Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemons joined forces in celebration of the Biden-Harris inauguration on Wednesday.
The singers teamed up to perform “Better Days” during the “Celebrating America” TV special.
Due to the pandemic, Timberlake and Clemons joined in on the event from Memphis, Tennessee.
In a post on Instagram, Timberlake commented on the performance and participating in such a historic moment.
Timberlake also thanked the students and alumni at Stax Music Academy for accompanying the performance in Memphis.
“This is a very special place to me, because it exists to nurture the next generation of great soul communicators,” he wrote. “And if we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that this new generation of voices is powerful and crucial to creating much needed change. I hope you all enjoy the performance, and I hope, more than anything, that this song brings a little bit of joy as we move forward.”
Fans have been praising the uplifting duet on social media.
Ant Clemons and Justin Timberlake are killing it at the Inauguration celebration. This is simply amazing!!!
— HelloKittyKatGirl (@Mary1Kathy) January 21, 2021
I’m imagining all of us singing and clapping to “Better Days” along with Justin Timberlake in a communal outpouring of grief falling away pic.twitter.com/8EE9WKu1IE
— Joshua Dudley if you please (@dudleyjoshua) January 21, 2021
No one should be as talented, at as many different things, as Justin Timberlake. Pick a lane, dude!
— Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) January 21, 2021
Just when i think I’m over my childhood crush on Justin Timberlake…he comes on tv, breathes, and I’m like pic.twitter.com/bgIlhgv9sE
— ⭐️Schuyler Sista⭐️ (@tttrendy86) January 21, 2021
Earlier in the day, the “Sexy Back” singer took to Twitter to re-post a video of Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama sharing a now iconic fist-bump.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) January 20, 2021
Tom Hanks is hosting the event, which is taking place live from 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Demi Lovato, Foo Fighters and Jon Bon Jovi are among the other performers taking part in the show, intended to demonstrate the commitment to American healing and unity.