Watch: Justin Timberlake Accepts Songwriters Hall of Fame Award, Performs Medley of Hits [‘SexyBack,’ Mirror,’ & More]

Published: Friday 14th Jun 2019 by Rashad

In addition to inducting a new class of long-praised, much deserving songwriters for its 50th anniversary induction ceremony including the likes of Missy Elliott, Yusuf (a.k.a. Cat Stevens), and more (as we reported here), the Songwriters Hall of Fame also honored contemporary songwriters who have been credited with making noted advancements in the field.

While relatively new hitmaker Halsey walked away with the Hal David Starlight award (designed to honor young songwriters making impacts with their original work), headlines leaned more heavily toward this year’s Contemporary Icon Award  recipient:  Justin Timberlake.

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The latter – lauded for adding his penning to chart-topping hits in the late 90’s and early 2000’s to Pop group N*SYNC – also earned praise for crafting his own solo hits and writing for fellow Pop artists over his 20+ year career.  Presented the award by longtime collaborator Timbaland, the 38-year-old delivered a heartfelt acceptance speech before launching into a medley of some of his biggest hits including ‘SexyBack,’ ‘Cry Me a River,’ ‘Mirrors,’ and even famous ‘Saturday Night Live’ parody, ‘D*ck in a Box.’

See highlights inside:

*Performance portion begins at 1:36 mark*

 

[main photo source:  Brad Barket/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10310305ad)]

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  1. GG June 15, 2019

    Why tho? And I’m still mad at him about Janet! Everybody wants to be black until the police come !

    • dee June 15, 2019

      Why? Its been 15yrs ago and you wasn’t personally involved.

  2. Fancy BISH June 15, 2019

    #NoFlavorAlert 🚨

  3. AJ June 15, 2019

    He looking real robin thickish

  4. Gee June 15, 2019

    The Janet fiasco in regards to the Super Bowl will always make Justin look bad but I would like to think that Janet has moved on to greener pastures and honestly speaking she is doing better than Justin so she is actually winning she has a successful Vegas residency, she was inducted into the RRHOF and so much more. My point is Justin knows that he messed up and his last era proved that. But you can not deny that he has help create some great music. With *NSYNC as well as a solo artist.

  5. Haterz Gon‘ Hate June 15, 2019

    #I don’t know her for her writing skills 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Dear Black People June 15, 2019

      And don’t nobody know you boo boo

  6. Maluma Baby June 15, 2019

  7. I hate blaccck n whyte June 15, 2019

    The party said with Janet Jackson, she not nasty girl no more she hiding the titts and ase. Due to the s*** with Justin and her ex.

  8. I hate blaccck n whyte June 15, 2019

    What the f*** is man in wood though, why did he go so far off the deep end with the last album now he doing a game show. Ok ok

  9. I hate blaccck n whyte June 15, 2019

    What the f*** does he have on, he not bill gates, who the f***, the f*** he have on.

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