Coldplay reveal Rihanna duet will feature on 'Mylo Xyloto'

'Umbrella' singer has recorded vocals for a track titled 'Princess Of China'

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Coldplay have revealed that they have recorded a duet with Rihanna for their forthcoming fifth studio album 'Mylo Xyloto'.

The band will release the album on October 24 and have now confirmed that the 'Good Girl Gone Bad' singer features on a track, which is titled 'Princess Of China'.

Singer Chris Martin told The Sun of how the duet came about, saying:
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. 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 continued:
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 and it is written by a bloke from Devon.


Coldplay debuted the album's second single 'Paradise' earlier this morning (September 12).
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