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Famous as :

Record producer, rapper

Birth Name :

Timothy Z. Mosley

Birth Date :

March 10, 1971

Birth Place :

Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Spouse :

Monique Idlett (publicist, since 10-Jun-08 - filed for divorce)

Claim to fame :

Single "Give It to Me" (2007)


Keeps sticking in the industry though the competition is stiff with the appearance of many younger talented artists, Timbaland definitely is the pro. Suddenly everybody wants to work with the hottest producer in town. Def Jam Recording artist Fabolous demanded him to give a hand on his single "Make Me Better", Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke was desperate for his assistance and even Madonna trusted him to guide her R&B passion. After helps catapulting numerous artists to stardom, Timbaland deserves to enjoy the piece that he solely owns. His second solo album "Timbaland Presents Shock Value" was released on April 3, 2007 and seized the 5th post on the US Billboard 200, moving 138,000 copies in the first week. It was his best chart topping effort in his entire solo career. The same fate, only better, happened to his first single "Give It to Me" featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake that absorbed 148,000 digital downloads and smashed the #1 slot in Billboard 100. He is most wanted for one solid reason. His works can't cheat to receive the good reviews.

Timbaland did not come out "production wise" out of sudden since he had stayed in the business actually long enough to know every nook and corner. His journey in the music industry started in early 1990s when he became acquainted with two persons that will walk by his side throughout the entire career. His birth town Norfolk, Virginia had united the March 10, 1971 born producer with Melissa Arnette Elliott or better known as Missy Elliott and Melvin Barcliff aka Magoo. With the former he owed the "belief in him" and with the latter he was indebted to the "loyal companionship." Originally named Timothy Z. Mosley, Timbaland lived in the same neighborhood where Elliott lived. They became friends knowing that they shared the same passion and headed to the same direction. Mosley initially shaped his talent by making sounds out of his Casio keyboards. He acknowledged himself as DJ Timmy but his career as DJ was limited only to his hometown. Elliot though, launched her career first by forming R&B group named Sista in late 1980s. Mosley was trusted by Elliott to be the group's producer and began making demo tapes for them. The collaboration resulted in Sista sealing a deal with record producer DeVante Swing. This required the group to move to New York City. Elliott did not leave Mosley behind; she bagged him and their friend Barcliff along.

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Beyonce Previews Collaboration With Jay-Z and Timbaland While 'Flossin' in Instagram Video

April 02, 2015 07:01:33 GMT

appears to preview a new song in a cute video she has shared on Instagram. In the short clip arriving on Wednesday, April 1, the R&B diva is seen flossing her teeth alongside her beloved daughter Blue Ivy.

Missy Elliott Pictured Hitting the Studio With Timbaland

February 12, 2015 06:10:27 GMT

It seems like the wait for 's new music will be over soon. Days after revealing she'd work with , the raptress shared on Twitter a photo of her hitting the studio with the producer. "Me & @Timbaland bk 2 the drawing board studio dirty beats!" she captioned the snap showing her posing in an all-black outfit next to Timbo.

Missy Elliott Working on New Music With Timbaland

February 09, 2015 08:56:46 GMT

Following her much-talked-about performance at the Super Bowl XLIX earlier this month, has revealed her plan to go back to the studio. In a recent phone interview with SiriusXM's "Sway in the Morning", the raptress said that she'd be working on her new music with rapper/producer .

Timbaland Unveils New Collaboration With Tink and Andre 3000, 'UFO'

December 08, 2014 09:14:30 GMT

Back in October, excited fans when he shared a snippet of an interesting collaboration with his new artist Tink and 's Andre 3000 a.k.a. . The super producer has now let fans listen to the track called "UFO" in its entirety.

Timbaland Urges Musicians to Sue Lifetime Over Aaliyah Biopic

November 17, 2014 02:06:59 GMT

Lifetime's biopic drew negative responses from and the late singer's fans. On Saturday night, November 15, the same time "" premiered on the network, Timbaland took to Instagram to express his disapproval of the TV movie and its casting.

