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Timbaland Apologizes to Chris Brown

July 28th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Timbaland
The hit maker, Timbaland made a formal apology to Chris Brown for “talking smack” about his Aaliyah-assisted single “They Don’t Know.” While speaking with Revolt TV this month, Tim said Brown’s collaboration “will never work,” declaring himself as the only person able to team with Aaliyah because they were “soul mates.”

On Twitter (July 25), the rapper/producer directly addressed Brown and clarified his negative reaction. “I want 2 publicly apologize 2 my lil homie @chrisbrown 4 my statements on revolt regarding the Aaliyah collaborations.”

Timaland had an extremely close relationship wit...
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Justin Timberlake's Music Video 'Tunnel Vision' Banned From YouTube

July 4th, 2013 5:07pm EDT
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake’s latest music video didn’t last long on YouTube.

The streaming video site took down Timberlake’s "Tunnel Vision" soon after it was uploaded, citing the website’s stance against nudity.

JT’s team was aware of the video’s content, tweeting via his official page, “Check out the new video for Tunnel Vision and be ready...it's explicit.”

The seven-minute video, which can be found easily enough if you really want to watch it, features Justin Timberlake and producer Timbaland in a nondescript room. Shots are cut to nude women in a similar room, smoke and hands demurely coveri...
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Justin Timberlake Shines At Roseland Ballroom

May 7th, 2013 10:31am EDT
justin timberlake at roseland ballroom, nyc
Justin Timberlake rocked the Roseland Ballroom last night in New York City to a sold out crowd. Sponsored by MasterCard Priceless Premieres, fans were treated to songs from all three of Timberlake's studio albums, as well as a sexified cover of "Need You Tonight" by INXS. Jay-Z wasn't in the house, but wife Jessica Biel and Lonely Island cohort Andy Samberg were, and towards the end of the set Timbaland made a surprise guest appearance.

Just recently, Timberlake tweeted out a photo from the studio announcing a September 30th date for the second part of his 20/20 Experience. He also announc...
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Timbaland Invests In 50 Cent's Headphone Venture

January 3rd, 2013 6:26pm EST
Timbaland
Rapper Timbaland is following 50 Cent into the headphone business by signing on as an investor in his company.

The "Candy Shop" hit-maker founded SMS Audio LLC in 2011 and his range of electronics has been a big hit among fans.

Now, Timbaland is throwing his support behind his pal's business venture by funneling his own cash into the firm and agreeing to serve as a member of the corporation's board of directors.

The music producer, real name Timothy Mosley, will also help design new products.

He says, "50 Cent has created an inspirational audio brand that produces the highest calibe...
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Reuniting To Headline Rock The Bells Festival

May 16th, 2012 3:46pm EDT
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are putting their differences aside to reunite and belatedly mark their 20th anniversary at the Rock the Bells festival series this summer.

The Tha Crossroads hit-makers formed in 1991 as a five-piece, but the veteran rappers were reduced to a trio early last year when both Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone walked out of the group to pursue solo endeavors.

Now Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone are planning to celebrate their career longevity by coming together to headline the 2012 Rock the Bells hip-hop concerts. They will perform t...
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Taylor Swift Joins Justin Bieber On His New Album 'Believe'

April 13th, 2012 11:54am EDT
Justin Bieber & Taylor Swift duet
It's a music match made in heaven. Teen pop stars Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have collaborated on a song together.

Yesterday Bieber told U.K.'s Capital FM Radio that his new album "Believe" will feature a tune with the country songstress.

He explained, "You know, the whole album is just so different, there's so many different people collaborating. I mean I even wrote a song with Taylor Swift, so the whole album ranges differently."

His third album also features Kanye West, Drake, Timbaland and Usher.

Bieber's new single "Boyfriend" debuted at number two thanks to the second biggest ...
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Missy Elliott To Release 'Block Party' This Summer

February 8th, 2012 8:50am EST
Missy Elliott
Missy Elliott will release her first album in seven years in June.

The hitmaker, who revealed she was battling autoimmune condition Graves' disease last year, was originally due to release the follow-up to 2005's "The Cookbook" in 2007, but the project, then titled "The Countdown," has suffered numerous delays and setbacks due to tracks leaking online.

Now Elliott's longtime collaborator and producer pal Timbaland tells MTV.com she's aiming to make her chart comeback this summer with the newly-renamed "Block Party" - which will be released at the same time as his own solo disc.

He says, ...
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Timbaland Avoids Driving After Fatal Car Crash

December 23rd, 2011 7:15am EST
Timbaland
Hip-hop superproducer Timbaland steers clear of driving because he still has flashbacks of a tragic car accident which claimed the life of a female friend.

The star had just begun to taste success as a beatmaker after working with 1990s R&B singer DeVante when he decided to splurge his cash on a new vehicle.

