During this period, dance music has been dominating the charts but R&B is still doing well on its game.
Usher ft Will.i.am- OMG
In this song is a fusion of R&B, hip-hop and EDM. When in terms of sales, it’s the biggest selling single of Usher in his entire career. It was also his last chart-topping single.
Eminem and Rihanna- Love the Way You Lie
The team-up of Rihanna proved to be a good partnership when it sold more than 12 million according to estimates (from Wikipedia).
Nicki Minaj- Super Bass
Nicki Minaj came out with this catchy rap hit and eventually became the signature single from her.
This is a surprise sound from Rihanna from the usual she sounded the time of release. It was one of the biggest sellers during the year it was out.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis- Thrift Shop
The retro hip-hop sound might have helped the song propel to top of the charts. The lyrics is not the usual contemporary hip-hop you hear from the radio.
Justin Timberlake- Mirror
This song may have resemblance with his 2002’s “Cry Me a River” and the other song “What Goes Around” but it didn’t keep the song from doing well in the charts.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton- Can’t Hold Us
The duo made a huge follow-up for “Thrift Shop” through this song which has a catchy chorus, thanks to the contribution of Ray Dalton.
Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell Williams and T.I.- Blurred Lines
Never mind about the infringement, this is still one of the biggest R&B and hip-hop hit during this period. It was also Robin Thicke’s biggest song ever.
Eminem and Rihanna- The Monster
The rapper and the singer teamed up again through this song which became the second chart-topper of the duo.
Iggy Azalea ft. Charlii XCX- Fancy
Iggy just became one of the top female rapper when this song came out and became big seller. The video also made an impact for its Clueless themed video.
Some facts based from Wikipedia