Kanye West feat. T-Pain
Hot 100 Peak Position: 7, Peak Date: Nov. 10, 2007
The celebratory and boisterous single showed 'Ye reaping the benefits of his success with T-Pain by his side. He shut things down with "Good Life" as it made its way to the Hot 100's No. 7 spot, and became 'Ye's second consecutive top ten Hot 100 single from "Graduation."
Hot 100 Peak Position: 3, Peak Date: Oct. 4, 2008
The first "808s & Heartbreak" single introduced the world to an unnerving, vulnerable Kanye West flipping auto-tune and leaning heavily on the Roland TR-808 drum machine to bear his soul. 'Ye debuted the song during his 2008 MTV Video Music Awards performance.
"Ni--as in Paris"
Jay-Z & Kanye West
Hot 100 Peak Position: 5, Peak Date: Jan. 7, 2012
Jay-Z and Kanye West claimed the summer of 2011 with their collaborative album, "Watch the Throne." The Hit-Boy co-produced track, which was passed on by Pusha T, features both 'Ye and Jay playing off one another's luxury rhymes. The Throne took "Ni--as in Paris" to another level when performing it together during their 'Watch the Throne' tour; they performed the song more times with each stop.
"Run This Town"
Jay-Z feat. Rihanna & Kanye West
Hot 100 Peak Position: 2, Peak Date: Oct. 3, 2009
"Run This Town" brings The Throne and Rihanna together for a strand-out track off Jay-Z's eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3." While Jay-Z engages effortlessly, Kanye West outdoes his "Big Brother" with consecutive catchy verses.
Kanye West, Twista feat. Jamie Foxx
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: Feb. 21, 2004
Before teaming up with Jamie Foxx on "Gold Digger," Kanye West worked with the singer and Twista on 2003 hit, "Slow Jamz." "Slow Jamz," featured on both Kanye's "College Dropout" and Twista's "Kamikaze," is the one of many songs 'Ye flexes his knowledge and appreciation for soul music.
"Knock You Down"
Keri Hilson feat. Kanye West & Ne-Yo
Hot 100 Peak Position: 3, Peak Date: June 20, 2009
While Keri Hilson was songwriting long before her debut album, "In a Perfect World…," it wasn't until its release that the singer-songwriter turned heads with her talents. Kanye West's guest rap only assists the appeal of Hilson's second single with quotable verses such as "This is bad, real bad, Michael Jackson/Now I'm mad, real mad, Joe Jackson."
Hot 100 Peak Position: 2, Peak Date: Feb. 21, 2009
Following the success of "Love Lockdown," the second "808s & Heartbreak" single, the co-produced by No I.D., peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 on February 2009. It's sold 4.1 million digital copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1, Peak Date: Sept. 29, 2007
Don't be fooled. Kanye West delved into electro years before doing so on his forthcoming "Yeezus" album. "'Stronger' was the first, like, dance-rap song that resonated to that level," 'Ye told New York Times. Kanye built the Mike Dean co-produced track around a chorus sample from Daft Punk's "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger." The French electro-duo were excited by 'Ye's usage of their song, telling Power 106 that his version "sounds real big." Consider "Stronger" a foreshadowing of their 3-4 song collaboration on '"Yeezus."
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (5 weeks), Peak Date: April 9, 2011
'Ye lent his auto-tune rap verses of "alien sex" for Katy Perry's electro-hip-hop song, "E.T." The "Teenage Dream" single kept Katy Perry and 'Ye at No. 1 on the Hot 100 chart for five consecutive weeks.
Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
Hot 100 Peak Position: 1 (10 weeks), Peak Date: Sept. 17, 2005
Kanye West has the talent of bringing out the best of those he collaborates with. Perhaps it's a case of real (talent) recognizes real (talent). For "Gold Digger," West called upon Jamie Foxx for what is the rapper's biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit to date. The "Late Registration" track includes an interpolation of Ray Charles's "I Got A Woman" and Foxx channelling the legend which he played in the 'Ray' film.
Being credited for the "I Got A Woman" sample, "Gold Digger" became Ray Charles' first Hot 100 hit as a songwriter.
The Jon Brion co-produced song has sold 3.7 million copies to date, according to Nielsen SoundScan.