YMMV / Justin Timberlake

  • Accidental Innuendo: The chorus of "Mirrors": "I couldn't get any bigger/ with anyone else beside me".
  • Broken Base:
    • His Superbowl 52 Halftime Show for a number of reasons; starting from whether the performance was incredible due to a nonstop 13 minute show of singing, dancing, and audience participation, or awful for using playback, featuring no surprises or special guests, and the arguably insensitive use of Prince as a projection/hologram. Of course, some people just feel the show was neither good nor bad, just mediocre and forgettable.
    • Speaking of the 2018 Superbowl; was Justin's use of a Prince projection during the number a touching tribute to the deceased Minneapolis native? Or was it incredibly disrespectful as Prince had gone on record that he found the concept of using modern technology to sing duets with deceased artists to be wrong and "demonic"?
  • Earworm
    • "Like I Love You", "SexyBack", "My Love" still get played a lot in popular culture.
    • "Cry Me a River" proved that he would still be popular after leaving *NSYNC.
    • "Rock Your Body", especially after a... memorable Super Bowl performance with Janet Jackson.
  • Ending Fatigue: The 20/20 Experience (both parts) have been criticized for this. Most of the songs could be trimmed by about 2 minutes without changing the songs' structure, just by cutting the extended instrumental loops and repeated vocal parts.
  • Fandom Rivalry: With Prince fans. This was only exasperated after the 2018 Superbowl Halftime Show when Justin utilized a giant projection/hologram of Prince as a tribute, in spite of the fact that not only did the two reportedly not respect one another, but Prince had gone on record before his death stating he despised the idea of using modern technology to sing with dead artists, calling the act "demonic".
  • Growing the Beard: Literally, FutureSex/LoveSounds onwards. Figuratively, it could apply to either said album or Justified.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In 2001, he and *NSYNC recorded a cover of Janet Jackson's "That's The Way Love Goes" in tribute to the singer. Three years later, the infamous Super Bowl performance with Janet happened.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: "Carry Out", his song with Timbaland that consisted of nothing but food innuendos. Back in 2000, *NSYNC was the musical guest on SNL and their cameo on a sketch was that of a boyband who sang songs with food innuendos.
  • Ho Yay: Aside from his *NSYNC bandmates, he has a whole of this with Jimmy Fallon. So much that during Justinís impromptu speech at his wedding reception in front of 150 guests, Jimmy interrupted him with a joke from his seat, sparking an improv between the two of them that went on for a good five or ten minutes and had all the guests roaring with laughter. Justin admits that if it was anyone else, he would have kicked their ass.
  • Idiot Ball: According to this video, everything Justin does in the Cry Me A River music video.
  • It Will Never Catch On: There were a minority who believed that his debut solo album would flop and he'd never be able to escape the shadow of his boy band roots. Some even unfavorably compared Justified to Nick Carter's more rock-oriented (and therefore more "mature) solo debut, Now Or Never, released around the same time. It's safe to say who won this argument.
  • Narm: