Who knew that a little smartphone game app would lead to an epic collaboration like this one right here! At Wednesday night’s CMT Music Awards, country singer Luke Bryan and R&B artist Jason Derulo brought the house down at Nashville’s Music City Center with a collaborative performance you’ve got to see!
It was about 2 years ago that two first technically sang together though, it wasn’t during a concert or a public performance of any kind. Both Derulo and Bryan had been featured artists on Smule’s karaoke game app called Sing! Karaoke. Users on the app have access to karaoke versions of thousands of songs with the ability to sing along to those songs in a solo performance, duet or even as a group. The app also allows users to sing along with the featured artists on some of their hit songs.
Bryan, who was playing around on the app, decided to sing along with Derulo’s recorded performance of Want to Want Me which resulted in this epic viral video. Check it out:
Fans went CRAZY over the awesome duet which prompted the duo to collaborate once more. Bryan and Derulo appeared together on an episode of CMT’s Crossroads, a show which brings country artists together with other musicians from different genres for one epic concert featuring some of the greatest hits from the performers. Of course, Derulo and Bryan gave an encore performance of the Derulo’s hit song at that concert.
That performance was awesome enough to be nominated for a CMT Music Award, which they ended up winning! Bryan and Derulo won on Wednesday night for “CMT Performance of the Year”. Think about that for minute. Jason Derulo has a CMT Music Award. Weird, right?
Derulo and Bryan were also featured performers during the awards show ceremony. Their performance was pretty epic and started off with a piano only version of Bryan’s hit song Strip It Down. The two then kicked things up a few notches and rocked out to Derulo’s hit Want to Want Me. The performance was complete with full falsetto and Bryan’s signature booty shaking.
We totally love these two performing together! What do you think? Check out their awesome crossover performance from the CMT Music Awards below
A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).