Report: Rihanna Readies Prince-Penned Song For ‘2015 Brit Awards’ Debut?

Published: Monday 23rd Feb 2015 by Rashad

With a storied decade long career that boasts an impressive co-star tally featuring the likes of rockers Bono and Paul McCartney, it seems Grammy-winning pop diva Rihanna is no stranger to working with some of music’s biggest legends.

Arguably en route to such status herself, if recently surfaced reports are to believed, the Bajan beauty is ready to pencil another name in her growing list – Prince.

See how and why via the report below:


Via Boston Herald:

“Rihanna has secured a Prince track for her album.

The ‘FourFiveSeconds’ singer is still putting together her eighth studio album and has snapped up a single penned by the iconic star for the collection, which she may debut at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday.

An insider revealed:  ‘Rihanna is so chuffed he wants to work with her and is considering rushing a performance of the track into the Brits. She really wants the song to be a single.'”


The reports surface just as news arrives that her ‘FourFiveSeconds’ co-star, Kanye West, is due to be in attendance at the annual showing.  And, as the song continues its ascent up charts on both sides of the pond, some fans are calling for a follow-up to her dynamic 2015 Grammys live rendition of the tune.

Either way, while it is not apparent what song she will be performing if she performs at all, what is apparent is that pressure and anticipation for the tunes’ parent album (her 8th) is growing.  A similar anticipation is greeting the 2015 Brit Awards, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena and air February 25th on ITV and Fuse Network (11:30PM/10:30PM CT), as it is already chockfull of highly anticipated performances from the likes of Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran and Madonna,

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  1. JJFan1814 February 23, 2015

    This album, conceptually and sonically, will be the album that stamps and cements Rihanna as a name of musical diverse. I am so interested and so far it’s going to be fresh and hopefully, a classic. Roll on R8!

    • maurice February 24, 2015

      yeah, it seems she’s offering a whole new sound.
      no more bubblegum, popcorn music.
      she still aint writing her own songs though.
      maybe on the next album.

  2. #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 23, 2015


    • The Bajan Princess February 23, 2015

      You want Ciara to be dragged. I’m convinced… I won’t even bother because she is sad enough.

      • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 23, 2015

        That’s right Know your place b****

  3. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 23, 2015


  4. JJFan1814 February 23, 2015

    As a member of the Navy, I am shocked at the success of 45S. I like the song, I sing the hell out of it. Older people on my fb exclaims that the song is catchy and post about it.

    • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 23, 2015

      How dare U stan for queen Janet but listen to Riherp? You disgust Me ugly!!

      • JJFan1814 February 23, 2015

        Hey boo, my taste in music is diverse. Alternative, rock, country, pop and I wish you knew more about the musical landscape than a has been who hasn’t had a #1 since the mid 00s…if that. I been down with Rih since I heard unfaithful and she’s grown into a legend while Ciara simmered down after being exposed as Transgendered.

      • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 23, 2015

        And Janet is a Isis member f*** you b****

  5. Slay_Hive February 23, 2015

    The desperation for acclaim! Always has to attach her name to bigger acts. kiii She wants to be taken seriously. #cute

    • JJFan1814 February 23, 2015

      At least she won’t take claim of Prince’s song or attach her name as the main writer like Beyonce would.

      • SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 23, 2015

        CTFU!! Rihanna ain’t about that stealing life

      • Slay_Hive February 23, 2015

        Bey is about her money, contributes to her music and is more in control of her business. Rih is trying to get there though! 😉

        LMAO @ Rih ain’t about that stealing life when she was just sued last April and just accused of stealing FKA Twig’s image. STFU!

      • blue February 23, 2015

        defamation is not stealing and fka twigs image is borrowed from other artist and rihanna rocked it in on publication and never claimed it nor is it an image one associates with her career,

    • blue February 23, 2015

      i love bey but

  6. TheElusiveLamb February 23, 2015

    Lol at that side by side. So shady…

    Anyway, Prince is THE musician of the last 40/50 years and probably even longer than that. I’m a huge fan of all his work as an artist and as a producer for others. I’ll definitely be listening to it.

  7. Keri Qween February 23, 2015

    Coming for that critical acclaim, certain fan base will seethe if this is true kiiii, since they think their fave is the only one who gets respect from legends kiiiiiii rih proving y’all wrong this era

  8. blue February 23, 2015

    anyone remember the one time rihanna was mistaken for prince at an airport, and people were actually dissappoint it was her and not him…lol

    • JJFan1814 February 23, 2015

      Yeah and then your loose boy p**** stolen the spotlight by developing a new strain of H**. Damn…You been taking your anti-virals?

      • blue February 23, 2015

        wait until i start hating for you to come at me. You give a bad name to the navy…

    • Jose February 23, 2015

      No but we remember when someone thought blue ivy was a real live gorilla

      • blue February 23, 2015

        is that suppose to be shade? Coming for a baby? Oh sweetie! You will have to try a billion times better if you are gonna come for me.

  9. diehardnavy! February 23, 2015

    This era will be everything !!!!! Four five seconds is doing so well ..

    Anybody noticed that since rih returned 60% artists started releasing good songs , radio is now 100 tines better …her impact !


