Justin Timberlake got inducted into his hometown’s music hall of fame on Sunday night, to the singer’s euphoric delight.
Memphis, Tennessee inducted the 34 year old crooner into their music hall of fame, with his friend and show host Jimmy Fallon on hand to induct him into the pantheon of legend.
“This is the f**cking coolest thing that has ever happened to me,” said Timberlake.
“The Grammys are political. The Emmys are political. Memphis is not political. And don’t get me started on Hollywood.
“I wanna thank all the great artists in this hall,” he continued
“I’m truly honored to merely stand on the shoulders of all these legends I grew up listening to, and I grew up admiring, to say that I stand alongside them now.”
He also paid tribute to his wife, Jessica Biel; the couple recently welcomed their first child.
“Baby, I love you more than I could put into words and more than any song I could ever write,” Timberlake said.
Also inducted were Sam & Dave, Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore, Booker T. & the MG’s drummer Al Jackson Jr., singer Alberta Hunter, blues pianist Memphis Slim and country singer Charlie Rich.
Fallon paid tribute to Timberlake, noting how multi talented he is.
“He’s one of the biggest stars in the world,” Fallon said of Timberlake.
“He can sing, he can dance, he can act, he’s funny, he’s good-looking. And if you don’t believe me, you can ask Justin himself. He wrote this speech.”