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Mark Wahlberg has joked will.i.am and Britney Spears’ latest song has ‘inspired’ him to resurrect his music career.

The American star was part of his brother Donnie”s band New Kids on the Block for a while, and then set up his own group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Their biggest track Good Vibrations topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and went platinum.

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Although Mark now has a successful career in movies having starred in releases like The Fighter and Ted, he has quipped that Scream & Shout has made him have a rethink.

‘That is art,’ he quipped to UK radio host Nick Grimshaw after listening to will.i.am’s song.

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‘I have decided to give up my budding movie career and do music; it’s very inspiring that. It’s very interesting.’

The star is prepping for the Oscars on February 24, which sees Ted nominated in the best original song category. In the movie he portrays John, whose childhood toy comes alive and tests his relationship with his girlfriend. READ MORE