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Lewis Capaldi turned down a collaboration with Camila Cabello for "Someone You Loved"

19 December 2019, 14:33 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Lewis Capaldi has revealed that he turned down a chance to work with Camila Cabello on "Someone You Loved".

The Scottish singer/songwriter turned down the chance to work with Cabello because he didn't want her fame to overshadow his music.

"Someone You Loved" was Capaldi's first Number One single in the US, and reached the top of the charts back in October.

In the interview with Music Week, Capaldi said, "But I said, 'No, I’d rather have a number three by myself than a number one with a feature' because it was still so new in America that everyone would think it was someone else’s song."

"Say fucking Camila Cabello did a version of it people would go, 'Oh, that Camila song with that guy on it?'," he joked, before listing some of the other artists that he had been offered a collaboration with.

Speaking about getting a Number One in the US, Capaldi added, "I was just a bit like, 'Fucking hell, that’s something.' You look at the people who’ve got one and just being a part of that group of people is fucking wild. Then you look at the Top 10 in America and it’s Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber… it’s so mental."

Cabello covered Capaldi's single in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in October.

Lewis Capaldi plays London's SSE Arena on 12 and 13 March 2020. Find out more.
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