1. Sam Smith & Timbaland Working on New Music

    April 10, 2017 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Sam Smith has been noticeably absent from the public spotlight for the past year, but a new Instagram post with Timbaland suggests new music may be on the way.  Over the weekend, the legendary producer shared a photo with Smith in the studio, saying ...

  2. Justin Timberlake Reunites With Timbaland & Pharrell, But Is That Really What He Needs? (Critic's Take)

    March 30, 2017 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The reflexive reaction of most pop fans to the photo that Justin Timberlake posted to Instagram on Tuesday night (Mar. 28) -- featuring the pop star seated on a couch alongside superproducers  Pharrell and Timbaland -- was one of pure joy. Aside fro ...

  3. Justin Timberlake Posts Instagram With Pharrell and Timbaland, Teases Working With Superstar Producer Combo

    March 29, 2017 6:46 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the early-to-mid '00s, the only pop star/producer combo that could rival Justin Timberlake and Pharrell for musical potency and blockbuster potential was probably Justin Timberlake and Timbaland . Now, we might get all three of them collabor ...

  4. Timbaland Shares Studio Session Photo With Justin Timberlake

    March 18, 2017 12:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Timberlake and Timbaland are back in the studio. On Saturday (March 18), the production heavyweight tweeted a photo of himself sitting alongside the pop phenom in the recording studio. “The masters at work,” Timbaland wrote, adding the hashta ...

  5. Legal Battle Over Jay Z's 'Big Pimpin'' Centers on Moral Rights

    March 01, 2017 9:44 PM EST 0 0 0 Does the Egyptian heir who considers "Big Pimpin'" a vulgar, misogynistic & offensive song have any recourse in U.S. courts? After a dramatic first round of appellate filings, complete with  Ku Klux Klan references , attorneys for ...

  6. Timbaland Talks Joining Lifetime's Forthcoming Series 'The Pop Game': Exclusive

    January 13, 2017 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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. Th ...

  7. Jay Z, Timbaland Attorneys Call Out Racial Insensitivity in 'Big Pimpin'' Copyright Appeal

    December 02, 2016 9:30 PM EST 0 0 0 The duo won a decade-long copyright battle last fall, but the war isn't over — and it's getting ugly. Jay Z and Timbaland won big last fall during a copyright trial over "Big Pimpin,'" but their attorneys are on the offensiv ...

  8. Madonna's 40 Biggest Billboard Hits

    October 14, 2016 11:10 AM EDT 8.516 k 1.29 k 32 She's the Queen of Pop and royalty on the Billboard charts. To celebrate Madonna 's career, we've compiled an exclusive ranking of the diva's 40 biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit singles. Madonna's Fashion Evolution: ...

  9. Timbaland Exits 'Empire' as Rodney Jerkins Signs On: Exclusive

    September 14, 2016 7:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland , who helmed the songwriting team for Empire since its inception, has exited. Joining Fox’s hit television series for its third season (Sept. 21, 9 p.m. ET) are four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Rodney Jerkins as supervisi ...

  10. 5 Rising Rappers Who Are Busting Up Hip-Hop's Boys' Club

    September 11, 2016 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the past decade, rap radio has been a boys’ club (barring, of course, Nicki and Iggy) — but thanks to the creativity and swagger of these buzzy MCs, that’s all about to change. Dreezy ​ 22, from Chicago ​ Breakthrough:  ​An assist from fellow Wi ...

  11. Bebe Rexha Talks First-Ever VMAs and Her Aaliyah-Inspired Style: Exclusive

    August 29, 2016 10:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bebe Rexha , the rising solo artist featured on G-Eazy' s "Me, Myself and I", made her first appearance at the 2016 VMAs last night wearing a custom diamond two piece ensemble by designer Bryan Hearns  with thigh high suede Balmain bo ...

  12. What to Expect at This Year's MIDEM Conference: The Highlights

    May 27, 2016 12:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 This year's conference will offer keynotes, competitions, panels, performances and an awards gala. INTERNATIONAL HONOREES The International MIDEM Awards Gala on June 4 will honor ­prominent ­executives in recording, digital ­distribution, ­musi ...

