Adele songwriter hints he’s penned a duet for Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks

'21' songsmith Ryan Tedder says he wants to bring the pair together for a collaboration

Adele‘s ’21’ co-writer has strongly hinted that he is working on a collaboration between Lana Del Rey and Azealia Banks.

Billboard reports that Ryan Tedder, who has also written for the likes of Beyonce and Leona Lewis, let slip that he was penning a track for the ‘Video Games’ songstress and ‘212’ rapper at last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles (February 12).

Tedder, who is also the frontman of OneRepublic, refused to divulge any specifid details about the collaboration, but said:

I’ve been canceling a lot of more expected writing sessions to do stuff that just freaks me out that I thinks cool. Azealia Banks scares me. Lana Del Rey scares me a little bit. Not in a bad way.

Adele was one of the big winners at last night’s 54th annual Grammy Awards.

‘Rolling In The Deep’ was named Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year, while ’21’ was awarded the Album of the Year prize. She also scored awards for Best Pop Solo Performance for her track ‘Someone Like You’ as well as Best Pop Vocal Album for ’21’, and Best Short Form Music Video for ‘Rolling In The Deep’.

Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey celebrated two weeks at the top of the Official UK Albums Chart yesterday evening with her debut album ‘Born To Die’, while Azealia Banks is currently working on her debut LP in London and New York with Paul Epworth, and has previously said that the album is likely to drop in May or June.

She will play a headline show at London’s Heaven venue on February 27 and is also set to appear as the opening act on the 2012 NME Awards Tour. Two Door Cinema Club will headline the tour, with Metronomy and Tribes also on the bill.

The NME Awards Tour 2012 will visit:

Nottingham Rock City (February 14)
O2 Academy Leeds (15)
Norwich UEA (17)
O2 Academy Birmingham (18)
Cardiff University (19)
O2 Academy Bristol (20)
O2 Academy Bournemouth (22)
Brighton Dome (23)
O2 Academy Brixton London (25)

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