Nile Rodgers worked on Ariana Grande’s new album.
Chic’s legend has revealed that Ryan Tedder asked him to produce a song, which coach of pop superstar “The Voice” John Legend co-wrote for the record.
However, the “The Freak” hitmaker was asked to be quiet about which direction the “7 Rings” hitmaker will go next.
The 69-year-old studio assistant told The Sun’s Weird column, “Over the past two weeks I’ve been pre-producing the Zutons new album.
“I just finished John Legend and Ariana Grande too. Working with Ariana was great.
“Look, Ryan Tedder is such a great writer that when he called me up and gave me the instructions, I was like, ‘I’ve got this.’
“I’m not saying this selfishly. I think it’s my job to take artists from one place to another.
“I can’t reveal what the music is like, it’s up to her to reveal it.”
Details are thin on Ariana’s follow-up to October 2020 “Positions”.
In December, the Grammy winner released the touring film “Sweetener”, “Excuse Me, I Love You,” which she hailed as a “love letter” to her fans.
Running 1 hour 37 minutes, the film captures some of the highlights of the pop star’s vast 2018 tour.
Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen joked this week that her husband John would feel “awkward” filming “The Voice” with Ariana.
The 35-year-old model loves playing Ariana’s tunes at home and she believes her love for the “God is a Woman” hitmaker has created an interesting dynamic on the NBC show.
Chrissy – who has Luna, five, and Miles, three, with John – joked on her Instagram story: “Today is a little bit funny day because it’s the premiere of ‘The Voice’, and John absolutely knows that this house only listens to Ariana Grande.
“Imagine how embarrassing it is for John to live in this Ariana Grande house… and to have to be him.”