Rihanna hit originally for Britney?
Rihanna's monster No 1 hit Umbrella could well have been sung by Britney Spears had its producer had his way.
It looks like Britney missed out on recording the biggest song of 2007, after British singer Taio - a close friend of Umbrella's producer, Tricky Stewart - revealed that Rihanna was not first choice for the massive track.
Taio told the Daily Star: "I was working with Tricky in the studio the day he finished Umbrella. "As soon as I heard it I said: 'That is a smash, I have to have it,' but he told me it was on hold for Britney." He adds: "He waited but Britney's people never called him back." And as Britney spurned the perfect opportunity to breathe life into her stuttering career, Barbadian Rihanna crept in to steal the sure-fire hit after going in for a session with Tricky.
Umbrella went on to enjoy an 11 week spell at the top of the US charts - making it the most successful song of this millennium.
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