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Rihanna & Calvin Harris, "This Is What We Came For"

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Scottish EDM superstar Calvin Harris, and Barbadian singer and songwriter Rihanna, have surprised fans once again. We shouldn’t really be THAT surprised though, as we should have taken a hint last weekend when Rihanna showed up as a surprise guest during Calvin’s Coachella Weekend 2 set. Instead we’ve been busy following the rumors of a potential Taylor Swift and Calvin masterpiece, that we missed the chance to speculate about RiRi’s special appearance. I mean, it is Coachella, so we probably wouldn’t have thought much of it, but still.

What we can speculate, or really confirm, is that Calvin + Rihanna is always a hot collaboration. If you recall, back in 2011, their track “We Found Love” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, where it held its reign for 10 weeks, becoming Rihanna’s longest streak at the top of the Hot 100. Also in 2011, was their collaboration “Where Have You Been” which reached No. 5 on the same chart.

Fast forward 2 years and Calvin and Rihanna are at the 2013 Grammy Awards, where “We Found Love” was nominated for and won, best short form music video and “Where Have You Been” was nominated for best pop solo performance. Fast forward a few more years to present day, and Calvin and Rihanna are back at it once again. While rumors of a Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris collaboration have circulated the internet since Coachella Weekend 1, after Taylor uploaded an Instagram photo of her sporting a track jacket with the lightning bolt cover art that Calvin would later display during his Coachella set, it’s with sad news that we announce that the rumors were, well, just rumors. 


A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

Taylor was merely supporting her beau’s hot new track that would later be linked with Rihanna, per their social media accounts. Since a Taylor and Calvin collaboration has been the object of our desire since the start of their relationship, we must admit we are definitely bummed, but we cannot deny that Calvin + Rihanna is the next best thing.  

With 30 second teasers being posted all over the internet yesterday of "This Is What You Came For" we became really eager to hear the track. Rihanna's voluptuous voice mesmerizes fans with her powerful and emotional lyrics, "Baby, this is what you came for, lightning, strikes every time she moves and everybody's watching her, but she's looking at you,"  while Calvin slays in the background creating an uplifting and enchanting beat that perfectly compliments Rihanna's vocals to create a ,,,, minute production that is sure to dazzle pop and electronic music fans alike.