The Black Eyed Peas are set to perform their hit song “RITMO” and other hits at the SEA Games 2019 closing ceremony.
The group’s Fil-Am member apl.de.ap said he was thankful to Taboo and will.i.am for taking time to squeeze the performance in their tight schedules.
The Black Eyed Peas is currently on a world tour and added the SEA Games closing ceremony as one of their stops alongside Brazil, Paraguay, Australia, and other countries.
“When I heard about the SEA Games, I just wanted to do the torch run. Like how Will did it in the UK,” apl.de.ap shared.
“It took me about a month to get the yes [from them]. And now I’m so excited that they’re here for this historical and momentous event — This is a celebration of our athletes for their hard work to represent our country,” he added.
Apl.de.ap is one of the artists who performed at the 30th SEA Games 2019 opening ceremony at the Philippine Arena. He sang “Bebot,” which highlights his life in the Philippines and how proud he is of the Filipino culture.
Black Eyed Peas to perform “RITMO” in SEA Games closing ceremony
The song has just hit the US Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. Black Eye Peas’ comeback dance hit is a collaboration with Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin which heavily samples the 90s hit “Rhythm of the Night.”
“RITMO” is also a part of the official soundtrack of the upcoming third installment of the buddy cop action franchise “Bad Boys.”