Los Angeles Times


Timberlake/Timbaland: Between the year's most delicious single, Nelly Furtado's "Promiscuous," and the dance-floor art project "Future Sex/Love Sounds," this was producer Timbaland's year — the Grammy committee should be committed for not nominating him for best producer. Most heartening was his ongoing partnership with Justin Timberlake, an easy-spirited interracial partnership in a world where such public alliances remain rare. Pictured: Timbaland, left, helped spark Justin Timberlake. Lori Shepler / LAT