Son Of Memphis

Singer and actor Justin Timberlake gets a little choked up during his induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame Saturday evening during a ceremony at the Cannon Center. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal)

October 18, 2015

When people ask me where I’m from I say ‘Memphis.’ Not where do you live right now, but where are you from.

Inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame after achieving international fame, homegrown star Justin Timberlake — the biggest star in Memphis since Elvis Presley — hadn’t forgotten the stinging review of one of his albums.

I remember The Commercial Appeal gave me a review one time … and I was like, 'I’m from here!'

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