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Timbaland is an American record producer, rapper, singer and songwriter

InformationDetail
BirthdayMarch 10, 1972
NationalityAmerican
FamousRecord Producer, Musicians, Singers, Rappers
City/StateVirginia
Nick namesDJ Timmy
SpousesMonique Idlett (m. 2008 - 2013)
SiblingsSebastian
Known asTimothy Zedd Mosley, Timothy Zachery Mosley
Childrens Demetrius Mosley, Frankie Mosley, Reign Mosley
Universities
  • Salem High School
Founder / Co-Founder
  • Mosley Music Group
Birth PlaceNorfolk, Virginia
Height170cm
GenderMale
FatherGarland Mosley
MotherLatrice Mosley
Sun SignPisces
Born inNorfolk, Virginia
Famous asRapper, Record Producer
Socials

// Famous Record Producer

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Who is Timbaland?

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’.

// Famous Musicians

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.

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.

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.

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.

// Famous Rappers

Timbaland awards

YearNameAward

ASCAP Film And Television Music Awards

2002Most Performed Songs from Motion PicturesLara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
2001Most Performed Songs from Motion PicturesRomeo Must Die (2000)
1999Most Performed Songs from Motion PicturesDoctor Dolittle (1998)

Grammy Awards

2015Best R&B SongWinner
2014Best R&B SongWinner
2007Best Dance RecordingWinner

Timbaland biography timelines

  • // 10th Mar 1972
    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.
  • // 1986
    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.
  • // 1995
    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.
  • // 11th Nov 1997 To 1998
    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’.
  • // 1999
    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.
  • // 2000
    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.
  • // 2001 To 2003
    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.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    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.
  • // 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.
  • // Jan 2007 To Jan 2014
    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.
  • // 2008 To 2008
    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 2013
    In 2008, Timbaland married Monique Idlett and they have a daughter. While Idlett filed for divorce in 2013, they reconciled eventually.
  • // Dec 2009 To 2010
    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.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he ventured into TV production as the executive music producer of the soap opera ‘Empire’. The show was a major hit.

// Famous Singers

Timbaland's FAQ

  • What is Timbaland birthday?

    Timbaland was born at 1972-03-10

  • 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

  • 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

  • How famous is Timbaland?

    Timbaland is famouse as Rapper, Record Producer

  • 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/

  • What is Timbaland's instagram?

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