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The 9 Collaborations That Helped Kali Uchis Break Through

Kali Uchis' debut album 'Isolation' is gaining loads of praise, but the star was gaining momentum for years thanks to important collabs with everyone from Snoop Dogg and Major Lazer to Daniel Caeser and Gorillaz

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"On Edge" (2014)

Kali Uchis' first collaboration kicked off with Snoop Dogg on his That's My Work Volume 3 compilation album. The Cali-inspired song came exactly a year before her debut EP Por Vida released.

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"Divine" (2014)

Goldlink nabbed Kali Uchis on his debut mixtape The God Complex. The R&B, house, and electronica-infused track showcases Uchis' ability to work with various genres, as demonstrated on her debut album Isolation

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"Wave" (2015)

Mixing reggae with dancehall, hip-hop, reggaeton, house and soca, Major Lazer has an extensive catalogue of songs featuring today's hottest artists. Their extended third studio album Peace Is the Mission features Uchis on the laidback reggae-esque bonus track "Wave."

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"Get You" (2016)

Daniel Caesar and the 24-year-old singer earned their first Hot 100 hit and a GRAMMY nom for Best R&B Performance with their love ballad "Get You." And although Kali didn't grace us with her presence in the music video, you can hear her soulful voice ease its way in the third verse towards the end of the song. 

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"Perfect" (2016)

Longtime collaborators Ms. Uchis and Tyler, the Creator have many songs together, but Uchis' vocals slide so effortlessly in the second part of the rapper's "Fucking Young/Perfect" single alongside Charlie Wilson, Syd and Chaz Bundick. 

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"El Ratico" (2017)

Working with Reykon and Latin hip-hop rapper Fuego wasn't the first time Kali joined forces with a Latin artist and created a bilingual crossover track. GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Juanes linked with the young star earlier last year on "El Ratico" delivering a perfect upbeat breakup song.

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"See You Again" (2017)

Uchis made a swift return on Tyler, the Creator's critically acclaimed fourth studio album Flower Boy. They obviously make beautiful music together, but who knew we would be blessed with another joint song months later on "After the Storm." Can we get a joint album?

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"She's My Collar" (2017)

Making an epic return after seven years, Gorillaz's jam-packed fifth studio album Humanz features artists from Pusha T and Popcaan to even longtime legend Grace Jones. Kali Uchis also appears on the album—and not just once—laying vocals on the jazzy/electronic track "She's My Collar" (above) and "Ticker Tape."

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"Caramelo Duro" (2017)

We got a taste of Miguel's playful side when he released War & Leisure and gifted us with his first predominantly spanish song "Caramelo Duro." If you listen closely, the Latin funk track  also features background vocals from Kali herself.

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