  13. Executive Turntable: New Hires at CAA, Spotify, Timbaland's Mosley Music Group & More

    May 24, 2016 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 A list of moves and shakes across the music business, including at Black River Entertainment, Tumblr, Universal Music Group, Spotify and more. -- Black River Entertainment  has promoted  Emily Hungate  to vice president of business operations. She f ...

  14. Justin Timberlake 'Feeling' No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart

    May 06, 2016 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The superstar returns with a new track & details on his next album. Justin Timberlake ’s new song “Can’t Stop the Feeling” roared to No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart after its May 6 release. The cut, from the upcomin ...

  15. 'I'm Loving Making Music Again': Timbaland on 'Empire,' Justin Timberlake & More at ASCAP Expo

    April 30, 2016 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Travel issues prevented Timbaland from appearing in person for his keynote interview at the ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo (April 29). But the in-demand producer did the next best thing: appearing via live feed from Miami. And erasing attendees’ disapp ...

  16. Timbaland Added As Keynote Speaker for Midem's 50th Anniversary Conference

    April 19, 2016 11:01 AM EDT 0 0 0 This summer, international music industry conference Midem will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 3-6 in Cannes, France with an exclusive keynote from artist, producer and executive Timbaland on June 4. He joins previously-announced keynote speake ...

  17. Timbaland Scores NBA Playoff Ad With Original Music

    April 12, 2016 8:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland is juggling a slew of projects at the moment: he's been in the studio with Justin Timberlake and Diddy , hinted at collaborations with Missy Elliott and Drake and is helming the 20-track Empire: Original Soundtrack, Season 2 Volume 2 ...

  18. Tweet Returns With 'Charlene' After Over a Decade, Talks Reuniting with Missy Elliott & Timbaland

    February 29, 2016 11:26 AM EST 0 0 0 In 2002, Tweet 's Timbaland -produced hit single "Oops (Oh My)" became an instant classic of the era. Charlene Keys’ church-trained vocals paired with her sensual sass carried her to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as her ...

  19. Timbaland & La La Anthony Team for Hip-Hop Docuseries

    January 27, 2016 6:09 PM EST 0 0 0 The Leftfield Entertainment project will center on Face Time Agency, one of the industry's top casting agencies for booking music video & hip-hop fashion models. The Empire effect continues. Music producer Timbaland and actress La La Anthon ...

  20. Timbaland Hopes To Mentor Young Stars Like Selena Gomez, Zendaya

    Timbaland Hopes To Mentor Young Stars Like Selena Gomez, Zendaya

    January 26, 2016 2:49 PM EST 1 0 0 Timbaland hopes to mentor some of the new stars. mentor , Pop , HuffPost Live Highlights , Timbaland , 5minmedia , music producer , musicrap , Timbaland Videos Timbaland Brightcove ...

  21. Timbaland: 'We Need More Women' In Hip-Hop

    January 26, 2016 2:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Timbaland talks about the lack of women in hip-hop. Rap , HuffPost Live Highlights , Timbaland , Women , 5minmedia , music producer , Hip Hop , Timbaland Videos Timbaland Brightcove ...

  22. Timbaland On Aaliyah's Legacy: 'She Was A Gift To The World'

    Timbaland On Aaliyah's Legacy: 'She Was A Gift To The World'

    January 26, 2016 2:49 PM EST 1 0 0 Timbaland talks about Aaliyah's legacy. Pop , HuffPost Live Highlights , Timbaland , 5minmedia , music producer , Aaliyah , Timbaland Videos Timbaland Brightcove ...

  23. Timbaland Produces New Version of 'Daily Show' Theme Song: Listen

    January 05, 2016 3:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Trevor Noah now has his own version of the Daily Show theme song. The comedian-turned-host who took over the Comedy Central series in September debuted a new version of the tune "Dog on Fire," which has been the show's song since its ...

  24. 'What I'm Building Is an Empire': Timbaland Launches New Partnership With Jingle Punks

    January 05, 2016 2:51 PM EST 0 0 0 The legendary producer wants to be everywhere. After 20 years in the music business, there isn't much that Timbaland hasn't accomplished -- but after releasing his memoir The Emperor of Sound last November, the Norfolk, Va. native isn' ...

