June 11th, 2010
11:57 AM ET

Justin Timberlake sings backup for Sheryl Crow

First he brought sexy back and now he’s bringing sexy backgrounds.

Sheryl Crow has revealed that Justin Timberlake will provide backing vocals on her cover of Terrence Trent D’Arby’s hit “Sign Your Name,” from her upcoming album “100 Miles from Memphis.”

Their collaboration, however, was purely an accident. Crow says she had been recording in an L.A. studio when she bumped into Memphis native JT, 29, who was producing tracks for Jamie Foxx.

“[Timberlake] was in the hallway,” Crow, 48, told Billboard.com. “I've always liked him. I played [the song] for him, and when it got to the chorus he's like, 'Who's doing the backgrounds?' I said, 'We haven't done them yet,' and he said, 'I got it.' It was all very organic and, man, perfect. People have no idea how talented this guy is."

Crow's new album drops July 20.


soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Cait

    I haven't cared for where Sheryl Crow has ventured in her music. It seems fake and too poppy. I loved her rock and folk style in the early days, but now...eh, not so great.

    June 15, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AnthonyH

    I 100% agree with you 2damnfunny she does need to leave that song alone her and JT, some songs just shouldn't be touched.

    June 11, 2010 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Kraig Rasool

    When incidents like this happen....this is when music is at its best. Sheryl Crow fantastic in her own space, and
    Justin Timberlake swimming in his own river...Two different music genre's collaborating to bring out something new
    and fresh....cant wait!!

    June 11, 2010 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 2damnfunny

    I'm sorry but she needs to leave that song alone.

    June 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |

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