Justin Timberlake released his debut solo album Justified in 2002. Now he's opening up about his much-criticized decision to leave 'N Sync at the height of the group's popularity.
"I would wake up every morning feeling this more and more of an urge to step out on my own," Timberlake admitted during Sunday's season premiere of Oprah's Master Class on OWN.
But he says he wanted to "try my own hand as a musician, just by myself."
Timberlake, who was just 21 at the time, reveals everyone around him warned him not to leave 'N Sync.