He took the car out for a late night spin with a pal, but the ride ended in tragedy when he hit a patch of black ice on the road and smashed into a tree.

Timbaland managed to climb out of the mangled wreckage but his passenger wasn't so lucky and died at the scene.

In an E! True Hol...
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Timbaland: Justin Timberlake Wrote 'Cry Me A River' About Britney Spears

December 22nd, 2011 8:27am EST
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake wrote and recorded his 2002 hit single "Cry Me A River" after a fight with his then-girlfriend Britney Spears.

The song has long been rumored to detail the breakdown of the couple's romance, and the video even featured a girl bearing a striking similarity to Spears.

Timberlake has always denied the claims, but now his producer pal, Timbaland, has confirmed the "Toxic" hitmaker was the inspiration for the track as it was made following a heated phone conversation between the young lovers.

In a new E! "True Hollywood Story" special about Timbaland, the superproducer says,...
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Jay-Z's 'Big Pimpin'' Lawsuit Heads To Trial

December 15th, 2011 4:20pm EST
Jay-Z
Rap superstar Jay-Z is preparing to head to trial over allegations his hit song Big Pimpin' infringes the copyright of an Egyptian song dating back to 1957.

Osama Ahmed Fahmy co-owns the rights to his uncle Baligh Hamdy's composition Khosara, Khosara, and he initially sued the hip-hop icon in 2007, claiming Jay-Z and producer Timbaland used the track's melody for 2000 chart smash Big Pimpin'.

Jay-Z's record label bosses at EMI argued that the then-50-year-old song was governed by the 1909 Copyright Act, which only allows works to be protected by law for 28 years from the date of release...
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Timbaland And Nelly Furtado Cleared In Copyright Lawsuit

June 20th, 2011 3:37pm EDT
Timbaland
Producer Timbaland and singer Nelly Furtado have been cleared of any wrongdoing in a two-year old copyright lawsuit.

Bosses at Finnish label Kernal Records launched a legal battle against the stars, alleging the duo stole elements of one of their artist's song to create the hit Do It.

However, a Florida judge has now tossed out the claim, freeing Timbaland and Furtado from the $20 million suit, according to HipHopWired.com.

Karen Stetson, Timbaland's representative, says, "We're very happy. We thought from the beginning that this issue was an important one and followed the plain langu...
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Timbaland Cleared Over Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

March 31st, 2011 4:52pm EDT
Timbaland
Hip-hop superproducer Timbaland has been cleared in a copyright infringement lawsuit over the sampling of a Bollywood tune.

The beat-maker was sued by the owners of publishing firm Saregama India Limited, who claimed he had illegally used their song Baghor Mein Bahar Hai, from the 1969 film Aradhana, when he created Put You on the Game for rapper The Game in 2005.

A U.S. judge initially ruled in Timbaland's favor, but Saregama bosses appealed and took the case to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

However, they failed to win over Judge Jane A. Restani, who cited an old Indian law i...
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Timbaland Saves Miami Home From Foreclosure

February 4th, 2011 9:30am EST
Timbaland
Producer Timbaland has reporters at a Michigan newspaper to thank for helping him save his Miami, Florida, apartment from foreclosure after they alerted him to the property trouble.

The hip-hop star, real name Timothy Mosley, was hit with a $18,833 lien by the building's owner last August after allegedly failing to keep up with assessment fees for the $2.6 million condominium.

The quarterly bills soon grew to $27,000 - but Timbaland was unaware he was about to lose the property until journalists from The Detroit News contacted him for a comment on the story.

Their investigation prompted ...
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Snoop Dogg And Timbaland Giving Away Free Song Downloads

January 12th, 2011 8:00pm EST
Snoop Dogg
Rap legend Snoop Dogg and hip-hop producer Timbaland have followed in Kanye West's footsteps and announced plans to treat fans to one free song every week.

The "Stronger" hitmaker kicked off the trend last summer with his G.O.O.D. Fridays offerings in the run up to the release of his album "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," while producer Swizz Beatz soon followed suit and launched Monster Mondays, allowing devotees to download a new track at the start of each week.

Now Snoop Dogg has introduced Puff Puff Pass Tuesdays to share his new music with followers, and Timbaland has named his f...
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Timbaland Ready To Help Demi Lovato Make Comeback (Video)

January 11th, 2011 7:42pm EST
Timbaland
Hip-hop hitmaker Timbaland has reached out to troubled teen Demi Lovato and offered up his services to help get her career back on track once she completes her stint in rehab.

The singer/actress pulled out of the Jonas Brothers' world tour in October and checked herself into a treatment centre to address undisclosed emotional and physical issues.

She is still thought to be receiving treatment but Timbaland has recorded a video message addressed to the 18 year old, expressing his support for the star.

