Ex-X Factor Judge, Pop Star Collaborate

English media darling Cheryl Cole wants Rihanna to lay down some vocals on her upcoming third solo album. The record will be Cheryl's first since being bumped from the cast of FOX's The X Factor last year.

Ousted X Factor judge Cheryl Cole is enlisting the help of Rihanna to ensure her next album is a chart-topping titan.

Cole is returning to the world of pop for the first time since she was uprooted from the judges panel of the FOX talent show by mentor Simon Cowell.

Who better to co-sign her comeback than RiRi? After all, the Bajan mama has officially sold more digital downloads than any other artist in music history and her sixth studio album, Talk That Talk, continues to climb the international charts.

"It's a big year for Cheryl. She can't wait for her fans to hear the music she's been passionately working on over the past 12 months," an informant tells The Daily Mirror.

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The "What's My Name" singer, 23, is set to work on a remix for the former Girls Aloud frontwoman's new solo record, due out in March. It's all a part of Cheryl's enduring hope of splashing onto the Hollywood radar.

The girls got along well after meeting for the first time at Rihanna's Loud concert tour stop in London last month.

"She has struck up a friendship with Rihanna, who recently dueted with Brit star Calvin Harris," the insider tells the newspaper.

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"Rihanna thinks the world of Cheryl and will work on a party remix with her when they meet up on her next visit. The album fuses pop, hip hop, soul and dance. It already has some party anthems on it, but Rihanna's would get everyone up on their feet."

The proposed Cheryl-Rihanna collaboration is just the latest co-mingling of American and international pop. Ex-Destiny's Child songbird Kelly Rowland helped make David Guetta's "When Love Takes Over" an international hit in 2009.

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Comments on "Cheryl Cole enlists Rihanna for new album"

Rob Smith January 11, 2012 | 10:24 AM

I love Rihanna I buy all her music. But I don't like Cheryl, and I don't think they should collaborate. It might be good for Cheryl because she doesn't have much talent at all and using Rihanna on her album / music will help boost sales for Cheryl and help make her a come back on her solo career. It says it all when she has to do that and yet again someone else is doing all the hard work to make her look good. Why doesn't she do something for her self, that she is good at?!

robert James January 11, 2012 | 10:10 AM

Rihanna should tell cole to get lost

Lee Hanson January 11, 2012 | 10:08 AM

Don't do it Rihanna, she's just using you cos she's crap and can't do it herself.

liz barnes January 11, 2012 | 10:01 AM

Cheryl Cole is garbage and no talent, if she had she wouldn't need someone like Rihanna to help get her career back on track. She can't sing, or write or produce her own music or lyrics. She just has people like Simon Cowell put her in contact with people who have brains to do all the hard work for her. Crap Cheryl Cole dissapear down a hole.

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