Tweet: "Happy Born-Day, my brother! We've done so many special things together through music but, your friendship and brotherhood away from the spotlight goes way beyond that!! Love you for life, man!!!! Enjoy your day!" Justin Timberlake celebrates his producer pal Timbaland's 44th birthday on Thursday (10Mar16).
Tweet: "bigups to the whole cast & production crew on #StraightOuttaCompton for smashing the 1st weekend box office numbers. thats major (sic)!!!" Superproducer Timbaland congratulates Ice Cube and Dr. Dre and their crew on the success of their N.w.a. biopic STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, which shot to number one on the North American box office.
Fact: Hitmaker Timbaland has joined a U.S. Tv series as the drama's songwriter and producer. Created by film director Lee Daniels and actor Danny Strong, Empire stars Hustle & Flow castmates Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Timbaland will create new music for the show.
Fact: Justin Timberlake, Jay Z, Nas and Timbaland have hit the recording studio to work on new music. A photo of the stars laughing and drinking together around a keyboard was posted online on Wednesday (05Jun13) by Lenny S., an executive at Jay Z's label Roc Nation, alongside the caption, "Jay x Jt x Nas x TIMBO Rat Pack s**t. For some this is 'Work'... For us it's just Fun."
Quote: "We had dinners with the producers every day, like a family. It was like a camp. Weekends off. You could go and jump in the pool and ride bikes... The ocean and grass and sunshine... It was a really safe place." Beyonce made sure to have fun with her collaborator pals Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and The-Dream while recording new music in the posh Hamptons area in New York.
Fact: Justin Timberlake made a surprise appearance at the launch of the United Nations Foundation's new mobile initiative, mPowering Action, on Friday night (08Feb13) when he joined his producer pal Timbaland onstage for a performance of their hit song Carry Out. Guests at the Los Angeles bash included Twilight co-stars Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed, and the singer's former 'N Sync bandmate Joey Fatone.
Quote: "It's probably hard to be married to me. It's not easy. I'm a musical genius. I'm weird, I do crazy things, it's not like the average norm. But I'm a loving guy." R&B icon Timbaland feels for his wife Monique.
Quote: "I feel like everyone's now doing what I did on The Way I Are. I started it and they followed, so I felt I had to come up with a new style." Superproducer Timbaland hates 'copycat' artists.
Fact: Superproducer Timbaland will be honoured at the upcoming VH1 Hip Hop Honors for his contributions to the rap industry. The Virginia native will be hailed alongside his peers in a special ceremony focusing on talent from 'The Dirty South', which will air in the U.S. on 7 June (10).
Quote: "I had an opportunity to work with Michael coming up, before the tour, and it’s been wild. The same thing happened to me when I was supposed to work with Biggie Smalls before he passed. It’s kind of a sad day... but a good day because his music lives on." Super producer Timbaland remembers Michael Jackson.
Fact: Actor Denis Leary has signed on to host the fifth annual Fashion Rocks event in New York City. Network bosses have added performers including Timbaland, Solange Knowles and THE Pussycat Dolls to the fashion and music extravaganza's line-up, taking place on 5 September (08).
Quote: "I'm doing that album just like Pink Floyd's THE WALL - it's a movie more than an album... It's the best work I've ever done." Super producer Timbaland has high hopes for rocker Chris Cornell's upcoming solo album.
Quote: "We had to take turns in putting our foot down. I wasn't used to doing that, but I have the highest heel." Madonna on having to battle out her artistic preferences with 4 MINUTES collaborators Justin Timberlake and Timbaland.
Fact: Superproducer Timbaland has been named the U.K.'s biggest selling singles artist of 2007. Combined sales of his hit songs THE WAY I ARE with Keri Hilson, APOLOGIZE with OneRepublic, GIVE IT TO ME featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, and AYO TECHNOLOGY with Timberlake and 50 Cent have exceeded 1 million units.
Fact: Madonna presented Justin Timberlake with a cupcake and champagne for his 27th birthday while the pair were on the London set of her new music video, 4 MINUTES TO SAVE THE WORLD. The track - which also features superproducer Timbaland - will appear on Madonna's as-yet-unnamed new album, due later this year (08).
Quote: "Duran Duran were on the Timbaland express; we had merged, cross-pollinated and created the genesis of a new sound for us all." NICK RHODES waxes lyrical about the band's collaboration with the superproducer.
Fact: Superproducer Timbaland has been named artistic director of next month's (Sep07) MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas.
Quote: "I don't think about other people. I'm above everybody. My music is on a whole 'nother level. I'm up here and everybody else is over there." Super-producer Timbaland feels no need to compete with his so-called rivals.
Quote: "A lot of people think it's weird her working with me, but I think it's how she sings on top of my beats that make it." Hip-hop producer Timbaland is blown away by his collaborations with Icelandic virtuoso BJORK.