More Than Just Music: Dynamic Duets Who Also Dated

May 5, 2012 ‐ By Drenna Armstrong

Some of our favorite duets have come from celebrities who were actual couples or…had a “connection,” if you get my drift.  Some of the songs came from places of genuine love while others came from some good ol’ “gangsta, boo lovin’.”  Some of the couples lasted, some didn’t. Either way, they’ve made some beautiful music together (well, it at least had you in your groove).

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  • rainydaze80

    Damn I didn’t know Common had muscles like that! What happened?

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  • Serenestorm1

    I believe that beyonce and jay have been together since 2000 @ least because in the song countdown she says “all that gossiping, 10 yrs stop it” and the album came out last year. Artists normally record albums a yr in advance, so if you put 2 and 2 together…

  • Ike and Tina?

  • IllyPhilly

    I love Erykah and Common

  • IllyPhilly

    Brandy/Mase Mary/Case, Nas, maybe Jay Fox/Jay (yup)  Janet/JD, Angela Winbush/Ron Isley, D’angelo/Angie Stone. Y’all left out alot.

  • Chajapin

    Uh, Rick James and Lady T?

  • lolo

    You forgot Nas and Kelis, they have a lot of songs together.
    As for Jay-Z and Beyonce i remember seeing pictures of them hanging as early as 2001 maybe even 2000 plus when they did that interview on bet it seemed like Solange knew Jay-z so he must have been around for a while.

  • poetsgroove

    You gonna have to change jobs and change Gods!

    • ms_k_rock

      That song is hilarious. Glad she was able to laugh at the stuff she hears about herself.

    • ms_k_rock

      That song is hilarious. Glad she was able to laugh at the stuff she hears about herself.

    • ms_k_rock

      That song is hilarious. Glad she was able to laugh at the stuff she hears about herself.

  • Aud2B

    I must say that of ALMOST every collab Erykah Badu did with someone major she had a baby with; I’m soooooo happy Common did not fall into the trap, lol . All in all I love Badu’s music and really love Common!!! <3 *awaits for someone to say I'm a hater and/or throwing shade*. It's just my opinion. 

  • Kai

    Tina Marie and Rick James…”Fire and Desire” anyone?

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  • LiiSH

    I can so believe that Pharrell and Kelis thing.

    I earnestly believe Beyonce and Jay were together from the time she was a teen (legal) but still a teen.

    • Goddess8281

      I believe that too. It’s not the first time I’ve heard it. And its sad b/c I loved the creative vibe these two had. I still bump Kalidescope(sp?) 🙂

  • Hpendley79

    Marvin Gaye and Tami Terrell???

    • @msredbonebrite

      On Tammi Terrell’s Unsung, her family said that they never dated… I was shocked because I just knew they were a couple! Still love them & their timeless music!!

      • Goddess8281

        I still think they did. After Tammi passed, Marvin didn’t perform for 4 years. If they didn’t date, I do believe he was in love with her.

        • IllyPhilly

           Yeah, I think they said they were in love, but were always with another person.

    • Amija James

      Yes..  My fave dueters (is that a word?) of all time!  

  • Jay-Z and his King, Beyoncé, is all that matters in this thread.

  • therealhonesttruth

    No matter what you say about Beyonce and Jay-Z they are the biggest dynamic duo of our time.
    They have stayed together for over 10 years.