Ariana Grande's 'God Is A Woman' was initially recorded by Camila Cabello
16 December 2019, 13:49
In a new interview, Camila Cabello explained the story behind a leaked 'God Is a Woman' demo where she can be heard singing on the chorus to the smash hit. "It just didn't end up sounding right for me."
Ariana Grande's 'God Is A Woman' was one of the singer's biggest hits from her 2018 album, Sweetener. It may be one of her most iconic tunes, but Camila Cabello recently revealed that she'd worked on a version of the song before Ari gave it the Sweetener treatment.
Last year, a leaked version of the demo did the rounds online and featured Camila singing the song's chorus. Speaking to Andy Cohen on his Sirius XM show, Camila recalled writing verses for 'God Is A Woman' but ultimately passing on the song.
"I think they had the chorus for the song and then I wrote verses to it but it just didn't end up sounding right for me," she explained.
'God Is A Woman' later went on to become a smash hit, going double platinum and earning Ariana a Grammy nomination.
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Camila also praised Ariana, expressing an interest in working with the singer at some point in the future.
"I love her. She's my friend. It would be awesome," Camila gushed. It's clear that between the 'Havana' and 'God Is A Woman' hitmakers, whatever they would collab on would be an automatic hit.
Meanwhile, Camila is hardly the first person to pass on a song that later went on to be a smash hit.
Both Pink! and Hilary Duff reportedly passed on 'Since U Been Gone', which went on to be an early hit for Kelly Clarkson. Similarly, before Beyoncé made 'Pretty Hurts', one of the most emotional moments on her self-titled album, Sia (who wrote the song) actually emailed Katy Perry the tune.
There you have it, folks. You can't always predict what's going to be a smash hit versus a song you're just passing on. But, as Camila says, Ari did a phenomenal job on 'God Is A Woman'.