Ellen DeGeneres turns 60 today (Jan. 26) and her good friend Justin Timberlake popped into her show via satellite to honor her big day. The “Supplies” singer was surrounded by his band The Tennessee Kids and kicked off his greeting with a close-up wave at the camera and a cheer with the gang. Then he settled onto a stool and served up a playful, “Hey Baby,” to the birthday girl.
Ellen asked if he was rehearsing for the Super Bowl Halftime Show and he confirmed saying, “Rehearsing for the Super Bowl, rehearsing for the tour, yeah.” Then he expressed his apologies for not being there to kick off her birthday weekend. He didn’t dish many details about his upcoming third Super Bowl performance, despite Ellen’s attempt to catch any breaking news about possible guests. He did promise it would be “spectacular, spectacular” and invited Ellen to join him if she wanted.
Ellen politely declined and then the “Filthy” singer advised her he and the group sent her a gift for her birthday and a show crew member promptly delivered a pretty bouquet of pink flowers to the Emmy-winning talk show host. The former *NSYNC member ended his chat by reminding his fans to pick up tickets for his upcoming tour to support his highly-anticipated upcoming album Man of the Woods, which is slated to drop on Feb. 2. Then he and his band invited “The Ellen Show” studio audience to sing along with them to a very sweet rendition of “Happy Birthday.”
You can watch Ellen and Justin Timberlake’s entire conversation and hear his sweet serenade in the attached video. The superstar’s appearance on “The Ellen Show” follows the Jan. 25 release of the “Say Something” music video which marks a collaboration between Timberlake and country superstar Chris Stapleton. He has also released videos for “Supplies” and “Filthy” from the new album. Stay tuned to AXS for Justin Timberlake updates.