Missy Elliott & Timbaland In 1997

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Jane Zhang Talks Working With Timbaland

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Back in 2005, Jane Zhang was first recognized in an all-female, Chinese singing competition called Super Girl and shocked the world with her incredible voice. Week after week, 400 Million People tuned in to watch her sing in front of a massive audience. Twelve years later, Jane Zhang’s talent is still recognized in the music world. In 2016, she collaborated with Grammy Award-Winning Producer, Timbaland on the song “Dust My Shoulders Off,” and it was a Top 10 Single on iTunes. The song’s message clearly states you have to keep moving push forward despite what life throws at you.

Jane Zhang understands the music industry is very cut-throat and judgmental, but she’s determined to leave a ground-breaking impact in the industry. In “Dust My Shoulders Off,” she says, “The world keeps spinning, life goes on and on/ I won’t cry for long.” And with Timbaland co-signing, Jane Zhang will definitely be an artist to look out for in 2017. Singersroom briefly spoke with the jaw-dropping vocalist about singing, her collab with Timbaland, and more.

What’s the concept for the song “Dust My Shoulders Off”?
I come from a different culture, so I believe that there are many different ways to convey our feelings. But there must be some similarities in our lives because we are all humans dealing with real life problems. So I wanted the lyrics to really just reflect the real life. I hope when you listen to the song, it feels like a close friend who’s chatting with you about how your day is going.


Happy 38th Birthday, Aaliyah

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She’s been gone over 15 years now, but Aaliyah -- who would’ve turned 38 today (Jan. 16) had her life not been cut short in a 2001 plane crash -- left a lasting imprint on the culture. The influence of her fearless fashions and strong sense of self can clearly be seen on today’s music stars, runways and beauty palettes. Aaliyah sounded and telegraphed older than her years. When it came to fashion, she was a trailblazer, confidently mixing streetwear with high fashion long before the word “athleisure” came into the style lexicon, RIP Aaliyah.

Aaliyah - If Your Girl Only Knew feat. Timbaland & Missy Elliott (Timbaland Remix) (96')

Timbaland x Billboard.com Interview, Talks New Series 'The Pop Game' Due (Feb. 21st)

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After helping Aaliyah, Missy Elliott and Justin Timberlake top the charts, Timbaland is looking for music’s next big star. He’s hoping to find that future phenom in The Pop Game, a new, unscripted series, set to premiere next month on Lifetime. The upcoming show, from executive producers Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri, will follow the producer (born Timothy Mosley) as he guides aspiring vocalists and their parent-managers through challenges to test their skills.

Each contestant will be vying for a spot on the super-producer’s imprint, Mosley Music Group. "Being a mentor is what’s missing in music," Timbaland recently told Billboard of his motivation to get involved. "It’s really artist development, and this is part of owning a record label. Now, everything is on the phone and everything is visual so I think this is the new way of showcasing artists. If I show you how the process is done, I think you’ll respect it more."


Playa’s ‘All The Way’ & ‘Ms. Parker’ Instrumental Remakes

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Kaizer Soze is back at it again, check out this awesome Instrumental Remakes of Playa’s ‘All The Way’ and ‘Ms. Parker’ from their 1998 album ‘Cheers 2 U’ produced by Kaizer Soze.

Playa - All The Way (DJ) (Instrumental) (17') Playa - Ms. Parker (DJ) (Instrumental) (17')

Timbaland Is Working On A New TV Show Called ‘PopGame’

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Hannah Zlomke just revealed that Timbaland is working on a new TV Show titled #PopGame together with the professional dancer, choreographer and actor Benjamin "Benji" Daniel Schwimmer, that will air soon on Lifetime.

"hannah_zlomkeRecently working on the new tv show #PopGame produced by the one and only @timbaland was epic! And it was so awesome to work with @benjischwimmer and all the amazing cast and crew! Thanks for having me, grateful for the opportunity❤️...coming soon to Lifetime, Be sure to watch! #lifetime #dancer #timbaland #thankful"


Wisin - Untitled feat. Timbaland (Snippet) (17')

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A snippet of the collaboration between Wisin and Timbaland surfaced on the net, check out the preview below.

