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

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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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Originally posted November 12 2009 — 5:16 PM EST

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