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Shayne wants Prince collaboration

Published 15/11/2010 | 14:21

Shayne Ward says he would like to work with Prince
Shayne Ward says he would like to work with Prince

Shayne Ward has revealed he would like to collaborate with Prince.

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The former X Factor winner has been heavily inspired by the seven-time Grammy winner, with his new album Obsession influenced by Prince's classic hit Purple Rain.

"Purple Rain is one of my favourite songs, and I covered it in my first tour, and if you hear the title track Obsession, I would love nothing more than to have Prince actually play on it - that would be incredible," he said.

"I would love to work with him. Is he appearing on The X Factor? I'm sure I can drop a few words with Simon [Cowell] and see how it goes," he joked.

Shayne has a list of stars he would like to perform with.

"I love the legends - people like Tom Jones are who I've always admired," he said, before adding: "Also the younger ones like P!nk because she's so different, and Katy Perry."

It's been three years since the 26-year-old last released new music.

"It's a lot longer than I expected to be away, but I needed the time to make sure the album is how I wanted it to turn out. I went home to see my family, had a holiday and some normality in my life," he explained.

:: Shayne's single Gotta Be Somebody and album Obsession are available now.

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