Wisin - Untitled feat. Timbaland (Snippet) (17')

V. Bozeman x YouKnowIGotSoul Interview, Talks Timbaland & Debut Album (2017)

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V. Bozeman has emerged as one of the most exciting new artists coming out of the new generation of r&b music. She was introduced to us via her exciting collaboration with Timothy Bloom on “Until The End Of Time”, and then further established after signing with Timbaland and extensive co-signs from Tyrese. She’s already proven that she’s not afraid to be herself, and paired with her powerful vocal prowess, she’s certainly one to keep an eye on as we anticipate her debut album.

YouKnowIGotSoul sat down with V. Bozeman prior to her performance at Raheem DeVaughn’s holiday concert at the Howard Theatre and discussed her emergence as an artist, her journey so far, the responsibility she holds as an artist, and more.


Aaliyah - Are U Feelin' Me (DJ) (Instrumental) (17')

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This is a great Remake by Kaizer Soze right here, check it out.

Aaliyah - Are U Feelin' Me (DJ) (Instrumental) (17')

Timbaland’s 2017 Projects

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Let’s talk about Timbo’s Upcoming Projects. One of the most anticipated projects are of course Timbaland’s Solo Albums Textbook Timbo’ and ‘Opera Noir’ which initially should come out in 2017, but my favourite Project is Justin Timberlake’s new album. Timbaland had already several session’s with the R&B star back in February and July and it should be pretty interesting to see what they’ve come up with this time around.

Other highlights are Missy Elliott’s 7th album and debut’s albums by Tink and V. Bozeman, Nas is coming with his 12th Studio album with Timbaland and Ginuwine has been working on his ‘Bachelor Again But Wiser’ album and there is also Keri Hilson’s new album. Check out all Upcoming Projects below.

Whats Your Favourite Timbaland Track From 2016

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Looking back at the year 2016, 27 tracks have been released (with Snippets) officialy and unofficially on the net. The highlights are Rihanna’s ‘Yeah, I Said It’, Jane Zhang’s ‘Dust My Shoulders Off’, Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat’s ‘Alessandro Michele’, Yo Gotti’s ‘Smile’, Tweet’s ‘Somebody Else Will’, Timbaland’s ‘Don't Get No Betta’ and Snoop Dogg’s ‘Got Those’. You can find the complete list of the tracks below, Please let me know what your favourite track is!

  • Eric Nam - Body feat. Timbaland
  • Jack & Jack - All Weekend Long
  • Jane Zhang - Dust My Shoulders Off feat. Timbaland
  • Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat - Alessandro Michele
  • Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick & Earth, Wind & Fire - September
  • Rihanna - Yeah, I Said It
  • Snoop Dogg - Got Those
  • Sy Ari Da Kid - Frenemies feat. Tink
  • Tamela Mann - Through It All feat. Timbaland
  • Tdot illdude - No One
  • Timbaland - Don't Get No Betta feat. Mila J
  • Timbaland - Every Second Counts
  • Timbaland & Dalton Diehl - Harmony
  • Timbaland & King Logan - The Daily Show Theme
  • Tink - Circle The Block feat. Timbaland
  • Tink - Modern Wave feat. Timbaland
  • Tink - Show It
  • Tweet - Somebody Else Will feat . Missy Elliott
  • Yo Gotti - Smile feat. Timbaland
  • Young Crazy & Breeze Barker - Ain't Even
  • Young Crazy & Breeze Barker - Never Change
  • Young Crazy & Breeze Barker - Too Virginia

Eric Nam - Body feat. Timbaland (16')

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Korean-American singer Eric Nam and Timbaland collaborated on the tune ‘Body’ last month. Timbaland first expressed his desire to work together with Nam. The singer was invited to the producer's studio in Miami, where they completed the production of ‘Body’, check out the tune below, and make sure to cop it on iTunes.
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Eric Nam - Body feat. Timbaland (16')

Eric Nam - Body (Studio Session) (2016)

Eric Nam – Body feat. Timbaland (Live At The MAMA’s) (2016)

Timbaland At The ‘Producers Series’ Finale (2016)

Jay-Z - Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 17' Mix) (Kaizer Soze) (Instrumental) (16')

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Jay-Z - Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 17' Mix) (Kaizer Soze) (Instrumental) (16')

Aaliyah - Talk Is Cheap feat. Drake & Static Major (16')

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A new Aaliyah track just surfaced on the net titled ‘Talk Is Cheap’. Check it out below.

