Multi-platinum producer, prolific hit-maker, and sonic innovator Timbaland has announced that his third solo album, entitled Timbaland Presents Shock Value II will now be released on December 8th, 2009, on Mosley Music Group/Blackground Records/Interscope Records. The album is the follow-up to the super-producer’s multi-platinum 2007 album Timbaland Presents Shock Value, which spawned three No. 1 pop singles, the Grammy-nominated “Give It To Me” (featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake), “The Way I Are,” (featuring Keri Hilson and D.O.E.), and a remix of OneRepublic’s multi-platinum blockbuster “Apologize” (one of the best-selling singles of the decade).
The first two singles from Shock Value II, — “Morning After Dark,” featuring Nelly Furtado and French singer-songwriter SoShy, and “Say Something,” featuring Drake — are currently available for purchase from all digital service providers. Timbaland has just finished shooting a video for “Morning After Dark,” which he directed with Paul “Coy” Allen. Timbaland will perform the track with Furtado and SoShy (a new artist on Timbaland’s label Mosley Music Group) at The American Music Awards, which ABC will broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sunday, November 22nd.
On Shock Value II, Timbaland re-maps the pop/R&B landscape by batting away genre boundaries once again. His prodigious influence and ability to stay ahead of the curve have meant that a wide range of today’s most popular artists are eager to participate in the Shock Value series. This second iteration features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, The Fray, Chris Daughtry, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Brandy, Drake, and Keri Hilson. In addition, Timbaland asserts the wide-screen sonic adventurousness that has led the Virginia Beach native to dominate the pop charts for more than a decade.
“I’m so fortunate and blessed to be able to create a Shock Value II,” Timbaland says. “I’m really proud of the caliber of artists on this album and all the work they put into making it a success. I can promise that no one has ever heard Katy Perry, The Fray, or Brandy sound like this before. It’s exciting because not only am I giving fans the best of me on each track, I’m giving them a glimpse of their favorite artist in a completely different light. This is an album that can be listened to from start to finish every single time because each song is so unique and the range of artists so diverse. I can’t wait for my fans to hear the collaborations.”