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Who is Timbaland?

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Timothy Zachery Mosley, popularly known as Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer and songwriter, well known for hits like ‘Give It to Me’, ‘Cry Me a River’, ‘The Way I Are’ and ‘4 Minutes’. He started his career as one of the rapping duo Timbaland and Magoo. They released their debut album in 1997, followed by his debut solo album ‘Tim's Bio’. Forming the record label Mosley Music Group, he became famous as a record producer making a number of hits for artists like Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, and many others. Furtado’s album ‘Loose’ was an instant hit produced by his label, followed by the smashing hit ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ with Justin Timberlake. He has delivered hit albums for his friends like ‘Supa Dupa Fly’ for Missy Elliott and Aaliyah's double platinum album ‘One in a Million’. The hit single ‘Pony’ and the album ‘Ginuwine…the Bachelor’, produced by Timbaland, introduced a unique rhythmic style by mixing R&B and hip-hop that brought into the music scene a new trend in the 1990s. He also successfully entered TV production when he was asked to supervise the music for the soap opera ‘Empire’.

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Timbaland Childhood & Early Life

Timothy Mosley was born on March 10, 1972 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Latrice and Garland Mosley. His father worked with Amtrak while his mother ran a homeless shelter. He has a younger brother, Sebastian, and a sister, Courtney Rashon, who later became a makeup artist and author. He attended Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

In 1986, when Mosley was 14, he worked at a local restaurant called Red Lobster. There he was accidentally shot by a co-worker, which partially paralyzed him for nine months. During that time, he began to learn how to work as a DJ using his left hand. He was then called DJ Tim or DJ Timmy Tim.

Around that time, he collaborated with his high school friend and rapper Melvin (Magoo) Barcliff. He also joined a production company called Surrounded by Idiots. Singer and rapper Missy Elliott also started working with him.

Timbaland Career

Mosley and Magoo were introduced by Missy Elliott to record producer DeVante Swing, who named Mosley as Timbaland. He and Magoo became associated with DeVante’s Swing Mob record label.

At Swing Mob, Timbaland worked for artists like R&B singer Ginuwine, vocal groups like Playa, and girl groups like Sugah.

Timbaland worked with DeVante on a number of projects like the 1995 Jodeci’s album ‘The Show, the After Party, the Hotel’, and Sista’s debut album ‘4 All the Sistas Around da World’. He also produced remixes of Missy Elliott songs.

In 1996, he produced Ginuwine’s album ‘Ginuwine...the Bachelor’. The sound he introduced in one of the songs of the album, ‘Pony’, became a popular pop music style of the 1990s. The song became a huge hit. In the same year, he produced Aaliyah’s album ‘One in a Million’, which sold over 15 million copies worldwide.

He and Magoo released their debut album ‘Welcome to Our World’ on November 11, 1997 with 18 tracks. The album was a hit. In 1998, he released his first solo studio album, ‘Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment’.

In 1999, he produced a major hit single ‘Big Pimpin’ for rapper Jay-Z’s album ‘Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter’. In the same year, he also produced Missy Elliott’s second album ‘Da Real World’, which was another hit, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200.

In 2000, he produced several hit songs like Ludacris' ‘Rollout (My Business)’. He also produced three singles—‘We Need a Resolution’, ‘More than a Woman’ and ‘I Care 4 U’—for Aaliyah's third album.

In 2001, he and Magoo released their second album ‘Indecent Proposal.’ Their third album ‘Under Construction, Part II’ was released in 2003. Both the albums did not make much impact.

In 2006, he founded his own label, Mosely Music Group (MMG), and debuted with Nelly Furtado’s album ‘Loose’. In the same year, he produced Justin Timberlake’s smashing hit album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’. He released his second solo studio album ‘Shock Value’ in 2007, which was a big hit.

After his success with the album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’, singer Madonna was keen to collaborate with Timbaland. He produced her 12th studio album, ‘Hard Candy’, released in 2008. It debuted at number 1 in 37 countries and was the 11th bestselling album worldwide in 2008.

In the same period, he produced many other hit albums—Ashlee Simpson's ‘Bittersweet World’, Keri Hilson's ‘In A Perfect World’, Flo Rida's ‘Mail On Sunday’, and Missy Elliott's ‘Block Party’, among others.

His third solo album ‘Shock Value II’ was released in December 2009 in the UK and the USA. In 2010, he produced Chris Brown's album, ‘F.A.M.E.’, which had the songs ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’, and ‘Talk Ya Ear Off’. The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 270,000 copies in the first week.

In 2015, he ventured into TV production as the executive music producer of the soap opera ‘Empire’. The show was a major hit.

Timbaland Major Works

The album ‘Welcome to Our World’ sold over 1 million copies and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It featured a number of guest appearances from singers like Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, and Ginuwine.

His solo album ‘Shock Value’ debuted at number 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified platinum in several countries like Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, the UK, and the US.

Timbaland Personal Life

In 2008, Timbaland married Monique Idlett and they have a daughter. While Idlett filed for divorce in 2013, they reconciled eventually.

He built a 5,000 square foot studio in Virginia Beach, where he does his production work. He is very serious about his bodybuilding regime and follows a strict diet and training program.

In 2007, he teamed up with Rockstar Games to work on their Beaterator, a music mixing game.

He organized a fund-raising event in Miami for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2007. He openly supported her throughout the campaign.

In January 2007, it was reported in the media that he had plagiarized several elements in the song ‘Do It’ on the album ‘Loose’ by Nelly Furtado. He was once again in a legal battle over the copyright issues of the song ‘Throw It on Me’ from his album ‘Shock Value’. In January 2014, he was involved in another plagiarism case concerning the track ‘Versus’ by Jay-Z, which was produced by him.

