When Justin Timberlake hit the Berklee Performance Center stage Friday afternoon, he skipped the go properly with and tie. In Boston to receive an honorary doctor of music diploma from Berklee on Saturday, the 10-time Grammy winner sat down with Berklee VP for Innovation and Strategy Panos A. Panay to talk about music, inspiration, and collaborating with Beyoncé, Madonna, Chris Stapleton, and Pharrell Williams, amongst many others.
“I’m in love with songs and the feel of music. I dare to suck after I’m writing them, though I try to make it look easy after I’m onstage,’’ he knowledgeable the crowd, which included his mom, Lynn. “It on a regular basis comes down to a extraordinarily good music.’’
Also receiving honorary doctor of music ranges on Saturday: “Hamilton’’ and “Dear Evan Hansen’’ orchestrator Alex Lacamoire and hip-hop legend Missy Elliott.