Rihanna has asked Fazer to produce tracks for her new album.

The 'We Found Love' singer is a huge fan of the N-Dubz producer and rapper and has lined him up for her new record after being impressed with his work on Tulisa Contostavlos' 'Young'.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Rihanna's team heard his production on Tulisa's 'Young' and his new single 'Killer' and thought he'd be ideal for her album. He's got decent producing experience under his belt with all the N-Dubz material.

"Fazer's now knuckling down to the job and making tracks tailor-made for her.

"If her team are impressed, she'll record the vocals with him."

Other tracks on the album - which will be her seventh studio album - will be produced by Ne-Yo and Labrinth.

Meanwhile, Rihanna ditched rehearsals for a new tour to jet off on holiday with on-off lover Drake.

The 24-year-old singer - who is still recovering from the death of her beloved grandmother Dolly - booked a luxury yacht for the £100,000 getaway and wrote on twitter "Ph*** it! Time for a vaca, ima need a boat and some ho's! Who's in (sic)?"

A source said: "Rihanna is determined to live life to the full following her grandma's death and decided to give it another go with Drake.

"In the past he'd moan that she wouldn't commit and was working all the time. But she's up for trying again.

"It's just what she needs after an incredibly tough few months - however, they also know how to party.

"They'll be joined on the yacht by a few friends, who plan to sink a lot of champagne on the trip."