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Rihanna and Maroon 5 Team Up for a Collab

Rihanna and Maroon 5 Team Up for a Collab

Rihanna and Maroon 5 are teaming up for an ultra-glam remake of “If I Never See Your Face Again”, which will appear on the re-releases of both big-name artists.

“We’re both re-releasing our albums — mine’s out June 17,” Rihanna told MTV News. “This is the only collaboration on my re-release, because I always wanted to work with Maroon 5. They’re one of my favorite bands. When they called me to do this record with them, I was so honored.”

“The song was basically done, but we wanted to try something different, so we had her come in and do bits and pieces,” Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine added. “It came together so quick. The only other collaboration I had done before was with Kanye, and it was the same way. It sounds cheesy, but if the magic is there, if the chemistry is there, you don’t even have to think about it.”

Adam and Rihanna give MTV a behind-the-scenes look at the new video and open up about their experiences. Check it.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about a Rihanna/Maroon 5 all-star team — YAY or NAY?

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  • kate

    yay!

  • house

    :)

  • csxyz

    Yay!

  • mike

    YAY!

  • lindsey

    Uh … NAY!

  • Sum

    Yeah…Nay.
    I now have lost respect for Maroon 5. Not that, that will really matter but..thats crap.

  • jesus

    Nay!

  • LO

    Is that a recent pic? It doesn’t even look like Rihanna.

  • emma-australia

    Yay!
    I love “If I Never See Your Face Again”, although it would be weird with Rihanna. I’m imagining the collaboration and I think it would be interesting.

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    another hit record.

  • Jason1

    I now have lost respect for Maroon 5. Not that, that will really matter but..thats crap.BTW, is it wrong for a handsome young man to have the relationship with an older woman?? Obviously, it is a world-shaking relationship on the Internet like sugarmommamatch.com. Most blogs and news are focusing and discussing on this kind of relationship. How do you think of such a thing?

  • Jason1

    I’m imagining the collaboration and I think it would be interesting.BTW, is it wrong for a handsome young man to have the relationship with an older woman?? Obviously, it is a world-shaking relationship on the Internet like sugarmommamatch.com. Most blogs and news are focusing and discussing on this kind of relationship. How do you think of such a thing?

  • Nikki

    YAY!
    I luv both Rihanna and Maroon 5!
    They will both sound weird together so NAY on that.

  • Jeeves

    Nay. Rihanna can’t sing!

  • Diddy

    Yay! They both lipsynch so it’s a match made in heaven!

  • anne

    Well Rihanna is pretty, but she is a horrible singer—

  • oh snap!

    yay love both

  • joss

    uhhh rihanna can’t really sing, and she looks okay in this pic

  • rolling eyes

    I miss old school Maroon5 when they weren’t as popular. They did good music before, with a unique sound

    Now their so commerical, and teaming up with ppl like Kanye and Rihanna just makes that point much more evident.

  • No

    Hell no!

  • 50 cent

    Sure, why not? They will both be dubbed anyway.

  • the real lola

    yaaaaaaay!

  • lalalove

    NAY!…Why would they do that? Do they want to lose their credibility?…She has no talent!
    I’m mad! I’M MAD AT MAROON 5!
    I’M MADDDDDDDDDDDD!
    F*CK!

  • brit

    YAY..THEYRE BOTH HOT AND TALENTED

  • marsweeta

    I reserve my comments until after I have heard the song and seen the video

  • marsweeta

    I reserve my comments until I have heard the song and seen the vid.

  • pelon1

    yay!!
    i love them both i saw a little clip of the video on mtv and it looks and sounds great

  • whateverr.

    YAY.

  • whateverr.

    YAY.

  • K

    Could be interesting, awesome, can’t wait to hear it!

  • twiggy

    YAY FOR MAROON 5. nay for rihanna.

  • ENOUGHALREADY

    I see she is still using sex to sale her self. I would just once like to see her do something were she is not half naked. Rihanna has no tune, I cant remember this song but it’s either slow or does not require much skill on her part. She is not a strong singer at all.

