An unlikely pair yes, but Rihanna has teamed up with Rock band Coldplay for a duet off of their new album.Chris Martin’s duet with Rihanna for the new Coldplay album took months to come to fruition, because the front-man had to pluck up enough courage to ask the singer to lend her vocals.
Rihanna lends her vocals to the band’s new album Mylo Xyloto on a duet with Chris Martin, titled ‘Princess of China‘.
In an interview with Britain’s The Sun he says,
“The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna… but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her.
“We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, ‘Do you think there’s any chance?” I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.
“She has such an amazing voice and it’s so different to mine. When the vocal happened I thought ‘Wow, you sound different’ but I think that’s also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon (England).”