Eminem and Rihanna have announced a three-city tour to begin in August. The successful collaborating duo has reached fans all over the world with their four songs they have worked together on.
In 2013, Eminem released a song featuring Rihanna that took over radio stations. “The Monster” took a new uptempo beat, shying away from the previous darker sound of their first collaboration.
Apart from these two music artists, many others have gotten together to record a song together that has gone on to become a massive success. Superstars such as Beyoncé, P!nk and Daft Punk are just a few of the 20 acts featured in this list.
This list will highlight collaborations from two music acts that perform different genres. A mix of Pop and R&B can only create the special songs we have all come to love.
Take a look at some of the best collaborations between artists from different genres.
If your favorite collaboration didn’t make the cut, comment below and tell us which collaboration you think deserves a spot on this list!
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10. “Feel This Moment” – Pitbull, featuring Christina Aguilera
Pitbull is known for his huge collaborations with musicians and he called on none other than Christina Aguilera for “Feel This Moment.” The song sampled A-ha’s “Take On Me” with a new 2013 twist.
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9. “Scream & Shout” – will.i.am, featuring Britney Spears
Though Britney Spears’ voice has seen better days, her overproduced vocals made will.i.am’s hit, “Scream & Shout,” a massive success. The pair worked together on Britney’s newest album, Britney Jean following this collaboration.
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8. “Baby” – Justin Bieber, featuring Ludacris
Justin Bieber’s breakout song, “Baby,” is probably one of the most catchy songs ever. Even if you hate the kid, you have to admit its happy sound makes you want to sing along. Ludacris helped Bieber out with this song, which basically launched his career into stardom.
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7. “Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake, featuring Jay-Z
“Suit & Tie” marked the musical return of Justin Timberlake and for the song, he collaborated with Jay-Z. It was featured on JT’s The 20/20 Experience: Part 1, which went on to become the best selling album of 2013. The duo also collaborated on Jay’s song, “Holy Grail,” which was just as successful. They also went on a 16-city summer tour in 2013 titled The Legends of Summer.
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6. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk, featuring Pharell
In the most unlikely combination, Daft Punk got together with famed producer/musician, Pharell, to create one of the best collabs of all time. “Get Lucky” went on to lead Daft Punk’s number one album as the lead single off their 2013 album, Random Access Memories. The band swept the Grammy's this year, winning every category they were nominated in, including album of the year.
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5. “The Way” – Ariana Grande, featuring Mac Miller
Newcomer, Ariana Grande, broke the mold for the young teen musician. Her 90's inspired song, “The Way”, took a more simple approach at a first single, focusing more on her voice than a fist-pumping beat. Mac Miller served as the featured artist on the song. The young artist is sure to release new music this year.
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4. “Just Give Me a Reason” – P!nk, featuring Nate Ruess
P!nk's song “Just Give Me a Reason” featured Nate Ruess, who is the lead singer of the band, Fun. The song is still one of the most played songs on the radio today. P!nk uses her emotional voice to bring the song to life, along with the touching lyrics and beautiful music. The duo has performed the song multiple times on award shows.
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3. “No Air” – Jordin Sparks, featuring Chris Brown
Jordin Sparks won the sixth season of American Idol and the powerhouse vocalist rose to super stardom after the release of her song, “No Air.” The song featured Chris Brown, who, at the time, was one of the biggest acts in music.
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2. “Telephone” – Lady Gaga, featuring Beyoncé
Then-upcoming Lady Gaga called on Beyoncé to help her on her second album and “Telephone” was the result. The high energy dance song had an even more surprising video. The duo later released another video for Beyoncé’s song, “Video Phone”, which featured Gaga.
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1. “The Monster” – Eminem, featuring Rihanna
Eminem and Rihanna's popular single, “The Monster”, took over radio stations in 2013. The massive collaboration between the two powerhouse artists led to their announcement of a three-city tour, which is sure to sell out. Both artists span a collection of number one albums.