Band have been getting advice from Umbrella singer

Rihanna has been helping the Sugababes record their new album.

Keisha Buchanan, 24, says the Umbrella singer joined the band in their LA studio to pass on her expertise.

‘She’s been like our fourth member, listening to all our songs and saying what she liked and what she didn’t,’ she says.

Keisha reckons the new record will be a huge success.

‘It feels like our best album with this line-up but it’s definitely for our European fans,’ she tells The Daily Star. ‘We feel refreshed and ready for something new.’

The Sugababes and Rihanna are both on Jay-Z’s Rock-A-Fella label.

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