BMG signs will.i.am

BMG Chrysalis US has signed a new worldwide publishing deal with Black Eyed Peas man will.i.am.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner has sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide with the Black Eyed Peas. He has worked as a producer with the likes of Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta and film composer Hans Zimmer.

This morning, he premiered his new single Reach For The Stars from Mars. As in, the planet.

will.i.am was previously signed to publishing outfit Cherry Lane, which was itself acquired by BMG in 2010.

The star recently appeared as a coach of BBC One’s The Voice UK and is the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards, a Latin Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, two NAACP Image Awards, a VH1 Do Something Award, the BMI President’s Award and a 2008 Webby Award.

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