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will.i.am's New Barack Obama-Inspired Track 'America's Song' Premiered

January 20, 2009 01:59:48 GMT

will.i.am brings in Seal, Bono, Mary J. Blige and Faith Hill to perform his Barack Obama-inspired composition 'America's Song' for the first time in 'The Oprah Winfrey Show'.


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will.i.am has debuted his latest Barack Obama-inspired single "America's Song" on January 19. Premiering it on "The Oprah Winfrey Show", he collaborated with Seal, Bono, Mary J. Blige and Faith Hill for the live appearance.

"America's Song" is a track crafted by the Black Eyed Peas' member teaming up with composer David Foster. It contains lyrics narrating, "America is beautiful/ My America, your America, our America is beautiful." It is available for free download on Oprah.com until Tuesday, January 20 at 5 P.M. ET.

During the TV show, taking place at Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center, will.i.am told Oprah Winfrey that "the meaning of this song is being proud of America." He then added, "I wanted to write the new American anthem for this day and age - for this generation."

Justin Timberlake, Usher, Scarlett Johansson, Forest Whitaker, Glenn Close, Angela Bassett and BeBe Winans were also seen among the attendees during the Monday show. "We all of a sudden have swagger. America, we're cool now," Timberlake shared his feeling about Obama's inauguration.

Audio stream of will.i.am, Bono, Mary J. Blige, Seal and Faith Hill singing "America's Song"

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posted by funkymod on Feb 13, 2009
Some of the comments are really small minded. It still shows you how far some of us still need to come. Anyway will.i.am songs, I'ts a new day and america are beautiful. When I listen to them I cannot sit down.
posted by :D on Jan 20, 2009
where the hell are the lyrics?!?!?
posted by Elizabeth Harris on Jan 19, 2009
Your artistic work has brought hope and understanding to the pride that we as Americans feel about the election of a president who looks like us. Your work is great and I feel that you captured the heart of the African American people, the hurting of all Americans who have endured the worst history ever for the past eight years. God has stepped down, just like he did with the Israelites and touched his creation with his amazing love to save us from ourselves. God Bless you. I pray that one day I will meet you and personally thank you for allowing God to use you to express the joys of so many. I have a song and I have no idea how to put it on paper. You are a great artist. eh

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