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Izza Kizza Talks Going From Timbaland To Decon - HipHopDX
Formerly signed to Timbaland's Mosley Music Group, Izza Kizza explained to DX that other projects were keeping Timbo occupied, and he didn't want his music to be held back. “When it comes to your own career, you have to take the necessary steps to get...
Jessica Mauboy wishlist: Pharrell Williams and Timbaland - Daily Telegraph
By Alice Wasley JESSICA Mauboy had the who's who of the Australian music industry in the palm of her hand as she performed a sultry acoustic version of her bestseller, Burn, at the ARIA No. 1 Chart Awards on Wednesday. “Just being an Australian and...
Chris Cornell - Scream - Wessex Scene Online
A more electro pop sound created with the help of producer Timbaland.The unlikely duo reportedly wrote and recorded the whole album in just six short weeks, with the intention of a unified album where the tracks flow seamlessly into one another....
Ann Powers: Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey and Kris Allen state their ... - Los Angeles Times
He made a heavy song light, showed how rapping really isn't that far from singing and probably earned himself a spot on Timbaland's next project, if not West's. In Allen's hands, this wasn't just a singing competition — it was a pop event....
And you say nothing good ever comes this way - The Virginian-Pilot
We hear Red Bull--you know, energy drink, great with vodka--is soon bringing a studio session experience down here AT TIMBALAND'S STUDIO. Basically, it'll consist of the brand hosting a days-long camp type experience for up and coming producers so they...
Chris teams with Timbaland - The Province
The contemporary R&B tangent "wasn't premeditated," but Cornell knew he wanted to incorporate loops and samples, hence his eagerness to collaborate with beats wizard Timbaland, the producer behind hits by Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado and Missy...
Keyshia Cole + Keri Hilson - Time Out Chicago
Similar to Cole, Hilson's persona is carefully calculated—guided by ubiquitous producer Timbaland. Though the Georgia native is a gifted songwriter in her own right—having already penned hits for Britney Spears and Usher—she's still a star in the...
Rebels without a clause - The Australian
That's why we ridicule The Way I Are by American rapper Timbaland even if we don't remember the exact details of Mrs Bumhosen's teachings on neutralising thingy distinctions in the subjunctive whatsit. Ridiculing others is, of course, the upside to...
Burke feels 'isolated and lonely' in LA - Digital Spy
The 20-year-old star last month met up with producers including Timbaland, Red One and Jay-Z. She is also reportedly in talks with Beyonce to record a duet. burke The pair's rendition of 'Listen' on The X Factor was voted the most memorable reality...
For Soundgarden fans, rocker Chris Cornell's 'Scream' is a horror - Ha'aretz
The unexpected combination of Cornell and super-producer Timbaland looks promising on paper, precisely because it is so farfetched. Cornell is a rock cliche; Timbaland is a pop chart wizard. Can the brilliant producer bring Cornell back to center stage...


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Timothy Zachery Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American record producer, singer and rapper. Timbaland has produced albums and singles for a number of artists from the mid-1990s to the present day.

Timbaland's first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine...the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine; the album was both a commercial and critical success. After further successful work on Aaliyah's 1996 album One in a Million and Missy Elliott's 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly, Timbaland became a prominent producer for R&B and hip-hop artists. He also released several of his own albums, often joined by fellow rapper Magoo. Between 2003 and 2005 he mainly worked together with Brandy, next to works with Jay-Z, Lil' Kim and Bubba Sparxx. Timbaland is one of the highest-paid people in the music industry, having earned $22 million in 2008, according to a 2008 Forbes article, "Hip Hop Cash Kings." According to the "Keep It Fit" Campaign, Timbaland was paid $45M during year 2007-2008 for the production of tracks for other artists.

Timbaland was born and raised in Norfolk, Virginia. Originally a disc jockey known as "DJ Timmy Tim" or "DJ Tiny Tim", Mosley began making hip hop backing tracks on a Casio keyboard. While in high school, Mosley began a long term collaboration with rapper Melvin Barcliff, who performed under the name of Magoo. The teenaged Mosley also joined the production ensemble S.B.I. - "Surrounded By Idiots" - which also featured Neptunes producer Pharrell.

