It is not yet October, but apparently it’s not too early to start planning for your New Year’s Eve party. The most high-profile gig to celebrate the end of 2010 will most certainly be the planned show featuring Jay-Z and Coldplay. The concert will be an invite-only event that will also celebrate the opening of the Cosmopolitan hotel in Las Vegas. Though it’ll be difficult to get on that guest list, people hanging out on the Strip will be able to enjoy the show via the hotel’s 65-foot marquee (where the concert will be projected).
It won’t be the first time Jigga has shared a stage with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin (in fact, they got together just last week for the Home and Home shows in New York), but it will certainly solidify Martin’s place among Jay’s collaboration hall of fame. That list includes wife Beyoncé (they’ve hooked up several times, including on stage at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards), Mary J. Blige (they got together for a sweet collaboration with the Roots when Jay recorded his “MTV Unplugged” in 2001), R. Kelly (they went on an entire problematic tour together to support their Best of Both Worlds album), Kanye West (countless times) and Linkin Park (another album length collaboration — 2004’s Collision Course).
But of course Jay’s most notable — and most recent — on-stage collaborator is none other than Eminem, who just took part in a series of concerts that brought together the two best rappers in the business (and certainly two who would be on the top five of all time).
Jay has proven time and time again that not only is he a singularity among rappers but he can also shift himself to hook up with just about anybody.