Timbaland Feat. Keri Hilson, Sebastain & D.O.E. - The Way I Are (10th Anniversary)



"The Way I Are" released as the second single from Timbaland's second studio album Shock Value (2007). The song features vocals by singer Keri Hilson. The two artists co-wrote the song together with DanjaThe Clutch and Candice Nelson. Timbaland and Danja also produced the song together. Mosley Music Group, in association with Blackground Records and Interscope Records, serviced the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radios in the United States on June 15, 2007. "The Way I Are" is a hip hop and electro song with influences of R&B and dance music that help create its futuristic sound. Its lyrics are based on the theme of role reversal and sensuous desires.


The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over 3 million units in the United States. It became Timbaland's second solo single to reach the top five in the country as well as his second longest-running single there, behind "Apologize". Internationally, "The Way I Are" reached #1 in several countries including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Elsewhere, the song reached the top five region in all other countries including Austria, France, Germany, New Zealand and Russia.



The video is completed and was shot in Manchester, UK. D.O.E, Sebastian, and Keri Hilson all make appearences. Justin Timberlake will also be make a cameo as well. There is no scheduled release date of the single yet but as soon as we know here, we'll let everyone know. Here is an article talking about the video shoot as well



Meanwhile music video director Shane Brake jetted into Manchester from Los Angeles yesterday for the Timbaland video, which shot throughout the night in Salford and Manchester, and said both music stars have loved their time in the region.

He said: "Timbaland wanted an edgy rock `n' roll style video for this single so we chose a parking garage in Salford because of the interesting architecture and archways.

"Timbaland then wanted to end the video by driving around Manchester in a black cab.

"I think that Timbaland really sort of likes the vibe of Manchester, and it suited him to shoot his video while he was here with Justin on tour in the UK."

Shane said that Timbaland had asked a "few professional football players" down to the shoot to star in the video as well, although remained tight-lipped about their identities.





Timbaland - The Way I Are (Behind The Scene)


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