Video: The-Dream Talks 'Love IV' & Shakira at Billboard SXSW Showcase
Video: The-Dream Talks 'Love IV' & Shakira at Billboard SXSW Showcase

Before taking the stage at Billboard's 2012 South By Southwest showcase at ACL Live on Wednesday night (Mar. 14), R&B maestro The-Dream chatted with Billboard.com editor Tye Comer about his forthcoming album, "Love IV MMXXII," as well as his many high-profile collaborations. The-Dream (real name: Terius Nash) discussed working with divas like Mariah Carey, Rihanna and Beyonce, and shared a few of his dream collaborators.

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"I'm going to work with Shakira at some point over the next couple of months," says The-Dream, "and she was always on my wish list, because she's another one of those females, a great female artist." As for his dream of working with Chris Martin of Coldplay? "That's just a Jay-Z phone call away," he says.

Check out some footage of The-Dream playing a trio of "Love Hate" classics at Billboard's 2012 SXSW showcase, where he was joined by Polica, Wallpaper., Vintage Trouble and the irreplaceable Lionel Richie:

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