Songwriters Hall Of Fame To Honor Justin Timberlake

By Paris Close

May 9, 2019

Justin Timberlake In Concert - Toronto, ON

Justin Timberlake will be recognized for his success as a songwriter next month.

The pop star and former *NSYNC member will be presented with the Contemporary Icon Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization's 50th annual induction in New York on June 13, per a report published Wednesday (May 8) by the Associated Press.

Timberlake is the second person to receive the distinction, which credits a "songwriter-artist who has attained an iconic status in pop culture." Lady Gaga accepted the inaugural honor in 2015.

Over the course of his 25-plus-year career, the 10-time Grammy-winning musician has written and co-written a myriad as timeless hits. In his tenure with the boy band, Timberlake lent his pen to bops like "Pop" and "Girlfriend" to slow-burning ballads like "Gone," as well as solo singles "SexyBack," "Cry Me a River," "Mirrors," "Rock Your Body," "Suit & Tie," and "Can't Stop the Feeling!"

Other Class of 2019 Songwriters Hall inductees includes music heavyweights Dallas Austin, Missy Elliott, Tom T. Hall, John Prine, Jack Tempchin, and Cat Stevens.

The star-studded celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 13, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. (Get more details here.)

In other JT-related news, it appears the artist is back in the studio this week working on new music. His latest and fifth studio project, Man of the Woods, released in February 2018.

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