Justin Timberlake was moved to tears on Saturday night (22OCT05) when the Memphis, Tennessee, chapter of America's Recording Academy honoured him for his achievements.

The singer's EDISON co-star MORGAN FREEMAN surprised the pop star by presenting him with his prize, announcing, "I've come to appreciate Justin as an artist and a friend."

Timberlake's girlfriend Cameron Diaz and fellow Memphis local Lisa Marie Presley were among the guests at the event.