Who doesn’t love a good duet? There’s something exciting about when two artists come together on a song and create something special. The right pair knows how to blend their vocals, merge their best assets and play off each other’s talents. Brandy and Monica knew how to do this when they recorded “The Boy Is Mine.” Although it was a huge hit, that’s all fans got. We never got a second duet single or even an album. That’s a real shame considering how those two would have brought the house down with an entire record. The same goes for regular collaborators, Beyonce and Jay Z, or Ja Rule and Jennifer Lopez. These artists make up the list of duet albums we hope that happen!
Alicia Keys and Usher
At the height of both careers, these two R&B singers came together of the love song, “My Boo.” It was smooth track that recalled the times when Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell worked together. It’s a shame these two didn’t do anymore collaborations. The two make the perfect R&B “couple.”
Beyonce and Jay Z
This real life couple has collaborated a number of times with varying degrees of success: “Crazy In Love” (Amazing!), Bonnie & Clyde ’03 (A serious let down). But “Drunk In Love” is exactly the kind of record we want from these two. The song is bold, sexy and modern. More please!
Beyonce and Lady Gaga
In addition to her hubby, we also want to see Beyonce get back together with Lady Gaga. The two teased fans with two remixes, “Telephone” and “Video Phone,” while demonstrating just how awesome it is to have two fierce women on the same track.
Brandy and Monica
As we mentioned before, these two brought the house down with this ’98 jam. The cat fight could have easily been extended into a full length album of cheating, he said/she said and sisterhood. Both don’t have much going on now, let’s revive the concept.
Erykah Badu and The Roots
Two superstar acts of neo soul on one song was already sweet music to our ears. But a whole album? That would just make us feel spoiled.
Ja Rule and Jennifer Lopez
After producing two mega hits (“I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny”), rumors flew that these two were going to make good on recording an album together. Sadly, relationships fell apart and nothing came together. A shame because some of Lopez’s best work was when her vocals were married with Rule’s gruff style.
John Mayer and Katy Perry
Maybe this is just a terrible idea. Maybe it would end up being super sappy. Maybe it would just be a Nicholas Sparks novel on record. Or maybe, just maybe, it was be something really amazing. Maybe.
Lady Gaga and R Kelly
Even though the revised version of the song featuring Christina Aguilera is amazing, we’d love to see what would happen if Kells and Gaga took their sexual cat and mouse on step further.
Mikky Ekko and Rihanna
Rihanna has experimented with duets before, most notably Shakira and her Grammy-nominated turn with Mikky Ekko. We think these two sound so good together that there’s room for more from these two.
Remember when Andre 3000 and Big Boi were the unstoppable rap duo from Atlanta, churning out hit after hit?! And then they boldly released a double album that was really two solo records and seemingly stopped creating music together. It’s been too long since we’ve had a proper Outkast record.