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During the Super Bowl XLV halftime show last February, Will.i.am and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas brought out special guests like Usher and Slash to pump up their pop anthems. One year later, Will.i.am has taken it upon himself to reveal one of the performers expected to spice up Madonna’s upcoming halftime extravaganza: those lovable party rockers, LMFAO.
Speaking to Capital FM about Madge’s halftime show, Will.i.am says, “I’m going to the Super Bowl this year to see my group LMFAO perform with Madonna.” LMFAO, who scored a pair of Hot 100 chart-toppers last year with “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It,” are signed to Will.i.am Music Group through Cherrytree/Interscope.
The Peas star continued, “Check that out, Will.i.am Music Group is pretty freaking two for two…. One year the Super Bowl, the next year another group part of the Super Bowl in collaboration with Madonna. That’s still happening.”
Madonna, a recent Golden Globe winner whose 12th studio album M.D.N.A. is expected for a March release, was announced as the Super Bowl halftime show performer in December after months of speculation. Nicki Minaj is also rumored to show up at the Super Bowl performance, after the hip-hop star and pop legend collaborated on Madonna’s forthcoming single, “Give Me All Your Love.”
Meanwhile, Will.i.am is gearing up for a new album himself: #willpower, his fourth studio album, was previewed by the single “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” featuring Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger in November. Will.i.am and LMFAO both performed at the 2011 American Music Awards that month.
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