Sam Smith Covering Whitney Houston? Ariane Grande Remaking “The Boy Is Mine”?
Brandy and Monica will have their hit song “The Boy Is Mine” reimagined by Ariana Grande and Jessie J. While we wish this was nothing more than a rumor, the song’s producer revealed that the updated version of the classic will drop in 2015.
“Next year is my 20-year anniversary and I’m doing a very special project. Some originals as well as reimagined hits,” Rodney “Darkchild” Jenkins said during an interview with HitsDailyDouble. “So for example, I’ll do the ‘The Boy Is Mine’ with Ariana and Jessie J.”
Sam Smith will also be getting in on covering another classic. “Sam is doing ‘It’s Not Right It’s Okay’ by Whitney Houston, which Sam told me was the song that made him want to sing,” Jerkins added. “When I asked him if he’d be a part of this project he was like, “No one else can do that song but me!” Sam’s the truth. He has a great heart and he’s genuine. His music speaks for who he is.”
“This is a project I’m really looking forward to,” the producer continued.
We’re not sure how we feel about this. Check out the original versions of both songs after the jump and let us know if you think the girls and Sam Smith can hold their own with the likes of Ms. Houston, Brandy and Monica.