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What do you call 2 people sing a song or play music together? :-D
 

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I believe that a song sung by two people is a duet, the performance of such a song is also called a duet, two people singing together is "to duet", but that the name for the two people together is normally a duo.

Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe duetted on "Barcelona".
Britney Spears and Cristina Aguilera have never done a duet.
The talented duo [of] Simon and Garfunkel wrote some very famous songs.
 
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I believe that a song sung by two people is a duet, the performance of such a song is also called a duet, two people singing together is "to duet", but that the name for the two people together is normally a duo.

Freddie Mercury and Monserrat Caballe duetted on "Barcelona".
Britney Spears and Cristina Aguilera have never done a duet.
The talented duo [of] Simon and Garfunkel wrote some very famous songs.
Yes, 'duo' is also used.
But "Duet" is also used as a verb for the act of performing a musical duet, or colloquially as a noun to refer to the performers of a duet."
Duet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
So, both are possible.
 
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