Justin Timberlake will take the VMA stage this year!
Slick back your hair and ready your suit and tie, because it is official — Justin Timberlake will perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards! And the crowd goes WILD!!!! (WE ARE ALL THE CROWD, FYI.) But that’s not all! The legendary music icon in the making and world-renowned dapper guy will also be honored with the award show’s iconic Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, arguably the night’s most prestigious Moonman that’s been given to the likes of Michael Jackson (its King of Pop namesake), Janet Jackson, and Madonna (Ciccone, not Jackson), and hasn’t been awarded to anyone since Britney Spears in 2011.
OBVIOUSLY we are freaking out, but honestly? We’re not that surprised! Like, the guy is currently TIED with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis for the most VMA nominations this go-around (six each!) thanks to his show-stopping clips for “Suit & Tie” featuring Jay Z and “Mirrors.” And between his phenomenal album, The 20/20 Experience, and upcoming “Take Back The Night”-led part 2 disc, this has truly been Justin’s year! Like, honestly, if you really wanna blow the roof off of your 2013 awards show ceremony, who ya gonna call?
Let’s celebrate the big news with a look back at Justin Timberlake’s 13 Best VMA Moments after the jump.
1.) JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE WINS 4 MOONMEN AND PERFORMS WITH TIMBALAND AND NELLY FURTADO, 2007: This live set of “LoveStoned” and “Give It To Me” was part of a larger medley honoring Timbaland’s work as a musician and producer, which also featured Keri Hilson and Sebastian. Timbaland was basically the Mike WiLL Made It of 2005-7, making The Pussycat Dolls grind instead of Miley Cyrus twerk.