Happy birthday! Man, this past year’s been good to you! In case you’ve forgotten, you’ve accomplished quite a lot. Let’s look back at some of those finer moments, shall we?
First you announced your return to the musical kingdom last January. Millions rejoiced.
Then you set a(nother) record with the Suit & Tie debut.
In March you released your first album in seven years, The 20/20 Experience. (Side note: We’d appreciate it if you didn’t make us wait quite so long next time, kthx!)
After that, you joined the legendary ranks of the Five-Timer’s Club on SNL.
You and Jay-Z took the summer by storm on your stadium tour.
At that point the year was more than halfway over, but you certainly weren’t done.
You briefly reunited with *NSYNC and kicked some serious butt performance-wise at the VMAs. Billions of people were reduced to incoherent puddles of tears, but it was so worth it.
You announced that you were releasing The 20/20 Experience, Part 2, which hit the stores in September.
Then a month later you kicked off The 20/20 Experience World Tour (see you in a few weeks, btw!).
Phew! And that’s just the stuff I can remember off the top of my head!
I’d say that it’s been a pretty darn good year to be Justin Timberlake. Then again, did we really expect anything different?
Happy birthday, JT!
I’ll try to keep this brief since I know you’re a busy man. I would like to apply, completely unsolicited, for the position of Official Justin Timberlake Blogger. You’ve got most of the social media world covered (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.), but your blogosphere presence is lacking. Allow me to explain to you why I am the ideal candidate for this as-yet-nonexistent position:
I got 99 problems but a blog ain’t one…
Translation: In addition to running this blog, I also maintain my personal website (complete with two additional blogs), work 3 part time jobs, and attend graduate school full time. Yet I still manage to have a life. And by “have a life,” I mean “write you this blog post.” So I figure adding one more act to my repertoire can’t hurt. Also, my schedule will be clearing up in the coming months as I prepare to burst forth from my academic cocoon and enter the “real world.”
On that sunny day
Didn’t know I’d see
Such a talented guy
On my TV
Seen those bright blue eyes
And heard that voice
So I became a fan
I didn’t have a choice
Translation: I’ve been a card-carrying fan for fifteen years. I think that as a fandom insider I would be an ideal candidate to blog for you because I can provide the fans with the blog content they want.
I was just writing that day aimlessly
You picked the perfect time to tour, JT.
Translation: I’m done with grad school (except for my thesis—but that shouldn’t be too hard to finish, right?) around the same that you happen to be touring. Coincidence? I think not.
My notebook contains a few more questionable re-writes of songs that probably should not be touched lyrically (or at least not by me), but, as I said, I’ll keep this letter short.
In conclusion: I eagerly await your reply, complete with job offer, starting salary, and benefits package. (I hope I’m not jumping the gun on this one…)
Justin’s solo tour has been announced! Info here.