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Not to be confused with Timberland, Timbalada, or Timberlake. Timbaland_sentence_0

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BornTimbaland_header_cell_0_1_0 Timothy Zachary Mosley
(1972-03-10) March 10, 1972 (age 48)

Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.Timbaland_cell_0_1_1

Other namesTimbaland_header_cell_0_2_0 Timbaland_cell_0_2_1
EducationTimbaland_header_cell_0_3_0 Salem High SchoolTimbaland_cell_0_3_1
OccupationTimbaland_header_cell_0_4_0 Timbaland_cell_0_4_1
Years activeTimbaland_header_cell_0_5_0 1990–presentTimbaland_cell_0_5_1
Net worthTimbaland_header_cell_0_6_0 US$85 million (2017)Timbaland_cell_0_6_1
TelevisionTimbaland_header_cell_0_7_0 VerzuzTimbaland_cell_0_7_1
ChildrenTimbaland_header_cell_0_8_0 3Timbaland_cell_0_8_1
RelativesTimbaland_header_cell_0_9_0 Sebastian (brother)Timbaland_cell_0_9_1
AwardsTimbaland_header_cell_0_10_0 Full listTimbaland_cell_0_10_1
GenresTimbaland_header_cell_0_11_0 Timbaland_cell_0_11_1
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WebsiteTimbaland_header_cell_0_15_0 Timbaland_cell_0_15_1

Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), known professionally by his stage name Timbaland, is an American musician, DJ, record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter, and record executive. Timbaland_sentence_1

Timbaland's first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine...the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. Timbaland_sentence_2

After further work on Aaliyah's second studio album One in a Million (1996) and Missy Elliott's debut studio album Supa Dupa Fly (1997), Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip hop artists. Timbaland_sentence_3

As a rapper he initially released several albums with fellow rapper Magoo, followed by his debut solo album Tim's Bio in 1998. Timbaland_sentence_4

In 2002, Timbaland produced the hit single "Cry Me a River" for Justin Timberlake, going on to produce most of Timberlake's subsequent LPs such as FutureSex/LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience and their respective hit singles. Timbaland_sentence_5

A Timbaland-owned imprint label, Mosley Music Group, featured artists such as Nelly Furtado, whose Timbaland-produced album Loose (2006) was a commercial and critical success. Timbaland_sentence_6

In 2007, Timbaland released a solo album, Shock Value, which was followed by Shock Value II in 2009. Timbaland_sentence_7

Later in his career he was responsible, along with Swizz Beatz, for creating the popular webcast series Verzuz in 2020. Timbaland_sentence_8

Aside from the aforementioned artists, Timbaland's production credits from the 2000s forward include work with Jay-Z, Nas, Ludacris, Bubba Sparxxx, Madonna, Rihanna, OneRepublic, Brandy, Drake, Rick Ross and others. Timbaland_sentence_9

As a songwriter, he has written 85 UK hits and 99 hits Stateside, as of 2014. Timbaland_sentence_10

Timbaland has received widespread acclaim for his production style. Timbaland_sentence_11

In 2007, Entertainment Weekly stated that "just about every current pop trend can be traced back to him — from sultry, urban-edged R&B songstresses ... to the art of incorporating avant-garde sounds into No. Timbaland_sentence_12

1 hits." Timbaland_sentence_13

Early life Timbaland_section_0

Timothy Zachary Mosley was born on March 10, 1972 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Latrice, who ran a homeless shelter, and Garland Mosley, an Amtrak employee. Timbaland_sentence_14

He graduated from Salem High School of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Timbaland_sentence_15

During his time as a DJ, he was known as "DJ Tim" or "DJ Timmy Tim". Timbaland_sentence_16

His brother, Sebastian, is reportedly around nine years younger. Timbaland_sentence_17

His sister Courtney Rashon is a makeup artist and an author from New Jersey. Timbaland_sentence_18

While attending high school, Timbaland began a long-term collaboration with rapper Melvin (Magoo) Barcliff. Timbaland_sentence_19

The teenage Mosley also joined the production ensemble S.B.I. Timbaland_sentence_20

(which stood for 'Surrounded By Idiots') which also featured Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams. Timbaland_sentence_21

