Alex Lacamoire, Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake were awarded honorary doctorates on Saturday  from Berklee College of Music.

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Fresh-faced college seniors aren’t the only ones being honored this graduation season.

Missy Elliot, Alex Lacamoire and Justin Timberlake all received honorary Doctor of Music degrees from Berklee College of Music on Saturday.
Anyone tuned in to the world of elite music schools knows this is a big deal.
“This year’s honorary doctorate recipients are being recognized for their achievements and influences in music, and for their enduring global impact,” the school said in a statement in March.
The three musicians certainly have the accomplishments to back up the honor.

Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliot

Missy is nothing less than a hip-hop icon, and she has five Grammy awards to prove it. The solo rapper, singer, songwriter and producer has been making waves for three decades.
In 2015, she performed to the largest audience in Super Bowl history, with her classic songs “Get Ur Freak On,” “Work It” and “Lose Control.” Days after the performance, both “Get Ur Freak On” and “Work It” became top 40 hits almost 15 years after they had first blown up the music charts.
After receiving her honorary degree, Missy Elliot was not shy with her joy. She posted a video of herself on Twitter dancing and pointing to her diploma.

Alex Lacamoire

Alex Lacamoire also received an honorary doctorate on Saturday. The talented composer, orchestrator and musical director was a major force behind hit Broadway musicals “Hamilton,” “Dear Evan Hansen” and “In the Heights.” Lacamoire has four Grammys and three Tony Awards to his name. He also graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1995.
After the initial announcement that he would receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee, Lacamoire relayed his thanks on Twitter.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake’s work as an actor, author and 10-time Grammy Award-winning musician has made him a household name.
With hits like “SexyBack” and “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”– along with appearances in “The Social Network” and “Shrek the Third” — he has fans across generations. Timberlake was recognized by TIME as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world” in both 2007 and 2013.
His appearances on “Saturday Night Live” also show he’s really funny, which is clear in the video he posted to Twitter after receiving his degree.

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