AMP Music Minute: will.i.am Enlists Big Names for #willpower, Chris Brown Tapped for Grammy Performance And More!
[photogallerylink id=15454 align=left][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]will.i.am[/lastfm] is looking to bring his new album’s message to a whole bevy of fans, and to do that he’s enlisted some superstars from every genre.
For his first solo album since the [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Eyed Peas[/lastfm] went on hiatus, #willpower, he’s tapped everyone from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Britney Spears[/lastfm] to [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Busta Rhymes[/lastfm].
Besides the collaboration with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mick Jagger[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Lopez[/lastfm] on the lead single, “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” he’s working with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Nicole Scherzinger[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Shakira[/lastfm] and even [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]LMFAO[/lastfm] as features. But it doesn’t stop there, “I have a song with Alicia Keys—me, Alicia, and Swedish House Mafia,” he shared. “I have a song with The Beats, which is pretty grand. Me and Shakira have been trying to finish the stuff we started, and me and Britney is really crazy.”
And he goes on, “So we got a song with me, LMFAO, and Eva Simons; A song with me and Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. I got a whole other bunch of collaborations,” Will said, expanding on his “classical record” with former Pussycat Doll, Nicole. “This classic piece of music that I did with Nicole, it’s beautiful. That girl sings like I’ve never heard anybody sing like that in pop culture. She is thebomb.com.”
This is a star-studded album, but the idea of the album speaks to everyone. It’s to encourage the listeners to follow their dreams, which includes Will. “It was all a dream when I was 15 years old—20 years later I managed to take the dream from an idea to physicality. So #willpower is uplifting songs, encouragement for those that need it” the BEP front man told Capital FM.
“T.H.E.” by will.i.am
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