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Chris Martin is Back to Writing Songs for Rihanna

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By Courtney E. Smith

“Princess of China” may not be Chris Martin of Coldplay‘s only collaboration with pop princess Rihanna.

In an interview with Fresh 102.7/New York (a CBS Radio station), Martin revealed he’d been trying his hand at writing a new track for Rihanna.

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But even an award-winning, chart topping songwriter like Martin isn’t a shoo-in. He said he didn’t know if we’d be hearing his work for her. Martin told Maxim he was rejected by Beyoncé’s A&R team back in 2010, pre his “Princess of China” success.

“She has so many amazing people writing for her. It’s like trying to win American Idol, getting a song on Rihanna’s album,” Martin said.

He said the exercise of writing for Rihanna was a “busman’s holiday” — meaning he was meant to be on a break from work and decided to spend that time in the studio writing songs.

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