    So I see she will be half naked as usual.

  • Jan

    This is going to be so HOTTTTTTT! lov*lov*lov*lov*Adam Levine lov his voice. I like Rihanna to so I’m so looking forward to this. I hope it don’t take long to hit tv. M5 video seem to take so long before they are aired.

  • http://domesticporn.blogspot.com gypsy marie

    I think it sounds very interesting

  • Jan

    ENOUGHALREADY…Don’t every artist use sex to sell their whole career let alone a video. Most females dye their hair blonde, put blue contacts in their eyes, get half naked and lay around in the video. So why does she get slammed. What about men? they do the same. John Mayer’s whole career was built around making women think they had a chance with him, he wooed his female fans. So why pick on some artist and bring out that fact when the whole industry operates in this manner.

  • Peter

    Rihanna is a whore!

  • Marsha

    YAY!! I love Rihanna and she looks HOTT.

  • Jan

    Peter @ 04/25/2008 at 9:30 am Rihanna is a *****!
    Yeah and so is
    Jessica and Ashley Simpson
    Lindsey Lohan
    Modonna
    Mariah Carey
    Fergie
    Miley Cyrus on her way to
    and so is Aly & Aj
    Angelina Jolie
    Jennifer Lopez
    And the list goes on and on………………

  • ENOUGHALREADY

    @ Jan….Their whole careers? No….Maybe if they are one of them that sounds like born stars than Yes!!! Is that what she is now? I thought she was a singer?

    At the beginning be somewhat suggestive no bumping and grinding just enough to get you over to enhance what you got and I’m not talking about her body I’m talking about that “Voice” without being to trashy but to continue over and over with the same thing No!!!

    If anybody listened to that man and thought they had a chance with him because of some songs something is wrong with that person bottom line. I know what you are saying, you are trying to make a point but there has to be a stopping point.

    They have to many clothing out there now to make you look sexy in a classy way this girl goes for trashy all the time and if that’s the only way she can do it she is in the wrong business. At what point will it end with her. That’s why she is so badly talked about, she is the only artist I know of that has gotten all bad reviews in the states and out of the states. What artist has based their whole career on being sold by sex?

  • rolling eyes

    What artist???

    Have you heard of Madonna??….enough said

  • WERE are 3t?

    NAY NAY NAY!!.

    They both sound like cats on a hot tin roof!

  • Kristen

    Nay. Why? Ugh…

    Oh, and Diddy, Maroon 5 lip sings? Could have fooled me LOL. I’ve seen them live many, many times and I’ve seen Adam be in the middle of a song and mess it up and I’ve also heard him singing then replace lyrics with “Blah, blah, blah” (rehersal). Unless they have special tracks, he doesn’t lip sing.

  • Shannon

    im excited about the song already and i haven’t heard it yet. But the fact that rihanna and Maroon 5 are collaborating will make it a definite hit.

  • darrenHorston

    NAY!!!
    Rihanna Can’t sing!!!! Maroon 5 owns!

  • justme

    ”I miss old school Maroon5 when they weren’t as popular. They did good music before, with a unique sound

    Now their so commerical, and teaming up with ppl like Kanye and Rihanna just makes that point much more evident.”

    AMEN!!

  • denise

    Im a huge M 5 fan and watching the video was so disturbing, Even my 7 year iod was wondeing what he was thiking, I hated it.

  • http://justjared.buzznet.com/2008/03/06/rihanna-chris-brown-snuggling/comment-page-5/#comments ¨BaBBii¨

    !! WHATEVER!!

    i dont really care. why are there so many thingz about ri ri like c’mon shes not so special.she cant sing she sings through her nose plus she cant dance. and mosty dreesed over rated. and wears too much make-up. and shes a beyonce wanna be. her haircut looks horrible i think its a wig cause it looks like one but anyway why is everyone intrested in celebrates.

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