Timbaland Announces Release Date for New Single Featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake


Fans of Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, and Nelly Furtado have reason to rejoice as their long-awaited reunion is just around the corner. Timbaland recently took to social media to confirm the release date of their upcoming single. The track, titled “Keep Going Up”, is set to drop this Friday, September 1.

In a video clip shared on Instagram, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake are seen playing the final version of the song for Nelly Furtado. Timberlake excitedly describes Furtado’s vocals on the track as a blend of her hit songs “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right“. The clip also includes a sneak peek of the track’s catchy chorus.

“Keep Going Up” marks the trio’s first collaboration since their smash hit “Give It To Me” released in 2007. Prior to that, he had worked with both Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake on separate occasions, showcasing their successful musical chemistry.

Earlier this year, he shared the news that Justin Timberlake had completed his upcoming album. The anticipation for “Keep Going Up” has been growing steadily, with fans eagerly awaiting this exciting musical reunion.

Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland
Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake and Timbaland. Credit: Chris Polk/FilmMagic

He also recently paid tribute to his longtime collaborator and rapper Magoo, who sadly passed away at the age of 50. He and Magoo formed a significant musical duo in 1989, contributing to the music landscape with their unique sound. Their impact extended beyond their collaboration, as they were part of the influential collective Da Bassment Cru, which included artists like Missy Elliott, Ginuwine, and Playa. Magoo’s introduction of Missy Elliott to Timbaland resulted in a groundbreaking musical partnership that left a lasting legacy.

With the release of “Keep Going Up”, fans can look forward to the reunion of Timbaland, Nelly Furtado, and Justin Timberlake, adding another chapter to their storied musical history.