"Invincible" is a song by English rapper Tinie Tempah. Written by Tempah, co-written and produced by iSHi, the song features guest vocals from American recording artist, Kelly Rowland. It was released on 26 December 2010, serving as the fourth official single from Tempah's debut album, Disc-Overy. The song was conceived by Tempah as a tribute to the music which Rowland used to release when she was part of Destiny's Child. Critics noted the song's production, which consists of brassy horns and a piano riff, is similar to Rowland's most successful UK single "When Love Takes Over", a collaboration with David Guetta. An accompanying music video sees Tempah travelling through London reminiscing about his humble beginnings. Rowland appears as a projected image on the buildings. "Invincible" is Tempah's fifth best charting single to date behind "Written in the Stars", "Pass Out", "Miami 2 Ibiza" and "Frisky". The song is also the seventh most international solo single of Rowland to date, behind "Dilemma", "When Love Takes Over", "Stole", "Work", "Commander" and "Like This".
"Invincible" was written by Eshraque "iSHi" Mughal, Phillipe-Marc Anquetil & Tinie Tempah, and produced by iSHi. It features American recording artist Kelly Rowland. Jon O'Brien from Allmusic noted that the song's "huge piano riffs" were similar to those on "When Love Takes Over", a collaboration between Rowland and David Guetta. Robert Copsey of Digital Spy describes the composition as "a suitably bump n' grind-able beat & brassy horns." Tempah revealed that the track was a tribute to Rowland's time in Destiny's Child, "music he grew up listening to". Rowland commented on working with Tinie: "I just love Tinie. What I really like is that he’s himself and not trying to be anyone else – people respect that."
"Invincible" received mixed reviews from critics. Ailbhe Malone from NME said "Invincible" was one of two low points on the album. Malone said "it only features Kelly Rowland warbling happily while Tinie takes care of the rest. The astonishing thing is that on any other record, this low point would have been a stand-out track. With Tinie, only the best will do." Josh Holliday from Virgin Media was also not impressed with the song saying that "whilst the Kelly Rowland collab 'Invincible', comes across as a schmaltz-sodden 'Empire State of Mind' take, were Jay-Z and Alicia Keys gazing longingly into one another's pupils, serenading spurned love between the two hip hop behemoths instead of an ode addressing the very city whose sky is diurnally pierced by the very skyscraper that embellishes the Disc-Overy artwork." Robert Copsey from Digital Spy gave the song a mixed review saying "in truth we're inclined to side with his label on this one. Lyrics about the 'highest mountains' and 'driest deserts' backed by a lighter-than-air trance riff might be reminiscent of the girls in album track mode back in 2001, but after his forward-looking recent d'n'b-cum-electropop efforts, we'll take the 2010 Tinie any day. owever Alex Petridis from The Guardian said Rowland's vocal performance made it seem as if she was "busting a gut". Fraser McAlpine from BBC Chart Blog said "[Invincible is] a song in which Tinie takes the time to consider where he has come from and what he has achieved, through the lens of a relationship, so that Kelly has something to sing about. It is this lens which separates this song from a LOT of other hip hop songs. And to be fair, he really has come a long way in a very short time, so it's probably fair comment. His aunt's house must be FULL of clothes by now".
"Invincible" made its UK Singles Chart debut at number fifty-seven on October 16, 2010, the same week that Tempah's album, Disc-Overy hit debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. Rowland's own single "Forever and a Day" also made its chart debut that same week, opening at number forty-nine. "Invincible" was one of five songs from Tempah to chart during his album's release week, the others being "Written in the Stars" (number three), "Pass Out" (number forty-three), "Wonderman" (number forty-five) and "Frisky" (number fifty). The single also made its R&B Singles Chart debut at number twenty. "Invincible" would only remain in the Singles chart for another week before dropping out. However upon confirmation of its release as a single, "Invincible" returned to the singles chart at number sixty-four. It has since peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the UK R&B Chart. To date it is Tempah's lowest charting UK single, missing out on a top-three chart position as his previous three singles from Disc-Overy achieved. It also peaked at number eighteen in Ireland, making it Tempah's lowest charting single in Ireland. In contrast, it is Rowland's highest charting single since June 2010 when she reached number nine with "Commander", and beat Rowland's previous single "Forever and a Day" which only managed to reach number forty-nine. The single also became Rowland's sixth best selling solo single in the UK with 200,000 copies being sold as of November 2011.