Justin Timberlake didn't need band for success

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake believes he would have been a successful solo artist even if he hadn't been a member of *NSYNC.

Justin Timberlake believes he would have been successful without *NSYNC.

The 30-year-old singer-and-actor joined the group in 1995 and went on to carve out a successful career after leaving the 'Bye, Bye, Bye' hitmakers in 2002 but believes his musical talent would still have been discovered even without his stint in the band. He said: "I don't want this to come out the wrong way. It was an amazing platform but even without it, I believe I would have been heard as a solo artist.

When he went solo, Justin refused to play both his debut record, 'Justified', and the 2006 follow-up 'FutureSex/ Love Sounds' to his record company until they were complete and he admits he is still baffled as to why he was permitted to do so.

He told Britain's Elle magazine: "I don't know why they let me do that. But I hadn't come out of nowhere. People had preconceptions and I didn't want to be misunderstood.

"I've learned that people have preconceptions, period. They're uncontrollable but they're not who you are."

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