Justin Timberlake Performs Medley, Reunites with *NSYNC at VMAs

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Justin Timberlake brought the house down in Brooklyn at Sunday’s VMAs. The pop star celebrated his musical legacy by performing a 15-minute medley of his greatest hits. He entered the lobby at Barclays Center to “Take Back the Night” before continuing with a dance-heavy set including “SexyBack,” “Like I Love You,” “My Love,” “Cry Me a River,” “Senorita,” “Rock Your Body,” and “Pusher Love Girl/Gone.”

But the most anticipated moment came when he reunited with his *NSYNC bandmates for a brief performance of “Girlfriend” and “Bye Bye Bye.” He capped it off on his own with “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors” as Lady Gaga and Rihanna danced along.

JT was also presented with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award by Jimmy Fallon. “I don’t deserve this award, but I’m not gonna give it back,” he said.

His peers including Rihanna raved about his performance. “Justin Timberlake, congratulations!!! And what a tremendous performance!!!!” tweeted RiRi.



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26 Comments

  1. Julez

    I love Justin Timberlake as much as the next person, but a Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award? He doensn’t have a groundbreaking music video that stands out. He doesn’t have any standout videos like Britney Spears, Janet Jackson or Madonna (They’ve all received this award.)

    Maybe one day?

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    Bobby Reply:

    @Julez, I SAID THE SAME THING … like no doubt he MURRRRKED that performance and he is an all around stand out artist .. no doubt; but I’m sorry he did not deserve that award. Didn’t Britney get the award in 2011? I know she got something honorary then … I am not picking sides but I can 100% see that .. Britney has had some epic videos .. actually a lot; Baby One More Time .. Toxic .. both ring a bell to me. I could see Beyoncé getting it I could see HELL EVEN GAGA getting it. All these people have had groundbreaking videos .. I just don’t see it with JT.

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    Jackie Rayne Reply:

    @Julez, JT is a way better than Britney, the award was well deserved. Did you not see the man out dance & sing better than anyone there? Not lip syncing but a real ass performance. That’s what you are supposed to do. Even the great Madonna would take some lessons from what he did tonight. MJ would’ve loved it I bet.

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    harrybars Reply:

    @Jackie Rayne, sorry but JT was lip syncing at the VMA’s there was many times he had the microphone away from his mouth and yet the song was still playing and you can hear his voice and there even a part where he was pretending to be singing puts the mic down yet you can hear him singing with no difference between the sound. so next time the vma are repeated watch it again but this time pull your head out of JT buthole and maybe you see he was lipsyncing to a prerecorded track.

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    True Story Reply:

    @Julez, I think his only 2 really Groundbreaking videos were Cry Me A River and My Love those were his 2 best music videos ever and i dont think he will ever top those. The rest were just meh

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  2. F U

    YEA, I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND HIM WINNING THE MJ AWARD BUT HIS PERFORMANCE WAS AMAZING.

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  3. Heather

    Damn, Jimmy Fallon was turnt up lmfao …. JT killed it!!

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  4. mimi

    what is the name of curly right-side bang girl dancer?

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    maciel Reply:

    @mimi,
    dana wilson. she’s in a lot of his stuff.

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  5. Speechless

    I swear when the other 4 NSYNC members came out…..I was done.

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  6. GiveItUp

    You don’t understand how he won the award??? JT is a freaking LEGEND! From the #1 albums and singles… to the performances.. He’s this generations TOP entertainer. He most definitely deserved the award after what he’s done already over the course of his career and the past year that he’s had. Saying that Britney was more deserving is laughable… seriously? The same Britney that’s completely irrelevant now?

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    Julez Reply:

    @GiveItUp, First of all, Britney is far from irrelevant.

    This is a Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, an award given for those who are known for groundbreaking music videos and visuals. Micheal, Madonna, Janet. They have iconic music videos. Britney herself has amazing music videos (Baby One More Time, Toxic, Slave 4 U) Those are well known without doubting who she is.

    The most memorable video Justins ever released is Cry Me A River because of Britney Spears!

    I’m in no way denying his talent, but this award was not deserved. Period.

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    Sylvia Reply:

    @Julez, he had other memorable songs like Like i love you , What goes aroud comes around not just Cry me a river

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    Beej Reply:

    @Sylvia, can you read? this is an award for memorable videos, not just songs.

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  7. Gaz

    HE DESERVES IT! End of story, Jimmy summed it up pretty well, and to go triple plat in not even a year at this day and age is a huge accomplishment. I’d put him up there with MJ too

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  8. jordan

    The most overrated artist ever, I mean the guy is an average singer and performer, 10 minutes for his performance and then they gave him this iconic award , for what, the only memorable video he has is cry me a river and that’s because of Britney. All these dancers around him didn’t help at all.

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  9. coolness

    JT was amazing! A real entertainer; the man did a great job singing and dancing. However, did he deserve this award? I really don’t so. I’m a fan (not a delusional stan) so I’ll be objective. Justin does not have ONE video that is groundbreaking or changed the scope of pop culture. Yeah, Cry Me a Rive is sorta iconic with the whole Britney thing but still. Speaking of Britney, I’m not a fan of hers but that girl the is probably the best pop visual artist of her generation. Think about it Baby One More Time, Oops I Did it Again, Slave 4 U, Toxic. To say she wasn’t well deserving of it last year is a joke because those videos definitely had impact. I also think a lot of people need to realize that this award is not for being able to perform amazingly or sell records, it’s about having groundbreaking music videos which is why MJ, Madonna, Janet have one. I’m sorry but this was a premature award.

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    Julez Reply:

    @coolness, Thank you! This is my exact point. He’s a good performer and sells records but groundbreaking music video or visuals? Nope! His most memorable video is Cry Me A River where he’s breaking into a house… Not groundbreaking at all.

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  10. Sushi

    Lol. I love how Gaga’s in the crowd with her Little Mermaid bra XD

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  11. Hugh

    Love it.
    Cant wait to see him live next year!

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  12. Mon88

    not impressed at all….and he had 15 mintues smh

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    B-Rad Reply:

    @Mon88, Crawl back to Chris Brown Whack sorry Bitching ass Then… You Not impressed because Yo Ass to Dumb to recognize true artistry

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  13. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    Justin slayed, I was just mad that *NSYNC was only up there for like 20 seconds!

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  14. carolineee

    KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING OF RNB

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  15. dane

    While I think Justin is a great artist. He did not deserve this award. He is a decent singer and his videos are ok. Nothing groundbreaking, his music is the same, great music but nothing that pushes the boundaries.Also to receive a lifetime achievement award I feel an artist should be in music at least 20yrs to begin receiving such awards. @carolineee Justin IS NOT THE KING OF R and B. R.Kelly is. Justin is more pop, with a little R and B thrown in.

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    carolineee Reply:

    @dane, r kelly doesn’t dance like JT, and has not the quality of JT’s videos.

    r kelly xill never impress me onstage. having a beautiful voice doesn’t make you the king of rnb. the performance is what makes the difference

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