As the Black Eyed Peas continue making the rounds with their star-studded collaborative Translation, fans officially picked the best joint on the album.
With over 56 percent of the votes, “Girl Like Me” with Shakira takes the crown after a two-week Billboard poll circulated. The fourth track on the set is full of infectious flavors from tropical to dance to soca. She’s followed by the J Balvin-assisted “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)” and the “Feel the Beat” with Maluma.
“I was so inspired,” will.i.am previously told Billboard of working with Shak. “[She was like,] ‘Did you get my notes?’ ‘I got your notes.’ ‘OK. Let’s begin. Note No. 1: When you say that word, can you swing that back a little bit? When I say, ‘Girl like me,’ the tail end of the reverb, can you make it just a little bit louder?’ This girl is the definition of music. I’ve worked with everybody — Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson. I’ve never experienced that detail. And she conducts the session like she’s teaching!”