Mosley was also high school friends with brothers Terrence and Gene Thornton, who would become known as Pusha T and Malice of the rap group Clipse, respectively. Timbaland_sentence_22

In 1986, when Timbaland was 14 years old, he was accidentally shot by a co-worker at a local Red Lobster restaurant and was partially paralyzed for nine months. Timbaland_sentence_23

During this time, he began to learn how to DJ using his left hand. Timbaland_sentence_24

Singer and rapper Missy Elliott heard his material and began working with him. Timbaland_sentence_25

She and her R&B group, Sista, auditioned for DeVante Swing, a producer and member of the successful R&B act Jodeci. Timbaland_sentence_26

DeVante signed Sista to his Swing Mob record label and Elliott brought Mosley and Barcliff along with her to New York, where Swing Mob was based. Timbaland_sentence_27

It was DeVante who renamed the young producer Timbaland, after the Timberland brand of construction boots. Timbaland_sentence_28

He and Magoo became part of SCI Zakys School stable of Swing Mob signees known as "Da Bassment" crew, joining artists such as R&B singer Ginuwine, male vocal group Playa (Smoke E. Digglera, Static Major and Digital Black), and the girl group Sugah. Timbaland_sentence_29

Timbaland did production work on a number of projects with DeVante, including the 1995 Jodeci LP The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel, and Sista's (unreleased) début LP 4 All the Sistas Around da World. Timbaland_sentence_30

Elliott began receiving recognition as a songwriter for artists such as R&B girl group 702 and MC Lyte. Timbaland_sentence_31

Due to Timbaland's connection with her, he was often contacted to produce remixes of her songs. Timbaland_sentence_32

Career Timbaland_section_1

1994–2002: Focus on production work and Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment Timbaland_section_2

Timbaland began his producing career for R&B acts. Timbaland_sentence_33

In the early-1990s, he produced a few songs for R&B acts such as Jodeci and Sista. Timbaland_sentence_34

In 1996, he made his mainstream breakthrough by producing the majority of both Aaliyah's second album One in a Million and Ginuwine's debut album Ginuwine...the Bachelor. Timbaland_sentence_35

This included the major hit singles "If Your Girl Only Knew" by Aaliyah and "Pony" by Ginuwine. Timbaland_sentence_36

While Timbaland was initially producing for R&B artists, his trademark sound was very much rooted in hip-hop with its fast-paced nature and clear drum breaks. Timbaland_sentence_37

He was taking a hip-hop sound and applying it to R&B, and in this way his sound was instrumental in blurring the distinction between hip-hop and R&B production. Timbaland_sentence_38

In 1997, he fully produced Supa Dupa Fly, the debut album of Missy Elliott, who had been a childhood friend of Mosley. Timbaland_sentence_39

In this album Timbaland continued with his now trademark electronic production style, but since Missy frequently rapped the music was considered hip-hop. Timbaland_sentence_40

Also in 1997, he released his first album with his partner Magoo, Welcome to Our World, also a hip-hop album. Timbaland_sentence_41

In the late 1990s, his hip-hop production sound would become very influential and common as he produced for many high-profile hip-hop artists including Jay-Z, Nas, and The LOX. Timbaland_sentence_42

In 1999, he scored a major hit with Jay Z and rap group UGK with the hit "Big Pimpin'". Timbaland_sentence_43

He also fully produced Missy's second album in 1999, Da Real World. Timbaland_sentence_44

Still Timbaland in this period produced primarily for R&B artists. Timbaland_sentence_45

He continued to produce for Ginuwine and Aaliyah, as well as contributing significantly to albums by Xscape, Nicole, Playa, and Total. Timbaland_sentence_46

He remixed Usher's major hit "You Make Me Wanna". Timbaland_sentence_47

In the early 2000s Timbaland produced songs including Ludacris' "Roll Out (My Business)", Jay-Z's "Hola' Hovito", Petey Pablo's "Raise Up", and Beck's cover of David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" during this period. Timbaland_sentence_48

He also contributed three songs, all eventually released as singles, to Aaliyah’s self-titled third album, the exotic lead single "We Need a Resolution" (featuring himself rapping a verse), "More than a Woman", and the ballad "I Care 4 U". Timbaland_sentence_49

He also makes an appearance in Aaliyah's single "Try Again", which he also produced and co-wrote. Timbaland_sentence_50

