EA Play Label has announced that upcoming The Sims 3 expansion, The Sims 3 World Adventures, will feature Simlish versions of songs by a number of leading artists, including LeAnn Rimes, Katie Melua and Madina Lake.

"Once again, the musical world of The Sims comes to life with some of the world's biggest stars of today and tomorrow performing their hits in Simlish," said Steve Schnur, Worldwide Executive of Music for EA. "In the future, look for exciting music videos to accompany some of these songs, which will further demonstrate that Simlish is truly a global language."

Commenting on her inclusion in the game, LeAnn Rimes said: "My friends have told me about The Sims for years and I've also heard Natasha Bedingfield and Black Eyed Peas versions of their songs in Simlish, so I was thrilled to be in on the fun."

New artists with Simlish songs in The Sims 3 World Adventures include:

• LeAnn Rimes - "You've Ruined Me"

• Fefe Dobson - "I Want You"

• Katie Melua - "If the lights go out"

• Madina Lake - "Lets Get Outta Here"

• Manchester Orchestra - "I've Got Friends"

• Natalie Portman's Shaved Head - "Me + Yr Daughter"

• Esme Denters - "Outta Here"

• Hot Chelle Rae - "Say"

• Audrye Sessions - "Turn Me Off"

• Metalkpretty - "Wake Up, Wake Up"

• Evan Taubenfeld - "Pumpkin Pie"

• Friday Night Boys - "Can't Take That Away"

• Cassie Steele - "Summer Nights"

• Broken Hearts College - "Na Na Na"

Previously announced artists and songs featured in the game include:

• Nelly Furtado - "Manos al Aire"

• Pixie Lott - "Mama Do"

• Stefanie Heinzmann - "No One (Can Ever Change My Mind)"

• Matt & Kim - "Daylight"

• Young Punx - "Juice and Sim"

The Sims 3 World Adventures ships to retailers worldwide the week of November 16, 2009.