In the past months, we had a few Kpop/Western artists collabs, but most of them felt a bit "label/managment" oriented, rather than an artistic choice. So I took matters into my own hands, suggesting collabs that would actually make a lot of sense and the concept they should go for. Please, also leave your suggestions!
Sunmi feat. Dua Lipa
Concept: Disco Queens
Both girls are known for their disco tracks and would make a fun collab with stunning visuals!
Alternatives: Sunmi feat. Kylie Minogue or Chungha feat. Dua Lipa
IU feat. Taylor Swift
Concept: Cute wholesome song
Both chart queens have delicated voices and would make a sweet song named "Alice", "Madeleine", "Yellow dress" or something like that.
Alternatives: Taylor Swift feat. Eric Nam or IU feat. Olivia Rodrigo
Hyukoh feat. Lorde
Concept: indie/cool kids
Rock-pop band Hyukoh would be a great match to Lorde's vibe.
Alternatives: Hyukoh feat. HAIM or Lorde feat. Black Skirts
Rihanna feat. CL
Just imagine them being bad ass together!
Alternatives: CL feat. A$AP Rocky or Rihanna feat. Mino
Lee Hi feat. Demi Lovato
Concept: Self-love/High notes
Vocal queens Lee Hi and Demi Lovato often talk about self-love and mental health, so I think they could come up with something beautiful.
Alternatives: Lee Hi feat. Sam Smith or Demi Lovato feat. Ailee
Key (Shinee) feat. Troye Sivan
Concept: Boys just wanna have fun
Just imagine a light-hearted midtempo bop and cute music video.
Alternatives: Key feat. Carly Rae Jepsen or Troye Sivan feat. Lee Suhyun (AKMU)
Taemin (Shinee) feat. Bruno Mars
A long time ago Teamin bought a Bruno Mars demo and their voices actually go really well in the same kind of music, plus they are both great dancers!
Alternatives: Bruno Mars feat. Seventeen or Tinashe feat. Taemin
Suzy feat. Selena Gomez
Concept: Sexy whispering queens
We all know Suzy has been inspired by Bad Liar, so why not make a song together?
Alternatives: Selena feat. Gain or Suzy feat. Shawn Mendes
Dean feat. Chloe x Halle
Concept: Perfect R&B vocals
Dean is a talented producer and singer, the girls are amazing, they would sound heavenly together.
Alternatives: Dean feat. Doja Cat or Chloe X Halle feat. DPR Ian
Sources - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
(Ok, trying again! The first time I struggled finding sources, but now decided to link their youtube channels as a way of promo too)