Taking the advantage of Black Eyed Peas' impending hiatus, will.i.am is working on a new solo studio album. The 36-year-old musician allegedly is going to follow up his 2007 debut "Songs About Girls" with a new one called "#willpower".
Words are, will.i.am will make it available for purchase next year. Before releasing it, he is expected to drop its first single called "T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)". It's additionally rumored that he will unveil the new material at 2011 American Music Awards by performing it with Jennifer Lopez.
The song allegedly will be released for download on iTunes immediately after the November 20 performance. According to Rap-Up, a music video for the electro-pop song, directed by Rich Lee and filmed in Los Angeles and London, is set to premiere later this month.
In another news, it's reported that J.Lo will do a medley of her single "Until It Beats No More," "Papi" and "On the Floor" at the AMAs, in addition to making a duet with will.i.am. The other performers at the upcoming event are newly announced Ludacris and Drake.