Rihanna announces upcoming duet with JLS

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  • The X Factor runners-up have managed to score a collaboration with one of the biggest female solo stars on the planet…

    The JLS boys must be pinching themselves… It’s just been announced that they’ll recording a duet with Rihanna.

    Since coming second to Alexandra Burke in the X Factor 2008, the four-piece boy band have been unstoppable.

    And it seems this latest partnership is down to none other than Jay-Z, who reckons he can make the boys big in America.

    Having previously signed Rihanna to his record label, he’s apparently hoping that the big duet will help launch their Stateside careers.

    Working with JLS is something that will happen this year,’ said Rihanna, ‘Jay will make stars out of them. He has been a great mentor to me.’

    ‘He has been around long enough to spot real talent, and he knows who will become worldwide stars,’ she continued.

    They can sing, they can dance, they look good – actually, they look very good… But more importantly, they look like a group.’

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    And – as if a duet with Rihanna wasn’t enough to contend with – it looks like Jay-Z has very, very big plans for the Brit boys, with possible collaborations with his wife Beyonce and pal Kanye West also in the pipeline.

    ‘I will be working with them on one of their singles and am sure Kanye and Bey will collaborate with them on tracks too,’ added Rihanna.

    Give it probably as little as 18 months and they could be the most famous band in the world.’

    Wow. Well done boys! 

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