[Songs Meant for Other Artists] Rihanna – Unfaithful

17 Mar

Song Title: “Unfaithful.”

Intended for: Megan Rochell.

Recorded by: Rihanna.

Label: Universal Music Group / Island Def Jam Records.

While doing the promotional rounds for her debut album, Megan Rochell was asked “What was the worst thing that has happened to her as an artist?”

The answer – “When her label – Island Def Jam Recordings – took one of her songs and gave it to Rihanna.” The track in question was “Unfaithful,” which was originally entitled “Murderer.”

The track was written by Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith along with frequent collaborators Tor Erik Hermansen and Mikkel Storleer Eriksen of Stargate. It peaked at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart.

Meanwhile, Rochell had further contributions from both Ne-Yo and Stargate – “Betcha” and “Floating” – on her debut album “You, Me & The Radio.”

Unfortunately, Island Def Jam Recordings pulled the plug on the project after the first single “The One You Need” failed to take off.

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