John Newman, Calvin Harris writing for Rihanna album

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 January 2015
John Newman

John Newman

John Newman has confirmed he is working on new material alongside Calvin Harris for Rihanna's new album

John Newman and Calvin Harris are writing songs for Rihanna's album.

The 24-year-old 'Love Me Again' singer - who released his debut album, 'Tribute', in 2013 - revealed he has been in the studio with the DJ to work on music for the Bajan beauty's upcoming record, which has been tentatively titled 'R8'.

He said: "We started to look at tracks to put together for Rihanna."

Calvin previously collaborated with the pop princess on the 2011 smash hit 'We Found Love', although he recently revealed a track he wrote with R&B singer Tinashe for her new LP was rejected.

He said: "No, I'm not on the Rihanna album.

"I did a few things for it but they don't get back to you, there are a lot of people involved. ... It's okay because I'm working on my stuff and it's going fine."

However, John admitted he is once again teaming up with the 31-year-old producer for his own music, following the success of their number one collaboration 'Blame', which was released last year.

He told music magazine Billboard: "Then we have booked some time to work on my album.

"It feels like a Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars kind of thing, where I work with somebody for a long time. I've had more time to think and pull it all together on this record. And hopefully, I'll have more of a presence in America."


Sassy pop and R&B packed with attitude from the multi-award-winning Barbadian singer actress, who has topped the UK charts again and again with hits including 'Umbrella', 'Only Girl (In The World)', 'We Found Love' and 'Diamonds.'

Calvin Harris

The Dumfries producer and DJ has become of the biggest EDM artists in the world, behind huge hits and even bigger collaborations including 'I Need Your Love', 'Blame', 'Summer' and 'We Found Love' with Rihanna.

John Newman

Young soul singer who supplied the guest vocals on Rudimental's 'Feel the Love'.

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