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Timbaland ascended to the top of the pop industry in the late '90s, impressively balancing his in-demand hitmaking abilities with his outlandish production style. Few rap producers were capable of such a balance between commerce and craft. Timbaland produced an endless list of hits, primarily for a select group of affiliates (Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Ginuwine) though also for a number of other A-list artists (Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Justin Timberlake). Even so, he always infused a remarkable sense of individuality and creativity into his productions. When you hear a Timbaland production generally there is no mistaking it for anyone else's work: stuttering bass-heavy bounce beats offset resounding high-end synth stabs, all of this often complemented by his own signature-like quiet murmuring beneath the track; and no sampling. However, over time Timbaland began taking an increasingly assembly-line approach to production, working with a team of co-producers and songwriters including Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills, the Clutch, and Justin Timberlake. Plus, he began producing an increasingly wide array of acts, ranging from alternative icons Björk and M.I.A. to MOR pop/rockers the Fray and Ashlee Simpson. In the late '90s, when Timbaland was still relatively new on the scene, the Virginia native worked extensively with Missy ("The Rain"), Aaliyah ("If Your Girl Only Knew"), and Ginuwine ("Pony"). Later, once he'd established himself with these three, he began working with the top rappers in the industry, namely Jay-Z ("Big Pimpin'"), Nas ("You Won't See Me Tonight"), Snoop Dogg ("Snoop Dogg [What's My Name, Pt. 2]"), and Ludacris ("Rollout [My Business]"). He also worked occasionally with lesser-known regional artists such as Petey Pablo ("Raise Up"), Pastor Troy ("Are We Cuttin'"), and Tweet ("Oops [Oh My]"). As a result of his exceptional success as a producer, Timbaland eventually established his own record label, Beat Club, and began unveiling his own stable of artists (Bubba Sparxxx, Ms. Jade). His records, most co-billed with rapping friend Magoo, spotlighted his access to the top rappers in the business: Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean. From 1997 through 2003, he released three Timbaland & Magoo albums, while 1998's Tim's Bio was a solo album in name. Released in 2007, Timbaland Presents Shock Value, along with its equally ambitious 2009 sequel, featured a mixture of vocalists, rappers, and rock bands. The former scored a couple major hits: "Give It to Me," featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, reached number one on the Hot 100, while "The Way I Are," with Keri Hilson and D.O.E., topped out at the third position. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Albums by
Timbaland

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    13 songs

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    Shock Value II

    17 songs

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    Shock Value II [Deluxe]

    17 songs

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    Timbaland Presents Shock Value

    17 songs

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    Timbaland Presents Shock Value

    4 songs

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    The Way I Are

    1 song

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    Don't Get No Betta

    1 song

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    UFO

    1 song

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    UFO

    1 song

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    Know Bout Me

    1 song

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    Know Bout Me

    1 song

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    Hands In The Air

    1 song

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    Pass at Me

    4 songs

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    Pass at Me [Remixes]

    1 song

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    Hands In the Air

    1 song

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    Break Ya Back

    1 song

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    Talk That

    1 song

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    Morning After Dark (Featuring Nelly Furtado & SoShy)

    1 song

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    Give It to Me (Laugh at Em) [Remix]

    12 songs

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    Timbaland: Greatest Beats Vol. 2

    16 songs

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    Keep It Real

    19 songs

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    Tim's Bio: From the Motion Picture-Life from da Bassment

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    Here We Come

    7 songs

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    Birthday

    6 songs

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    Timbaland: Greatest Beats Vol. 1

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Top Songs by
Timbaland

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  2.   Give It to Me featuring Jay Z
  3.   The Way I Are
  4.   Apologize
  5.   Carry Out by Justin Timberlake
  6.   Say Something
  7.   Bounce
  8.   If We Ever Meet Again
  9.   Know Bout Me featuring Drake
  10.   UFO featuring Future
  11.   Release
  12.   Oh Timbaland
  13.   Pass at Me
  14.   Hands In the Air by Ne-Yo
  15.   Morning After Dark featuring Nelly Furtado
  16.   The Way I Are featuring Doe
  17.   Break Ya Back
  18.   Give It a Go by Veronica
  19.   Come and Get Me
  20.   Drop by Magoo
  21.   Birthday
  22.   Don't Get No Betta
  23.   Intro by DJ Felli Fel
  24.   Drop featuring Fatman Scoop
  25.   Time
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Stations & Shows Featuring
Timbaland

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    Justin Timberlake: DNA

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    Justin Timberlake: The Count Up

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    Sean Kingston: I Am The DJ

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    Pop Workout

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    Calvin Harris: DNA

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    '00s #1 Hits

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    '00s Hits

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    Dr. Dre: DNA

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    Jay Z: DNA

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    Masters Of Hip Hop

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    Nothing But Love Songs

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    N.W.A.: DNA

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    Now THIS Is Music

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    Soft Hits

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    Drake: DNA

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    Party Hip Hop/R&B

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    Great Songs You Forgot

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    Janet Jackson: DNA

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    '80s, '90s & Today

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    Marketplace Music


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