Are Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado & Timbaland reuniting after 16 years for a new song?

After 16 long years, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and Timbaland have finally reunited to release a new song together. The trio dropped their collaboration titled “Keep Going Up” along with a music video on Friday.

Interestingly, the track was recorded separately by each artist. While Timberlake and Furtado both worked with Timbaland, they never had the chance to be in the studio together. However, they did connect through FaceTime during the recording process, as shown in the music video.

In the video, fans get a glimpse of their FaceTime call, where Furtado excitedly gasps upon seeing Timberlake and exclaims, “What?! No way! How are you? This is crazy.” It’s heartwarming to see their genuine surprise and joy at reconnecting after so many years.

The last time these three artists collaborated was on the 2007 hit single “Give It To Me,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart at the time. However, their musical history goes way back. Timbaland produced several songs on Timberlake’s debut solo album, including the iconic “Cry Me a River.” He also played a significant role in producing Furtado’s successful album “Loose,” which featured hits like “Promiscuous,” “Maneater,” and “Say It Right.”

It’s evident that these artists have had a strong musical connection in the past, and their reunion is a delightful surprise for fans. Timberlake even made an appearance in the music video for “Promiscuous,” which is referenced in the new track.

The lyrics of “Keep Going Up” also carry a nostalgic touch. The song starts with Timbaland asking, “How you been young lady? Does the feeling still drive you crazy?” This line is a callback to his verse in the 2006 song where he sings, “How you doing, young lady? That feeling that you giving really drives me crazy.” It’s a clever nod to their previous collaboration.

The excitement of this reunion extended beyond the three artists themselves. Many of their celebrity friends expressed their happiness and support for the new release. Chelsea Handler shared her love for the song, writing, “Love this. Let’s go!” Natasha Bedingfield referred to them as the “Holy Trinity.”

It’s clear that this reunion has created a buzz and garnered attention from fans and fellow artists alike. Fans of Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and Timbaland have been eagerly waiting for this collaboration, and their patience has finally paid off.

“Keep Going Up” serves as a reminder of the incredible talent and magic these artists can create together. Although they were physically apart during the recording process, their connection and musical chemistry remain strong. This song is a testament to their enduring legacy in the music industry.

As fans continue to listen to and enjoy “Keep Going Up,” it’s exciting to think about the possibility of more collaborations from these three talented artists in the future. Hopefully, this reunion marks the beginning of a new era of musical collaborations between Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, and Timbaland.

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