Singer/rapper Missy Elliott heard his material and, taken by Mosley’s unique sense of rhythm, began working with him . She and her R&B group Sista auditioned for DeVante Swing, a producer and member of the successful R&B act Jodeci. 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. It was DeVante who renamed the young producer Timbaland, after Timberland construction boots, which were popular in hip hop fashion.

Sista, Timbaland, and Magoo became part of DeVante's 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 did production work on a number of projects with DeVante, including the 1995 Jodeci LP The Show, The After-Party, The Hotel"the theme song to Seasame Street, and Sista’s debut LP 4 All the Sistas Around the World, which was shelved and never released.

Elliott began receiving recognition as a songwriter for artists such as R&B girl group 702 and MC Lyte. Due to Timbaland's connection with her, he was often contacted to produce remixes of her songs. One of these, the remix to 702’s "Steelo" in 1996, became Timbaland’s first major production credit.

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. 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 & Magoo’s second album together was slated for release in November 2000. Indecent Proposal was to feature appearances by Beck, Aaliyah, as well as new Timbaland protégés -- some from his new Beat Club Records imprint--Ms. Jade, Kiley Dean, Sebastian, Petey Pablo, and Tweet (who was a member of Sugah during the Swing Mob days). The album was delayed for an entire year, finally released in November 2001. It was a commercial disappointment. Beck’s vocals for the track "I Am Music" were not included on the final version, which instead featured Timbaland singing alongside Steve "Static" Garrett of Playa and Aaliyah.

She was like blood, and I lost blood. Me and her together had this chemistry. I kinda lost half of my creativity to her. It's hard for me to talk to the fans right now. Beyond the music, she was a brilliant person, the person I ever met.

Timbaland contributed three tracks to Tweet’s debut album, Southern Hummingbird, and produced most of Elliott’s fourth and fifth LPs, Under Construction and This Is Not A Test!. He also produced tracks for artists such as Lil’ Kim ("The Jump Off") and southern rapper Pastor Troy during this period. 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".

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 continued to produce hit singles and albums for artists; in 2004 Timbaland-produced singles by LL Cool J, Xzibit, Fatman Scoop, and Jay-Z became staples on urban radio, and he produced the bulk of Brandy’s fourth album, Afrodisiac. The Timbaland-produced song "I'm So Fly" on Lloyd Banks’s 2004 debut album The Hunger for More is significant in that it was the first official Timbaland production bearing a co-production credit from Danja, who would go on to become a requisite collaborator with Timbaland in the future.

Timbaland started a new label distributed by Interscope, Mosley Music Group, bringing some talent from his former Beat Club Records label. On the new label are Nelly Furtado, Keri Hilson, and rapper D.O.E.. During 2006, Timbaland had seven singles receiving airplay worldwide by Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. Additionally, Timbaland also appears in most of the videos.

In early 2007, Timbaland mentioned he wanted to work with female artist Britney Spears on her album Blackout. However, Spears had refused. This came during the time she was in a rehabilitation center in Malibu.

Timbaland provides vocals on the singles the Pussycat Dolls's "Wait a Minute", Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous" and "Ice Box" by Omarion, all of which climbed the U.S. charts. 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 been working on tracks with Coldplay’s Chris Martin.

Timbaland worked on seven songs for Björk’s new album, 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. 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 also produced most of the tracks on Ashlee Simpson's third CD, Bittersweet World, including the song "Outta My Head (Ay Ya Ya)".

On April 3, 2007, Timbaland released a collaboration album featuring artists such as 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Elton John, Fall Out Boy, Nelly Furtado, Missy Elliott, and others called Timbaland Presents Shock Value. The first single, "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Timberlake, topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and received a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals. The fourth single from the album, a remix of the OneRepublic song "Apologize", was in the Billboard Hot 100 top ten for 25 weeks, the longest any song of the 2000s has spent in the top ten of the chart.

