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Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

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  1. My Love

    My Love (2006)


    "My Love" is a song by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake from his second studio album, FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006). It was released on September 26, 2006, by Jive Records as the second single from the album. The song was co-written by Timberlake, Timbaland, Nate "Danja" Hills, and T.I., and produced by Timberlake, Timbaland, and Danja.

  2. Umbrella

    Umbrella (2007)


    "Umbrella" is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna, featuring a rap verse by Jay-Z. The song was written by The-Dream, Christopher Stewart, Kuk Harrell and Jay-Z, and was produced by Stewart and The-Dream for Rihanna's third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad (2007). "Umbrella" is a contemporary R&B, hip hop, and dance-pop song and lyrically it refers to a romantic and platonic relationship and the strength of that relationship. It is generally considered Rihanna's signature song.

  3. Dilemma

    Dilemma (2002)


    "Dilemma" is a song by the American rapper Nelly, featuring R&B singer Kelly Rowland. The single was released in 2002 from the Nelly's album Nellyville, and Rowland's album Simply Deep. In the 50th Anniversary of the Hot 100 issue of Billboard magazine, the song was ranked at number 64 on the all-time Hot 100 songs while at the end of 2009 was named the 11th most successful song from 2000 to 2009, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. The song won a Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 45th Grammy Awards.

  4. Run This Town

    Run This Town


    "Run This Town" is a 2009 song performed by American rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West. The song features Rihanna. The track was produced by Kanye West alongside No I.D. It is released as the second single of Jay-Z's eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3. After the song was released to iTunes on August 11, 2009, it jumped to the third position and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, making it his highest peak as a lead artist to date until "Empire State of Mind", which peaked at #1. It is also Jay-Z's first Top 5 rap song since 2006's "Show Me What You Got". Jay-Z, Rihanna and West performed "Run This Town" on the series premiere of The Jay Leno Show on September 14, 2009. It is Jay-Z's first number one single in the United Kingdom as lead artist. It was also featured in the trailer for the film Brooklyn's Finest, the 24 Season 8 promo, the 2010 Super Bowl, the trailer for the film The Fighter and in the commercial for UFC 124 featuring Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck. In January 2010, the song won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Music Collaboration. The song also served as an introduction for Super Bowl XLIV. The song also won two Grammy Awards for Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration making this Jay-Z's tenth, Kanye West's fourteenth, and Rihanna's third Grammy Award overall (her second award in the latter category).

  5. Empire State Of Mind

    Empire State Of Mind (2009)


    "Empire State of Mind" is a song by American rapper Jay-Z, featuring vocals and a chorus from American singer Alicia Keys. It was released as the third single from Jay-Z's 11th studio album, The Blueprint 3 (2009), by his Roc Nation label in October 2009. The song was written as a tribute to both artists' hometown, New York City, and features a music sample of "Love on a Two-Way Street" (1970), written by Sylvia Robinson and Bert Keyes and performed by The Moments. "Empire State of Mind" was originally written by Brooklyn natives Angela Hunte and Jane't "Jnay" Sewell-Ulepic who were feeling homesick while on an overseas trip in February 2009. The following month they sent the song in for consideration at Roc Nation, although it received negative reviews. Initially discouraged, the duo sent the song to Jay-Z after a suggestion by an associate of EMI Music Publishing (EMI), and after an incident which they described as an omen.

  6. No Church In The Wild

    No Church In The Wild (2011)


    "No Church in the Wild" is a song by American hip hop artists Kanye West and Jay-Z from their first collaborative album Watch the Throne (2011). It is the first track on the album and features vocals from Frank Ocean and The-Dream, although the latter is uncredited for their contributions to the song. The song explores themes of religion and decadence. The track received highly positive reviews from music critics, who praised Ocean's vocal hooks, the depth of the verses, the cinematic production and the song's power as an opening track.

  7. Holy Grail

    Holy Grail


    "Holy Grail" is a song by American hip hop artist Jay-Z from his twelfth studio album Magna Carta Holy Grail. It features vocals from singer Justin Timberlake and serves as the album's first single. It was produced by The-Dream, Timbaland and Jerome "J-Roc" Harmon, with additional production from No ID and contains elements of Nirvana's 1991 hit single "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Following the release of the album, the song charted in many regions, reaching number four on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number seven on the UK Singles Chart. The song received mixed reviews from music critics.

  8. Crazy in love

    Crazy in love (2004)


    "Crazy in Love" is the debut solo single by R&B singer-songwriter Beyoncé, featuring rapper and now-husband Jay-Z. (All Beyoncé’s previous singles had been recorded and released during her membership in Destiny's Child.) Producer Rich Harrison, Beyoncé and Jay-Z wrote and composed the song for Beyoncé’s debut solo album, Dangerously in Love. "Crazy in Love" is an R&B and pop love song which incorporates elements of 1970s-style funk and hip hop, as well as soul. The track's horn-driven hook samples instrumentation from The Chi-Lites' 1970 song "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)." The lyrics reference a romantic obsession that causes the protagonist to act out of character.

  9. Yeah

    Yeah (2004)


    "Yeah!" is a song by American singer Usher, released on 3 February 2004 as the lead single from his hit fourth studio album Confessions. The song was written by Lil Jon, Sean Garrett, Patrick J. Que Smith, Ludacris, Robert McDowell, and LRoc. It was produced by Lil Jon, who combined crunk and R&B in the song's beat. The song features vocals from Lil Jon and Ludacris. The song was remixed with Tego Calderón. It features a three-note melody that continues throughout the track. The song reached number one on 20 different charts in 15 countries, and gained several platinum certifications, including by the RIAA and RIANZ. The single topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks, the longest-running of 2004, and its huge success added to Usher's hit success that year. With over two million worldwide sales in one year, it is one of the fastest selling hip hop songs ever. The song ranks second on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade for 2000–2009. Usher performed "Yeah!" at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2008 as runway soundtrack. The song won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration at the 47th Grammy Awards. The song was also used in the 2005 film Hitch and part of the song was used in the 2009 film The Hangover.

  10. American Boy

    American Boy


    "American Boy" is the second single from the album Shine by British R&B singer Estelle and features American rapper Kanye West. The song is her first international single. The song won the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 51st Grammy Awards.

  11. Numb / Encore

    Numb / Encore (2004)


    "Numb/Encore" is a song by American rapper Jay-Z and rock band Linkin Park from their album Collision Course, (2004). It was released as a single on December 13, 2004, by Warner Bros. and Roc-A-Fella Records. The song, which combines lyrics from Linkin Park's 2003 single "Numb" and "Encore" by Jay-Z, also featured background vocals by Kanye West.

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