Justin Timberlake performs during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO

Justin Timberlake performs during the Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Circuit of The Americas on October 21, 2017, in Austin, Texas. / AFP PHOTO / SUZANNE CORDEIRO

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Months after a time-traveling mash-up that spanned his incredible career during the Super Bowl Halftime Show, Justin Timberlake has hit the road to showcase his polished dance moves and creamy falsetto.

On Sunday night at the American Airlines Center, Timberlake's suave-yet-goofy style and magnetizing moves electrified fans from the floor seats to the rafters. With an expansive, curvy stage that stretched across the floor of the arena, the beloved pop icon didn't stay in one spot long. He sidestepped and glided his way through 2018's "Filthy" the funky, fuzzed-out opener with a trailing group of dancers mirroring his moves. Sharp and graceful, the crooning star hasn't lost his impeccable timing or unwavering energy: If the music was still going, so was he.

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His start-stop steps fell into place with the sizzling beat of "SexyBack" and floating swell of "Love Stoned / I Think She Knows," two hits from his biggest album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Today, Timberlake's biggest challenge is not trying to keep up with the times or reinvent himself: He's created an identity fans are still craving after 20 years in the spotlight. It's how he will match his own appeal.

With the worldwide fame he's achieved through his punchy, pop hooks, stair-stepping falsettos and exhilarating choreography, Timberlake's momentum has kept him in the spotlight. Whether he's joking around with his giggly best friend Jimmy Fallon on Saturday Night Live or on the red carpet with wife and actress Jessica Biel, the singer has become known as a triple threat. This all-encompassing skillset made the concert feel like a performance that took fans on a colorful, two-hour escapade.

He didn't let the dance-inducing tunes take all the glory. Instead, Timberlake rolled up his sleeves, straightened his tie and got to work. From fleeting moments on the tips of his shoes to popping his way through "Suit & Tie" with a tilting, boomerang mic stand as a dance partner, Timberlake took the crowd to school. But it wasn't just about the fancy footwork. Thousands of fans' voices sang along to the croon-worthy ballad "Mirrors" while his image flooded every curtained screen above the stage, shifting the focus to the harmonized chorus.

He showed some hometown love to the Dallas audience by taking a shot with Dirk Nowitzki, who appeared on the runway with a tray of drinks before the Southern charm of "Drink You Away." Timberlake shared that Nowitzki was at his last show in Dallas and had asked why he didn't end with "Rock Your Body" after the show. Timberlake said he acknowledged the suggestion and countered by asking why Nowitzki didn't have a ring yet. To the crowd's satisfaction, he answered his own question by saying, "And the rest is history."

Following the woodsy theme of the tour and his newest album, Timberlake and his backup singers sat around an actual campfire for acoustic covers and a few quieter numbers like "Flannel" and "Until the End of Time." Quick to get back on his feet, the star moved through his endless array of hits: the menacing swirl of "What Goes Around ... /... Comes Around" and the softer, Nashville-minded duet with Chris Stapleton in "Say Something."

Just like in his closing number "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Timberlake fans couldn't get enough of his jazzy toe points, glossy vocals and dapper but warm demeanor. Throughout his expansive career, Timberlake has delivered a polished presentation filled with style, grace and gritty funk that turned heads and kept the dazzling artistry of a true performer alive and thriving.

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