Timbaland's History Of #1 Hits With Female Artists


Timbaland fired off another heat seeker last week when he unveiled his newest protégé, Tink. The Chicago talent is not the first female the VA producer has stood behind in a room full of sharks, however. Aside from continuing to defend the legacy of his most well-known collaborator, Aaliyah, Timbo has a history of creating platinum hits with female superstars....



 Aaliyah

Timbaland and Missy were recruited to take Aaliyah to the next level when they handled the boards and songwriting, respectively, on her 1996 sophomore release One in a Million. Moving over two million copies, Timbaland’s magical beats took songs like “If Your Girl Only Knew” and “4 Page Letter” to the top of the charts. Their collaborative hits continued with more bangers like “Are You That Somebody” and Baby Girl made Timbo and his double-time production a household name. 





  The Pussycat Dolls

Timbo produced and appeared on The Pussycat Dolls’ international hit “Wait a Minute” and helped take their 2005 debut PCD to multi-platinum heights. The VA producer also circled back around for their second album, Doll Domination, helping the pop divas solidify their run.





  Keri Hilson

Ms. Keri Baby has a string of hits with Timbaland as the two have proven to be quite the duo when it comes to creating music for themselves and others. Keri even signed with Tim’s Mosley Music Group back in 2006, releasing her gold-selling debut It’s A Perfect World in 2009 with him and appearing throughout Timbaland’s platinum-moving Shock Value project. Their hits together include “The Way I Are” and “Scream” 





   Nelly Furtado

Timbaland manned production for Nelly Furtado’s biggest-selling album to date, 2006’s Loose. Moving over 12 million copies worldwide, the LP debuted at No. 1 with Timbo and his production protégé Danja crafting her sonic boom. Timbaland also appeared on the triple platinum-selling single “Promiscuous” while taking Nelly to new heights with hits like “Maneater” and “Say It Right.” 





   Brandy

Brandy was already a star but Timbaland came through with his party style R&B funk for her fourth album,Afrodisiac. The gold-selling project featured Timbo on the title track as well as cuts like “Who Is She 2 U” and earned Brandy a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 2005 Grammys.




     Rihanna

The VA music man provided a few of his platinum touches to Rih Rih’s “Rehab” and “Let Me Get That,” helping to keep the Barbadian beauty atop her pop throne of Top 20 singles.





  Madonna

Impressed with the fingerprints he left on the genre she’s responsible for helping to create, Queen of Pop Madonnaenlisted Timbo to lay his musical hands on her eleventh album Hard Candy back in 2008. Tim laid the backdrop for the free-spirited “Miles Away” and also rocked out with Madonna and Justin Timberlake on the dance floor-popping “4 Minutes.” The record debuted at the top, giving the “Vogue” singer her seventh consecutive No. 1.





   Missy Elliott
His greatest collaborator of the opposite sex, however, is none other than his hometown homie. Timbaland and Missy are as synonymous with each other as Superman and Wonder Woman as they've become superheroes of music for the past 20 years. Working in unison, they’ve sold over 20 million records and have a laundry list of hits together that include “Up Jumps Da Boogie,”  "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “One Minute Man” and “Gossip Folks.” 
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