Justin Timberlake at 30: From Teen Dream to Leading Man

See how the birthday boy (Jan. 31) ditched the curls to become a singing, acting, designing phenomenon

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Timberlake signs with boy band wranglers Lou Pearlman and Johnny Wright, who helped launch Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block. Along with Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass, JC Chasez and Joey Fatone, Timberlake becomes a part of 'Nsync, who burst onto the U.S. pop scene with the Top 20 hit "I Want You Back," not to mention some very tight shirts.