Since beginning his singing career in 1992, Justin Timberlake (known by his initials, JT) has released multiple albums and a plethora of chart-topping singles that have resulted in plenty of awards and award nominations, and he has sold over 32 million albums worldwide. If you’re wondering if he writes his songs, you’re not alone and I have the answer to that question.
Justin Timberlake writes his own songs. He has writing credits on all five of the albums he has produced thus far, some of which he has co-written with the music producer, Timbaland, who has also written hits for Jay-Z.
Would you like to know more about the famous popstars that Justin Timberlake has written songs for? If you answered “yes” then this article is for you.
Songs Justin Timberlake Has Co-Wrote
Justin Timberlake has writing credits on the singles of at least 12 different music artists, including Madonna, 50 Cent, and Halsey. The full list of artists who Justin Timberlake has written for includes Madonna, 50 Cent, T.I., Duran Duran, Jay Z, Timbaland, Ciara, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, SZA, The Black Eyed Peas and Halsey.
Justin Timberlake has co-written two songs for Madonna, and one song for each of the other music artists. Let’s take a look at some of those songs.
4 Minutes – Madonna, ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
This 2008 single by Madonna featuring Justin Timberlake and Timbaland reached number three on Billboard Hot 100 and spent 20 weeks on the charts. The single topped the charts in 21 countries and Madonna made history with the song as she surpassed Elvis Presley in holding the most top ten hits, with 4 Minutes being her 37th hit in the top ten. It was written by Madonna and three other artists including Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja.
Miles Away – Madonna
Released as her final single on her eleventh album “Hard Candy”, Miles Away didn’t appear on the Hot 100, instead, it reached number one on the Hot Dance Airplay chart and became Madonna’s seventh consecutive number one on that chart. Again, the single was co-written by Madonna, Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja.
Without Me – Halsey
Halsey’s 2018 hit single Without Me became the songstress’s first number one on the Hot 100 chart as a solo artist. The song marked Timberlake’s sixth Hot 100 chart-topper as a songwriter and it was co-written with six other artists including Ashley Frangipane, Amy Allen, Brittany Amaradio, Louis Bell, Scott Storch, and Timothy Mosley.
Rehab – Rihanna
I bet you didn’t expect to see this one here! As surprising as it may be, Justin Timberlake co-wrote this song with Timbaland and Hannon Lake and it reached number 18 on Hot 100 spending 17 weeks on the chart.
Ayo Technology – 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake & Timbaland
That’s right—Justin Timberlake has writing credits on a single by 50 Cent named Ayo Technology, which appeared as the fourth single from his third album “Curtis”. The single peaked at number five on the Hot 100 chart, making it 50 Cent’s ninth hit in the top ten.
Dead and Gone – T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake
This 2009 hit released as part of hip hop artist, T.I’s sixth album. It appeared on the Hot 100 before its official September release date, peaking at number two. By December 2009, the single had become the 10th bestselling hit of 2009, selling 2,453,000 copies just two months after its release.
The Other Side – SZA ft. Justin Timberlake
This 2020 single released as the lead single on the soundtrack for Trolls World Tour reached number 13 on the Adult Top 40 and was co-written by Justin Timberlake and four other artists including SZA, Ludwig Göransson, Max Martin and Sarah Aarons. Justin Timberlake also co-produced the single with Ludwig Göransson.