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Various Artists, often abbreviated as VA or V/A, is a term used by the music industry for releases (singles or albums) that contain collaborations. Rather than listing the many individual singers or artists being credited individually, the name Various Artists is used instead.

Aggregated compilation albums containing tracks from a number of artists can also be credited to Various Artists. Various Artists compilation albums are often compiled from a particular musical style or period to another.

There are also charity records released that may use the term rather than mentioning specific artists, e.g. USA for Africa or Band Aid.

Another use for Various Artists is a specific artist "and Various Artists" or "featuring Various Artists". This is most common in remixes where there are many releases using the formula, such as "Rihanna featuring Various Artists" for remixes of "What's My Name?".

Sometimes the term "and Friends" is used instead, as for example the song "That's What Friends Are For" credited to "Dionne Warwick & Friends" (rather than Various Artists).

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Rockers Award Winners Various Artists 1
1984 Songsters & Saints, Volume 1: Vocal Traditions on Race Records Various Artists 1
1984 Stars singen die schönsten Weihnachtslieder Various Artists 1
1984 Symphonie des Jouets / Concerto pour Trompette / Une Plaisanterie Musicale (Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard feat. conductor Jean-François Paillard) Various Artists 1
1984 That's the Way I Feel Now: A Tribute to Thelonious Monk Various Artists 1
1984 They'll Never Keep Us Down:Women's Coal Mining Songs Various Artists 1
1984 Touch Travel Various Artists 1
1985 Bach / Vivaldi / Marcello: Violin and Oboe Concertos (Suk Chamber Orchestra feat. conductor: Josef Vlach, violin: Josef Suk, oboe: Jan Adamus) Various Artists 2
1985 Bands on the Block Various Artists 1
1985 Berlioz: Requiem / Boito: Prologue to Mefistofele / Verdi: Te Deum (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Robert Shaw, tenor: John Aler, bass: John Cheek) Various Artists 1
1985 Choral Masterpieces (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Robert Shaw) Various Artists 1
1985 Concertos pour clarinette et orchestre Various Artists 1
1985 Ein Straussfest Various Artists 2
1985 Famous Adagios (Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo) Various Artists 1
1985 Für Elise - Rhapsody in Blue Various Artists 1
1985 Gi' os en chance... Verdensnaturfonden 1
1985 GRM: Concert Imaginaire Various Artists 1
1985 Highs in the Mid-Sixties, Volume 21: Ohio, Part 2 Various Artists 1
1985 Hola verano Various Artists 1
1985 Il était une fois l'Opérette Various Artists 1
1985 In Love Various Artists 1
1985 Lost in the Stars: The Music of Kurt Weill Various Artists 2
1985 Musiques Urbaines de Kinshasa Various Artists 1
1985 Piano One Various Artists 1
1985 Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms / Poulenc: Gloria (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus feat. conductor: Robert Shaw) Various Artists 1
1985 The Kings of Country and Western, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1985 Vor der Flut: Hommage an einen Wasserspeicher Various Artists 2
1985 Welcome to Venice Various Artists 1
1985 Widor Sämtliche Symphonien Vol. 7 (feat. organ: Marie Andrée Morisset-Balier) Various Artists 1
1985 Ystävät ja viholliset Various Artists 2
1985 Έργα ηλεκτρονικής μουσικής Various Artists 1
1986 Snow Magic Various Artists 1
1986 Sing, Sing, Sing Various Artists 1
1986 ノン・ストップ・タッチ Various Artists 5 2
1986 A Ceremony of Carols: Carols From Around the World Various Artists 1
1986 A Shropshire Lad / The Banks of Green Willow (English String Orchestra feat. conductor: William Boughton) Various Artists 1
1986 Atlantic Jazz: Soul Various Artists 4 1
1986 Debussy, Ravel, Fauré: String Quartets (feat. Quatuor Viotti) Various Artists 1
1986 Eesti rahvamuusika antoloogia Various Artists 1
1986 Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel / Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trios (Clementi-Trio Cologne) Various Artists 1
1986 International Pop Gold Various Artists 1
1986 Josquin des Prez: Missa Pange Lingua (Clement Janequin Ensemble) Various Artists 2
1986 Linie 1 - Das Musical Various Artists 1
1986 Mechanical Opera: Opera Favorites on Music Boxes (Music boxes from the collections of Roy Mickleburgh and Tony Sherriff) Various Artists 2
1986 Missa Papae Marcelli / Miserere (Choir of Westminster Abbey feat. conductor: Simon Preston) Various Artists 1
1986 Musique française pour saxophones Various Artists 1
1986 Musiques, chants et danses de Bretagne Various Artists 2
1986 Necropolis, Amphibians & Reptiles: The Music of Adolf Wölfli Various Artists 1
1986 Potato / Tijuana in Blue Various Artists 1
1986 Reger, Walker, Ravel, Liszt/Busoni (piano: Frederick Moyer) Various Artists 1

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