The Songwriters Hall Of Fame has announced it will honor GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter Justin Timberlake with the Contemporary Icon Award at the 50th Annual Induction And Awards Dinner on June 13.
The award celebrates a “songwriter-artist who has attained an iconic status in pop culture”, the organization said on its website. The induction and awards dinner will take place at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
In a statement, Songwriters Hall Of Fame Nile Rodgers highlighted Timberlake’s artistic talents and contributions to pop music.
“Justin is extraordinary. Like Michael Jackson and George Michael before him, he’s turned pop music into great art and made three or four of the most influential albums of the last 15 years. How? He knows the secret is extraordinary songs. He and Timbaland have defined an era”, he said.
“Multitalented and multifaceted, respected, admired and beloved by his fans and peers alike, Justin is the epitome of the songwriter-singer the Contemporary Icon Award was created for”, President and CEO Linda Moran added. “The Songwriters Hall of Fame is proud to acknowledge his contributions to and status in pop culture. To be doing so at the celebration of the SHOF’s 50th Anniversary makes the award and the gala all the more special”.
Timberlake has won 10 GRAMMYs including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his song “What Goes Around…Comes Around”, which he wrote with Danja and Timbaland. His first GRAMMY nomination was earned as a member of pop boy band *NSYNC.