His critically acclaimed second album Future Sex/Love Sounds (2006), characterized by its diversity in music genres, debuted atop the U. Billboard 200 and produced the Hot 100 number-one singles "Sexy Back", "My Love", and "What Goes Around... Established as a solo artist worldwide, his first two albums both exceeded sales of 10 million copies.
In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time.
Timberlake began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut solo album, the R&B-focused Justified (2002), which yielded the successful singles "Cry Me a River" and "Rock Your Body", and earned his first two Grammy Awards.
The former became the best-selling album of the year in the US with the largest sales week, and spawned the top-three singles "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors", while the latter produced the top-ten song "Not a Bad Thing".
For his live performances, including the eponymous concert tour for the albums, he began performing with his band The Tennessee Kids, composed by instrumentalists and dancers.
11 in the UK and topped the charts in several Eastern European countries, including Romania where it was one of the best-selling singles of the year.