Justin Timberlake To Receive Contemporary Icon Award From Songwriters Hall Of Fame

The Songwriters Hall of Fame will present Justin Timberlake with its Contemporary Icon Award at this year’s induction and awards 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: The first person to win it was Lady Gaga, 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 said in a statement, "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."

Other inductees at the 2019 event include Missy Elliott, Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens), John Prine, Dallas Austin, Tom T. Hall and Jack Tempchin.

Timberlake released his fifth studio album, Man of the Woods, in 2018.