Justin Timberlake

Contemporary Icon Award

Justin Timberlake has sold more than 32 million albums worldwide, sold-out arenas across the globe, received numerous awards and nominations and has become one of the most highly respected entertainers in the business. He released the four-times platinum-selling song, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” which he co-wrote with Max Martin and Shellback, for the film “Trolls,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and was ultimately the best-selling U.S. single in 2016. The single marked Timberlake’s 10th Grammy and garnered a nomination for an Academy and Golden Globe Award. In February 2018, Timberlake released his fourth solo album, “Man of The Woods,” which reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, and recently completed his sold-out world tour, ranked #1 by Pollstar’s Live75 chart, in support of the project.  A prolific songwriter, Justin has written and/or co-wrote all eight of his #1 Billboard hits including,  “My Love,” “Sexy Back,” “Rock Your Body,” “What Goes Around…Comes Around,” “Summer Love,” ”Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and “Not A Bad Thing.”

Along with those chart toppers, he teamed up with other major names writing lyrics for more smash hits including “Dead and Gone” with T.I., which won a GRAMMY for Best Rap Sung Collaboration in 2007. He also wrote two more Top 10 hits, “Say Something” with Chris Stapleton, featured on his “Man of The Woods” album and “4 Minutes” with Madonna and frequent collaborator Timbaland for her 2008 ‘Hard Candy’ album, of which he was also a co-producer.  He has also written and co-written songs for the likes of Beyoncé (“Partition” and “Blow”), Rihanna (“Rehab”), Reba McEntire (“The Only Promise That Remains”) and Ciara’s “Love Sex Magic.”

A gifted actor, he has appeared in a diverse slate of films including “Alpha Dog,” “Bad Teacher,” and “Shrek the Third.” He also earned strong reviews for his performance in the Academy Award-nominated “The Social Network.” Named “one of the 100 most influential people in the world” by Time in 2007 and 2013, Timberlake is a four-time Emmy Award winner for his appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” and recently added author to his resume with the autobiographical book “Hindsight & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me.”