'Aaliyah' Biopic Cast Two Unknowns as Missy Elliott and Timbaland

August 11, 2014 01:05:26 GMT

"" has found its and . Two relatively unknown actors Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith have been cast as the two hip-hop giants who worked closely with on her 1996 album "" and the 2001 self-titled album.

Jennifer Hudson Debuts 'Walk It Out' Music Video Ft. Timbaland

June 17, 2014 04:43:09 GMT

has debuted a music video for her collaboration with , "Walk It Out". Shot in New York by Director X, the clip sees the singer walking through the streets in a white crop top, tight pants and funky sneakers.

Timbaland Announces Title of New Album

May 15, 2014 03:29:52 GMT

, who has been working to produce some of today's biggest albums, has shared details about his solo project. In a new interview with Revolt, the musician revealed that his upcoming solo album would be called "".

Jennifer Hudson Drops Sexy New Track 'Walk It Out' Ft. Timbaland

April 15, 2014 06:43:33 GMT

has returned with a new single titled "Walk It Out". Premiering on the singer's SoundCloud page on Monday, April 14, the raunchy slow jam features guest vocals from who also serves as the track's co-producer.

Producer Noah '40' Shebib Cancels Aaliyah Posthumous Album

January 09, 2014 01:01:57 GMT

According to producer Noah "40" Shebib, the posthumous album of he was working on won't see the light of day. The unreleased tracks from the late singer are put on shelf for good this time, one of the reasons being the negative reaction on 's involvement.

Timbaland Debuts 'Know Bout Me' Lyric Video Ft. Jay-Z, Drake and James Fauntleroy

December 13, 2013 09:10:22 GMT

has unveiled the lyric video for his collaboration with , and James Fauntleroy, "Know Bout Me". The clip features a mysterious hooded woman wandering around an abandoned building.

Timbaland Drops New Single 'Know Bout Me' Ft. Drake and Jay-Z

November 16, 2013 03:05:05 GMT

The studio version of 's new single called "Know Bout Me" has arrived online. Featuring guest vocals from and , the song was previously previewed by the producer while touring on "Magna Carter World Tour".

Timbaland's Wife Monique Mosley Files for Divorce

October 17, 2013 06:51:52 GMT

After ten years together, five of which were spent as a married couple, 's wife Monique Mosley has filed for divorce from the record producer. Claiming that she is dead broke, Mosley wants her hit maker husband, who's reportedly worth $80 million, to pay for everything, including child support for a kid he did not father.

Timbaland Will Join Jay-Z for the European Leg of Magna Carta World Tour

September 19, 2013 03:43:27 GMT

will be joined by one of his collaborators when bringing his Magna Carta World Tour to Europe this October. The Roc Nation mogul has announced that will perform at the 17-date tour, which begins at U.K.'s Manchester Arena on October 3.

Timbaland Announces New Michael Jackson Project

August 28, 2013 08:14:41 GMT

is working on a new project. In a recent interview with Revolt TV, the producer shared the details of the project. "To even go bigger would be two kings working together," he said.

Timbaland Apologizes to Chris Brown for Harsh Comment on His Collaboration With Aaliyah

July 26, 2013 08:32:28 GMT

Earlier this week, made a negative comment on and 's collaborations with . In an interview with Revolt TV, the 41-year-old rapper said that no one else but him could work with the late songstress.

Timbaland Reveals Nas Track Featuring Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

July 24, 2013 05:58:49 GMT

After working on the platinum-selling album "", record producer reveals his next potential hit will come by way of a track he produced for Ill Will Records founder . Timbaland got back some valuable support from Jay-Z who collaborates with Nas for his next album, considering they were formerly feuding.

Timbaland Teams Up With Keri Hilson to Apologize to Jay-Z and Beyonce on 'Sorry'

July 18, 2013 04:13:09 GMT

recently opened up about the feud he and once had. "Me and Jay fell out," he said in an interview. Timbaland claimed that the feud happened over "petty stuff." "It was not industry-related, it was more personal and I was wrong," Timbaland said.

