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Kelis Talks Working With Will.I.Am On Album

Posted By on March 24, 2010

     As we previously pointed out, Kelis is currently working with front man of the Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am. Previously with the Neptunes Pharrell and Chad Hugo for the 2006 "Kelis Was Here" album, the singer is now signed with Will's label through Interscope records. "Will and I worked on my last album together, and I love the fact that — a lot of producers don't know music. They might know the genre that they're doing, but he's great because he has a really vast knowledge of music," Kelis told MTV News about her new boss. "There's not a song you can mention or an era of music that you can mention that he doesn't know about or doesn't understand what made it that [successful]. I think that's the key in trying to do something fresh."

     Previously, Frontman for the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, recently
talked about signing singer Kelis to his label, saying she has
the potential to become a superstar. According to Will, Kelis can reach
the large international audience. "Kelis has always been a best kept
secret," Will said in an interview. "The cool people know Kelis.
But the majority of people just know 'Milkshake.'…I would like Kelis
to show she's an international sensation. She can be big. A lot of
people think big is being on the radio or that being big is having a
show in London, France and sometimes Japan. But that ain't
international…that's just three countries."

     "The Black Eyed Peas are big; the Black Eyed Peas are
international. I think Kelis can be that big. As big as the Peas. A lot
of time rappers have these labels and they don't let their artist
become bigger than them. I've proven that's not me. Fergie is huge. When
Fergie blew up she was bigger than me! I believe Kelis can do the

Kelis – Talks About Working With will.i.am


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