will.i.am Has “Folders” Of Unreleased Michael Jackson, Britney Spears And Beyoncé Songs

Christina Lee | March 22, 2016 1:16 pm
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Today, in OMG and maybe WTF: will.i.am reveals that he has several albums’ worth of unreleased material from Michael Jackson, Britney Spears and Beyonce, among others. For now, they are mementos from when he worked with these artists personally as a producer, though he may have figured out how fans can hear the stuff in the future.

“I got a hard drive full of songs that just sit there and we could go through them,” the Black Eyed Peas ringleader says to Digital Spy, adding, “When I work with artists, we record songs and write songs, and to get one song you have to record seven. So those other six are actually really good. Maybe there’s two of them that are good, and maybe there’s one lingering one that just needs some touching up.”

will.i.am says that he also has “folders” of tracks by Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Rihanna on his laptop. As a mentor on The Voice UK, he says he might have one of his contestants try recording a song from those “folders” for their own debut.

“They’re just going to sit there on my hard drive,” he says. “Somebody has to go through them.”

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