Timbaland Releases New Track 'The Party Anthem'

January 02, 2013 08:55:47 GMT

Hip-hop artist and mega record producer has just released a new track from his free music initiative "Timbaland Thursday". Entitled "The Party Anthem", the track was first recorded in 2012 but got released only now, through his SoundCloud page and via Twitter under the #TimboGiftBag series.

Confirmed, Missy Elliott and Timbaland NOT Featured in Aaliyah's Posthumous Album

August 15, 2012 02:00:55 GMT

It's official, and will not be involved in 's posthumous album, which is produced by . Contrary to Blackguard Records' previous statement that the two artists would be featured in the record, a representative for Missy claims that "it is not the case."

Timbaland Wants to Be Involved in Drake's Alleged Plan for Aaliyah Album

August 04, 2012 05:50:32 GMT

has not confirmed rumor that he is producing 's posthumous album, but has spoken up about the possible record. In a recent interview with Power 105's "The Breakfast Club", the Virginia-born rapper made it clear that Drizzy should reach out to him and if he indeed is working on an Aaliyah record.

Timbaland Premieres 'Hands in the Air' Music Video Ft. Ne-Yo

July 07, 2012 03:37:13 GMT

Hip-hop rapper and producer collaborates with R&B singer for song "Hands in the Air" which was released last month. The pair has premiered a music video for the single which is featured on soundtrack of new dance movie, "".

John Travolta's First Accuser Hires Famed Lawyer Gloria Allred

May 16, 2012 19:06:44 GMT

The first accuser of 's alleged misconducts has hired a new lawyer. Referred to as John Doe Number One for anonymity, the accuser now teams up with famed attorney Gloria Allred who has taken sexual misconduct cases against A-list celebrities such as and .

2012 Rock the Bells Presents Nas and Missy Elliott

May 16, 2012 18:47:14 GMT

The 2012 line-up of Rock the Bells has been announced on Tuesday, May 15 during a unique press conference made by rapper Supernatural. In the list which he rapped are , , , , , and .

Video Premiere: Timbaland's 'Pass at Me' Ft. Pitbull

September 22, 2011 04:43:06 GMT

and enjoy the company of some scantily-clad bootylicious girls in a music video for Timbo's new single "Pass at Me". While the two artists are frolicking with the ladies, who produces the single spins turntable and pumps up the crowd in a live show.

Demi Lovato Releases Timbaland and Missy Elliott Duet 'All Night Long'

September 15, 2011 02:30:44 GMT

is ready to follow up her well-received first single "Skyscraper" with another hit. The former star of "" drops a brand new material called "All Night Long" which features not just one but two rappers and .

Emma Watson Ditches Study to Finish Off 'Harry Potter'

March 08, 2011 05:13:31 GMT

is taking a break from her study at Brown University as she has had a hard time juggling between being a student and working on movies. "As you know, I love Brown and I love studying pretty much more than anything but recently I've had so much to juggle that being a student AND fulfilling my other commitments has become a little impossible," she said in a statement posted on his official website on March 7.

Chris Brown's 'Paper, Scissors, Rock' Ft. Big Sean and Timbaland

March 08, 2011 04:53:32 GMT

Another new song from has landed online ahead of his new album release. Featuring and , this newly-unveiled track titled "Paper, Scissors, Rock" heavily uses Auto Tune with vicious verses about a woman who doesn't know what she's got until it's gone.

Timbaland's New Song 'Take Ur Clothes Off' Ft. Missy Elliott

January 14, 2011 07:30:51 GMT

The first offering of 's "Thursday" catering has arrived. Titled "Take Ur Clothes Off", the new song reunites the top-notch producer with none other than his longtime collaborator . She namedrops and in her verses.

Video: Timbaland Previews Song He Wrote for Demi Lovato

January 12, 2011 03:56:15 GMT

Having recorded a song with for his album "Shock Value II", is now eying to make music with . The top-notch producer doesn't seem to be bothered with some negative publicity she received after going to rehab. In fact, he has listened to some of her songs and is impressed with her.

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