Girl Like Me was recorded in 2008 by Shakira and a member of Will.i.am. Black eye peas, but released only this week.
Millions of people have watched the music video for the song, which was released on YouTube on Friday.
The music video was shot with him in Columbia and a trio in California. Such remote shoots could become the new norm, Will.i.am said.
Speaking about making a music video, he said: “We sent her our shots so that the director could match the scenography, the lighting, so that we could all feel like in the same universe, even though we were separated. “
According to Reuters, Black eye peas, formed as a rap group in 1995, has sold more than 50 million albums worldwide in genres that include pop, soul and electronic music.