Artist-in-Residence: Justin Timberlake’s Week at NBC: Watch

by | March 16, 2013 at 10:12 AM | Late Night, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, TV News

Justin Timberlake on NBC's "Late Night" this week (Photo: NBC)

Justin Timberlake’s week-long stay at NBC came to an end Friday night with a grand finale of sorts when he and Jimmy Fallon collaborated on one of their signature bits — “History of Rap.”

This was No. 4 in the duo’s “History of Rap” series in which they collaborate on a medley of famous rap songs.

It aired on Friday night’s “Late Night” on NBC and it served as a capper on the many comedy bits JT took part in ever since last Saturday, when he guest-hosted “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time.

On Monday, in the same building — NBC’s New York headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza — the multi-talented music superstar embarked on a five-day “artist-in-residence” stay on the “Fallon” show, where he performed both comedy and music every night this week. The week culminated musically Friday night with an 11-minute performance that was a medley of JT’s hits.

It capped an incredible week (especially for the Timberlake fans who formed the bulk of the “Late Night” studio audience and screamed themselves silly all week long). We don’t remember ever seeing anything like it before — one entertainer taking up residence on a TV network for a week. There was a publicity motive for JT for this week of shows — promoting the release next week of his new CD “The 20/20 Experience.” Still, this week-long stay was so unique, and Timberlake was so charismatic, that we thought we’d collect his performances right here, in one place, starting with the end — his closing medley.

Watch this incredible closing performance, right here:
Earlier on Friday’s show, Fallon and JT collaborated on “History of Rap: Part 4″ — Watch:

Now watch JT’s comedy and musical performances from his week on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”:

Starting with Thursday night’s musical performance — “Strawberry Bubblegum”:
Thursday’s comedy performance — “Young” JT and Jimmy at summer camp:

And now, from earlier in the week:

Three “Michael McDonalds” (including the real one) sing “Row, Row Your Boat”:
Watch JT — and Jimmy — in a two-part sketch with guest Steve Carell:

Let’s take a break from comedy for a moment for a few musical performances:

Watch Justin Timberlake perform “Let the Groove Get In”:
Here, Justin performs a song called “Mirrors”:
This next one combines music and comedy — JT in a barber shop “quintet”:
And finally, in case you missed it, JT’s induction into the “SNL” Five-Timers Club: