Justin Timberlake Sold His Music Catalog For A Cool $100 Million

May 27, 2022 / Posted by:

In news that finally isn’t about him being stank to a woman who is exponentially more talented than him and then issuing a way-too-late and not-at-all convincing apology for it (see here and here), Justin Timberlake has sold his music catalog. People says that Justin sealed the deal with Hipgnosis Song Management for around $100 million and it includes the copyrights of about 200 of his songs including hits like “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body.” 

The founder/CEO of Hipgnosis who secured the deal, Merck Mercuriadis, said (and with a straight face, no less):

Justin Timberlake is not only one of the most influential artists of the last 20 years but he’s also one of the greatest songwriters of all time,” which is a bold statement to make in a world where Prince existed and assured us that sexy never left when Justin claimed to have brought it back.

Justin said he’s excited about it:

“Entering this next chapter…”I am excited to be partnering with Merck and Hipgnosis…He [Mercuriadis] values artists and their creative work and has always been a strong supporter of songwriters and storytelling.”

I’m guessing that for all of us, this next chapter includes hearing more of his high-pitched warblin’ drifting down the aisles of CVS as we pick out our itch creams and Valentine’s Day decorations and for Justin, less of getting pelted with bottles of piss on stage. At least with this $100 mil and the $35 mil he was selling his LA home for, he won’t have to work the register at Target anymore!!!

Let’s all keep hope alive that the sale of his solo music doesn’t lead to the reuniting of *NSYNC, because haven’t we all already been through enough these past few years? Time for Justin to just ride off into obscurity or into space with Lance Bass and let JC Chasez (the underrated star of *NSYNC) shine with his silky smooth pipes. I’d even take a braided and be-goggled Chris Kirkpatrick song over another mess like “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

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