Dance-pop, Music video performer

1975 –


Who is Will.i.am?

William Adams, better known as will.i.am, is an American recording artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, record producer, and philanthropist, best known as one of the founding members of the hip hop/pop band, The Black Eyed Peas. He is the recipient of seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and three World Music Awards all won with the Black Eyed Peas.

Will.i.am has also released four solo albums. The first, Lost Change, was released in 2001 on Atlantic Records. The album itself is the original soundtrack to the movie of the same name. A music video was made for the song "I Am", but no singles were released from the album. The second solo album Must B 21 was released on September 23, 2003. Track seventeen on the release, "Go!", was regularly used as the theme for the NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005 seasons. A video for the track was also recorded for use within the sports, however, no singles were released from the album. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007. The first single released from the album was a club track titled "I Got It from My Mama" which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #31 on 17 August 2007. The album also featured the singles "Heartbreaker" and "One More Chance". He released his fourth studio album #willpower in 2013.

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Mar 15, 1975
Los Angeles
Also known as
  • Will Adams
  • William James Adams Jr.
  • Will.I.Am (from black eyed peas)
  • will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas
  • William James Adams Jr
  • W. Adams
  • William J. Adams
  • William Adams
  • Zuper Blahq
  • Will 1X
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • Palisades Charter High School
    (1993 - )
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Lived in
  • Los Angeles County

on July 23, 2013


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