'Umbrella' was recorded by Rihanna but written for Britney Spears.
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22 Songs You Won't Believe Were Originally Written For Other People
1. 'Umbrella' was recorded by Rihanna but written for Britney Spears.
After being in the limelight for reasons other than music, Britney Spears was ready for a comeback in 2007 and The Dream had the perfect track for her - 'Umbrella.' But Britney's management rejected the track, and it was also passed on by Mary J. Blige before it ended in Rihanna's hands. The impact the song had on Rihanna's career speaks for itself. Would the track have done the same for Britney?