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Chris Martin duets with Rihanna on new Coldplay album

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Chris Martin revealed that Rihanna sings on Coldplay's upcoming album, "Mylo Xyloto," on a duet entitled "Princess of China." Martin had Rihanna in mind as the perfect guest vocalist, but was too nervous to ask her when they first met.

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He tells Britain's The Sun, "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."

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"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," he explains. "She has such an amazing voice and it's so different to mine. 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."

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