October 7th, 2011
01:58 PM ET
Ants will rock this weekend's Michael Jackson tribute concert... in a manner of speaking.
Alien Ant Farm, the alt rock band that can claim a surprisingly long history with the late King of Pop, is on the bill. The group famously recorded a cover of Jackson's "Smooth Criminal", which hit No. 1 on the modern rock charts in 2001.
The band will be performing that song along with a version of MJ's "PYT" at the Michael Forever concert in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday.
February 9th, 2011
05:18 PM ET
Britney Spears is putting the finishing touches on her new album "Femme Fatale," due out March 29, and that includes a collaboration with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am.
"In the studio with @iamwill…you guys are gonna love this one," Spears announced on Twitter yesterday.
Now will.i.am is telling CNN exactly what to expect.
February 4th, 2011
02:03 PM ET
The Black Eyed Peas, Christina Aguilera and yes, a puppy bowl are all coming to you live on your TV this Sunday.
Oh yeah – there’ll be a football game on too.
But for those of you who perhaps aren’t as pumped to watch the Steelers face off against the Packers for Super Bowl XLV, there’s still plenty to keep you entertained.
December 9th, 2010
04:26 PM ET
Hopefully the Black Eyed Peas aren’t too salty about their latest album’s record sales – the super-group arrived at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with their latest effort, “The Beginning.”
Although there was incentive to snag a copy of the ensemble’s album, since fans could win a chance to see the Peas perform live during their halftime performance at the Super Bowl XLV, the record sold 119,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Billboard speculates that the lower-than-last-time debut could have something to do with the middling reception to the album’s single, “The Time (Dirty Bit).” Comparatively, when the group’s last album, “The E.N.D.,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts in June, 2009, their single “Boom Boom Pow” was enjoying its 11th week as the top single on the Billboard Hot 100.
Yet the group’s still faring better than others – Soulja Boy of “Crank Dat” and “Pretty Boy Swag” fame has sold only 13,000 copies of his latest album, “DeAndre Way.”
Besting them all, including last week's chart champions Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, is Susan Boyle, whose album "The Gift" is sitting pretty at No. 1 with 272,000 copies sold.
December 8th, 2010
03:16 PM ET
In an effort to fight his country’s current housing crisis, Will.i.am is taking the matter into his own hands.
“I rescue families who are losing their homes because they have no jobs and they can’t pay the mortgage and the banks are foreclosing on their homes,” said the artist, who purchased a new home for his grandmother in 2009. “All the people we help are debt free, they don’t have to pay me back.”
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