Rihanna to appear on Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has revealed that red hot pop star Rihanna will feature on the band's upcoming record Mylo Xyloto, lending her vocal talents to the 'Princess of China' track.

The album, which comes out on 24 October, will no doubt be enlivened somewhat by the Bajan's presence, hopefully bringing a touch of pop magic to an otherwise drab song, from a drab band. It's going to take a big effort to make them interesting, but by God Rihanna can do it.

'She has such an amazing voice and it's so different to mine,' Martin told The Sun. 'When the vocal happened I thought 'Wow, you sound different' but I think that's also because she was singing a different song to what we are used to hearing from her and it is written by a bloke from Devon.

'The album is designed as a whole piece. It has boy and girl lead characters and top of our list for the girl part was Rihanna... but it took a while to pluck up the courage to ask her. We did a show in Las Vegas and I met her and said, 'Do you think there's any chance?' I was very Hugh Grant-like and spluttering about it.'

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