  25. Unreleased Aaliyah Track to Appear on Timbaland's Forthcoming 'Kings Stay Kings' Mixtape

    December 16, 2015 3:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Timbaland will be gifting timelines with new tunes this Christmas. The Grammy-winning producer and  Empire 's resident beat smith announced his  Kings Stay Kings  mixtape, featuring a slew of note-worthy collaborators.  The 16-track mixtape wil ...

  26. Timbaland Teases Country Collaboration With Justin Timberlake

    November 18, 2015 5:43 PM EST 0 0 0 In a new interview with TMZ, Timbaland teased a possible country album in the works with collaborator  Justin Timberlake , putting fans of Timberlake's last country-inflected song "Drink You Away" on high alert. After Timberlake perfo ...

  27. Jay Z Seeks Delay of Copyright Trial Due to Egyptian's Medical Condition

    October 05, 2015 1:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 The "Big Pimpin" copyright trial is scheduled to begin next Monday. It's now been eight years since Shawn " Jay Z " Carter was first sued for allegedly lifting an Egyptian tune for his mega-hit "Big Pimpin." On Oct ...

  28. Club Cheval Look to Channel Timbaland's Daring on Debut Album

    September 23, 2015 7:18 PM EDT 0 0 0 Club Cheval is an unusual alliance -- a group of French producers with solo careers who decided to pool their resources in search of a new sound. Canblaster , Sam Tiba , Myd and Panteros666 released a smattering of material in 2012 on Bromance Recor ...

  29. Timbaland Promises New Music From Aaliyah

    August 09, 2015 11:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 Timbaland often gets asked if he still has any unreleased material from late R&B singer Aaliyah . Watch Timbaland Blast Lifetime's Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media "Well the answer is YES!!!!!!!!" the famed producer and rapper confi ...

  30. Billboard Cover: Duran Duran on Pushing the Pop Envelope, Staying Power and Why Harry Styles Is a 'Good Chap'

    July 17, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On a boiling July day at a photo studio in South West London, 56-year-old Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon is in full flamboyant mode, mincing and strutting, sucking in his cheekbones and giving what might just be his best sex face. Around him, his ...

  31. The 10 Best Shania Twain Songs

    June 30, 2015 2:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Shania Twain 's farewell tour kicks off this week, which makes it a good time to attempt to pick the ten greatest Twain songs. This might actually be mathematically impossible -- it would be difficult to even pick the ten strongest tracks on Co ...

  32. Meet Music's Top 15 Real-Estate Agents Who Broker Miley and Lil Wayne's Show-Stoppers

    June 26, 2015 6:20 PM EDT From L.A. to N.Y.C., these are music's property power brokers who deliver the deals for the biggest chart-toppers. Josh Altman, 36 The Altman Brothers/Douglas Elliman, Beverly Hills Altman recently closed Miley Cyrus ' $5 million buy o ...

  33. Zendaya Explains 'Bad Blood' Character Name & Previews 'Skin Wars' Appearance: Watch

    June 24, 2015 4:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Zendaya is taking on reality TV as a guest judge on Wednesday night's (June 24) episode of GSN's  Skin Wars alongside Rebecca Romjin and RuPaul. The GSN show centers on competitive body painting, with professionals from across the industry ...

  34. Is Meek Mill's 'Dreams Worth More Than Money' Finally Ready to Drop?

    June 08, 2015 6:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Meek Mill has announced his long-delayed album release  Dreams Worth More Than Money  will finally arrive this month.  The rapper used the platform of the  Hot 97  Summer Jam to reveal his sophomore set would drop sometime in June. Of course, we’ve ...

  35. Madonna Makes History With 45th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart

    May 14, 2015 9:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Queen of Pop reigns with "Ghosttown," giving her the most No. 1s of any artist on a single Billboard chart. "Thanks to all my fans on & off the dancefloor," she tells Billboard. The Queen of Pop is now unequaled chart roy ...

  36. Tink & Timbaland Cover Aaliyah's 'One in a Million'

    May 08, 2015 7:39 PM EDT 2.988 k 133 57 Call it a passing of the torch: Timbaland ’s new R&B sensation, Tink , leaves her mark on “One in a Million,” one of the producer's breakthrough tracks from his late '90s partnership with  Aaliyah . Upon its release, the track ...

