Singer-songwriter JR Timberlake was born Larry D. Timberlake Jr. In Durham, NC. Although a Durham native, JR spent half of his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia. His passion was sparked for music and dance at an early age, and it continued to grow as he did. He went from singing to his girlfriends on the phone to performing at the Teen Summits in Georgia, Indie Concerts with 94.5 The Streetz and opening up for Bobby V.
After high school JR decided to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University located in Greensboro, North Carolina. He continued to pursue music and hone his craft while attaining his Bachelors Degree. Once he graduated he moved back to Atlanta, GA and began making his dream a reality. He released his critically acclaimed debut album “Sincerely Yours”, which featured artist K.Green and producer JaRed. Grammy award winning producer Bolo Da Producer worked on the album as well and helped shape JR into the singer he is today.
The driving force behind JR’s journey to become a great artist is his father. On August 10th of 2010, his father, the main person that encouraged him to pursue music, was killed. Since then everything he does, especially his music, is dedicated to his father. On all of his social media posts, you will see the hashtag *MYDADISMYWHY. “Sincerely Yours” was released on the one year anniversary of his father's passing.
JR also has his own entertainment company called, Upper Echelon Society. His latest EP entitled “Distinguished Gentleman can be downloaded for free when you join his mailing list also released 2014 on his fathers going home anniversary. He is currently working on his next project and also releasing cover songs every week. His mission is to inspire people to discover their gifts and talents and share it with others. Watch out for this young crooner, he is a force to be reckoned with and is destined to take the music industry by storm.