Black Eyed Peas Set Sales Record
I Gotta Feeling tops six million downloads...
The Black Eyed Peas hitWill.I.Ampaid tribute to his band’s longevity following the news that the 2009 track has been downloaded over six million times. "We came out in '98 and our career - if you would look at it on chart, there's no dips in it. For our career to still be healthy and vibrant and doing things like six million downloads, it's pretty significant."
"That means that they chose to support the group, support the art,” he said of the milestone. “God knows how many people listened to it online and didn't buy it, downloaded it for free and didn't think about it.
Wil.I.Am had his own take on why I Gotta Feeling has struck a chord with so many fans: "It's a positive, feel good song at the time where there's question marks and uncertainty. People want to be reminded that it's going to be alright."
The rapper/producer also confessed he’d been in constant contact with Cheryl Cole since she left hospital last month, and would be catching up with her soon as she continues work on her second solo album in LA.
“Cheryl’s incredibly strong, spirited and a fighter," Will said. "She's making good progress and will be back on track shortly. It’s her passion. And I’ll see her soon. I want to put that gorgeous smile back on her pretty face.”