  37. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Hit No. 1

    April 20, 2015 8:05 AM EDT 3.617 k 399 41 Twenty-six years ago, the iconic set crowned the Billboard 200. Plus, remembering chart feats by USA for Africa, Whitney Houston and Rihanna. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard cha ...

  38. SXSW 2015 Day 5: Hudson Mohawke Surprises at Fader Fort, Timbaland Introduces Tink, J. Cole Drops Iggy Azalea Line & More

    March 22, 2015 3:25 PM EDT The music portion is in full swing at SXSW, and we're bringing you daily recaps of the action from Austin. Here are some unforgettable moments from music's fifth day at the fest on Saturday (March 21). SXSW 2015: Check Out Our Full Co ...

  39. Drake Becomes First Rapper to Top Artist 100

    February 19, 2015 3:25 PM EST 6.192 k 1.37 k 93 Drizzy dominates, soaring 21-1 thanks to the arrival of his surprise album 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late.' Drake takes over as the top artist in the U.S., rocketing 21-1 for his first week atop the Billboard A ...

  40. Missy Elliott & Timbaland Are Working on New Music

    February 11, 2015 4:11 PM EST 0 0 0 Many have been impatiently awaiting new music from Missy Elliott -- even more so after her performance alongside Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1. Missy Elliott Works It During Three-Song Super Bowl Halftime Medley Good news: The rapper has b ...

  41. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Kelly Clarkson Enjoyed 'Life' at No. 1

    February 02, 2015 8:05 AM EST Six years ago, Clarkson topped the Hot 100 for the second time. Plus, remembering chart feats by Elton John, the Bee Gees and Tiffany. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Fe ...

  42. Terrence Howard on 'Empire': Hip-Hop Success Comes With 'A Great Deal of Issues'

    January 07, 2015 5:26 PM EST Lee Daniels' new hip-hop drama Empire premieres Wednesday night (Jan. 7) on Fox, and with a high-caliber list of contributors it has piqued interest across film, TV and music. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson fill the starring roles of a ...

  43. 'Empire': TV Review

    January 05, 2015 5:24 PM EST Lee Daniels, big stars, great music, Shakespearean story — let's see if this works The real-life music biz is brimming with juicy storylines. But the drama runs even deeper on new series Empire . The show centers on cutthroat label head L ...

  44. Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued by Hungarian Singer Over 'Drunk In Love' Use

    December 15, 2014 8:09 PM EST A hungarian singer is suing Beyoncé , Jay Z and Timbaland for allegedly using her voice without permission in the hit song "Drunk In Love."  Beyonce & Taylor Swift Dance Together at Justin Timberlake Show Monika Miczura Juhasz, kno ...

  45. Beyoncé, Jay Z & Timbaland Sued by Hungarian Singer Over 'Drunk In Love' Use

    December 15, 2014 8:09 PM EST A hungarian singer is suing Beyoncé , Jay Z and Timbaland for allegedly using her voice without permission in the hit song "Drunk In Love."  Beyonce & Taylor Swift Dance Together at Justin Timberlake Show Monika Miczura Juhasz, known ...

  46. Listen: Timbaland Shares New Track ‘UFO’ Featuring Tink & Andre 3000

    December 07, 2014 2:13 PM EST Timbaland has shared his new track “UFO” featuring Chicago R&B singer Tink and Andre 3000. Timbaland Previews Tink's 'Movin' Bass,' Feat. Jay Z & Rick Ross: Listen After recently previewing a snippet of “UFO” on Instagr ...

  47. EDM Is More Official Now That It Has Its Own White Paper

    December 01, 2014 3:11 PM EST The large and growing EDM genre has officially arrived: it has its own white paper. "The EDM Guide: Technology, Culture, Curation" is not just a white paper , it's a brand created to create an ongoing discussion about the economic a ...

  48. Watch: Timbaland Blasts Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic on Social Media

    November 16, 2014 2:34 PM EST Timbaland obviously isn’t a fan of the new Aaliyah biopic. The famed music producer took to social media on Saturday night (Nov. 15) to express his disapproval of Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B , which premiered on the network th ...

  49. 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B': TV Review

    November 15, 2014 6:02 PM EST The controversial TV movie finally gets its premiere Based on Christopher John Farley 's book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman , Lifetime's Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B follows the meteoric rise of the young singer, who was tragically kill ...

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