Aaliyah - Talk Is Cheap feat. Drake & Static Major (16')

The Magical Story Of How Nelly Furtado & Timbaland Made 'Loose'

Image Hosted by UploadHouse.com In 2006, Nelly Furtado released her third album, Loose. Alongside BeyoncĂ©'s B’Day, Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds, and big country debuts by Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, it went on to become one of the best-selling records of that year as well a career-defining album for the Canadian musician. Singles like “Promiscuous” and “Maneater” significantly altered Furtado's public narrative; until then she'd been known as a kind of heartfelt singer-songwriter, but began to be talked about in the hyperbolic, often patronizing tone reserved for pop stars who invoke their sexuality.

But Loose was hinged on her magic chemistry with producer Timbaland, and set them both up as even more versatile artists than fans had previously understood. Ten years later, on the cusp of Furtado’s sixth album, The Ride, she gave The FADER the stories behind the making of the singularly compelling Loose. Before Loose, I remember being like, "Okay, I want to do a pop album." I wanted to prove to myself that I could be more streamlined. My first album Whoa, Nelly! — I feel like it took 18 months to record. [Producers] Track & Field and I were in the studio every day. Pro Tools kept crashing.
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So I had lots of time to come up with interesting rhythms and melodies. It was really fun when I tried to play the stuff live, but I always thought it made more sense in a club environment. Then I did Folklore in 2003, and that was more of a fleshed-out, live band sound. I used Madonna's Ray Of Light as a template for Loose: she was smooth but sexy, universal, epic, iconic! Before I'd even stepped in a room with Timbaland, I already knew the name of the album would be Loose. It was actually Jimmy Iovine from my label, Interscope, that was like, "I think you and Timbaland should get together again!"


Nelly Furtado - Maneater feat. Timbaland (DJ Freakiii Extended Mix) (06')

Timbaland To Perform At The 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards

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On November 21, Mnet officially announced the news, saying, “We are currently in discussion to have Timbaland and Eric Nam perform a collaboration stage at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards.” Timbaland previously participated as a guest judge on Mnet’s Show Me The Money 5” back in May, and was able to greet his Korean fans through his appearance.

The Mnet Asian Music Awards is an annual end-of-year music award ceremony hosted by CJ E&M’s music channel Mnet. The 2016 award ceremony will take place on December 2 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. You can vote for the nominees here.


Brad Paisley Announces Timbaland Collaboration On New Album

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Brad Paisley has announced that he will release a new album titled Love & War in 2017. The country star and longtime CMA Awards co-host made the announcement on Nov. 11 during a performance at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles, iHeart.com reports. Paisley’s 11th studio album will include his collaboration with Demi Lovato, “Without A Fight,” as well as his current single, “Today.” The album features additional all-star guests. Mick Jagger has a song on there with me that is gonna flip you out,” Paisley tells Taste of Country Nights. John Fogerty and I have been writing, and wait till you hear that.
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Timbaland, then Demi.” According to iHeart.com, Paisley also collaborated with Brent Anderson on a track he calls “one of the best songs I’ve ever written.” “I wanted the collaborations on this record to be collaborations that took me outside of what you’d typically think and brought that other world into this, but it’s also very country,Paisley says. Love & War is expected in February of 2017.


Timbaland At DJ Khaled’s Book Release Event

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Rory Fresco Talks Timbaland

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Many expected Rory (Terrell Johnson Jr.) to be a one-off after a SoundCloud algorithm earlier this year randomly selected his song “Lowkey” to play directly after a new single from Kanye West. The stroke of luck instantly exposed a song he created in his father’s Grandview basement (with just a couple thousand plays) to millions of listeners around the globe.

But the teen has shown some staying power, parlaying “Lowkey’s” overnight success into a full-fledged recording contract with Epic Records. Now, just 10 months removed from the “Lowkey” explosion, Rory has released a highly touted free album and is working with industry moguls like L.A. Reid, Fonzworth Bentley and Timbaland on a debut studio album that he hopes will give KC artists wider exposure.
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“Meeting and working with Timbaland has been surreal,” Rory says. “I can feel my soundscapes becoming bigger, crazier.” There’s a little more pressure on Rory nowadays. He’s the only artist on The Star’s list with a big name record deal. If he’s nervous however, he doesn’t show it. “I want to be Britney Spears big,” he says. Rap may have been the launching pad, but like many young artists today (a la Drake), it’s a desire for transcendent pop stardom that truly lures Rory: “People thought it was over, but I’m just getting started.”