records, as well as a clothing line and two restaurants.