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Monday declared ‘Justin Timberlake’ Day as tour comes home

Monday declared ‘Justin Timberlake’ Day as tour comes home

IT'S HIS DAY: Justin Timberlake accepts the video of the year award for "Mirrors" at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Photo: Associated Press/ Charles Sykes/Invision

Justin Timberlake received a rapturous welcome as he brought his tour home to Memphis, Tennessee on Monday after the city’s mayor dedicated the day to the singer.

The superstar took his 20/20 Experience World Tour to his hometown by performing at the city’s FedEx Forum, and Mayor AC Wharton, Jr. celebrated the event by declaring Nov. 18 to be “Justin Timberlake Day” to honor the singer’s contribution to the “enduring legacy of Memphis music”.

The politician also asked local residents to wear bow ties, in reference to Timberlake’s hit track “Suit & Tie,” during the day.

After his concert, Timberlake expressed his gratitude to the city, writing in a post on Twitter.com, “M-Town (Memphis)!!!! What a homecoming. I’m so honored and so proud to be from such a great city with so much heart and soul. Best show ever.”

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