Timbaland & Magoo’s second album together was slated for release in November 2000. Timbaland_sentence_51

Indecent Proposal was to feature appearances by Beck, Aaliyah, as well as new Timbaland protégés—some from his new Beat Club Records imprint--Ms. Timbaland_sentence_52 Jade, Kiley Dean, Sebastian (Timbaland's brother), Petey Pablo, and Tweet (who was a member of Sugah during the Swing Mob days). Timbaland_sentence_53

The album was delayed for an entire year, finally released in November 2001. Timbaland_sentence_54

It was a commercial disappointment. Timbaland_sentence_55

Beck’s vocals for the track "I Am Music" were not included on the last version, which instead featured Timbaland singing along Steve "Static" Garrett of Playa and Aaliyah. Timbaland_sentence_56

The first release on Beat Club was the début album by Bubba Sparxxx in September 2001, Dark Days, Bright Nights. Timbaland_sentence_57

The loss of Aaliyah deeply affected Timbaland. Timbaland_sentence_58

In a phone call to the MTV show Total Request Live, Timbaland said: Timbaland_sentence_59

2003–2005: Production work for pop recording artists Timbaland_section_3

Timbaland contributed three tracks to Tweet's debut album, Southern Hummingbird, and produced most of Missy Elliott's fourth and fifth LPs, Under Construction and This Is Not A Test!. Timbaland_sentence_60

He also produced tracks for artists such as Lil' Kim ("The Jump Off") and southern rapper Pastor Troy during this period. Timbaland_sentence_61

Collaborating with fellow producer Scott Storch, Timbaland also worked on a number of tracks on former *NSYNC lead singer Justin Timberlake’s solo debut, Justified, including the song "Cry Me a River". Timbaland_sentence_62

Late in 2003, Timbaland delivered the second Bubba Sparxxx album, Deliverance, and the third Timbaland & Magoo album, Under Construction, Part II Both albums were released to little fanfare or acclaim even though Deliverance was praised by reviews and embraced by the internet community. Timbaland_sentence_63

In 2004 Timbaland produced singles for LL Cool J, Xzibit, Fatman Scoop, and Jay Z, and he produced the bulk of Brandy’s fourth album, Afrodisiac. Timbaland_sentence_64

Timbaland co-wrote two tracks (Exodus '04 and Let Me Give You My Love) and produced three tracks of the American-Japanese Pop star Hikaru Utada’s second English album, Exodus. Timbaland_sentence_65

He continued working on tracks for Tweet and for Elliott’s sixth album, The Cookbook: "Joy (feat. Timbaland_sentence_66

Mike Jones)", and "Partytime" and continued to expand his reach with production for The Game and Jennifer Lopez ("He'll Be Back" from her fourth studio album, Rebirth). Timbaland_sentence_67

2006–2007: Loose, Future/Sounds and Shock Value Timbaland_section_4

Timbaland started a new label, Mosley Music Group along with old friend and legendary Australian music producer John Servedio, also known as his stage name 'ServidSounds' who helped Timbaland bring in some talent from his former Beat Club Records label. Timbaland_sentence_68

On the new label were Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson, and rapper D.O.E. Timbaland_sentence_69

In 2006 he produced Justin Timberlake's second solo studio album FutureSex/LoveSounds. Timbaland_sentence_70

His vocals feature on the songs "SexyBack", "Sexy Ladies", "Chop Me Up", "What Goes Around... Comes Around" and on the prelude to "My Love" entitled "Let Me Talk to You." Timbaland_sentence_71

Timbaland provided vocals on several singles: The Pussycat Dolls's "Wait a Minute", Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous", "Ice Box" by Omarion and Justin Timberlake's "SexyBack". Timbaland_sentence_72

In an interview published in August 2006 in the UK Timbaland revealed he was working on a new LP by Jay Z and that he had worked on tracks with Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Timbaland_sentence_73

Timbaland worked on seven songs for Björk’s 2007 album, Volta, including "Earth Intruders", "Hope", and "Innocence" and he later worked on tracks for the new Duran Duran album, Red Carpet Massacre, including one featuring his frequent collaborator Justin Timberlake. Timbaland_sentence_74