In the clip, posted on YouTube.com, Timbaland says, "Demi, I'm so ... I'm sitting here l...
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Rihanna Steps Out In A Long, Red Wig Prior To Tomorrow's Release Of 'Loud'

November 15th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Rihanna
We spotted Rihanna wearing a long red wig stepping out of her New York hotel today. The singer was on her way to a meeting in Midtown.

Rihanna's new CD, "Loud," is being released on Nov. 16. It's been described by insiders as a return to the uptempo dance grooves of her earlier records.

"Loud," her fifth studio album, is a significant change of pace from 2009’s platinum "Rated R." While much of "Rated R" was a cathartic and dark, "Loud" is relatively lighthearted and geared for dancefloors. It’s led by the sleek, euphoric, and up-front & "Only Girl (In the World)," produced by StarGate.

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Timbaland Surprises High School Graduates With Impromptu Performance

June 24th, 2010 7:17pm EDT
Timbaland
Rapper/producer Timbaland and Dr. Dre shocked students in California on Wednesday night by performing a surprise gig at their graduation party.

"The Way I Are" hitmaker was introduced onstage at Culver City High by Dr. Dre, who then performed hits with his guest in the school's gymnasium.

A 17-year-old student from the school, Saul Salmeron, tells the Associated Press, "When we walked in, we were like, 'Whoa. Is this a second prom?'"

Speaking during the event, which was sponsored by Interscope Records and Hewlett-Packard, Timbaland was met with cheers as he asked the crowd of teenagers, ...
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Vanessa Minnillo Will Get You Bikini-Ready In The New SELF (Hot Pics!)

June 24th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
ABC True Beauty host Vanessa Minnillo shows you the moves to slim down, firm up and show off your body!

About the workout, Minnillo says:

-"When I lift weights I feel more confident in a bikini and as a person."
-"This workout burns calories and tones. What girl doesn't love a two-for-one deal?"
-"I love songs that get me pumped and ready to go workout."
-HOW TO DO IT Choose any heart-pumping activity you enjoy (like jumping rope).
-Did you know Minnillo was actually a jump rope phenom back in the day? "When I was living in Turkey as a kid, I was on a traveling team and performed all over...
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Brandy:'I'm Not Turning Into A Rapper'

June 7th, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Brandy
R&B singer Brandy has laughed off reports she is seriously considering a career in rap after rhyming on a pair of tracks for her upcoming album.

The Never Say Never hit-maker introduced her rap alter-ego Bran'Nu in December, 2009 for a collaboration with hip-hop producer Timbaland.

The singer admits she shows off her MC skills once again on her upcoming sixth studio album, but she has no plans to pursue her hip-hop persona any further.

She says, "Maybe two songs (on her new album) feature rap, but I'm not turning into a rapper."

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Timbaland Settles Copyright Lawsuit

May 25th, 2010 8:52am EDT
Timbaland
Timbaland has settled a legal battle with a composer who accused the super-producer of sampling a controversial track without permission.

Musician David Cortopassi wrote the song Spazz, which was originally recorded by The Elastik Band in the 1960s and was banned for its tasteless content.

Timbaland used part of the track in Throw It On Me, his 2007 collaboration with The Hives, and Cortopassi launched a copyright infringement lawsuit. AllHipHop.com reports the pair has now agreed a settlement.

No further details were given about the terms of the deal as WENN went press.

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Lindsay Lohan Accuses Samantha Ronson Of Banishing Her From Club

May 3rd, 2010 10:30am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has blasted her ex-girlfriend Samantha Ronson in an online rant - accusing the DJ of having her ejected from a Hollywood party last week.

The Mean Girls star was attending a birthday bash thrown by music producer Timbaland at Los Angeles night club Drai's last Wednesday night. However, the actress alleges her former lover contacted officials at the venue, and had her removed from the party.

In a series of posts on her Twitter.com page, Lohan writes, "I'm pretty sure that Samantha Ronson just threw a fit @ 33 years old... Asked me, after being here just for Timbaland's birt...
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Recording Artists Who Have Changed Music Styles

February 2nd, 2010 10:40am EST
Rihanna
What happens when Hip Hop & R&B stars lives are changed by fame and fortune? Now finding themselves in a different place most opt to crossover, which involves a marked change in artistic direction, to find new life in the world of popular music. Do you agree, or disagree? Let us know how you feel when your favorite musicians cross over into other musical styles.

