5 K-pop and American/Western Collaborations That Need To Happen

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As K-pop continues to grow more popular worldwide, it’s not only fans who are starting to pay more attention. Many international superstars have also doled out their praise, and quite a few have even reached out to work with our favourite K-pop idols.

Here are 5 collaborations between Western and Korean artists we’re itching to see!

  1. CL and Nicki Minaj

A collaboration between 2NE1’s baddest female and “the most influential female rapper of all time” would certainly turn heads! Both these artists overflow with personality and attitude in their fierce and feisty performances. Besides music, CL and Nicki also share a love for fashion – they were snapped sitting side by side at Jeremy Scott’s show in 2013.


  1. Jay Park and Chris Brown

Jay Park is sometimes dubbed Korea’s Chris Brown, and has previously cited the American star as an inspiration. He’s even covered a few of Chris’ songs in the past. With their triple-threat singing-dancing-rapping talents, it only makes sense to put them on a stage together!

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  1. Lorde and Lee Hi

These two 96-liner superstars are both incredibly talented vocalists who consistently blow their fans away. Lorde, the singer-songwriter hailing from New Zealand, is known to be a K-pop fan. In fact, she’s already raised the possibility of a collaboration with YG Entertainment’s youngest soloist, so perhaps it’s only a matter of time.

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  1. Rain and Justin Timberlake

They’re both legends in their fields – stellar entertainers, hugely influential world icons and total heartthrobs. Just imagine what they could achieve if they worked together.

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  1. Ailee and Beyonce

If you’ve never seen Ailee’s extraordinary cover of Beyonce’s Halo, you’re missing out. Few are worthy of working with Queen Bey, but with her powerful vocals, surely Ailee makes the cut!

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Which Western and K-pop artists would you like to see working together?

Sources: Photos – (1) (2) (3); Videos – koreanfestival’s channel, npaksj & Takeo’s channel @ YouTube

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  2. Deborah Lovesapples Andkpop

    September 16, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I will not allow my baby CL to do a song with Nicki Minaj.. Neveerrr!!!


    September 15, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    To honest I am not looking forward to this. For this article I guess a collaboration between Ailee and Beyonce could do well! The rest no!

  4. CatTheNappeunGigibe

    August 10, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    GD shouldn’t collab with Pharrell because he loves Pharrell so much that he would probably think afterwards “Hmm, having collated with Pharrell I no longer have any deep desires in life. I can die now”.
    That said, a GD/Skateboard P collab would obviously be epic.

  5. Yukio Akane

    August 9, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    Okay. All you need to do is to practice to relax being around them.
    that’s all.

  6. tessa

    August 9, 2014 at 2:21 am

    G-dragon & Pharrel Williams.
    HyunA & Rita ora.

  7. Specz

    August 7, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Seungri and Justin Timberlake
    Lee hi and tori kelly or a soul artist like Jill Scott

  8. Erika Marie

    August 7, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Usher and RAIN would be amazing

  9. joe

    August 6, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Exo and me, simple 😉

  10. Karina Shum

    August 4, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    YAS! although I think I would be overcome with emotion listening to these works of pure awesomeness; or they could massively flop considering out high expectations haha thankyou this article gives me happy feels 🙂

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