There’s no surprise here but The Songwriters Hall of Fame is presenting Justin Timberlake with the Contemporary Icon Award at this year’s gala.
The award is given to a songwriter/artist who has “attained an iconic status in pop culture.” This is only the second time this award has been given out… Lady Gaga was the first person to win the award in 2015. Justin will receive the honor June 13th at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
Songwriters Hall of Fame Chair Nile Rodgers -“Justin is extraordinary. Like Michael Jackson and George Michael before him, he’s turned pop music into great art and made 3 or 4 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.”