Timbaland ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards

Timbaland Grammy Awards

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Timbaland awards

  • ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards

    • 2002
      Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
      Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
    • 2001
      Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
      Romeo Must Die (2000)
    • 1999
      Most Performed Songs from Motion Pictures
      Doctor Dolittle (1998)
  • Grammy Awards

    • 2015
      Best R&B Song
      Winner
    • 2014
      Best R&B Song
      Winner
    • 2007
      Best Dance Recording
      Winner
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Timbaland biography timelines

  • Timothy Mosley was born on March 10, 1972 in Norfolk, Virginia, to Latrice and Garland Mosley. His father worked with Amtrak while his mother ran a homeless shelter. He has a younger brother, Sebastian, and a sister, Courtney Rashon, who later became a makeup artist and author. He attended Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
    10th Mar 1972
  • In 1986, when Mosley was 14, he worked at a local restaurant called Red Lobster. There he was accidentally shot by a co-worker, which partially paralyzed him for nine months. During that time, he began to learn how to work as a DJ using his left hand. He was then called DJ Tim or DJ Timmy Tim.
    1986
  • Timbaland worked with DeVante on a number of projects like the 1995 Jodeci’s album ‘The Show, the After Party, the Hotel’, and Sista’s debut album ‘4 All the Sistas Around da World’. He also produced remixes of Missy Elliott songs.
    1995
  • He and Magoo released their debut album ‘Welcome to Our World’ on November 11, 1997 with 18 tracks. The album was a hit. In 1998, he released his first solo studio album, ‘Tim's Bio: Life from da Bassment’.
    11th Nov 1997 To 1998
  • In 1999, he produced a major hit single ‘Big Pimpin’ for rapper Jay-Z’s album ‘Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter’. In the same year, he also produced Missy Elliott’s second album ‘Da Real World’, which was another hit, debuting at number 10 on the Billboard 200.
    1999
  • In 2000, he produced several hit songs like Ludacris' ‘Rollout (My Business)’. He also produced three singles—‘We Need a Resolution’, ‘More than a Woman’ and ‘I Care 4 U’—for Aaliyah's third album.
    2000
  • In 2001, he and Magoo released their second album ‘Indecent Proposal.’ Their third album ‘Under Construction, Part II’ was released in 2003. Both the albums did not make much impact.
    2001 To 2003
  • In 2006, he founded his own label, Mosely Music Group (MMG), and debuted with Nelly Furtado’s album ‘Loose’. In the same year, he produced Justin Timberlake’s smashing hit album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’. He released his second solo studio album ‘Shock Value’ in 2007, which was a big hit.
    2006 To 2007
  • In 2007, he teamed up with Rockstar Games to work on their Beaterator, a music mixing game.
    2007
  • He organized a fund-raising event in Miami for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2007. He openly supported her throughout the campaign.
    2007
  • In January 2007, it was reported in the media that he had plagiarized several elements in the song ‘Do It’ on the album ‘Loose’ by Nelly Furtado. He was once again in a legal battle over the copyright issues of the song ‘Throw It on Me’ from his album ‘Shock Value’. In January 2014, he was involved in another plagiarism case concerning the track ‘Versus’ by Jay-Z, which was produced by him.
    Jan 2007 To Jan 2014
  • After his success with the album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’, singer Madonna was keen to collaborate with Timbaland. He produced her 12th studio album, ‘Hard Candy’, released in 2008. It debuted at number 1 in 37 countries and was the 11th bestselling album worldwide in 2008.
    2008 To 2008
  • In 2008, Timbaland married Monique Idlett and they have a daughter. While Idlett filed for divorce in 2013, they reconciled eventually.
    2008 To 2013
  • His third solo album ‘Shock Value II’ was released in December 2009 in the UK and the USA. In 2010, he produced Chris Brown's album, ‘F.A.M.E.’, which had the songs ‘Paper, Scissors, Rock’, and ‘Talk Ya Ear Off’. The album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 and sold 270,000 copies in the first week.
    Dec 2009 To 2010
  • In 2015, he ventured into TV production as the executive music producer of the soap opera ‘Empire’. The show was a major hit.
    2015
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Frequently asked questions about Timbaland

  • What is Timbaland birthday?

    Timbaland was born at March 10, 1972

  • Where is Timbaland's birth place?

    Timbaland was born in Norfolk, Virginia

  • What is Timbaland nationalities?

    Timbaland's nationalities is American

  • What is Timbaland nick names?

    Timbaland's nickNames is DJ Timmy

  • Who is Timbaland spouses?

    Timbaland's spouses is Monique Idlett (m. 2008 - 2013)

  • Who is Timbaland siblings?

    Timbaland's siblings is Sebastian

  • Who is Timbaland childrens?

    Timbaland's childrens is Demetrius Mosley, Frankie Mosley, Reign Mosley

  • What was Timbaland universities?

    Timbaland studied at Salem High School university

  • Which company or organization was founded by Timbaland?

    Timbaland was the founder/co-founder of Mosley Music Group

  • How tall is Timbaland?

    Timbaland's height is 170

  • Who is Timbaland's father?

    Timbaland's father is Garland Mosley

  • Who is Timbaland's mother?

    Timbaland's mother is Latrice Mosley

  • What is Timbaland's sun sign?

    Timbaland is Pisces

  • What is Timbaland's facebook?

    Timbaland's facebook is https://www.facebook.com/Timbaland/

  • What is Timbaland's twitter?

    Timbaland's twitter is http://www.twitter.com/timbaland/

  • What is Timbaland's youtube?

    Timbaland's youtube is https://www.youtube.com/user/TimbalandVEVO/

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    Timbaland's instagram is https://www.instagram.com/timbaland/