Earlier today it was reported that Rihanna will be featured on Coldplay’s new album “Mylo Xyloto” to be released on October 24th. The news was confirmed by Coldplay’s official website. Rihanna is said to be featured in a track called “Princess of China”. Sounds interesting!
Band’s leader, Chris Martin, revealed to The Sun:
“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.”
CHRIS MARTIN is the frontman for one of the biggest bands on the planet and is married to Hollywood A-lister Gwyneth Paltrow, so you’d have thought he could play it cool in front of anyone.
But in an exclusive interview, the Coldplay legend explained how global pop queen Rihanna reduced him to a bumbling, Hugh Grant-style rom-com mess.
After revealing to The Sun that the band had pulled off the coup of persuading the sexy Bajan to appear as a guest vocalist on track Princess Of China, on new album Mylo Xyloto, Chris, 34, said: “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.”
Chris and bandmate Jonny Buckland, 33, were talking ahead of the launch of their eagerly anticipated fifth album — and it soon became apparent it is not only Rihanna the lads are huge fans of.
After racking up worldwide record sales of 50million, you would think they had earned the right to call themselves Britain’s biggest band.
Rihanna’s guest appearance on “Princess of China” marks the first time the group has tapped a star vocalist to appear on an official full-length.