Will.i.am and Eva Simons Sang “This is Love”
Will.i.am is an American rapper, singer, and DJ who is best known as a member of The Black Eyed Peas. The group, which was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, has sold an astounding 56 million records world wide. As a producer, Will.i.am has worked with Michael Jackson, Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna.
Eva Simons is a young Dutch singer-songwriter originally from Amsterdam. Eva, a classically trained pianist, gained notoriety in 2009 when her song “Silly Boy” became an internet sensation. Eva signed a US record deal in 2011 and has toured with LMFAO.
Eva Simons has appeared on a new single from Will.i.am’s upcoming album, #willpower. The song, which was released in May 2012, is called “This is Love.” talented duo stopped by “Live with Kelly” to perform their hit song and talk about their recent collaboration.
Will.i.am: Queen Jubilee Performance
When they finished performing, Kelly and Michael congratulated Will.i.am and Eva on the success of their song. Kelly brought up Will.i.am’s recent performance in London for the Queen’s Jubilee. Will.i.am said that it was an amazing experience, because he was only one of two Americans who performed (the other was Stevie Wonder). What was even more amazing was his mother’s excitement. When she was raising him in the projects of Los Angeles, she never imagined that her son would one day perform for the Queen of England. It’s an incredible story!
Will.i.am: The Voice UK Judge
Will.i.am is a judge on the UK edition of the singing competition “The Voice.” He said that he donated his entire paycheck to Prince Charles, who is using the money to build a school for underprivileged kids in East London. Last year, Will.i.am was able to raise seven million dollars to build a similar school in his hometown of East L.A. He said that he was inspired by President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan, “Yes We Can,” to try and make a difference in his community.
“This is Love” is available to download on iTunes today!