Rihanna may sing like a castrated cat, yet it’s hard to deny her hit-spotting ability. Indeed, it’s one of the few talents she has beyond patting her particulars off-beat.
And while many of the star’s chart rivals are infinitely more gifted, it’s this one talent that the vast majority of them would give their right rib for. Case, point, Nicole Scherzinger.
In a surprising move, the former Pussycat Doll has revealed that she passed on one of RiRi’s biggest hits ‘We Found Love’. This, after previously turning down Lady GaGa’s ‘Just Dance’ and Gnarls Barkley’s ‘Crazy’.
The X Factor star’s rationale after the jump…
Speaking to Notion magazine, the 34 year old said:
“I passed on We Found Love. I’ve got the demo of that song and I was busy at the time. They’d sent me a few dance tracks and I wasn’t able to get to them and I was like, ‘Oh there’s so much dance and I want to take a break from it’.
That was my fault. I slept on it.”
Factually speaking, “Brand Rihanna” leaves a lot to be desired; however, her hit list highlights how important it is to have (or at least) develop an ear for what will work for an artist.
At this point with Nicole, she’d be better off recording an album of songs she hates, as it’d probably be full of hits.
Make no mistake about it, her solo potential lies almost exclusively in being a “Pop star” rather than an “artist”. And with Pop stars requiring hits to stay relevant, it’s high time she wakes up from her slumber and starts nabbing some of her own.
According to Scherzinger, her new album is already finished - and has been since November. However, if it’s anything like ‘Boomerang’, we hope she kept those song receipts as we smell a return to the drawing board.
Believe it or not, we’re actually rooting for her, but just wish she’d root for herself more.