Later in the year, Timbaland produced songs for Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's LP, Strength & Loyalty and the song "Ayo Technology" on 50 Cent’s album Curtis. Timbaland_sentence_75

Timbaland also produced most of the tracks on Ashlee Simpson's third CD, Bittersweet World, including the song "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)". Timbaland_sentence_76

On April 3, 2007, Timbaland released a collaboration album featuring artists including 50 Cent, Dr. Timbaland_sentence_77 Dre, Elton John, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, and others called Timbaland Presents Shock Value. Timbaland_sentence_78

A rivalry flared up between Timbaland and record producer Scott Storch in early 2007. Timbaland_sentence_79

The tension initially started on the single "Give It to Me", when Timbaland anonymously backlashed Storch: "I'm a real producer and you['re] just the piano man". Timbaland_sentence_80

In an interview, Timbaland confirmed that he was talking about Storch. Timbaland_sentence_81

The dispute partly stemmed from controversy regarding writing credits for Timberlake's "Cry Me a River". Timbaland_sentence_82

2008: Focus on other projects Timbaland_section_5

Timbaland helped produce many albums for various artists in 2008, including Madonna's Hard Candy, Ashlee Simpson's Bittersweet World, Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World, Flo Rida's Mail On Sunday, Letoya Luckett's Lady Love, Lindsay Lohan's Spirit in the Dark, Chris Cornell's Scream, JoJo's All I Want Is Everything, Nicole Scherzinger's Her Name is Nicole, Missy Elliott's Block Party, Matt Pokora's MP3, Keithian's Dirrty Pop, The Pussycat Dolls's Doll Domination, Busta Rhymes's B.O.M.B, Lisa Maffia's Miss Boss, Teairra Mari's Pressed For Time, Jennifer Hudson's début album, Dima Bilan's Believe, Samantha Jade's My Name Is Samantha Jade, New Kids on the Block's The Block, and Keshia Chanté's Night & Day. Timbaland_sentence_83

Timbaland produced the Russian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Believe by Dima Bilan, which was co-written by Bilan and Jim Beanz. Timbaland_sentence_84

The song then won the contest when it was held in Belgrade, Serbia in May 2008. Timbaland_sentence_85

In February 2008 the first 'Fashion against AIDS' collection -an initiative of 'Designers against AIDS' and sold in H&M stores in 28 countries- was launched, for which Timbaland designed a T-shirt print, posed for the campaign and spoke out in a video, to help raise HIV/AIDS awareness among urban youth and to advocate safe sex. Timbaland_sentence_86

On February 8, 2008, it was announced that Timbaland would be releasing an album exclusively for Verizon Wireless's V CAST cell phone service and was designated its very first "Mobile Producer in Residence." Timbaland_sentence_87

Timbaland was to be joined by Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 singer and songwriter Keri Hilson to begin work on the mobile album's first track aboard the fully equipped Mobile Recording Studio. Timbaland_sentence_88

The only track to surface so far is Garry Barry Larry Harry "Get It Girl". Timbaland_sentence_89

In Timbaland's first effort within the video game industry, he worked with Rockstar Games to produce Beaterator, a music mixing game for the PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network, and iOS released in the September 2009. Timbaland_sentence_90

2009–2010: Shock Value II and burglary case Timbaland_section_6

Timbaland spoke to MTV's Shaheem Reid back in July 2008 to confirm that he was working on the follow-up to his platinum selling Shock Value. Timbaland_sentence_91

At the time he confirmed that he had one track with Madonna which although recorded for her album Hard Candy it had not been used and could end up on this album instead. Timbaland_sentence_92

He was insistent that he would also collaborate with Jordin Sparks, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus and T.I. Timbaland_sentence_93

However, none of these collaborations (except Miley Cyrus) made it to the final track list. Timbaland_sentence_94

He also said that alongside T-Pain who would definitely appear, he hoped to get Jay-Z on board, although he ultimately failed to do so. Timbaland_sentence_95

Timbaland began working on the sequel to Shock Value in July 2008. Timbaland_sentence_96

In March 2009, he filed a lawsuit against his label, Blackground Records, alleging that they attempted to blackball him after he decided to move from music performance into production. Timbaland_sentence_97

In September 2009, Timbaland announced that Shock Value II will be released on November 23, in Europe and November 24, in North America. Timbaland_sentence_98

