Ellie Goulding has given fans a nice surprise after revealing that her vocals were sampled on Drake and Jay Z’s song Pound Cake.
The Love Me Like You Do singer used her latest TikTok to reveal a fact that apparently many fans either forgot or simply didn’t know.
In the video, Ellie sits in her bedroom as the caption teases: ‘Here’s something I bet you didn’t know about me…’
‘This is my voice on this song,’ she then adds while smiling as Pound Cake plays.
Many people didn’t have a clue, including one who commented: ‘
Learn something new everyday!’
‘Why didn’t I know?’ one wondered, while another said: ‘Why are we just finding this out now.’
One stated: ‘I didn’t know, but good for her.’
Drake released Pound Cake in 2013 and it features on his third studio album Nothing Was The Same. The atmospheric track features a verse from Jay Z and is accompanied by the B-side track Paris Morton Music 2.
It’s sample heavy with Ellie’s vocals from Don’t Say A Word, C.R.E.A.M. from Wu-Tang Clan and Jimmy Smith Rap by Jimmy Smith.
Ellie, 33, did previously reveal her secret at the time of the song’s release and tweeted: ‘Honestly been trying to play it cool but Drake and Jay Z sampled me on Pound Cake.’
The following year, the British singer hinted that she was set to work with Drake again and told Capital: ‘Obviously he’s sampled me on one of his songs before and I’ve done some stuff for him for his new album potentially.
‘We converse! He discovered my voice on his last album, he sampled it, and I think he’s become a fan through that. So who knows, something might happen.’
Drake is working on his next album so maybe there’s still a chance.
Ellie has been busy during the pandemic recording new music and released her new album, Brightest Blue, in July. It proved to be a huge success and peaked at number one in the UK earning Ellie her third chart-topping record.
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