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Timbaland ascended to the top of the pop industry in the late '90s, impressively balancing his in-demand hitmaking abilities with his outlandish production style. Few rap producers were capable of such a balance between commerce and craft. Timbaland produced an endless list of hits, primarily for a select group of affiliates (Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, Jay-Z, Ginuwine) though also for a number of other A-list artists (Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Justin Timberlake). Even so, he always infused a remarkable sense of individuality and creativity into his productions. When you hear a Timbaland production generally there is no mistaking it for anyone else's work: stuttering bass-heavy bounce beats offset resounding high-end synth stabs, all of this often complemented by his own signature-like quiet murmuring beneath the track; and no sampling. However, over time Timbaland began taking an increasingly assembly-line approach to production, working with a team of co-producers and songwriters including Nathaniel "Danjahandz" Hills, the Clutch, and Justin Timberlake. Plus, he began producing an increasingly wide array of acts, ranging from alternative icons Björk and M.I.A. to MOR pop/rockers the Fray and Ashlee Simpson. In the late '90s, when Timbaland was still relatively new on the scene, the Virginia native worked extensively with Missy ("The Rain"), Aaliyah ("If Your Girl Only Knew"), and Ginuwine ("Pony"). Later, once he'd established himself with these three, he began working with the top rappers in the industry, namely Jay-Z ("Big Pimpin'"), Nas ("You Won't See Me Tonight"), Snoop Dogg ("Snoop Dogg [What's My Name, Pt. 2]"), and Ludacris ("Rollout [My Business]"). He also worked occasionally with lesser-known regional artists such as Petey Pablo ("Raise Up"), Pastor Troy ("Are We Cuttin'"), and Tweet ("Oops [Oh My]"). As a result of his exceptional success as a producer, Timbaland eventually established his own record label, Beat Club, and began unveiling his own stable of artists (Bubba Sparxxx, Ms. Jade). His records, most co-billed with rapping friend Magoo, spotlighted his access to the top rappers in the business: Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Wyclef Jean. From 1997 through 2003, he released three Timbaland & Magoo albums, while 1998's Tim's Bio was a solo album in name. Released in 2007, Timbaland Presents Shock Value, along with its equally ambitious 2009 sequel, featured a mixture of vocalists, rappers, and rock bands. The former scored a couple major hits: "Give It to Me," featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, reached number one on the Hot 100, while "The Way I Are," with Keri Hilson and D.O.E., topped out at the third position. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Give It to Me featuring Jay Z
  3.   The Way I Are
  4.   Apologize
  5.   Carry Out by Justin Timberlake
  6.   Say Something
  7.   Bounce
  8.   If We Ever Meet Again
  9.   UFO featuring Future
  10.   Release
  11.   Know Bout Me by Drake
  12.   Oh Timbaland
  13.   Pass at Me
  14.   The Way I Are featuring Doe
  15.   Symphony
  16.   Meet in tha Middle
  17.   2 Man Show
  18.   Lose Control
  19.   Fantasy
  20.   Scream by Keri Hilson
  21.   Here We Come by Missy Elliott
  22.   Talk That
  23.   Kill Yourself
  24.   Time
  25.   Break Ya Back
  26.   Give It a Go by Veronica
  27.   Long Way Down
  28.   Throw It on Me
  29.   Come and Get Me
  30.   Who Am I by Magoo
  31.   Wit' Yo' Bad Self
  32.   The One I Love
  33.   Timothy Where You Been
  34.   Undertow
  35.   Can You Feel It
  36.   Intro by Timbaland & Magoo
  37.   Talking On The Phone featuring Kelly Price
  38.   To My by Nas
  39.   Drop by Magoo
  40.   Drop
  41.   One and Only
  42.   Bringin' It
  43.   3:30 in the Morning
  44.   Birthday
  45.   Da Funk
  46.   Don't Get No Betta
  47.   What Cha Talkin' Bout featuring Lil Man
  48.   Hands in the Air by Ne-Yo
  49.   Marchin On
  50.   Ease Off the Liquor
  51.   We Belong To the Music
  52.   Tomorrow in the Bottle
  53.   Miscommunication
  54.   Boardmeeting
  55.   Bombay
  56.   Outro
  57.   John Blaze
  58.   Keep It Real by Ginuwine
  59.   Put 'Em On by Yoshamine
  60.   Can't Nobody by Lil Man Steve
  61.   What Cha Know About This featuring Babe Blue
  62.   Lobster & Scrimp by Jay Z
  63.   I Get It On
  64.   To My featuring Nas
  65.   Who Am I by Twista
  66.   Party by Sincere
  67.   What Cha Talkin' Bout by Lil Man Steve
  68.   Talkin' on the Phone featuring Kelly Price
  69.   03 Cop That Disc by Missy Elliott
  70.   Smile
  71.   Birthday
  72.   Intro by DJ Felli Fel
  73.   By Your Side by Utada
  74.   Morning After Dark