However, it was pushed back to December 8, preceded by the first single which features a new recording artist named SoShy entitled "Morning After Dark". Timbaland_sentence_99

New featured guest appearances on the album include DJ Felli Fel, Justin Timberlake, JoJo, Bran'Nu, Drake, Chad Kroeger, Sebastian, Miley Cyrus, Melody Thornton, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Esthero, The Fray, Jet, Daughtry, OneRepublic, Keri Hilson, Attitude and D.O.E.. Timbaland_sentence_100

Ultimately Madonna, Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, Usher, Jay Z, Beyoncé, Kanye West, Linkin Park, The All-American Rejects, Paramore, Gucci Mane, T-Pain, T.I. Timbaland_sentence_101

and Akon never appeared on Shock Value II. Timbaland_sentence_102

Shock Value II is infamous for its use of over-the-top vocal effects. Timbaland_sentence_103

Despite charting low, Timbaland has had three top forty singles to date. Timbaland_sentence_104

"Morning After Dark" featuring SoShy and Nelly Furtado is the lead single from Timbaland's third studio album. Timbaland_sentence_105

The song was written by Tim Mosley, Jerome Harmon, Deborah Epstein, Michelle Bell, Keri Hilson, Nelly Furtado, James Washington, John Maultsby and produced by Timbaland and Jroc. Timbaland_sentence_106

The single premiered on October 16, 2009, on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest with Timbaland describing it as the kick-off song from the project. Timbaland_sentence_107

Following her performance, the song was sent for radio adds on May 25. Timbaland_sentence_108

The song peaked in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. Timbaland_sentence_109

With this success, the song became Sparks' fifth consecutive top 20 hit and third nonconsecutive top 10 hit. Timbaland_sentence_110

On May 24, Sparks headed to Europe to begin promotion for the single. Timbaland_sentence_111

"Say Something" featuring Canadian rapper Drake was released to US iTunes on November 3, 2009. Timbaland_sentence_112

It was officially sent to U.S. radio on January 5, 2010. Timbaland_sentence_113

It is the album's second single and reached number 23 on the Hot 100, making it the second most successful single on the album. Timbaland_sentence_114

"Carry Out" featuring Justin Timberlake is the third single from the album but was initially only released in the U.S. Timbaland_sentence_115

It was sent to US radio on December 1, 2009. Timbaland_sentence_116

It is the most successful single on the album, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. Timbaland_sentence_117

The music video premiered on February 18, 2010. Timbaland_sentence_118

It was released as the third UK single on April 26, 2010. Timbaland_sentence_119

"If We Ever Meet Again" featuring Katy Perry is the album's fourth single. Timbaland_sentence_120

The music video premiered on January 18, 2010. Timbaland_sentence_121

In the UK, it was released February 15, 2010. Timbaland_sentence_122

Timbaland produced Chris Cornell's 2009 album Scream. Timbaland_sentence_123

Shakira was asked to record vocals on the song "Give It Up to Me" to be included on Timbaland's forthcoming album but it was placed on her third studio album She Wolf and released as the second US single instead. Timbaland_sentence_124

One of the songs Timbaland had produced for Beyoncé's 2008 album I Am... Sasha Fierce was reworked by Keri Hilson and Jay Z for Shock Value II but not included. Timbaland_sentence_125

He was a guest host of WWE's Raw on December 28, 2009. Timbaland_sentence_126

Timbaland appeared on March 25, 2010 episode (titled "Blowback") of FlashForward as an evidence agent. Timbaland_sentence_127

His songs "Morning After Dark" and "Symphony" appear on the video game Def Jam: Underground. Timbaland_sentence_128

In April 2010, a feud arose between the producer and R&B singer Ginuwine, after Timbaland failed to make an appearance at the singer's music video shoot of "Get Involved". Timbaland_sentence_129

Later in April, Timbaland released a new single featuring T-Pain and Billy Blue titled "Talk That". Timbaland_sentence_130

In June 2010, when questioned by RWD magazine about the UK music scene he made the bold claim to be the inspiration for the dub-step music scene. Timbaland_sentence_131

"The UK scene... they’re always telling me that I started it. Timbaland_sentence_132

