Timbaland To Exclusively Produce Justin Timberlake's Third Album, Jay-Z Collaboration Expected

posted Thursday January 10 ,2013 at 03:00PM CST | 43 comments

Timbaland To Exclusively Produce Justin Timberlake's Third Album, Jay-Z Collaboration Expected

In addition to collaborations with Jay-Z and Beyonce, Justin Timberlake's upcoming album will be entirely produced by Timbaland.

The last time Timbaland and Pop star/actor Justin Timberlake combined for an entire album, 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds, the pair churned out six top 20 hits on their way to a Number One album which domestically sold 4 million copies. According to sources at Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter, it would appear the pieces are in place to make another run at the charts.

“It means more to me than anybody else in the world,” Timberlake explained, via a promotional video for his upcoming project. “I’ve only done two albums in 10 years. That’s the way I really look at it. What does the next decade mean for me?”

Apparently it means a break of some sorts from movies and other interests. The former N*Sync member had been found in the likes of movies such as Friends With Benefits, partnering in a retooled MySpace.com and even beatboxing with Brother Ali during the six years since his last album dropped. Timberlake has reportedly already recorded with Beyonce and Jay-Z. A single with the latter was rumored to be released Thursday morning, but has been rescheduled for a release Sunday.

Related: Justin Timberlake No Longer Interested In Working With Jay-Z

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  • RR
    Where is this writer getting his "Timbaland will exclusively produce Justin Timberlake's third album" headline from? That's totally unfounded, rumored-at-best information...
  • ayo
    Timbo = poor mans Dr Dre...
    • Anonymous
      ur retarded....completely different production styles
  • manski
    Guarantee this album does numbers just like his last. Him and Timbo have that producer artist chemistry. Like Mannie Fresh and Cash Money, Dr. Dre and Snoop, Dj Toomp and T.I. Somethings just work. I'm hoping there is some great songs on the album and hope they don't force the features.
  • AnyMouse
    Justin needs to holla at 9th Wonder for production too!!! 9th is on fire right now!
  • dollas
    can't wait. Both of JT's albums are classics. I love timbo but i think it would be sick if the Neptunes had a few tracks on the new album. Timbo/Neptunes + JT = classic
    • manski
      I gotta agree with you. Pharrell and J.T. had some fire joints on his first album. I wouldn't mind seeing a Clipse feature
  • ratituuup
    It makes no sense that he picks a producer that has fallen off HARD in the last 3-5 years to produce his whole album. Timbaland was hot back in the day but he narrows his productions so much by only having him as his producer. Bad move imo
    • Anonymous
      IYO - Timbo "fell off",,,... Tim aint fall young'on.... his production always tight. So fuck your opinion... LOL
    • Anonymous
      He's produced for every J-Z record since vol 1
  • Anonymous
    Timbaland is a musical genius
  • Anonymous
    Timbo is now part of the SMS audio brand and while he's executive producing his whole album it would make Justin the perfect product placement for some SMS headsets :D yeah
    • Anonymous
      what i was thinking... I wonder if Justin will get down tho...
  • Anonymous
    Jay does everything nowadays to get attention, what about keeping it real?
    • dollas
      keeping it real? he is real when he is laughing to the bank. what is real? living in the hood when you have $400 million?
    • Anonymous
      This guy thinks J should sell crack....??? huh??
  • Anonymous
    @Real music How did he copy do you know how long he's been out? Some people kill me.... wouldn't know good music if it hit them and said hey I'm good music lol...
  • Anonymous
    Your a clown ain't no way it's going to flop Just because Justin has talent and has a good cast around him smh.....
  • Anonymous
    these fools were hot in 2002... their time has gone, shit gon flop!
    • Anonymous
      i miss 2002...
    • Anonymous
      You do realise his most successful album came out in 2006 right?
    • Anonymous
      these guys were in kindergarden in 06... how would they know lol
  • Anonymous
    Justin's music fresh because he takes it seriously and he writes good songs and has a unique voice. Looking forward to hearing the new music!
