Justin Timberlake Can Now Officially Call Himself A Doctor

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He's got his suit and tie... and graduation cap!

Justin Timberlake has received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music and can now be officially known as Dr. Timberlake.

The 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician took to Twitter to say that “no dream is too big”, and he is “very humbled and grateful” for the honour.

He also shared a video of himself after receiving his degree, complete with robe and hat.

Hip-hop legend Missy Elliot was also honoured with the degree, as well as composer and musical director Alex Lacamoire, who was behind major Broadway musicals Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen.

Missy Elliot will also receive another great honour in a few weeks when she becomes the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Berklee College of Music has awarded honorary doctorates since 1971, with past recipients including Aretha Franklin, Carole King, and Lionel Richie.

Congrats to the three musicians/doctors!

Written By Lachlan Guertin