Style/Artist Credits/Featured artists

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Status: This is an official style guideline.

This guideline applies to cases in which one or more artists are featured on a track or release by another artist, but not equally as they would be in a collaboration. That is, they are not really considered the "main" artist for the track or release, but they're given credit on the cover or track listing in a manner which elevates their contribution above normal liner note credits. Often, they're listed as “featuring” or “feat.”.


Featured artists should be added to the artist credit, in the format "Primary Artist feat. X, Y & Z". That's to say, they should follow the primary artist(s), and be separated from them with the join phrase " feat. ". Each featured artist should be separated by a comma, with & before the last. For information on how to do this, see How to Use Artist Credits.

If the release uses a word different from "featuring" (or an abbreviation of it), e.g. "with", "con" or "avec", use that word as the join phrase instead of " feat. ".


Using artist credits (instead of listing the featured artist as extra title information) allows us to show the releases and recordings under all credited artists, not just the primary ones.


  1. "Rihanna feat. Jay‐Z" is the artist credit for Umbrella.
  2. "Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj & M.I.A." is the artist credit for Give Me All Your Luvin'.
  3. "Tinchy Stryder feat. Giggs, Professor Green, Tinie Tempah, Devlin, Example & Chipmunk" is the artist credit for Game Over.
    • The cover for this release has "featuring" which we shorten it to "feat".
  4. "Promoe med Afasi" is the artist credit for Inflation.
    • Since "med" is not a variation of "feat.", we just use what the release says.
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