  • BLACK
    "MY LOVE" IS ONE OF THE HOTTEST TRACKS EVER...IF THEY CAN MAKE MORE SHIT LIKE THAT, THEN I'M DOWN FOR THE CAUSE!!!
  • REAL MUSIC
    JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE SUCKS! HE COPIED JUSTIN BIEBER WITH HIS NO TALENT ASS SINGING! THE ONLY REAL MUSICIANS OF ALL-TIME ARE HOPSIN, VINNIE PAZ, K-RINO, LOWKEY, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, CELPH TITLED, LYRICIST UNSCENE, G. WEST OF OAK PARK SUNNYSIDE, CANIBUS AND ALL THEIR ASSOCIATES. NOT DUMB MONEY, W.A.C.K. MUSIC, MMG CRAP THAT TEENAGE KIDS WITH NO TASTE IN MUSIC. ALSO, DUBSTEP/EDM/HOUSE MUSIC >>>>> BEETHOVEN OR ANY CLASSICAL BS MUSIC
    • Anonymous
      man.... you're the worst troll I've ever seen. Try harder, kid. 1/10 stars.
  • firehawk17
    yo JT and timbo make some of the best music.. the music, the lyrics his singing etc just go together well...
  • YESSIR
    NO HOMO BUT YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS THE KING IS BACK TO TAKE THE CROWN. THIS WHITE BOY MAKE FIRE ALBUMS U CAN SMASH A NICE LOOKING FEMALE TO. I JUST HOPE HE DO A COLABO WITH DRAKE OR WAYNE OR BOTH. THIS SHIT IS GOING TO BE FIRE I HOPE TIMBO JUST EXECUTIVE PRODUCE AND NOT ACTUALLY PRODUCE ANY SONGS HE FELL OFF CALL TMINUS 40 AND BOI ONDA THEY GOT THAT FIRE 16 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB
    • Anonymous
      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! No seriously. Fuck off, YESSIR. JT can collab with anyone he wants. He don't need them YM bitches.
  • Anonymous
    Not a big fan of Justin Timberlake, but unlike most of today's pop stars, he makes good pop music. Hopefully, he doesn't hop on the EDM/dubstep bandwagon for his new shit.
  • Anonymous
    Let's be real. He's not going to do 4 mill this time out. With the right features maybe a mill.
    • no
      he can still probably do over a mill. bitches love this dude.
  • Ginuwine
    It's fucked up that Ginuwine SHOULD be the mofo that he be executive producing...I haven't heard anything where G man dissed him are anything. Hell Ginuwine tried to reach out to dude and Tim didn't return his calls for some reason. Like if you really, really listen to JT on a Timberland beat you can easily hear how it sounds like a Ginuwine song or one that dude could've been on. Nigga sold out to get money wit the white boy smh.
    • white boy
      What do you know....another black man blaming the white man for his failures....Timberland chose Justin cuz he's flat out more talented...deush
    • truth
      Timbo is my fav producer all time, back in the 90s/early 2000s he was untouchable next to the Neptunes. But let's be real: Timbo made a little money & he forgot everybody from his old camp except Missy & Aaliyah. He did Ginuwine dirty. Static Major wrote big hits for Tim, but when he died, Tim didn't even go to the funeral. I don't think it had anything to do with JT being white, but it was definitely a money thing.
    • Anonymous
      Ginuwine seems like he might pissed off Tim.... that aint gonna happen.
  • Anonymous
    Justin, please don't follow the same method and routine of other big artists today by putting Techno beats into your music. We've had enough. Music that is similar to your old stuff would greatly be appreciated. Good luck.
    • Anonymous
      hopefully, but he might do some of that
  • Anonymous
    Get features from Jay-Z, Drake, Kanye and hopefully Andre 3000, and get Rihanna and T.I. to return favours, and you have perfect Timberlake album (if Timbaland beats are anything like they were on his last album)
  • EllyNy
    OMG I thought this day would never come. At last! Justin has come to save us from all this dreadful and repetitive music.
  • tresdemayo
    Back in the dayz I was heavily sceptical about Timberlake, but when you hear the washed out pop music we have since he quit, you have to recognize he's one of the greatest of his generation. I have more concerns for Timbaland's beats, it's been a minute since he dropped a hit, but these guys have a connection so we can hope a huge record
  • Poetic Assasin
    Timbaland happy he can finally get a check lol --- I was just thinking about Timberlake and when the hell was he goin to drop a new album - hate if you want, but both albums were ill - timbo and timberlake are a good combo. poeticassasin.wordpress.com
  • Anonymous
    Looking foward to it. Timberlake about to reclaim his throne from Bieber.