Ne-Yo thinks a collaboration with Rihanna is long ''overdue''.

The 37-year-old singer, who teamed up with the Bajan beauty in 2009 on the track 'Hate That I Love You', has admitted he is desperate to work with the 'Work' hitmaker on another hit record in the near future.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper about the 28-year-old songstress, he said: ''We've been moving opposite directions - not with animosity or anything like that.

''The chemistry between me and Rihanna is on record. I feel like we're overdue.''

And Ne-Yo - whose real name is Shaffer Chimere Smith - has revealed he would also love to record a single with Adele.

He explained: ''I've always felt if me and Adele could get in a studio we would create some magic.

''So Adele if you're listening, give me a call.''

This news comes after the 'So Sick' hitmaker admitted he prefers British acts because they are focused on the ''artistry'' of the music.

Speaking previously, he said: ''It seems like over there the focus is on the music and the artistry.

''Whereas [in America] we kind of get caught up more a little bit in the controversy, the scandal, the back story, the imaging and all of that.''