      Chile, her power! Her slaying, staying, dominating power scalping all of these lesser h*** ba1d!

  10. Charlieyoncé February 23, 2015

    She better slay!

  11. The Bajan Princess February 23, 2015

    Omg navy have y’all seen 45S radio updates? They are MASSIVE! I don’t know why they are paying the song complete dust. They need to add it to spotify. Wtf are they waiting for? I’m ready for Home to be over so this era can finally pop off honey!!! The drought is almost over #R8…. And stop f****** trolling Troll_Hive and curl your favs dry broom looking bob!!!

  12. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) February 23, 2015

    NP: Cold Case Love

    • blue February 23, 2015

      joining you, that song is everything

    • The Bajan Princess February 23, 2015

      Yessss what you did to ME WAS A CRIME!!!

  13. blue February 23, 2015

    Remember that rihanna demo
    Sexuality… It was catchy played it more times than i should have

  14. blue February 23, 2015

    man she is not playing this era, still waiting for what she worked on with sam smith…first time i heard Stay With Me i was dying for a live mashup of it with Stay

  15. Stephy. February 23, 2015

    This album might be her best of all time. It seems as tho she’s bout to drop some masterpiece. I mean, she’s getting all the best writers & producers. Can’t wait to hear the final product Rihanna.

  16. blue February 23, 2015

    wait where is that b**** who was going on about rihanna not having the respect of legends and prince being above bon jovi…well according to this prince respects her and her talent enough to work with her.

  17. Fake songwriting credits February 23, 2015

    I hope rihanna read this: The song is doing well because it’s a Rihanna song and it may even hit #1, just like when Born this way was a smash, just because it was gaga and she was at the top of the world, but there has to be a Diamonds or we found love in the album, if not, it’s the beginning of the end and the public will stop giving her a free pass just like they did with gaga.

    • blue February 23, 2015

      its been a month and the song is still in the top 5 on itunes, its not about her name anymore the song is a hit with the GP. But you are right on her needing that mega smash if she is to get her usual buyers on board

  18. blue February 23, 2015

    hope the part about working with prince is real but that she will perform FFS instead, the song just needs that little extra push to top the british chart, its currently #2 on itunes but without streaming it might never go further than #4 on the main chart

  19. metzo February 23, 2015

    Beyonce got her thinking twice about what kinda music to put out this era. I heard that she scratched the whole Album and started making new songs n going on a diff direction. That’s why the album is so delayed (because she’s still working on it). She’s going for quality over catchy this time and I’m not mad. Lol

    • #JACKIE (Cici da baddest) February 23, 2015

      Kii like beyonce music was some sade type s*** sit the f*** down.

      • Tyler February 23, 2015

        Given the fact that you stan for “The Rock”…oops I mean Ciara, you should be the last one critiquing anybody’s music inclination #JustSaying

    • Queen of Trip Hop February 24, 2015

      Not the hive thinking everyone worships Bey like they do lmfao, artist used to take breaks between albums all the time and put out great material for their fans…Beyonce didn’t invent that.

      • Tyler February 24, 2015

        Rihanna’s not one of those artist. She’s released annually for damn near a whole decade…

  20. metzo February 23, 2015

    I LOOOOOVE Sade!!

    • TheElusiveLamb February 24, 2015

      Me too! She’s one of the few artists whose discography I set at a high standard.

      • metzo February 24, 2015

        Agreed! And her voice takes me to places!! She’s GOAT!!


    Come through R8! Give me Ray of Light mixed with Homogenic, Butterfly, Velvet Rope, and Rater R 2.0 teas!!! Chile, I been ready and I am prepared for these edges to go missing when that album arrives.

    P.S: Did y’all hear about her new tour starting in July in Europe? Chile, she doing stadiums in Ital now!!!! International star!!!!

  22. Tyler February 23, 2015

    Its about time she go for quality over quantity. She’s been in the game for 10 years, she needs to master her craft.

  23. Paulo February 23, 2015

    ooook! can’t wait for this song to get here… but I’m not sure about releasing 2 singles in less than 2 months

    • RihHive February 24, 2015

      Loud – November 12, 2010
      “Only Girl (in the World)”
      Released: September 10, 2010
      “What’s My Name?”
      Released: October 26, 2010
      TTT-November 18, 2011
      “We Found Love”
      Released: September 22, 2011
      “You da One”
      Released: November 14, 2011
      “Talk That Talk”
      2 quick singles then the album is nothing new for Rihanna

  24. Skyfall February 24, 2015

    I don’t get what people mean when they say Rihanna is finally releasing quality music when Unapologetic as a whole was a great piece of work minus Phresh out the runway (chile.) that s*** was almost as bad as 7/11. Give or take with pour it up, but that album was great.

    What Now
    Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary (still salty there wasn’t a full version of love without tragedy)
    Half of Me
    Get it over with

    I feel this album will slay.

    • Rosy February 24, 2015

      Rated R was better than UN..That was her quality album

      Photographs,Cold Case Love,Firebomb,Last Song etc

      My fav song from UN was Half of Me.Love Without Tragedy should have been a full song

      • Skyfall February 24, 2015

        Yassssss. I was gone say that but I just went with her most recent album.

