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Justin Timberlake Will Perform on American Music Awards

Singer will join Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha and more

Justin Timberlake performs in Rio de Janeiro.
YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images
November 11, 2013 10:10 AM ET

You'd think by this point, Justin Timberlake has achieved nearly everything an artist can do – but he'll actually add another career milestone to his experience belt later this month, when he takes the stage at the 2013 American Music Awards on November 24th. It'll mark the first time he will perform at the award show as a solo artist. 

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Timberlake joins a slew of A-listers that evening, including Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Ke$ha, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.  

Of course, Timberlake is in the midst of a monster 2013 that found him back in the music world with his double album, The 20/20 Experience (part one came out in March, and he released part two in September). He hit the road hard, with a c0-headlining summer tour with Jay Z, and is now out on hs own, playing North American arenas. He also briefly reunited 'NSync at the MTV Video Music Awards, much to the delight of Nineties nostalgia fans. 

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