The One

Album: 534 (2005)
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  • This track features guest vocals by a then-unknown Rihanna. Memphis introduced her by declaring:

    Got the young lady by the name of Rihanna with me
    Straight from Barbados, give 'em that flavor baby girl

    The song was Rihanna's first-ever major-label appearance, preceding her debut solo single "Pon De Replay" by several weeks.
  • The song samples multiple elements of Natalie Cole's 1977 track "I Can't Breakaway." Both "All I Need" by Jay Z and "Heard It All Before" by Sunshine Anderson sampled from the same tune.


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