Timbaland Takes Pop Back With Three Chart-Topping Singles

 Pop is Timbaland’s playground right now.

The Grammy Award-winning producer, singer and rapper currently dominates the charts and airwaves with not one, but three singles from his critically acclaimed Shock Value II, reaching an audience of millions daily. Like any great sequel, Shock Value replicates its predecessor’s success but takes everything to another level and puts Timbaland back on top.

“Carry Out,” featuring mega-star Justin Timberlake, sees Timbaland channeling the same vibrant and vital pop energy that made “SexyBack” a pop culture phenomenon and solidified Timberlake’s star power. The song continues to climb up the Top 40, proving Timbaland’s prominence once more. Blending an undeniable hook from Timberlake with Timbaland’s spacey and sexy production, “Carry Out” is igniting dance floors everywhere, and the video played repeatedly outside Cowboys Stadium during All-Star Weekend. It also premiered on Vevo to massive numbers on February 18.

If one single with a modern pop icon weren’t enough, also ruling the airwaves is “If We Ever Meet Again,” Timbaland’s brand new Shock Value II collaboration with Miss “I Kissed a Girl” herself, Katy Perry. Recently added to radio on February 16th, “If We Ever Meet Again” blends Katy Perry’s sexy croon and Timbaland’s unbreakable baritone; it’s another pop classic from Shock Value II.

A true pop and hip hop impresario, Timbaland hasn’t lost a connection with the rap world either. Hand-picking hip hop’s hottest young gun, Drake, Timbaland blazes through “Say Something” with the same power that made his early work in the genre so undeniable and unforgettable. “Say Something” also immediately entered the top 10 on rhythmic charts, is currently #1 at urban radio and shows no signs of stopping. Drake was born to rap over Timbaland’s production, and the two create a hit. From a fiery dance joint with Timberlake to the ultimate ballad with Katy Perry to a rap masterpiece alongside Drake, Timbaland is everywhere.

Ever since it hit the streets on December 4, 2009, Shock Value II has been steadily making its presence felt. Following 2007’s multi-platinum smash hit Shock Value, the follow-up features collaborations with everyone from Miley Cyrus and Nelly Furtado to Daughtry and The Fray. The album shows just how diverse Timbaland is—he can get on a track with anyone and make magic. Plus, he’s taking over every genre in sight from teen pop to hip hop to rock ‘n’ roll. With an international tour on the horizon and singles all over the radio and video outlets, you can’t escape Timbaland in 2010.

Pictured: Rapper Timbaland performs onstage at the 2009 American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 22, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images).