Chance the Rapper's verse on "Ultralight Beam" was the most ballyhooed guest appearance on Kanye West's The Life of Pablo. But it was Chris Brown's shimmering chorus on "Waves" that marked the album's emotional climax.

Brown's legal and drug issues tend to overshadow his music these days, but his ability to steal the spotlight as a featured artist remains unsurpassed. Two years ago, we revisited the biggest singles of Brown's career. Today, we explore 10 of his best features from 2006 to 2013. Given Brown's place as mouthpiece for the pop zeitgeist, this article serves as a useful overview of the evolution of radio trends during that stretch. Click through the gallery to read on.

Cover image by Jason Merritt