Nicole Scherzinger spat with Lloyd Webber a distant Memory
NICOLE Scherzinger has definitively buried the hatchet with Andrew Lloyd Webber — by teaming up with Beyoncé, Madonna and many more to make the Oscar-winning composer a birthday album.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer fell out with Webber in 2016 after she pulled out of a Broadway production of Cats, prompting the theatre impresario to complain he had been made to look ‘an absolute twot’.
But all is forgiven, it seems, now as Scherzy has contributed an original recording of the show’s most famous solo, Memory, to an album celebrating Webber’s 70th birthday.
She described the composer’s music as influential to her as an artist, saying: ‘I grew up listening to Jesus Chris Superstar, Joseph And The Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita… You just know it’s his music when you hear the arrangements, when you hear the strings, the orchestra, the synths.’
Beyoncé’s contribution is a version of Phantom Of The Opera’s Learn To Be Lonely from the 2005 Oscars with Lord Lloyd Webber on piano, while Del Rey contributes an original recording of You Must Love Me from Evita
Like Scherzy, she described Webber as one of her ‘primary inspirations’ — and he was similarly complimentary, saying the album ‘brings back a heap of memories’ making ‘this ancient composer very happy’.
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Author: Anna Thomson