Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am will be heading to China later this year to perform in a special benefit concert in Beijing. According to the State Department, the event will benefit cultural and educational ties between the US and China, and hopefully open doors for more American students to study in China and vice versa. The rapper opened up about the opportunities he hopes the event affords for the younger generation, saying “In order to become responsible global citizens, young people need to experience the world around them. Kids from underserved communities rarely have the opportunity to study and travel abroad, and we want to change that. We must make sure that American students have the cultural awareness and skills necessary to succeed in a global economy...Read More
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The band is apparently going to be putting their music to even better use by making a video game completely dedicated to the band. The Black Eyed Peas video game is going to feature songs from the band, dance moves and what have you. This is what Fergie had to say about it: “It’s a perfect fit for us. The Black Eyed Peas are bringing the party to the people.” Have the Black Eyed Peas really depleted any other source of reasonable income from their fame? At least will.i.am won’t be the creative force behind this particular project, but the game will feature his very original songs so it’s not a total save.Read More
Well, it wasn’t their entire fault, but they might have tried to step up a bit and get a solution going. It seems that a recent concert that the Black Eyed Peas had in Central Park was cancelled due to lightning after thousands of fans waited for hours on end through extreme heat and rain to see the band perform. The organization in charge of the even released the following statement: “The heat wasn’t going to stop them, the rain wasn’t going to stop them, but the lightning-it stopped them. It came down to safety for everyone.” Apparently the police got involved too so the Black Eyed Peas probably couldn’t have done too much about it. But still, they might have at least tried to offer some compensation… an autograph or a tap-dance or something.Read More
Fergie recently revealed that not only will she and the rest of her Black Eyed Peas band mates taking a break from releasing material as a group but that will.i.am has also been working on his own solo project that he’ll be releasing soon. The hip hop singer said “I believe Will is coming out with a solo album. I’ve heard it. It’s called ’Black Einstein’ and it’s amazing. I’ve been waiting for him to come out with this for so long because I want it. He won’t give it to me. I want it for the gym. He’s so amazing – just such a genius lyricist and I’m really excited for his project. I am so excited to take a break. The guys know that I’ve been waiting and it’s time.” Fair enough. I wonder if Fergie will take the time off to start a family with hubby Josh Duhamel.Read More
The Black Eyed Peas singer recently admitted that he would’ve probably formed his own gang if he hadn’t formed the band. When asked about his version of an alternate path for his life, will.i.am had this to reply: ”I would have been a notorious gang member. First I’d have to rebel against my mum and then rebel against the law. Rebelling against the law is much easier than rebelling against my mum! It was the friendship that saved me and then the fact that we both enjoyed music that kept the friendship alive.” Well it certainly seems that will.i.am made the right choice… probably. But if he had gone with the gang version he wouldn’t have had any chances to exploit his unique sense of originality.Read More
Cee-Lo Green took the stage to perform at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, which was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this past Sunday. The 36-year old hip hop singer performed a medley of his hit songs including “Crazy”, “Bright Lights Big City” and “Forget You”. During his performance, Cee-Lo’s piano and chair flew through the air doing flips and turns, including a 360 degree turn. I was in awe the whole time. I’m pretty sure I looked stupid with my jaw hanging. Plus, I’m a big fan of his music so seeing him perform is always a great thing for me.
Cee-Lo Green – Medley – Billboard Awards Performance Video
2011 Billboard Music Awards Winners Full List
WINNER: Taylor Swift
The Black Eyed Peas singer has apparently discovered a way to bypass his little “inspiration” problem: collaborating with other singers and taking advantage of their good name. To that extent it seems that will.i.am is already collaborating with Britney Spears for a second. This is what will.i.am tweeted on the matter: “In the studio with @britneyspears today. we recorded another song for #femmefatale. that’s 2 bangers This britney song is so addictive … I’m in the studio adding finishing touches …’Uh oh’ this one is a ‘MEGA SMASHER’” It looks like will.i.am is pretty pleased with the work he’s done so far. Maybe this time he’ll manage to make some songs that have no visible resemblances to others already out there.
Remember Britney Spears just released a new hit song called “Hol...Read More
Christina Aguilera Sings Wrong Lyrics For National Anthem – 2011 Super Bowl
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Cher Lloyd, a finalist from UK’s reality TV singing competition X Factor, is rumored to have signed with Jay-Z’s record label Roc Nation. Black Eyed Peas front man will.i.am, who performed with Cher on the show’s finals and has reportedly already recorded a song with her, previously said that he would sign her to his label but I guess he didn’t close the deal. A source tells UK’s The Sun “Even though Cher didn’t do terrifically well in the X Factor finals, there’s been a hell of a lot of interest in her. Will.i.am’s backing only intensified the battle to get her signature. After weighing up the pros and cons, it was thought that the team at Roc Nation would be best placed to turn her dreams of stardom into a reality.”Read More
Many were surprised to find out that several tracks, specifically collaborations between the King of Pop and will.i.am, on the new Michael Jackson will be omitted. Apparently, the rapper believes that those songs shouldn’t see the light of day because they weren’t “micro-Michael-managed” by Michael himself. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, the Black Eyed Peas front man said “A couple of months before Michael died, he called me on the phone really upset. ‘Hey, it’s Michael. Somebody leaked one of these songs. Why would they do that? Who does that?’ I said, ‘What song, Mike?’ ‘Some song called ‘Hold My Hand.’ I swear to God I had this conversation with him…I knew this man and he was very critical about every single detail...Read More