Did You Know: Calvin Harris Cans Leona Lewis' Version of “We Found Love” for Rihanna

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An interesting piece of news in the EDM world today: as it turns out, exotic pop icon Rihanna was not the original singer on Calvin Harris’ smash hit “We Found Love.” That’s right, Harris and another exotic diva originally began work on the song and recorded it together. So who was this other singer? Non other than the multi-platinum selling artist and three-time Grammy nominee Leona Lewis. The singer told The Daily Star on the subject that Harris and herself had worked on and recorded “We Found Love,” but then “he went touring with Rihanna and she ended up releasing it.” Lewis added, “I didn’t commit to it [the song] because I wanted 'Trouble,' to be my [next] single so I think that was another reason they went with Rihanna.”

It was the same version and production but mine’s better…it was a bit annoying to see how big a hit it was around the world...

So it appears everyone got what they wanted, right? That may be so, but the replaced Lewis believes that her version of the song is better than Rihanna’s. “It was the same version and production but mine’s better…it was a bit annoying to see how big a hit it was around the world but if I’d released it maybe it wouldn’t have done so well.” Maybe, maybe not; since Lewis has stated she will not in fact leak the version of herself singing, the world will probably never know. Oh, well. Riri did rock it.