Will.i.am on producing for Spears, Gaga

NEW YORK – Will.i.am says his heart is connected to Britney Spears’ upcoming album. He’s the executive producer of the pop star’s untitled eighth album, to be released Dec. 3. “This Britney record is like a piece of me, no pun intended!” will.i.am said, referring to Spears’ 2007 single, “Piece of Me.” Spears’ will.i.am-produced first single, “Work B–tch,” is currently No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.