May 25, 2012

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Will.i.am Says He's Not a Great Singer

Samir Hussein
Samir Hussein

Will.i.am, the leading man in one of the most successful pop groups of the last decade, finally admits something that some listeners may have suspected for a long time: He's not a great singer and that he leans on Auto-Tune.

According to NME, Will told an English television show called Chatty Man, "A lot of the time I am in the studio by myself and no one works as much as I do. So the computer allows me to make music singing myself and not wait around for singers to come and sing it."

He went on: "It's a rare combination to have someone who can write songs and sing well. The computer allows me to execute my ideas at the speed I think them. So that's why I lean to autotune. It's just an effect. But I am working on, you know, my singing abilities." 

So there you have it! Shouts out to Will.i.am for being a way more humble dude than you'd expect for someone with as much money and success as he has.

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