And to think that a song that ended up being such a WORLDWIDE SMASH could have gone to someone else entirely!
Rihanna garnered some serious success with her lead single off of Talk That Talk, the Calvin Harris-produced We Found Love, but according to Leona Lewis, she was the original recipient of the track, and ALMOST included it on the release of her new album Glassheart!
"I worked with Calvin and we recorded 'We Found Love' but he went touring with Rihanna and she ended up releasing it. I didn't commit to it because I wanted 'Trouble' to be my first single, so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna. It was the same version and production but mine's better. I still have the recording but I'd never leak it. That's so unprofessional. There are so many songs I've recorded, only to hear other people singing them. It happens all the time. It was a bit annoying to see how big a hit it was around the world but if I'd released it maybe it wouldn't have done as well."
Ouch! Sounds like a hint of sour grapes to us!
Whether or not yours was better, gurl, we agree with you that you never know how your version would have done if RiRi never got it, so no use in being upset that you made the decision about passing on it that you did!
However, we WILL admit that we'd be curious to hear your vocals for the track!
C'mon! We think it's okay if you're a LITTLE unprofessional!
What do U think? Would U have preferred Leona singing We Found Love??
[Images via WENN.]
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