Is Rihanna ready to reunite with Ne-Yo (“Take A Bow”) ? According to recent reports, the “Where Have You Been” singer is working with him and rising producer Fazer (N-Dubz).
“Rihanna’s team heard his production on Tulisa’s ‘Young’ and his new single ‘Killer’ and thought he’d be ideal for her album. He’s got decent producing experience under his belt with all the N-Dubz material,” a source told The Sun over the weekend.
While Fazer may not be as well known stateside, his most recent work includes X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos’ song “Young.”
At this point, Fazer is said to be working on exclusive tracks for Rihanna in hopes she will use them on the anticipated follow up to “Talk That Talk.”
As for Ne-Yo, the “R.E.D.” singer says Rihanna is the “hardest working woman in showbiz right now.”
“I just recently went in to do some stuff for Rihanna, you know. She’s the hardest working woman in showbiz right now. She’s in the process of putting together a new album as we speak,” Ne-Yo told Capital FM. “I got in [the studio] with Stargate and David Guetta and a few other people for that project, so I’m keeping busy man, I’m definitely keeping busy.”
Rihanna is expected to release the album, with a possible collaboration with Labrinth (Tinie Tempah, Usher), later this year.