1. Will.i.am to Advise Branchless Banking App Atom

    April 24, 2017 12:21 PM EDT Atom, the app-based bank, has tapped Black Eyed Peas artist will.i.am as its first strategic board advisor, providing the UK company with an outsider's perspective on technology and trends. The branchless bank launched a year ago as an iOS and Android app offering traditional banking…

  2. Will.i.Am Praises British Culture in 'Fiyah' Video

    April 04, 2017 11:48 AM EDT Drake isn't the only music star praising British culture. The Black Eyed Peas frontman  Will.i.Am heads to Londontown to show his love for the U.K. in his new "Fiyah" video. Shot in London, the Shadae Lamar Smith-directed visual opens with a title screen that reads "In…

  3. Sergio Mendes Documentary, New Album In the Works: Exclusive

    April 03, 2017 9:57 AM EDT A feature documentary about Sergio Mendes and a new album are in the works for 2018, Billboard has learned. The companion record on the Concord label will include new songs co-written with younger songwriters, and versions of the Brazilian maestro’s classics featuring intergenerational guests…

  4. Black Eyed Peas Team With Marvel Comics for 'Masters of the Sun' Graphic Novel: Exclusive

    March 16, 2017 11:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas  are creating an original graphic novel called  Masters of the Sun -- The Zombie Chronicles  being distributed by Marvel Comics,  Billboard  is exclusively announcing.  Benjamin Jackendoff and artist Damion Scott are responsible for the artwork, while Black Eyed Peas…

  5. Apple Shows Off Sneak Peek of Original Series 'Planet of the Apps'

    February 14, 2017 2:20 AM EST Apple gave a first look at its new original unscripted series, Planet of the Apps , on Monday evening and the show looks a little like Shark Tank meets The Voice.  In the clip shown to attendees of the Code Media conference, app developers have 60 seconds to get Planet of the Apps' group…

  6. Steve Aoki's 15 Best Songs: Critics' Picks

    December 29, 2016 6:36 PM EST Steve Aoki has made a career of capturing life's youthful essence. He literally takes the best thing about childhood -- birthday cake -- and throws it in his fans' faces. All right, he doesn't really do that anymore, but it's a tradition with which he'll always be…

  7. Rick Ross, Jussie Smollett, will.i.am & More Come Out for Hood by Air's Spring Show

    September 12, 2016 12:45 PM EDT Shayne Oliver, the 28-year-old designer behind Hood By Air, has built up quite the stylish celebrity fan club -- and many of them turned up at his spring 2017 runway show Sunday afternoon to show their support. Naomi Campbell, Jaden Smith and his girlfriend, Sarah Snyder, were among the first…

  8. From 'Stairway to Heaven' to 'Damn Girl': 'Raging Bull' Remains Center Stage in Copyright Fights

    September 09, 2016 9:51 PM EDT Attorneys for Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am take a page from Led Zeppelin's legal battle. Just two years after the Supreme Court changed the copyright game by holding in Petrella that time doesn't necessarily bar all lawsuits, we're already seeing the second generation of its…

  9. Miley Cyrus Songs Remixed: Listen to 7 of the Best

    September 09, 2016 5:18 PM EDT Miley Cyrus ' has a mind of her own and her music is a direct reflection of her unapologetic attitude. The "Wrecking Ball" singer has proved her vocal versatility through various song collabs with producers such as will.i.am and Mike WiLL Made It and the ubiquitous voice can…

  10. Justin Timberlake, Will.i.am Move to Dismiss 'Damn Girl' Copyright Suit

    July 19, 2016 11:28 AM EDT "Damn Girl" sampled "A New Day is Here At Last" legally and the heir of a disco composer doesn't have standing to sue Justin Timberlake and Will.i.am (Will Adams) for copyright infringement, according to a Monday court filing. PK Music Publishing sued Timberlake and…

  11. The Game Meets With L.A. Police Chief as Big Crowd Gathers for Anti-Violence Summit

    July 17, 2016 10:41 PM EDT An overflow crowd gathered Sunday at a community center in south Los Angeles for an anti-gang summit organized by the rapper The Game . Police Chief Charlie Beck, performer will.i.am , along with anti-gang activists and gang members were inside the center for a town hall style conversation on…

  12. Justin Timberlake, Will.i.am Facing Copyright Suit Over 'Damn Girl'

    February 17, 2016 5:43 PM EST The heir of a Grammy-winning disco artist claims Timberlake's hit "Damn Girl" copied its hook, rhythm, harmony and melody from a 1969 song. Justin Timberlake may need to break out his suit and tie for a court appearance. He’s facing a copyright suit over his hit "Damn Girl…

  13. ITV Strikes Deal for 'The Voice' U.K.

    November 23, 2015 11:31 PM EST ITV has made it official, announcing Monday that it has struck a deal to air The Voice U.K. , which has so far broadcast on British public broadcaster BBC. The BBC recently said that its upcoming fifth season of the singing competition would be the last airing on the broadcaster. "The…

  14. 'The Voice U.K.' to Leave BBC After Upcoming Fifth Season

    November 07, 2015 2:02 PM EST The singing competition is expected to move to ITV, which now owns show producer Talpa. The BBC said Saturday, Nov. 7, that its upcoming fifth season of singing competition The Voice U.K. would be the last airing on the U.K. public broadcaster. Boy George's Comment About Sleeping With…

  15. Boy George's Comment About Sleeping With Prince a 'Joke,' 'Voice UK' Rep Says

    November 01, 2015 3:54 PM EST Boy George ’s comment about sleeping with Prince during a recent taping of The Voice UK “was a joke,” a spokesperson for the show told People .  Watch Caitlyn Jenner & Boy George Talk Aging, Politics The bombshell came when George and his fellow judges -- Will.i.am , Ricky Wilson and…

  16. Judith Hill 'Happy for That Extra Push' From Prince to Step Up First Album 'Back in Time'

    October 23, 2015 9:00 AM EDT "This is a day I’ve dreamed for since I was 10 years old, so it’s really an exciting time." Judith Hill has always been on the music scene -- you might just not have been looking hard enough. Her resume includes duetting with Michael Jackson , appearing in the Oscar-winning  20 Feet…

  17. Scooter Braun Signs Black Eyed Peas for Management

    July 10, 2015 9:30 AM EDT The group joins a roster that includes Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others. Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber , Ariana Grande , Cody Simpson and Carly Rae Jepsen , among other music acts, has added the Black Eyed Peas to his roster at SB…

  18. Usher, No Doubt, Fall Out Boy Highlight Inaugural Global Citizen Earth Day Concert In DC

    April 18, 2015 10:00 PM EDT Two weeks after undergoing foot surgery  that he likened to 70s TV series “The Six Million Dollar Man” , Usher had an important message for Global Poverty Project / Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “I might be a little injured, but I wanna make it here for you…Listen, I wanna come in…

  19. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani Among Headliners for Earth Day Rally

    April 18, 2015 11:55 AM EDT An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday (April 18) is drawing some big names to the National Mall. Usher , Mary J. Blige , Gwen Stefani , Common and Train are scheduled to perform during the free Global Citizen 2015 Earth Day rally hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien. The…

  20. Quincy Jones Praises 'Unbelievable' Indigenous Australian Singer Gurrumul: Watch

    March 18, 2015 6:26 AM EDT Quincy Jones has (arguably) the best ears in the business. And right now, he's only got ears for Gurrumul .  The legendary producer and composer has posted a short video praising the "unbelievable" talents of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, the blind indigenous singer from…

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