At the 2018 Global Spin Awards, airing Thursday on REVOLT TV at 9 p.m. ET, veteran super-producer Timbaland will be recognized for his esteemed career with the Lifetime Achievement Award presented By Pharrell Williams 

Lifetime Achievement honoree Timbaland added, “I love music. I was a DJ first, and when I didn’t like the music out there, I decided to make beats and create music for the fans. I’d really like to thank all the DJs that have played my records, and continue to play my records every day. It feels a little weird receiving this Lifetime Achievement Award, because I feel like I’m just getting started.
                                           (Photos by Johnny Nunez/Getty Images for Global Spin Awards)
Upon reflecting on his contributions to (and collaborations with) Missy Elliott, Aaliyah, JAY-Z, Justin Timberlake, Drake, Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, Ginuwine, OneRepublic and more, Timbo himself weighs in on the celebration.

"DJs have always been the platform to letting artists know what's right and what's wrong," says Timbaland. "And I'm honored that they look at my music like that because, what I do, I put my life in it."