Selena Gomez’s hit single Same Old Love which dropped in 2016 is very popular among fans.
The song however was initially meant for Rihanna.
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The Love the way you lie hitmaker had been reportedly offered the chance to record the track back when she was working on her last album, ANTI.
The song has been written by Charli XCX and Ross Golan and Selena Gomez’s version released in the year 2016, reports Republicworld.com.
One of the lyricists of the song, Charli XCX had revealed on social media in 2016 about Rihanna’s history with the track.
While speaking to Genius, he also opened up about how the song ended up on Selena Gomez’s album. “[I] wrote the song with StarGate and Benny Blanco and Ross Golan at the beginning of 2015,” Charli XCX wrote on her Tumblr, Genius noted.
“I think at one point Rihanna was gonna sing it or something, but then I think the direction of her record changed and it wasn’t right for her anymore (anti is one of my fav albums of the year btw slay).”
“Then I think Selena heard it and was into it, and she sang it, and it just suited her voice and her story so well.”
“The song felt so emotional and real coming from her. I was really happy she cut it; it felt very powerful.”
Years after Selena Gomez woed her fans with the song in her voice, Rihanna’s demo version surfaced on the internet and went viral.
The audio clip has since been going viral among fans over social media.