Timbaland on Miley Cyrus: She's the next Justin Timberlake

timbaland_lMega-producer Timbaland will release Shock Value II, the anticipated sequel to his 2007 album, on Dec. 8th, and he’s assembled another impressive roster of guest-stars, including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. EW recently spoke with the producer, who had nothing but praise for the young Disney star and predicts she’ll grow into an adult superstar. “Man, she’s gonna be like Justin [Timberlake],” says Timbaland. “She comes from that same musical background, where she’s just got it. Her voice is just there. The best way to put it is she’s special. When I worked with her, I was very impressed. I was like, ‘Whoa.’”

While Timberlake and Timbaland do collaborate on Shock Value II, don’t expect a follow-up to FutureSex/LoveSounds anytime soon. Says Timbaland, “I can’t really speak on [Justin's] behalf, but we’re not really in that frame of mind right now. I’ll be honest with you, that’s the album that I’m scared if I can top it.”

Check out the Shock Value II‘s first single, “Morning After Dark”, featuring Nelly Furtado and SoShy, below.

Do you think Miley is the next Justin, Music Mix-ers? What do you think of Timbaland’s new single? Will you buy Shock Value II?

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  • mm

    I think Timbaland’s smoking the good stuff. No way in HELLL is Miley Cyrus even close to being half as talented as Justin is. She’s more like the next Britney

    • Kyle

      Whats wrong with being the next Britney? She’s the biggest pop star in the world. And Miley wont even be the next Britney. She’s barely a pop singer.

      • Sharlin

        and how is barely a pop singer not the same as britney spears? lol

      • Alex

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    • zuwee

      no way in helllllllllllllllllllll no i agree wit you mm

  • ernie

    Maybe he saw something we don’t, and maybe she’s better with non-disney channel material. I’m looking forward to her contribution to his cd now.

  • Ashley

    Hell yeah Miley is so talented!! I think your the one smoking too much weed!!

    • Meg

      It’s “you’re.”

  • Hrfe

    Ummmm….Justin isn’t even that talented. I mean he is, he is, he’s funny and a good actor and he’s good in a lot of stuff but he isn’t really the best vocal talent…he has good producers and people like him. People do not like Miley, and she’s a talentless hack, so I sincerely hope we can stop hearing from her

    • mickey

      Justin is far more talented then you are giving him credit for. And he has a great vocal. He does alot of producing on his own. He just produced three songs for Jamie Foxx’s next albu and Jamie said he was shocked over just how talented he is. Miley could only dream about having his talent.

  • TB

    yeah, I don’t know about that…I’m more than a little skeptical of Miley having half the talent of Justin. We’ll see…

  • susan

    Miley could only wish to have half of Timberlakes talent. Hopefully when justin does a follow up to FS/LS he’ll produce with other producers besides Timbaland. I love Timbaland but think Justin needs to change it up for his next album.

  • Fatima

    I think he means that she’s going to go from a place where she’s very much controlled by an entity into a place where she might be able to make some creative headway. I don’t think she’s going to be as creative or charming as JT though.

  • honey

    Miley IS talented, most of you morons can’t recognize talent, but pros can see it in her.

    • ~~ July ~~

      oh honey …. and I bet Taylor Swift ‘moves’ you with her sweet voice.

  • dave

    Hmm. Miley Cyrus the next JT? Doubt it. Seriously, can she just go away already? I really can’t stand her.
    And why is Timbaland doing collaborations with her and Katy Perry? Color me disappointed. I can’t stand Katy Perry either.

  • Stephen

    Forget the bull he said about Miley, did anyone listen to that song… WRETCHED.

  • Carmen

    I tried but I can’t get on board with Timbaland’s recent stuff. Hearing that just makes me miss the collaborations with Magoo, Aaliyah, Missy,and Ginuwine more. As for Miley being the next JT hey it could happen but then I’m not a JT fan so I don’t really care.

  • Mary

    Unless Miley pulls a killer SNL episode as host, she’s no where near being the next JT!!!!

  • KFed

    Justin is so lazy. Two albums in eight years? Nobody wants to see your awful movies, Justin, go record something already.

    • Ella A.

      LOL. So true!

  • Roda

    Okay so the people who work with Miley who actually get to know her only ever say the best things about her…and the people who DO NOT know her and are just sitting behind their computers googling or reading gossip blogs have only the worse to say about her?

    Does anyone else find that pathetic?

    I’m sure that Miley Cyrus will be successful just ask yourself whose song is in the top ten charts right now? Thats what I thought :)

    • Zac

      all celebs do is kiss each others butts in public, and back stab each other in private. To Tish, oops i mean “Roda” wink wink, her movie will bomb just like all of JT’s. Very soon this untalented hillbilly fug face who cant act or sing, with her messed up teeth will be nothing more than a blip on the radar when all the tweens grow up. I am going to laugh when her new movie tanks.

      • Roda

        LOL, you act like she stole your husband. You get some sort of sick pleasure from putting her down I can see very clearly. I hope that made you feel better. Just try not to kill yourself when you are proven wrong okay?

  • Sadie

    I don’t think she’s the next Justin…. I hate it when people compare stars, the songs Miley sing aren’t even close to what Justin sings….I think she has a powerful enough voice to do things, but she’s kind of tied to Disney, as soon as she breaks that off i’m sure she’ll do fine

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