A rivalry flared up between Timbaland and record producer Scott Storch in early 2007. The tension initially started on the single "Give It to Me", when Timbaland anonymously called out Storch, rapping, "I'm a real producer and you just the piano man". Timbaland confirmed that he was talking about Storch in an interview with MTV personality Sway Calloway. Storch responded with the track "Built Like That" on February 26, 2007, featuring Philadelphia rapper NOX, which caused a final response by Beat-Club-rapper D.O.E. on the song "Piano Man". The end of the feud was confirmed by Timbaland in the final issue of Scratch Magazine.

On the 26 of November 2007, Timbaland and his then-fiancee Monique Idlett became parents to a baby girl Reign. Monique was also a publicist working at Timbaland's Mosley Music Group record company.

In early 2007, Timbaland was accused of plagiarism regarding his work on the Nelly Furtado track "Do It". He is alleged to have plagiarized elements from the song "Acid Jazzed Evening" by Finnish artist Tempest, without giving credit or compensation.

In 2008, Timbaland helped produce many albums for various artists that include Sean Paul's The Next Thing, Madonna's Hard Candy, Brandy's Human, Omarion's ,Menudo's upcoming album, 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 debut album, Dima Bilan's Against The Rules, Ashley Tisdale's Guilty Pleasure, Samantha Jade's, My Name Is Samantha Jade, Brittany Murphy's Debut Album, New Kids on the Block's "The Block" and Keshia Chanté's New Album.

On February 8, 2008, it was announced that Timbaland would be releasing an album solely on a mobile platform for Verizon Wireless's V CAST cell phone service and was designated its very first "Mobile Producer in Residence." Timbaland will be joined by Mosley Music Group/Zone 4 singer/songwriter Keri Hilson to begin work on the mobile album’s first track aboard the fully equipped Mobile Recording Studio. The only track to surface so far is "Get It Girl". In his first effort within the video game industry, he is working with Rockstar Games to produce Beaterator, a music mixing game for the PlayStation Portable to be released in the summer of 2009.

Timbaland postponed his Australian Shock Value tour which was originally set for mid July to August . There has not been a press release and no reason has been given. On August 22 Timbaland was scheduled to play at Melbourne's Rod Laver Arena and on the same date The Coke Live Festival in Poland. Timbaland has furthermore cancelled his Australian/New Zealand tour, and is suing the promoter of the concert, "Showtime Touring" for failing to pay and tarnishing his image by making it appear as if the concert didn't go ahead because of personal reasons. Instead, it was because the company failed to make its payments to Timbaland.

In September 2008 it was announced that Timbaland will receive the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Philosophical Society of Trinity College, Dublin as an Honorary Patron in October 2008. This award is over 300 years old and one honoree is chosen every year for exceptional contributions to society.

Timbaland executive producing the movie “Vinyl” which follows the lives of 5 young women facing life altering decisions about their relationships to members of a rock band. Timbaland’s Mosley Media Group is teaming up with Effie T. Brown's Duly Noted Inc. to create the movie. Marcus Spence, President of Mosley Music, Timbaland’s wife and publicist Monique Idlett Mosley, will be producing the film. Shooting starts in spring with Richard Zelniker at the director's helm.

Timbaland is working on Shock Value: Volume 2, alongside British singer Leona Lewis, due in 2009, his 5th studio album and follow-up to his platinum album Shock Value in 2007.

Timbaland is working along side The X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke for her debut album and the next single of the Mexican actress Angelica Vale for her world fame career.

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.

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List of awards and nominations received by Timbaland

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Timbaland is an American Grammy Award-winning record producer, composer, rapper, and singer. He produced the album Ginuwine...the Bachelor for Ginuwine in 1996. He was later contacted by Aaliyah in 1996 to help produce her second album One in a Million, which went on to sell over 15 million copies worldwide. Timbaland released his first solo studio album, Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment, in 1998. Two years later, in 2000, Timbaland produced several hit songs including Ludacris' "Rollout (My Business)", and contributed three singles to Aaliyah's self-titled third album. He collaborated with Nelly Furtado on Loose and with Justin Timberlake on FutureSex/LoveSounds in 2006. Timbaland released his second solo studio album, Timbaland Presents Shock Value, in 2007, and helped produce Madonna's twelfth studio album, Hard Candy, released in 2008.

