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Old 05-01-2013, 17:51
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Lewis seemed to be adamant that "Trouble" should be the lead single from her third album. As a result, "We Found Love", which she recorded before Rihanna, was pushed aside.

"We Found Love" went on to be a massive international success for Rihanna. If Leona had released it, do you think it would have performed as well as it did for Rihanna and in turn have boosted "Glassheart" sales?
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:12
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To be honest Syco probably wouldn't have released it as a single :/
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:24
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Its not just about singing it, its also about how the performer presents it. I could never imagine Leona doing that music video that Rihanna did which generated a lot of interest.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:40
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I could never imagine Leona doing that music video that Rihanna did which generated a lot of interest.
I was thinking exactly the same thing.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:51
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It would've just ended up as another 'Collide'. It would've done alright then forgotten about pretty quickly.

I don't think Leona can pull music like that off very well.
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:54
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It would've just ended up as another 'Collide'. It would've done alright then forgotten about pretty quickly.

I don't think Leona can pull music like that off very well.
This says different....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H-JOA7ln-c
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Old 05-01-2013, 18:58
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I want to see LeLe present the same energy when she performs that song.

And also didn't Calvin say that Leona's version was a ballad
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:03
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I want to see LeLe present the same energy when she performs that song.

And also didn't Calvin say that Leona's version was a ballad
Leona said it had the same production as Rihanna's....IIRC, Calvin said in an interview that she sings it softly 'like' an X Factor ballad.

I think Leona's version could have seen some success, but probably just like Bounce or something. Rihanna is a huge international star so the song was always going to do well with her, and in turn it boosted his career too. I doubt Leona would have managed the same thing unless she promoted it hard in the US which I feel would have been unlikely.
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:04
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I cant see Leona putting in the edgyness need for the song to come out like Rihannas did
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:11
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Yeah thats fine, I've no doubt she can sing it. But she can't perform uptempo that well. Her promo of Collide wasn't great, she was stood there looking awkward. We Found Love is a massive club song, I doubt it would be if Leona released it.
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Old 05-01-2013, 19:50
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Let be honest, it would flop. Leona doesn't have the star quality as Rihanna has of right now. FYI, I love Leona so don't call me a hater.
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:05
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Not really - too slow. Dosent sound anything like her - it could be anyone.

Rhianna's vocals are distinctive, and while not brilliant, they can do this type of record well. Leona's aren't distinctive enough (nor on the track you posted here) and I think this track would not have done a fraction as well done by Leona.
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:24
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Leona shouldnt be going that dance pop route. Of course she could try releasing Glassheart and see the public response afterwards but IMO she should stick with good, not boring ballads like "I See You" or "Trouble".
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Old 05-01-2013, 20:57
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Her version of We Found Love was a ballad, so no.
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Old 05-01-2013, 21:01
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Wouldn't be as good as Rihanna's version imo
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:25
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Could you imagine Leona doing the same kind of video as Rihanna did for it? Ha.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:49
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Her version of We Found Love was a ballad, so no.
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:50
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i really wanna hear her version tbh i think she could of pulled it off just cause it`s a dance song doesn`t mean she would have had to jump about whilst performing it
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:54
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Leona' label have ruined the Glassheart era.

Glassheart needs to be the next single release it in March.
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Old 06-01-2013, 11:46
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As someone said, Leona recorded it as a ballad so it might have sounded like an entirely different song. It would be like Rihanna recording Collide as a dance track.

Also a record sells because of the profile of the artist. Anything that Rihanna releases now is going to be a big hit.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:38
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Leona' label have ruined the Glassheart era.

Glassheart needs to be the next single release it in March.
You know Leona can have an input in single choices too, it's ridiculous that she's not trying to push Glassheart and from what I've seen she's not too keen on releasing it as a single either...
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:38
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she will be in that mystical world called "what if"
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:45
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As someone said, Leona recorded it as a ballad so it might have sounded like an entirely different song. It would be like Rihanna recording Collide as a dance track.

Also a record sells because of the profile of the artist. Anything that Rihanna releases now is going to be a big hit.
But she said it had the same production as Rihanna's version though
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:18
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i can imagine an irish farmer complaining when leona shoots the vid in his property, lolz!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:19
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It wouldn't have been as successful as Rihanna.
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