April 28, 2016


Calvin Harris and Rihanna to Release New Collaborative Track This Friday

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Fans of Rihanna's 2011 smash hit "We Found Love"—which owes much of its success to Calvin Harris, who originally wrote and produced the song—will be delighted to know that the duo is again teaming up for something big. Harris tweeted on Wednesday (April 27) that fans can expect a new collaboration with Rih-Rih on Friday (April 29):

The DJ/producer—who's penchant for lightning bolt emojis (and lightning avatars) was not lost amid the news—presaged the announcement earlier on Wednesday afternoon, promising details on the new single later in the day:

When Harris and Rihanna combine forces, hits are typically made: Entertainment Weekly reminds us that "We Found Love" has found a permanent home on Billboard's Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Hits chart, sitting above some seminal tunes like Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On."

Rihanna and Harris also hung out at Coachella earlier this month, albeit in front of thousands of fans during the latter's headlining DJ set. Of course, the singer gave Harris's performance something of boost by singing "We Found Love" during the first weekend's final night. Rihanna's current tour in support of her latest album, ANTI, got off to a bumpy start, but is now going strong.