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Will.i.am goes for global audience

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Will.i.am wants his music to be appreciated around the world, even if the listener doesn't speak English.

He says he's not worried about "cool little lyrical wordplay that only people that speak English will understand." Will is a fan of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim, famous for writing "Girl From Ipanema."

Will says he doesn't speak Portuguese but Jobim's music became the soundtrack to his life. He says people from other countries can still appreciate a song like "Scream and Shout" for the melody and he writes music for people from Japan, Indonesia and Singapore as much as the U.S. Will's album, "#Willpower," is out now.

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