Some powerful collabs in here!
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30 Aug 2018 - 1:52 PM  UPDATED 30 Aug 2018 - 1:52 PM

Who doesn't love a collab between talented artists? K-pop and Western pop have come together many times to make incredible music and here's just some of our faves.

1. BTS & Nicki Minaj

Apparently BTS made "IDOL" and thought it would suit Nicki's style, so they got in touch and she added her verse. It's shot straight to the top of the charts, so it seems fans agree that it's an amazing collab.

2. G-Dragon & Missy Elliot

GD has always been at the forefront of collaborating with Western artists, and when he was looking for a female artist to perform on his track "Niliria" he reached out and she accepted. They even performed it together at KCON LA!

3. EXO's Chanyeol & Far East Movement, Marshmellow and Tinashe

Chanyeol brings a mood with his rap verse on "Freal Luv", mixing English with Korean on a smooth hip-hop and electronic track.

4. PSY and Snoop Dogg

If this isn't a meme-worthy combo then what is. Snoop featured on PSY's track "Hangover" which also recently featured in blockbuster film Black Panther.

5. SHINee's Key & Years & Years

Years & Years released a number of remixes of their song "If You're Over Me", on of which featured SHINee's Key singing in English and Korean. Key even wrote the lyrics for his part himself!

6. BTS & Steve Aoki

They've already had two fire collaborations, the first being "Mic Drop (Remix)" which also includes Desiigner, and the second being the slow tempo "The Truth Untold" that surprised everyone. We bet there's more to come!

7. Black Eyed Peas & CL

The Black Eyed Peas made an appearance at the 2011 MAMAs to perform "Where Is The Love?" with CL singing and rapping in English alongside them.

8. JYJ & Kanye West

Truly an unexpected collab, JYJ sang in English on "Ayyy Girl", their first single from their debut album, which featured Kanye West and Malik.

9. Wonder Girls & Akon

The Wonder Girls teamed up with Akon for their hit song "Like Money". Sung in English, the song was one of the best-selling English language songs that year in Korea.

10. G-Dragon & CL with Skrillex & Diplo

US producers Diplo and Skrillex teamed up with G-Dragon and CL for the track "Dirty Vibe", showcasing the K-pop artists' rapping skills over expectedly intense beats.


 

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