      • RihHive February 24, 2015

        I still see the video for Firebomb in my head everytime I hear the song (yes I dreamt up a video). Firebomb is epic! Photographs always gets me in my feelings and Cold Case Love… the title says it all. I was listening to the last song yesterday and thinking she should include it towards the end of her set when she tours.

  25. Rosy February 24, 2015

    Rihanna is one of the most respected pop stars in the industry. She has 8 grammys,received an icon award,sold 150 mill records ww,sellout stadiums etc.She’s not trying to be taken seriously,she is.some one who isn’t respected would be ciara.Mr.Hairris got dropped 3 years ago,dumped by his baby daddy,served at his concert,struggles to book stages,and forced to sing in bathrooms.No one mentions ciara or those tired matrix moves.Instead of wasting time looking up Rihanna go search for I Bet on the charts.
    I hope the rumors are true.A song with Rihanna and Prince would be epic!!

  26. Rated R February 24, 2015

    How do Ciara fans try to come for Rihanna when Rih has gotten better vocally each album will Ciara recycles every album with basic vocals , basic dance moves and basic photo shoots . When will Ciara come with Heat and Get some Vocals other than a P******** whisper . I Bet literally sounds like 2015 version of “Never Ever” the song that began the career demise of Ciara . So C-Squad miss me with the Rih No Vocals Comment , and make sure yall go buy Ciara’s “Most Personal Album Yet” for 3rd Time

  27. (Rihyonce) February 24, 2015

    I love rihanna and for yall ciara fans dissing her lmaoo just know Ciara could never !!!!!!!! lmoo

  28. Cough Cough February 24, 2015

    No1 wants to hear Rihanna try and make quality music, that isn’t her lane. RIHANNA is not on top because of supreme vocal talent, deep/raw music and musicianship. She is on top for catchy, trendy pop music and great visuals. Guaranteed if she comes out with a bunch of songs like 45S it’s going to be a disaster. Her vocals aren’t strong enough for all that and she can’t add a legend(Paul, prince) or an über producer(Kanye) on every track and her young fan base isn’t going to be here for that. She needs to make that dance, club, workout, ratchet music that has been the foundation of her popularity and relevancy.

  29. LB February 24, 2015

    THIS ALBUM WILL BE A-M-A-Z-I-N-G…..I CANNOT WAIT. I will gift the hell out of it on iTunes.

  30. JOHNVIDAL February 24, 2015

    Don´t tell me more: Paul, Kanye, Eminem and Prince will be there on stage with her to support her change of direction so that she can get some kind of attention and semi respect 🙂

    • blue February 24, 2015

      who did she lean on when she made EDM happen or dubstep? Just because nobody wants to work with your fav doesnt mean you got to hate on rih. Its funny you bring up kanye and paul, yes they wrote the song but what do they bring to it? Most people hear rihanna and an autotuned voice and thats it, paul doesnt hold much pull with the single buying community.

      • JOHNVIDAL February 24, 2015

        Ermm don´t they appear on the video and also in her performance at the grammys? Could you imagine Mariah having Paul and those type of people in her single and performances when she was at her peak? First of all didn´t need it, not even when she went for a huge change of direction (like Rihanna seems to be going for now), but most importantly: it would have been HUGE!
        And I´m talking about Mariah cause you mentioned my fave. Thing is she always needs all the help in the world to release anything, for her albums to be made, and for trying to convince part of the public she has some artistry (which she hasn´t and that´s why she needs all the help).

  31. Tasha February 24, 2015

    Not her taking notes from Rita Ora LOL!

  32. kingbeybitch February 24, 2015

    Y’all always quick to say Beyonce doesnt write like plz people has said before she does. Has anyone and I mean anyone ever said that Rihanna can or has written? But we be seeing her name in the credits tho Lool the navy has some nerve trying to come for Beyonce. Fun fact Beyonce help write Nelly #1 song GRILLZ *sips tea*

    • blue February 24, 2015

      different between bey and rih is that her name doesnt not appear first in the credit of songs she received already completed. She never claims to have written the songs what she received finished. Rih has never been called out for taking credit that did not belong to her.

      Infact alot of writers have noted her input on crafting the song to her persona which one would assume is how she gets her writting credits. When rihanna wrote her part in RTT she didnt go telling everyone and their mama about how she wrote the song.

      Rihanna isnt about the credits which is why its worthless to mention the credits.

    • JOHNVIDAL February 24, 2015

      Neither of them are real songwriters. Both just trying to steal some spotlight and getting paid in the long run thanks to being there.

    • Blue Ivy Rod (fourfivesecondsofSeethin) February 24, 2015

      What she put the “.” At the end?

  33. Sherry February 24, 2015

    Always exciting times when Rihanna starts a new era… 😀

  34. Liam February 24, 2015

    It’s funny everyone rooting for Rihanna working with Prince lol but when they were reporting last year Rita was working with Prince on some tracks…you guys chewed her up lol! I’m sure the Rihanna track will be fire and fit in with the current direction she’s working on sonically.

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