Will.I.Am Premieres ‘America’s Song’ on ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’
Rapper/producer Will.I.Am has been cranking out songs in support of President Barack Obama since the Illinois senator began his road to the White House.
In celebration of the 44th president's historic win, Will created 'America's Song' which features vocals from some of music's biggest names. Singer and philanthropist Bono of U2, Mary J. Blige, Faith Hill and Seal have all lent their voices to the song.
Will collaborated with famous producer David Foster on the song, which premiered on the 'Oprah Winfrey Show' yesterday. "The meaning of this song is being proud of America," he said. "I wanted to write the new American anthem for this day and age -- for this generation." The song is available for free download via Oprah.com until Tuesday at 5 p.m.
With submissions from his celebrity friends Will has produced four songs in support of President Obama. The first 'Yes We Can' featured musicians John Legend and Common. He also created 'It's A New Day' just hours after the election once again calling on friends to participate in the video via their computers.
Known for his production work with his group The Black Eyed Peas, and on band member Fergie's multi-platinum solo effort 'The Dutchess.' He released a solo album 'Songs About Girls' in 2007.