31st January Birthday today: Justin Timberlake, Marcus Mumford, John Lydon, Minnie Driver and Kelly Lynch

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

From Wikipedia
Justin Timberlake
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Timberlake at the Cannes Film Festival, May 2013
Background information
Birth name Justin Randall Timberlake
Born January 31, 1981 (age 32)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman
Years active 1992–present
Website justintimberlake.com

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, record producer, businessman, and philanthropist. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The New Mickey Mouse Club as a child. In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as the lead vocalist and youngest member of the boy band ‘N Sync, whose launch was financed by Lou Pearlman.

During the group’s hiatus, Timberlake released his solo studio albums Justified (2002) and FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006); the former spawned hits “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body“, while the latter debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “SexyBack“, “My Love“, and “What Goes Around… Comes Around“. With each album exceeding sales of seven million copies worldwide, he was established as one of the most commercially successful singers. From 2007 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films The Social NetworkBad TeacherIn Time, and Friends with Benefits.

In 2013, Timberlake resumed his music career with his third and fourth albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. The former became one of the best-selling records of the year and spawned hits “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors“, while the latter is preceded by lead single “Take Back the Night“. Timberlake’s work has earned him nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards. His other ventures include record label Tennman Records, fashion label William Rast, and the restaurants Destino and Southern Hospitality.

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Marcus Mumford

From Wikipedia
Marcus Mumford
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Background information
Birth name Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford
Born 31 January 1987 (age 26)
Anaheim, California, United States
Origin Wimbledon, London,
England, United Kingdom
Genres Folk rockindie folk
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin,accordionukulelemelodica,tambourinetriangle
Years active 2007–present
Labels Island Records (UK), Universal Music Group (Canada & AUS) and Glassnote Records (US)

Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford (born 31 January 1987) is an English musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. He also plays a number of instruments with the group, including guitar, drums and mandolin.

Early life and career

Marcus was born on 31 January 1987, in Anaheim, California, to English parents.[1] As a result, he has held both British and American citizenship from birth.

Mumford’s family moved back to their native England when Marcus was six months old.[1] He grew up on Chatsworth Avenue in Wimbledon Chase, southwest London, and attended King’s College School in Wimbledon.[2] There he met future fellow band member Ben Lovett.[3] He returned to London to focus on his music career after his first year of study at the University of Edinburgh. Marcus Voice type is Lyric baritone

It was in Edinburgh that he penned most of Mumford & Sons’ debut album, Sigh No More. He began his musical career playing drums for Laura Marling on tour, along with the other current members of Mumford & Sons. It was through touring with Marling and gaining experience playing important gigs, as well as experimenting with his early writing that they decided to set up the band in 2007.[4]

Mumford was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list of music stars in December 2012 for his achievements with Mumford & Sons. Forbes commented of the list which also included acts such as Adele and Rihanna: “In sum they represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation. Individually, they are engaging, surprising and incredibly hardworking.”[5][6]

Mumford sung a cover of Dink’s Song with Oscar Isaac for the 2013 Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis. Although Mumford is not seen in the film, Mumford is told to be the protagonist’s musical partner, Mike, who has committed suicide before the starting point of the film.

Personal life

Marcus’ parents, John and Eleanor (née Weir-Breen),[7] are national leaders of the Vineyard Church in the UK and Ireland.[8]

In April 2012 Marcus married English actress Carey Mulligan in Somerset, England.[9] They were childhood pen pals who lost touch and reconnected as adults. They married a few weeks after wrapping production on the Coen brothers film Inside Llewyn Davis, with which they were both involved[10][11]

Mumford is a supporter of his local football team AFC Wimbledon.[12]


John Lydon

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Minnie Driver

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Kelly Lynch



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