Timbaland has received thirteen Grammy Award nominations, winning two awards: one for his collaboration with Timberlake on "Sexyback" in 2007, and for "LoveStoned/I Think She Knows", another collaboration with Timberlake, in 2008. Timbaland has also found success at the Teen Choice Awards, winning four awards from seven nominations. He won awards for both of his nominations in 2006, for "Choice Summer Track" and "Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Track" for the song "Promiscuous", a collaboration with Furtado. Overall, Timbaland has received eleven awards from 33 nominations.

The American Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony created by Dick Clark in 1973. Timbaland has received one nomination.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a non-profit performance rights organization that also holds a series of annual awards shows. Timbaland has received one award.

The BET Hip Hop Awards is an annual awards show hosted by Black Entertainment Television. Timbaland has received one award.

The BRIT Awards are the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards. Timbaland has received one nomination.

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States. Timbaland has received two awards from thirteen nominations.

The Juno Awards is a Canadian awards ceremony presented annually by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Timbaland has received one nomination.

The MTV Australia Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 2005 by MTV Australia. Timbaland has received one award.

The MTV Europe Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1994 by MTV Europe. Timbaland has received one nomination.

The MTV Video Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony established in 1984 by MTV. Timbaland has received four nominations.

The People's Choice Awards is an awards show that has been held annually since 1975. Timbaland has received one award.

The Teen Choice Awards is an awards show presented annually by the Fox Broadcasting Company. Timbaland has received four awards from seven nominations.

The Vibe Awards is an annual awards ceremony held on the UPN television network by Vibe. Timbaland has received one award.

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Scream (Timbaland song)

“Scream” cover

The music video for the song premiered on Yahoo! Music on 01/31/2008 and was directed by Justin Freancis.

The video begins with Timbaland singing while being massaged and seduced by two women. It then shows cuts of Timbaland, Scherzinger and Hilson singing with and without Balaclavas under a car park. At the conclusion of the second chorus, Scherzinger is shown singing in an elevator while performing in front of a car with and without a robbery mask. The next scene displays Timbaland and his two friends planning a robbery with intercuts of Scherzinger, Hilson and Timbaland singing in front of a car. The video concludes with Timbaland and his two friends walking into the targeted house.

The video uses an edit version of the song.

In Australia, "Scream" entered the chart in February, at number forty-two, before moving up to number thirty-two. It has so far peaked at number twenty.

The song also peaked at numbers twelve and fifteen in the UK and Ireland respectively, breaking Timbaland's chain of top ten hits from Shock Value in both countries.

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Give It to Me (Timbaland song)

“Give It to Me” cover

The song debuted at number eighty-seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in February 2007, coincidentally, it was the week when Furtado's Say It Right took over the top spot. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in April—when it rose to that position from number forty-two in one week, making it, at the time, the third biggest rise to number one in the chart's history—because of sales of 248,000 digital downloads. It became Timbaland's first number-one on his own, Furtado's third and Timberlake's fourth consecutive. It is the sixth number-one produced by Timbaland & Danja in under twelve months; others include "SexyBack", "My Love", and "What Goes Around...Comes Around" by Timberlake and "Promiscuous" and "Say It Right" by Furtado. The single also peaked at number one on the Billboard Pop 100.

On the UK Singles Chart, "Give It to Me" debuted at number eight and rose to number one the following week, with sales of 27,760 that week. The song sold 275,000 copies in the UK as stated by the Official UK Charts Company.

On 02/26/2007, the music video for "Give It to Me" was premiered on MTV's Total Request Live. It shows Timbaland, Furtado, and Timberlake performing the song at the 2007 Grammy Awards pre-show concert, and is intercut with footage from a studio recording session and from inside Timbaland's tour bus. The clip also shows Furtado singing on a balcony. The video was directed by Paul "Coy" Allen & Timbaland and appeared at number ninety-eight on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 countdown.

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