WATCH: Justin Timberlake’s Musical Return Feat. Jay-Z at the Grammys

Justin Timberlake made his long-awaited return to music, taking the stage at the 2013 Grammy Awards to perform “Suit & Tie.”

Jay-Z jumped out of the crowd to join him onstage in a big-band-style number that CBS broadcast in sepia to accentuate the retro vibe.

Preceded by a reverent intro from Beyonce and Ellen DeGeneres, it was JT’s first live performance in years — after a drought that had music fans worried they’d only get their JT fix from rom-coms and SNL cameos for the rest of time.