If we can point out just one benefit of the smartphone era, we’ve got to say that videos from fans during live concerts is what we’d choose. Finding Youtube clips of candid moments from artists’ shows never gets old, and they’re even more amazing when random fans are plucked from crowds to become showstoppers of their own with their favorite stars.
So which artists have been known to bring their fans on stage with them? And did those fans bring down the house? Click through the pages below to find some of the best fan moments around, and in the comments, tell us which ones are your faves!
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At a 2012 show, Lil’ Kim brought one of her biggest fans on stage to rap one of her classic verses. Who knew that Mob Wives’ Drita listened to the Queen B — and that she could spit just as fiercely?
During an intimate event in Toronto, a young fan totally wowed Katy Perry with his big voice.
Love And Hip Hop’s Joe Budden remembers how hard it was to break into the rap game, so he shouted out an aspiring artist (and major fan) at one of his shows to share the limelight. The rapper came on stage and totally ripped it for the crowd. Tune in around the 3:05 mark.
If you’re heading to a John Mayer show, you may not just be pulled on stage to sing — you may actually have to play a few guitar chords as well. One young fan was able to show off his skills alongside the rock star in Philadelphia. Check for it at the 1:00 mark.
If you get invited up on stage by Jay Z, you’d better come correct for one of hip-hop’s greatest. A kid at a recent North Carolina show did just that, performing a slightly censored version of “Clique.”
Green Day actually brought two enthusiastic fans on stage to perform during a show. The first one takes the microphone around the 1:45 mark.
We’re not sure we’d have enough energy to keep up with Nicki Minaj on stage, but one fan in Dallas definitely made the effort during a 2012 show. He joins Nicki near the 1:45 mark.
Not only was a fan in Australia able to sing with Bruce Springsteen, they engaged in a little run-and-slide action across the stage!
If may have taken Lady Gaga a little while to get this starstruck fan going, but they ended up making beautiful music together!
Beyonce is known for engaging with fans at her shows, and when one woman got a chance to sing through Bey’s mic, we see why. Beyonce loves being blown away by people in the crowd!