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My Love (Justin Timberlake song)

“My Love” is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his second studio album, FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). It was released on October 24, 2006, by Jive Records as the second single from the album. The song features American rapper T.I. and was co-written by Timberlake, Timbaland, Nate “Danja” Hills, and T.I., and produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja.

Timberlake revealed that the song’s creating process took time to image and execute.[1] He also stated that “My Love” was less about marriage and a more humble approach to love. The song features synthesizer chords with a slow beat and includes a beatboxing, percussion, and staccato sounds. Timberlake described the track as “a rock-techno ballad”.[1] “My Love” was well received by music critics, although some criticized Timberlake for some of the lyrics and sounds.

The track entered the top ten on most charts, topping several of Billboard magazine’s component charts, including the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100, Hot Dance Airplay, and Hot Digital Songs charts. “My Love” also became Timberlake’s second consecutive number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally, the single peaked in the number two position, becoming Timberlake’s fourth single to reach number two. In New Zealand, the track peaked at number one for five non-consecutive weeks, to become Timberlake’s second number one single.

Pitchfork Media named “My Love” as their number one song of 2006. Many have cited that the song is similar to Timberlake’s 2002 song “Cry Me a River”.[2][3] The track won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 2007 Grammy Awards. “My Love” also won Timberlake the Male Artist of the Year and Best Choreography in a Video at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

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