The 2012 hit will now be co-credited to former N-Dubz singer Tulisa Contostavlos, after she launched a lawsuit claiming she had written it with will.i.am for her own solo album.
A five year court battle over the multi-platinum selling hit ‘Scream & Shout’ has finally been resolved, with Britney Spears and Will.i.am losing out to British singer Tulisa Contostavlos and forcing to credit her as a co-songwriter.
Former N-Dubz singer Tulisa will now be officially recognised as a writer of the 2012 smash single, after launching a lawsuit over five years following the release of ‘Scream & Shout’.
The 29 year old claimed that she co-wrote the track with Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am and had planned to include it on her first solo album, The Female Boss, apparently with the title ‘I Don’t Give A F***’. However, will.i.am’s producers allegedly didn’t like the version that they had come up with, and offered it instead to Britney Spears to collaborate with him.
Continue reading: Will.i.am And Britney Spears Lose 'Scream And Shout' Lawsuit
Will.i.am at the European premiere of Marvel's 'Black Panther' held at the Eventim Apollo in London. Directed by Ryan Coogler, the movie follows T'Challa's adventures after the events of 'Captain America: Civil War' - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 8th February 2018
Black Eyed Peas clashed with their record company over the direction of their new music, with will.i.am wanting a focus on changing the world.
The 'Street Livin'' hitmakers have unveiled the new single from their album/comic book/augmented reality hybrid, and the track was at odds with what bosses at Interscope.
Speaking candidly to Rolling Stone, will.i.am explained: ''As we were finishing Masters of the Sun ... when we were scoring the worlds, you know, the mood of jazz, soul ... that was the mood. And so when we finished 'Street Livin'', we're like 'Yo. ... Play that s**t again. Yo. You feel that s**t?'
Continue reading: Black Eyed Peas Clashed With Label Over New Direction
Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, Miley Cyrus and the Black Eyed Peas appear on stage at Ariana's One Love Manchester concert - The concert was set up to benefit the victims of the terror attack after Ariana's Manchester show the other week. Stars from the US and UK both graced the stage and played a concert full of emotion and love. The even was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017
Will.i.am, Apl.de.ap and Ariana Grande seen on stage at Ariana's One Love Manchester concert - The concert was set up to benefit the victims of the terror attack after Ariana's Manchester show the other week. Stars from the US and UK both graced the stage and played a concert full of emotion and love. The even was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017
The Black Eyed Peas perform as part of the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League final held at the Millennium Stadium, the National Stadium of Wales - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd June 2017
He made the claim while shooting the new series of 'The Voice', which sent the audience "wild" and caused producers to temporarily stop filming.
The ‘80s pop star and Culture Club singer is reported to have sent BBC production staff into such a frenzy that the shoot, in front of a studio audience, had to be temporarily shut down in the wake of the jaw-dropping claim, according to The Sun.
A source told the paper that the 54 year old singer’s revelation “sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming”.
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Paloma Faith takes Rita Ora's already-vacated spot; Sir Tom dropped in favour of Boy George for series five in 2016.
The British edition of ‘The Voice’ has revealed its line-up of judges for the upcoming fifth season, with one surprise change in store. As has been widely tipped, Paloma Faith will be taking up the vacant seat left by Rita Ora, who defected to ITV’s ‘The X Factor’ earlier this year.
But, despite recently saying how much he was looking forward to coming back for another season, the legendary Welsh crooner Sir Tom Jones has been axed from the BBC show to be replaced with Culture Club singer Boy George.
Paloma Faith has been confirmed as a judge on 'The Voice UK'
First Rita Ora, now it seems Will.i.am is the latest judge to leave BBC talent show ‘The Voice’.
‘The Voice’ judge Will.i.am has reportedly left his role on the BBC talent show after four series. The Black Eyed Peas singer has been with the series since its inception in 2012, but according to a report by the Daily Star he’s become frustrated at the show’s inability to produce a star.
Will.i.am is said to have bailed on the BBC talent show.
A source told the newspaper, "Will has been in discussions with producers but decided he doesn't want to return this year. He’s disappointed Rita Ora left and is frustrated the show has failed to produce an international star.”
Continue reading: Will.i.am Reportedly Quits 'The Voice' After Four Series
The catchy party-starter has earned Will.i.am a landmark UK hit.
Will.i.am's actual birthday may not be until March but the rapper should be partying regardless after having earned his tenth UK number one single with 'It's My Birthday.' A cover of A.R Rahman's 'Urvashi,' the catchy party-starter has debuted at the top of the British charts, according to the Official Charts Company.
