Timbaland — Photos By: Jennifer Phang January 13, 2020 12:34PM EST 1 of 6 Timbaland — Pics Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutt He was born Timothy Zachary Mosley, but the world knows him best as Timbaland. The rapper, songwriter, singer, DJ and record producers has been incredibly influential in shaping the sound of hip-hop and R&B. With his first full credit production work on Ginuwin’s 1996 album, ‘Ginuwine…the Bachelor,’ to his work on Aaliyah’s ‘One In A Million’ and Missy Elliott’s ‘Supa Dupa Fly,’ Tim became one of the most in-demand producers in the game. He’s also found success on the mic, releasing several albums with rapper Magoo, and his solo work, ‘Tim’s Bio,’ in 1998. Timbaland partnered with Justin Timberlake, producing ‘Cry Me A River,’ and most of Timberlake’s ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ and ‘The 20/20 Experience.’ The list of people that Timbaland has worked with is a Who’s Who of music: Jay-Z, Ludacris, Madonna, Rihanna, Drake, Zayn, Rick Ross, and more. He’s won a handful of Grammy awards, including Best Dance Recording (“Sexy Back” in 2007, “LoveStoned/I Think She Knows” in 2008) and Best R&B Song (“Pusher Love Girl” and “Drunk In Love” in 2014 and 2015, respectively.) January 13, 2020, 11:49AM 2 of 6 Timbaland Is In Russia, Yo MAXIM SHIPENKOV/EPA-EFE/Shutters Timbaland poses during the 2nd award ceremony of the International Professional Music Awards in March 2019. The ceremony was held at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. January 13, 2020, 11:49AM 3 of 6 The Essence of Timbaland. Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterst Timbaland performs at the 2019 Essence Festival at New Orleans’ Mercedes-Benz Superdome. That’s all muscle there, as Timbaland has lost over 130 pounds. January 13, 2020, 11:49AM 4 of 6 Timbaland Performs Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterst At his heaviest, Timbaland weighed around 350 pounds. Through two years of hard work, he was able to drop 130 pounds of fat. January 13, 2020, 11:49AM 5 of 6 Timbaland Continues To Perform Amy Harris/Invision/AP/Shutterst Timbaland is best known as a producers of some of your favorite songs, but he’s also a well-beloved rapper. Here, he performs at the 2019 Essence Festival. January 13, 2020, 11:49AM 6 of 6 All Hail Tims Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock Timbaland attends the 2016 VH1 Hip Hop Honors ‘All Hail the Queens’ event in New York City. Timbaland has worked with many ‘queens,’ including Rihanna, Aaliyah, and Missy Elliott. January 13, 2020, 11:49AM Click to Subscribe to Get Our Free HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get the hottest celeb news.