Justin Timberlake was presented with the first ever Decade award at this weekend’s Teen Choice awards. The award is meant to recognize “his continuous evolvement as an artist over the past 10 years”, plus this just happens to be the 10-year anniversary of his hit album FutureSex/LoveSounds. What a coincidence, right?
JT went full dad mode on this audience of kids, reminding them over and over that he is now old, dropping references to the Reverend Al Green (teen audience response – “huh?”) and slinging quotes from the late, great Muhammad Ali. He wore a buttoned up cardigan and rounded out his acceptance speech with a reminder to be nice to your parents.
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All in all, though, it was a pretty touching speech. Check it out in full below, and spend some time with JT on Slacker – you can hear what makes Justin Justin on the Justin Timberlake: DNA station, listen to his biggest hits on Justin Timberlake: The Count UP, or throwback to FutureSex/LoveSounds – check out the deluxe edition here.