Grammy Award-winning music producer Timbaland has joined Boy Band, where he will work alongside co-judges, called “architects” on the series, Nick Carter and Emma Bunton, in search of the next big pop music group.

“I’m excited to be a part of this show and come on as an architect to help guide the next generation of undiscovered talent,” said Timbaland to Variety. “I want to continue giving back to music as I have been. I’m ready to find the next boy band that could change our business.”

Timbaland has collaborated on hit singles with Drake, Rihanna, Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Jay-Z, Madonna, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, One Republic, Kanye West, Brad Paisley and Bjork. He also served as music supervisor on hit the FOX drama Empire

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The stars of the series will be talented young performers vying for one of 18 spots in three bands. Throughout the season, Timbaland, Emma and Nick will move the hopefuls from band to band in attempt to create the perfect pairing of musicians. Singer and actress Rita Ora will host the hotly-anticipated ABC reality competition series. 

After elimination rounds driven by fan voting, five winning performers will be selected to form the final band. That winning band will debut its first single in the season finale and receive a recording contract with Hollywood Records.

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