Today marks the 5th year since the release of Rihanna and Britney’s iconic number 1 collaboration, ‘S&M.’
Unfortunately no official video featuring both Britney and Rihanna was shot, much to fan disappointment, although the remixed collaboration did help the single hit the number 1 spot on the Billboard hot 100!
‘S&M,’ was released as a fourth single off Rihanna’s album, ‘Loud.’ After the release of the single (album version), Rihanna asked her followers on Twitter about a potential collaboration and Britney Spears was the most popular choice. After a few teases on Twitter between the pair, the song was re-released featuring both artists, catapulting the single to number 1 on the charts.
The remix was only released as a digital download and radio airing. There is no physical copy of the single for either promotional or commercial release.
Did you know that this is only the fourth female collaboration to top the Billboard charts? Only the following collaborations managed to do so before Brit and Ri-Ri:
1979 – Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
1998 – Brandy and Monica – The Boy Is Mine
2001 – Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, Mya, Pink and Missy Elliott – Lady Marmalade
The CD single available to purchase online is not an official copy, it is an amazing fan made version, that even includes bonus stickers!!
Celebrate with us by watching the iconic Billboard performance:
Oh what we would do for another collaboration! We loved everything about this and we desperately need a B and Ri video! Happy Birthday S&M!