The song features 17 year-old singer Cody Wise, who is signed to Interscope records via Will.i.am's imprint. Both performers feature in the funny, vine-inspired music video which depicts hedonism and hilarity of a birthday celebration.
At the mid-week predictions last week, the duo were well on-track to claim the top spot, having sold over 42,000 copies, with just over 1% of that figure being accounted for by audio streams.
Continue reading: Will.i.am Celebrates 10th UK Number One With 'It's My Birthday'
Cheryl Cole and will.i.am fans can sleep easy, the pair are as good a friends as ever! Although Cheryl has explained her decision not to work with him on her current album.
There was a time when “Promise This” singer Cheryl Cole and Black Eyed Peas rapper/The Voice UK judge Will.i.am were practically joined at the hip. Her first solo venture away from band Girls Aloud was as a featured vocalist on will.i.am’s 2008 single “Heartbreaker,” just the first of many projects the two would work on together, including her 2010 album “Messy Little Raindrops.”
Cheryl has explained her decision not to work with will.i.am on her current music
When Cheryl decided to go a little more low key following the whole X Factor US sacking debacle, nobody really knew a huge amount about what was going on with her and whether the pair were still close or not. Well, it turns out that their friendship is as strong as ever, although Cheryl has revealed the reason why the two are not working together professionally any more (at least for the time being).
Continue reading: So, What's The Deal With Cheryl Cole And Will.I.Am?
Will.i.am was kicked out of the First Class lounge - but why?
Black Eyed Peas singer and superstar producer Will.i.am was kicked out of United Airlines First Class lounge after allegedly being told his membership card for fake. The singer hit out at the company on Twitter, calling United Airlines "the worse" adding it, "should know who (its) customers are."
Will.i.am was kicked out of the United Airlines lounge
It is not known at which airport the incident happened, though Will.i.am was in Washington with P Diddy later that day. Writing on Twitter, he said: "#unitedairlines is the worse. I'm a member and I have my card to prove it. But they tell me my card is fake and kick me out the lounge. #ouch."
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After the snappy, clever 2011 original, this sequel feels rather lazy by comparison: it's still visually colourful and sometimes witty, but the overcrowded story is all over the place, mixing wacky slapstick and corny satire with a political message. And none of this is edgy enough to make it memorable, except perhaps the addition of one new character, a deranged poisonous frog with delusions of romance, voiced by the riotously operatic Kristin Chenoweth.
At the centre again are the rare blue macaws Blu and Jewel (Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway), who now have three feisty kids at their bird sanctuary in Rio de Janeiro. Then their human keepers Tulio and Linda (Rodrigo Santoro and Leslie Mann) spot another blue macaw deep in the Amazon, so Blu and Jewel fly off to investigate with their children and buddies (including Will.i.am and Jamie Foxx). Sure enough, this turns out to be Jewel's long-lost family, overseen by her father (Andy Garcia) and guarded by her heartthrob ex Roberto (Bruno Mars). But there's an evil logger threatening the rainforest, and Blu's old nemesis Nigel the cockatoo (Jemaine Clement) is out for revenge.
After the oddly flat prologue in Rio, the film kicks up a gear when it arrives in the jungle, where the imagery becomes far more dense and colourful, leading to some wonderfully outrageous musical numbers and raucous action sequences. The level of detail is impressive, as is the range of creatures thrown into the story. But the script never quite rises to this level of invention, once again simplistically putting the city-bird Blu in an alien natural environment, with added in-laws and ex-boyfriends. Much more fun is Nigel's interaction with his poison-frog sidekick, even if his subplot never builds any steam.
Continue reading: Rio 2 Review
Blu and Jewel believe that they are two of a kind as the only full grown blue macaws in existence as they make their home in a cosy Brazilian bird sanctuary with their fast-growing offspring. With Jewel developing itchy feet (or should that be talons?) and the 'babies' desperate to learn more about the world and their kind, the arrival of news of another flock of their kind deep in the Amazon rainforest sends Jewel reeling with excitement at the thought of vacating to the wild. Blu is less fond of the idea, now being comfortably accustomed to their artificial city lifestyle, but goes along on the adventure for the sake of Jewel. As they arrive in the jungle with their friends, they meet Jewel's formidable father and some old friends - and if that's not enough for Blu to worry about, Nigel the evil Sulphur-crested Cockatoo has also taken to the wild with revenge on his mind. But Nigel might not be the only thing to fear in the unpredictable Amazon wilderness.
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