Justin Timberlake: Michael Jackson Inspired Justin Timberlake to be a Singer!


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Justin TimberlakeJUSTIN Timberlake learned how to sing by imitating Michael Jackson when his songs came on the radio.

“Funny enough, I learned how to sing when I was a kid imitating singers on the radio,” he said.

Al Green, Michael Jackson and Don Henley, those a few names I can remember off the top of my head.

“I’m an only child and I was obviously really bored. I would entertain my parents by imitating Scooby-Doo and Boo Boo. I would just imitate all the cartoon voices. So you know that about me now.”

Timberlake — whose last album was released in 2006 — recently admitted he can’t understand why his film career has caused such a backlash among some fans.

“They’re looking at me like, ‘Why aren’t you staying with one path?’” said the former N Sync star, who recently appeared in Facebook movie The Social Network. “They look at me like I’m ungrateful for my music career because I want to do film.”

“I faced the same feelings when I went solo.

“I had the same obstacles in music. I still do. But I feel like I should pose the question to everyone else: If you had this opportunity, what would you do with it?

“Entertaining is in my blood. I make no bones about the fact that I have always wanted to work in the forum of film. I take this seriously. I’ll be 30 in January, and I’m saying to myself, ‘If I’m going to do this, I need to do it now.’”[imagebrowser id=718]


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  • Danielle

    OMG! Are you kidding me…. I had no idea! You can’t tell by the way he sings or dances….DUH!

  • Sonia

    Michael Jackson inspired all musicians in the last 30 years. That’s a no brainer.

  • Jade

    Stating the obvious :Michael Jackson inspires everyone and anyone who came after him ! Obviosly JT was inspired by him.

  • Led Foot Louie

    I thought everyone learned to sing and act by imitating their idols. If people resent Timberlake’s acting, it’s probably a combination of jealously and the fact that he gets acting jobs just because of who he is.

  • http://bhwilson94@yahoo.com bhwilson

    Of all the Justin Timberlakes in the world, he is the Justin Timberlakiest!

  • Walt

    Please with the Michael Jackson worship. I’m sure there are many rock n rollers who were not inspired in the least by Michael Jackson. Dancers and solo pop artists probably were but certainly not so much singer/songwriters and rock and roll bands. C’mon. {Jackson didn’t even write much of his own material.} A band like U2 was inspired by the Velvet Undergound and the Rolling Stones and the Beatles and Neil Young. Not Michael Jackson.

  • no shit!

    OMG MICHEAL JACKSON INSPIRED JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE?!?!?! I HAD NO IDEA!!! IS IT ALSO TRUE THAT HE INSPIRED BRITNEY, RIHANNA, GAGA AND THE REST OF THE MILLION IN 1 POP SINGERS OUT THERE???? LOL!

  • http://Yahoo D.M.

    Well Walt…. what u say may be true but…. The topic here is about MJ inspiring JT…. DUH!!!!

  • Scott Wright

    He inspired me to avoid pedophiles and plastic surgery.

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