You have Dub-bass...". Timbaland_sentence_133

When questioned further about it he went on to say: "It’s funny cos they went back to some of my old music that really created that sound and just, instead of going fast, they went slow with more bass." Timbaland_sentence_134

In August 2010, a "possible suicide attempt" APB was put out for Timbaland after his home was burgled. Timbaland_sentence_135

When his family were unable to contact him, they called 911 and a manhunt began. Timbaland_sentence_136

Police eventually found his car and brought him back home, where paramedics examined him, before declaring he was not a threat to himself. Timbaland_sentence_137

When questioned, Timbaland said he only took a drive to think about the burglary, as he thought the possible thief could have been someone close whom he trusted. Timbaland_sentence_138

2010–2020: Textbook Timbo and other activities Timbaland_section_7

In 2010, Timbaland split with longtime label Blackground Records, but stayed with Interscope Records. Timbaland_sentence_139

Later in the year, Timbaland was featured on the deluxe edition of Chris Brown's album, F.A.M.E. Timbaland_sentence_140 , producing the songs "Paper, Scissors, Rock" (feat. Timbaland_sentence_141

Big Sean) and the Japan-only bonus track, "Talk Ya Ear Off". Timbaland_sentence_142

Timbaland was also featured on David Guetta's LP, Nothing But the Beat, on "I Just Wanna F." with Dev and Afrojack. Timbaland_sentence_143

Timbaland also worked with teen star Demi Lovato; he produced and had a small feature in her song "All Night Long" on Lovato's Unbroken album. Timbaland_sentence_144

In November 2010, Timbaland announced that he would be releasing a new song every Thursday, called Timbo Thursdays; a copy of the initiative shown by artists such as Kanye West (via G.O.O.D. Timbaland_sentence_145 Fridays), and Swizz Beatz (via Monster Mondays). Timbaland_sentence_146

In an interview with Rap-Up.com Timbaland stated, "So, my brother told me Kanye is puttin' out a new song every Friday called G.O.O.D. Timbaland_sentence_147

Fridays, Swizz got Mondays, I don't know if they are on Twitter but can you hit them up, and tell them reserve that Thursday for Timbo the king baby. Timbaland_sentence_148

We’ll call it Timbo Thursday, cool?" Timbaland_sentence_149

On January 13, 2011, Timbaland began his Timbaland Thursdays free music initiative, with the first song released being "Take Ur Clothes Off", featuring Missy Elliott. Timbaland_sentence_150

In early 2011, he stopped the weekly free music as he spent time in South Africa, and wanted to help produce tracks for his brother, Sebastian. Timbaland_sentence_151

The first official single from Shock Value III, "Pass at Me" featuring American rapper Pitbull, with uncredited production by French DJ David Guetta, was released on September 13, 2011, after having been previously used to promote a book titled Culo. Timbaland_sentence_152

The album's second single, "Break Ya Back" featuring American singer Dev, was released on April 17, 2012. Timbaland_sentence_153

For the fourth installment in the Step Up franchise, Step Up Revolution, Timbaland released a track called "Hands In the Air", which features American singer Ne-Yo. Timbaland_sentence_154

On January 30, 2013, Timbaland signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. Timbaland_sentence_155

Later that year, Timbaland would serve as the main producer of Justin Timberlake's recent LP, The 20/20 Experience, including the album's singles: "Suit & Tie" and "Mirrors". Timbaland_sentence_156

Timbaland also produced Beyoncé's song "Grown Woman" which was featured in her Pepsi commercial and 2013 tour, The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and the song "I Don't Have To Sleep to Dream" on Cher's 2013 album Closer to the Truth. Timbaland_sentence_157

In April 2011, Timbaland and long time friend and business partner Mike Evans signed a deal to with Sony/ATV Music Publishing's Extreme Music to create 75 new urban pop tracks for the production music house. Timbaland_sentence_158

In August 2013, Timbaland revealed that he was working on a project featuring unreleased material by Michael Jackson, with a lead single called "Love Never Felt So Good". Timbaland_sentence_159

On September 24, 2013, Timbaland collaborated with T.I. Timbaland_sentence_160

for his new co-produced Indonesian artist, AGNEZ MO, in her song titled Coke Bottle. Timbaland_sentence_161

The premiere launch event of the single became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter. Timbaland_sentence_162