Kanye West

Hip Hop entertainer Kanye West may have left many fans quite surprised with his last release, 808s & Heartbreak, which by the given the title was really more an Electronica release, non arguably one of the best in...
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The Ten Greatest Songs Of The Decade

December 15th, 2009 10:03am EST
Ten Greatest Songs of the Decade
Yesterday, we brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows of the decade. Now it's time to turn up the tunes a bit. During this decade, music kind of went back to the way it was fifty years ago. That is, the single became more important than the album. With the rise of mp3 downloads, and the ultra-convenient iPod for playing them back, singles were now the most common way of buying or listening to music. We're on the verge of again seeing artists simply releasing singles, rather than padding them with an additional ten tracks.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Songs of the decade...
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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Talks New Album (Out Today!), A Dream Collaborator & Has A Message For Fans

November 17th, 2009 2:36pm EST
OneRepublic
OneRepublic's highly anticipated album "Waking Up" is available today! The band's follow-up to their "Dreaming Out Loud" debut features the powerful single "All The Right Moves." "Waking Up" is available in both a regular and deluxe

edition which will include bonus tracks "Trap Door," "Sucker Punch," "Passenger," and "It's A Shame."

"Waking Up", recorded in their hometown of Denver, Colorado, is the band's most sweeping, cinematic effort to date, with even more strings and movie-like moments, thanks in part to the use of the same children's choir and orchestra used by Batman and Edwa...
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Rihanna's 'Russian Roulette,' Drama, Chris Brown's New Video 'I Can Transform Ya' And More

October 27th, 2009 12:04pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Weekly Music News: Def Jam's decision to keep the world in the dark regarding singer Rihanna's single "Russian Roulette" may have back fired; an explanation about this in a minute. Beyonce and Lady Gaga team-up part deux, Chris Brown premiere's new video, and Rihanna on Good Morning America round's out this week's music news.

Beyonce to be featured on Lady Gaga's "Telephone"

These ladies clearly have some kind of obsession with phones. It was announced a few weeks ago that Beyonce and Lady Gaga are set to appear in Beyonce's video for her song "Video Phone" - a song that appears on he...
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New Hot Music Just Released

April 2nd, 2009 12:21pm EDT
Jake Owen Easy Does It
Here's our round up of some the hot new music releases during the 'March Madness' festivities. Don't' forget to share your own personal new music raves just released!

Pearl Jam / Ten

Pearl Jam, one of the biggest music acts from the Grunge music era, has released a tenth anniversary deluxe/collector's edition of band's Ten album. The reissue comes as two disc set, plus DVD, including bonus exclusive tracks, performances, and memorabilia.

The-Dream / Love VS Money

Well known as one of the producers behind Rihanna's "Umbrella" fame, The-Dream is now ...
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Chris Cornell Streams New Album Exclusively On MySpace For 2 Days Only

March 3rd, 2009 2:31pm EST
Chris Cornell
With one week until record release, Chris Cornell is giving his fans the opportunity to hear the album as it was intended- in full. Cornell will be streaming his anticipated 3rd solo album, Scream, produced by Timbaland, on MySpace for 48 hours starting today, March 3rd till 12pm EST Thursday, March 5th.

Scream is a seamless work. Timbaland makes inventive use of Cornell's soaring melodies and incisive lyrics, setting his intense vocal performances against a lush, expressive soundscape and irresistible stutter-step beats. The inventive new work looks to spearhead a brave new wo...
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Chris Cornell Performing On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight; 'Scream' Out March 10

January 23rd, 2009 4:08pm EST
Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell's long-awaited Timbaland produced album, Scream is reaching stores on 3/10 and he's been keeping busy rehearsing with his new band and talking with his fans on his blog. Since the break-up of his legendary group Soundgarden back in the late 90's, the frontman hasn't picked up an electric guitar but according to his latest blog entry on www.ChrisCornell.com, he's thinking of busting them out for his upcoming tour:

"Hi people. Here is an open question. Since I got my guitars back I have been considering playing guitar live again. Who thinks I should pick it up again? I play...
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Timbaland: 'New Album Reports Are Premature'

January 9th, 2009 11:53am EST
Timbaland
Super-producer Timbaland has warned fans not to expect a new album from him anytime soon - because he's too busy.

The Apologize beat maker, real name Timothy Mosley, recently confirmed plans for a follow-up to the hit 2007 release Shock Value. But he is urging fans not to get too excited, because completion on the project is a long way off due to all the production work he's been taking on.

He says, "Man, I'm so in demand that people are making up albums just to try and keep up with me! What people are reading out there (about releasing a new album) is nonsense. I'm only just st...
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Chris Cornell Unveils Video For 'Ground Zero'

November 4th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell has just unveiled the official video for "Ground Zero" which includes scenes from the ABC crime-drama Life On Mars. The series also prominently featured the song in their October premiere episode and ad campaign. The track comes off Cornell's upcoming Timbaland produced effort, Scream, which will hit stores early next year.

Cornell has also been blogging on his official site as of late. So far, the entries have dealt with everything from a dream he had about Layne Staley to his touring preparation and set list choices. Check out all of the blog posts at www.chriscornell.c...
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