Will.i.am To Debut New Single On Planet Mars

Will.i.am To Debut New Single On Planet Mars
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Will.i.am has premiered his new single – from Mars. The NASA rover Curiosity beamed to Earth his new song Reach for the Stars tonight (Tuesday) in the first music broadcast from another planet, to the delight of students who gathered at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to listen.


In an unlikely tie-in with NASA, the Black Eyed Peas hitmaker – who has signed up for a second series of BBC One talent show The Voice – will play his new song through the speakers of the Curiosity robot rover that landed successfully on Mars earlier this month.

The U.S. space agency livestreamed the rap, playing back the audio – a journey of some 700million miles. Will.i.am is no stranger to outlandish stunts, but this time there is a serious motive to encourage interest in science and space exploration.

His new song will beam down from the Curiosity space probe to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where Will.i.am is hosting an educational initiative on interplanetary exploration with his charity i.am.angel.

It won’t be the first time the rapper has been involved in a science stunt. On Election Day in 2008, he appeared on American news channel CNN as a hologram. The star was present at the Pasadena laboratory when the rover landed on Mars on August 12.

NASA said last night that the track describes Will.i.am’s passion for science, technology and space exploration. Will.i.am, real name William James Adams, has sold 9.5 million singles in Britain either as a solo artist or with the Black Eyed Peas.

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