With my previous music review being single ‘Bang Bang’ by female pop divas Nicki Minaj, Jessie J and Ariana Grande, I take a look at what could arguably be the best collaborations in the history of music or ones that will at least bring back great memories.
Lady Gaga and Beyoncé:
The two biggest names in pop came together to release the track Telephone that peaked at number one and sold 7.4 million copies in 2010 WORLDWIDE. This song and its video really stood apart from the rest and is still popular today.
Eminem and Rihanna:
Rapper Eminem and singer Rihanna released Love The Way You Lie, also released in 2010, and was the UK’s best selling song of that year. Singing about a love-hate relationship, it was clear that it was all pure love when it came to buying the song. The two are now touring together after their release of the single Monster in 2013, a song which became the title of their tour ‘The Monster Tour’.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys:
*NEW YOOOORRRRRRKK* Alicia Keys went back to the streets, New York’s streets to be exact, when she collaborated with Jay Z for Empire State of Mind way back in 2009. With Alicia’s vocals and piano, and Jay Z’s lyrics it wasn’t hard for this song to become a hit.
Big Sean and Ariana Grande:
When pop princess Ariana Grande and rapper Big Sean released the catchy Right There in 2013, after her success with songs The Way and Baby I, it was clear the two had musical chemistry. The two seem to be great pals, with Ariana rapping Big Sean’s track Guap in a radio interview and Big Sean appearing in Ariana’s video for her single Problem.
Timbaland and Aaliyah:
Timbaland and the sorely missed ‘baby girl’ Aaliyah worked in numerous musical projects, one of them including Try Again, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. The song reached Number One in America and Number Five in the UK, also winning two MTV VMAs for its music video.
Avicii and Aloe Blacc:
Mixing country and dance together was a bold move for Avicii when it came to this hit Wake Me Up in 2013, but it paid off when it reached number one in over 20 countries.
Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk:
You couldn’t drive anywhere without hearing this hit on the radio. When Get Lucky was released in 2013 its success boomed, winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Record of the Year at the Grammy awards.
What are your favourite music collaborations? Or is there a collab that you wish you could un-hear? Leave a comment below!