Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Martin: I want to write Rihanna hit

Rihanna and Coldplay's Chris Martin performed Princess Of China at the closing ceremony for the London Paralympic Games 2012

Chris Martin has likened getting his song on a Rihanna album to winning a TV contest.

The Coldplay frontman Chris is hoping to reunite and collaborate with the 26-year-old singer on her next album, and has already written some new material for her.

Chris told New York radio station Fresh 102.7: "I don't think she even asked, I just said, 'Please can I try something?'."

He admitted getting his song on Rihanna's record isn't easy.

"She has so many amazing people writing for her," he continued. "It's like trying to win American Idol, getting a song on Rihanna's album. It's hard. Everybody wants to write songs for her."

The pair worked together on Princess Of China, which featured on Coldplay's 2011 album Mylo Xyloto.

Chris also hinted that Coldplay are to start work on their seventh album, following Ghost Stories.

"We knew we wanted to make this thing called Ghost Stories, and then make something else," he said. "We have just an idea and then we're gonna go on tour after that."

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

Read the fine print on a contract. If you're not happy with the proposed terms of a deal, renegotiate. Don't be afraid to drive a hard bargain. You may not realise it, but you have a great deal of power. People are willing to pay good money for someone with your intelligence and experience. If you undersell yourself, you will set a dangerous precedent. Someone will ask you to do something that goes against your conscience. Obey your principles, even if it means making an enemy.More