When it comes to huge collaborations, this year didn’t disappoint. From pop anthems to dancefloor bangers, the charts were filled with talented artists joining forces to create fresh, musical masterpieces.
Here are some of the biggest music collaborations of 2018:
Silk City & Dua Lipa
The ‘New Rules’ singer joined forces with Silk City duo Diplo and Mark Ronson on the track, which has since been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Dua also received a well-deserved Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. Her Calvin Harris collaboration was another big track this year and reached No.1 on the global iTunes chart, Apple Music and Spotify.
Justin Timberlake & Christ Stapleton
JT made his return to music this year with new album ‘Man of the Woods’ featuring the massive single with ‘Say Something’. The track has received a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group performance, with Chris Stapleton also nominated for Best Country Album and Best Country Solo Performance.
Marshmello & Anne-Marie
The acclaimed US music DJ and producer teamed up with British singer Anne-Marie for hit track ‘Friends’. More recently, Marshmello has had a top 10 hit with Bastille and their song ‘Happier’.
Cardi B & Bruno Mars
Bruno enlisted Cardi B for the re-release of his upbeat banger ‘Finesse’ and In Living Colour inspired video. The rapper has also dropped big chart-topping collaborations ‘Girls Like You’ with Maroon 5 and ‘I Like It Like That’ with Bad Bunny and J Balvin – both tracks have been nominated for Grammy Awards.
Jess Glynne & Rudimental
Jess Glynne joined forces with Rudimental and Macklemore for hit song ‘These Days’, making her the first British female solo artist ever to score six UK No.1 singles.
Camila Cabello & Young Thug
The former Fifth Harmony member shot to solo stardom with her chart dominating track, lifted from her self-titled, platinum debut album ‘Camila’.
Liam Payne & Rita Ora
The One Direction singer and Rita Ora recorded the special duet ‘For You’ for the official Fifty Shades Freed movie soundtrack.
Little Mix & Cheat Codes
‘Only You’ was the first single to be released from the girl group’s highly anticipated ‘LM5’ album and saw them team up with electronic hitmakers Cheat Codes for a fresh new sound.
Paloma Faith & Sigala
British DJ, Producer and songwriter Sigala called up BRIT Award winner Paloma Faith and her powerful vocals for upbeat track ‘Lullaby’.
Jax Jones & Mabel
Jax Jones is no stranger to collaborations and has previously worked with the likes of Stefflon Don, Raye and Demi Lovato. This time round it was with rising star Mabel and ATL rapper The Rich Kid for ‘Ring Ring’ that the sought-after producer teamed up with. He has also recently dropped new track ‘Play’ featuring Years & Years.
Clean Bandit & Demi
‘Solo’ featuring US star Demi Lovato has been named as the most Shazamed song of 2018, after being tagged an incredible 9.1 million times.
Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus
Musician and producer Mark Ronson has released yet another superstar collaboration in the form ‘Nothing Breaks Like a Heart’ with Miley Cyrus. The two also teamed up with Sean Lennon to create a new version of the John Lennon festive classic ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over)’.