Timeless (Sérgio Mendes album)

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Timeless
Sergio Mendes Timeless.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 13, 2006
RecordedSeptember 2004 – January 2006
Genre Samba, hip hop, neo soul, R&B, reggaeton
Length62:14
Label Concord, will.i.am Music Group
CCD-2263-2
Producer will.i.am, Sérgio Mendes
Singles from Timeless
  1. "Mas que Nada"
    Released: May 29, 2006
  2. "That Heat"
    Released: August 4, 2006
  3. "Yes Yes, Y'all"
    Released: December 1, 2006
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic 60/100 [1]
Review scores
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Timeless is a collaborative album, recorded and released by Brazilian artist Sérgio Mendes, and produced by American rapper, songwriter and producer will.i.am. The album was released in the UK on February 13, 2006 and in the US on February 14.

Contents

Background

The album features many neo soul and alternative hip hop guest artists, including John Legend, Q-Tip and Justin Timberlake. The album was produced entirely by will.i.am, and was released via Concord Records and the will.i.am Music Group. The album's lead single, "Mas que Nada", was featured on commercials for both Joga Bonito and Nike Football, as well EA Sports' NBA Live 07 and 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany video games. Two further singles were released from the album: "That Heat", and "Yes Yes Y'all". The album reaches across styles, combining neo soul, bossa nova, samba, hip hop, and even flavors of reggaeton.

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."Mas Que Nada" (featuring The Black Eyed Peas)4:22
2."That Heat" (featuring Erykah Badu and will.i.am)4:13
3."Berimbau/Consolação" (featuring Stevie Wonder and Gracinha Leporace)4:22
4."The Frog" (featuring Q-Tip and will.i.am)3:50
5."Let Me" (featuring Jill Scott and will.i.am)4:14
6."Bananeira (Banana Tree)" (featuring Mr. Vegas)3:14
7."Surfboard" (featuring will.i.am)4:31
8."Please Baby Don't" (featuring John Legend)4:09
9."Samba da Benção (Samba of The Blessing)" (featuring Marcelo D2)4:14
10."Timeless" (featuring india.arie)3:54
11."Loose Ends" (featuring Justin Timberlake, Pharoahe Monch and will.i.am)5:32
12."Fo'-Hop (Por Trás de Brás de Pina)" (Guinga and Marcelo D2)4:14
13."Lamento (No Morro)" (featuring Maogani Quartet)4:14
14."Ei Menina (Hey Girl)" (featuring will.i.am)3:31
15."Yes, Yes Y'All" (featuring Black Thought, Chali 2na, Debi Nova and will.i.am)5:09

Charts

Certifications

RegionCertification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI) [18] Gold100,000^

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

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