On November 15, 2013, Timbaland released his first single for his fourth album, Opera Noir, called "Know Bout Me" featuring Drake, Jay-Z, and James Fauntleroy. Timbaland_sentence_163

By 2014, it was originally announced that both Timbaland and Missy Elliott would be an essential component per production of Kat Dahlia's debut album, My Garden, however neither of the duo's contributions saw the light of day. Timbaland_sentence_164

On January 7, 2015, Timbaland received production credit for his involvement with the musical score of Lee Daniels and Danny Strong's television project Empire, which premiered on FOX. Timbaland_sentence_165

Constructively, Timbaland and his team, including Jim Beanz, Raphael Saadiq, and others, compose the series' songs based on material given to them by the show's writing team per each episode. Timbaland_sentence_166

In February 2016, Timbaland and Missy Elliott teamed up to produce the track "Somebody Else Will" for longtime associate, Tweet, for her third studio album Charlene. Timbaland_sentence_167

In June 2016, Timbaland and Andy Rubinhas teamed up with SubPac, a Los Angeles-based startup working on a wearable sound device. Timbaland_sentence_168

There is still no release date for his new album Textbook Timbo. Timbaland_sentence_169

On December 15, 2017, Timbaland released the song "Grab the Wheel", which features 6lack on vocals. Timbaland_sentence_170

The song also has a music video which was released on the same day. Timbaland_sentence_171

In 2019, Timbaland began teaching through Masterclass, providing an instructional series on production and beatmaking. Timbaland_sentence_172

2020-present: Verzuz Timbaland_section_8

In March 2020, Timbaland, along with Swizz Beatz, launched the highly popular Verzuz Instagram webcast series. Timbaland_sentence_173

Legacy and influence Timbaland_section_9

An important figure in the creation of American R&B's "stuttering kick-drums template," Timbaland's influence extended beyond the U.S. and crossed international waters, especially in and rave culture. Timbaland_sentence_174

Timbaland, as an R&B producer, created a distinctive, rhythmic sound using breakbeats, which break up the smooth flow of tracks to create moments of tension and release. Timbaland_sentence_175

This technique that Timbaland pioneered would later serve to create "bootleg" garage tracks, which was essential in the rise of UK garage. Timbaland_sentence_176

What began as an underground movement soon grew in popularity, with bootleg remixes selling upwards of 20,000 copies, something unheard of at the time. Timbaland_sentence_177

One such example is the remix of Brandy & Monica's "The Boy Is Mine". Timbaland_sentence_178

Plagiarism accusations Timbaland_section_10

Main article: Timbaland plagiarism controversy Timbaland_sentence_179

In January 2007, Timbaland was alleged to have plagiarized several elements (both motifs and samples) in the song "Do It" on the 2006 album Loose by Nelly Furtado without giving credit or compensation. Timbaland_sentence_180

The song itself was released as the fifth North American single from Loose in July 2007. Timbaland_sentence_181

Timbaland's legal troubles continued. Timbaland_sentence_182

In lieu of a copyright lawsuit over the song "Throw It on Me" from his Shock Value album, Timbaland and David Cortopassi, the composer of "Spazz", a song originally recorded by The Elastik Band and released by ATCO/Atlantic and EMI, reached a settlement agreement in July 2009. Timbaland_sentence_183

The terms of the settlement remained undisclosed at the time. Timbaland_sentence_184

"Spazz", noted as being "one of the most tasteless records ever made", was initially banned by radio stations and even pulled mid-stream while on air when first released in 1967, with the DJ even apologizing to his listeners for playing the record. Timbaland_sentence_185

In January 2014, the Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung revealed another plagiarism case concerning the track "Versus" by Jay-Z, which was produced by Timbaland. Timbaland_sentence_186

The track's instrumental is very similar to, if not directly sampled from "On the Way" by Swiss musician Bruno Spoerri. Timbaland_sentence_187

According to Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger, the plagiarism case was settled by March 2015. Timbaland_sentence_188

Jay-Z and Timbaland were to pay 50% from the song's revenue to Spoerri as royalties for the music, with Jay-Z retaining 50% for the lyrics. Timbaland_sentence_189

Discography Timbaland_section_11

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Awards and nominations Timbaland_section_12

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Timbaland Timbaland_sentence_191


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