Justified is the debut studio album by pop/R&B singer Justin Timberlake. Released during the hiatus of the group *NSYNC, the album signaled Timberlake's desire to craft a more mature image than that of a "boy band member". The album features guest performances by Timbaland, Clipse, Bubba Sparxxx, and Janet Jackson. The final song, "Never Again", featured Brian McKnight on nearly all of the instruments. Justified was honored with two Grammy Awards at the 2004 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. The album has sold more than seven million copies.
The album was fronted by "Like I Love You", a hit single that proved Timberlake's solo sales could rival his former band's success. It was produced by the famous hip-hop production duo The Neptunes, and was accompanied by a music video that showed Timberlake's veneration for pop icon Michael Jackson.