Also performs as: Timbaland
Timothy Zachery Mosley (born March 10, 1972), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter. Timothy Zachery Mosley 's first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine...the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine. After further work on Aaliyah's 1996 album One in a Million and Missy Elliott's 1997 album Supa Dupa Fly, Timothy Zachery Mosley became a prominent producer for R&B and hip hop artists. As a rapper he initially released several albums with fellow rapper Magoo, but later released his debut solo album Tim's Bio in 1998.
In 2002, Timothy Zachery Mosley produced the hit single "Cry Me a River" for Justin Timberlake, going on to produce most of Timberlake's subsequent LPs such as FutureSex/LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience and their respective hit singles. A Timothy Zachery Mosley -owned imprint label, Mosley Music Group, featured artists such as Nelly Furtado, whose Timothy Zachery Mosley -produced album Loose (2006) was a commercial and critical success. In 2007, Timothy Zachery Mosley released a solo album, Shock Value, which was followed by Shock Value II in 2009.
Aside from the aforementioned artists, Timothy Zachery Mosley's production credits from the 2000s forward include work with Jay-Z, Nas, Ludacris, Bubba Sparxxx, Madonna, Rihanna, OneRepublic, Brandy, Drake, Rick Ross and others. As a songwriter he has written as of 2014 85 UK hits and 99 hits Stateside.