Timothy Zachary Mosley aka Timbaland was born March 10, 1972, and has changed the production world by infusing his unique sonic sound.

His legacy began when he created the sound for Ginuwine, and revamped Aaliyah for her second studio album One in a Million (1996) and Missy Elliott’s debut studio album Supa Dupa Fly. Timbaland became a prominent sought after producer for R&B and hip hop artists. As a rapper he released several albums with fellow rapper Magoo, followed by his debut solo album Tim’s Bio in 1998. In 2002, Timbaland 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 hit singles.

Timbaland’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. He has garnered an impressive list of awards and accolades and he continues to prove he’s one of the top in the game.

Here are some of our favorite Timbaland produced songs.

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Happy Birthday, Timbaland!