Confirmed as a 2017 headliner for some time now, V Festival organisers have now revealed that Jay-Z’s upcoming appearance will also bring songs from his new 4:44 project to the stage as a first-time worldwide live exclusive.
Set to grace Weston Park on 19th August, Jigga’s journey to V will then see him travel south to close the weekend the following day, 24 hours after P!nk opens main stage festivities at Chelmsford’s Hylands Park. 4:44 hears Jay deliver probably his most intimate record to-date; with collaborations including Beyonce, Frank Ocean and Damian Marley, the guys at V have celebrated the album’s release by revealing their Top 5 Jay-Z chart-collabs of all time, and just because we want to, we’ve also thrown our own two-cents at the Top 5 Jigga collabs which never saw an official release as a single (yet were still mighty, mighty fine).
Catch V Fest’s run-down, alongside our own Top 5 below – tickets for Jay-Z’s V set are also available now – hit the link for more info:Click here to buy tickets
JAY Z’S TOP 5 COLLABORATIONS OF ALL TIME
– in partnership with V Festival:
YOUNG FOREVER feat. Mr Hudson – seven years ago, this reworking of Alphaville’s ‘Forever Young’ received blanket coverage across the airwaves and a staggering number of downloads, which became Jay’s 17th top ten single.
Rihanna’s UMBRELLA feat. JAY Z – having originally been created for Britney Spears, it’s a good thing Rhi Rhi and Jay took this on for themselves, scoring 10 weeks at the top of the charts.
N*GGAS IN PARIS feat. Kanye West – perhaps the most hard-hitting song on Jay Z and Kanye West’s collaborative album ‘Watch The Throne’. It’s no surprise that this tune hit number 5 in the top 100.
EMPIRE STATE OF MIND feat. Alicia Keys – Jay Z and Alicia Keys turned an ode to their city into a national anthem. Their duet not only topped the top spot for five consecutive weeks, but earned Jay Z his only number 1 so far, as a lead artist.
It can only be CRAZY IN LOVE feat. Beyonce herself – the power couple has been taking over the charts since their first hit together, ‘Bonnie & Clyde’. This banger topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 8 consecutive weeks, making it the duo’s most successful song.
JAY-Z’s Top 5 best unreleased singles
LIFT OFF (collab w/ Beyonce & Kanye West)
THE WATCHER 2 (collab w/ Dr. Dre, Rakim & Truth Hurts)
IS THAT YO BITCH? (collab w/ Memphis Bleek, Twista & Missy Elliott)
NEVER LET ME DOWN (collab w/ Kanye West)
HEART OF THE CITY (AIN’T NO LOVE) (collab w/ Kanye West & Jaguar Wright)