Personnel: Justin Timberlake (vocals); Bubba Sparxxx, Clipse (rap vocals); Bill Pettaway, Benny Kenny (guitar); Damon Bennett (flute); Scott Storch (clavinet); Thaddaeus Tribbett, Nathan East (bass); Prescott Ellison, George "Spanky" McCurdy (drums); Vidal Davis, Frankie "Knuckles" Walker (percussion); Janet Jackson, Pharrel Williams, Lainie Aguilar, Timbaland, Marsha Ambroise, Tyrone Tribbett, Vanessa Marquez, Greater Annointing (background vocals); Brian McKnight; Charles Veal & The Southwest Chamber Orchestra.
Producers: The Neptunes, Timbaland, The Underdogs, Williams and Hugo, Brian McKnight.
JUSTIFIED won the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The album was also nominated for Album Of The Year. "Cry Me A River" won for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
Australian edition adds an extra song.
CD contains 1 bonus track.
Personnel: Justin Timberlake (background vocals); Timbaland (vocals, background vocals); Janet Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Vanessa Marquez (vocals); Clipse, Bubba Sparxxx (rap vocals); Bill Pettaway, Bernard Kenny (guitar); Charles Veal, Southwest Chamber Orchestra (strings); Damen Bennett (flute); Scott Storch (Clavinet); Omar Edwards (keyboards); George "Spanky" McCurdy (drums); Vidal Davis (percussion); Marsha Ambrosius, Tye Tribbett & G.A., Greater Anointing (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Pensado; Jimmy Douglass; Serban Ghenea; Timbaland.
Recording information: Backroom Studios, Glendale, CA; Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA; Manhattan Center Studios, New York, NY; Master Sound Recording Studios, Virginia Beach, VA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; The Studio, Philadelphia, PA; The Underlab Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA; Windmark Recording, Virginia Beach, VA.
Photographer: Steve Klein .
Rolling Stone (12/26/02, p.112) - Included in Rolling Stone's "50 Best Albums of 2002"
Rolling Stone (11/28/02, p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...The Neptunes' brilliant, impertinent, full-body funk is, for the most part, what stays with you from JUSTIFIED..."
Entertainment Weekly (11/1/02, pp.66-7) - "...His smooth falsetto is an easy fit for the slinky quirks and rhythmic accents of the Neptunes and Timbaland...JUSTIFIED is a cohesive and fairly lean work..." - Rating: B
Q (01/01/04, p.83) - Ranked #5 in Q's "The 50 Best Albums of 2003" - "[T]imberlake deliver[s] a masterclass in playful, pop-friendly R&B..."
Uncut (1/03, p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...On 'Let's Take A Ride' he offers to deliver you from your humdrum existence. Go with him..."