Justin Timberlake and Timbaland are back together on a new single arriving September 1 with Nelly Furtado, but they’ll also be back together on your TV.
ESPN has announced that the two artists will be curating music for select Monday Night Football games; the music will be heard during live telecasts, in promotional spots and during pregame shows for seven weeks throughout the 2023-24 season.
The first music you’ll hear from the partnership is that Nelly Furtado single, which is called “Keep Goin’ Up.” It’s featured in ESPN’s Week 1 Monday Night Football promotional spot for the Jets vs. the Buffalo Bills.
Here’s the full schedule for JT and Tim’s curation activities:
Week 1: Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets
Week 6: Dallas Cowboys vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Week 11: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Week 16: Baltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers
Week 18 Doubleheader: TBD
Wild Card Round (Postseason): TBD
Divisional Round (Postseason): TBD
ESPN’s senior director of sports marketing, Curtis Friends, said in a statement, “We’ve had Diplo, DJ Khaled, Drake and Marshmello and this fifth season, for the first time, we have two curators in Timbaland/JT [that] we know will energize all us fans for this NFL football season.”
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