will.i.am

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will.i.am
Will.i.am in 2012.jpg
will.i.am attending his #willpower album release party, Hollywood, CA on August 14, 2012
Background information
Birth nameWilliam James Adams[1]
Also known aswill.i.am, Zuper Blahq, Will 1X
Born (1975-03-15) March 15, 1975 (age 43)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.[2][3]
GenresHip hop, R&B, electro, hip house, techno
OccupationsSinger–songwriter, composer, record producer, voice actor, entrepreneur, educator, businessman, dancer, DJ, rapper, philanthropist
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards, bass, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, drums, piano, moog bass
Years active1992–present
LabelsRuthless, Warner Sunset, Atlantic, Interscope, Columbia, will.i.am Music Group
Associated actsThe Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears, David Guetta, Cheryl Cole, Blood of Abraham, Nicki Minaj, The Script, WAii, Eva Simons, K'naan, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Ne-Yo, Jamie Foxx, Fergie, Flo Rida, Jennifer Lopez, Mick Jagger, Nas, Chrisette Michele, Michael Jackson, Jawbreakers
Websitewill-i-am.com

William James Adams (born March 15, 1975) is an American recording artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, record producer, educator and philanthropist. He is known for being in the musical group The Black Eyed Peas.

He won seven Grammy Awards, American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and three World Music Awards, some shared with The Black Eyed Peas. He has released four solo albums. The first, Lost Change, was released in 2001. It is the soundtrack to the film of the same name. His music career began in 1987 when he started performing with apl.de.ap and Dante Santiago in Los Angeles. Eazy-E signed to them to his label Ruthless Records in 1992.

Will.i.am has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and tinnitus.[4] will.i.am is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Dawson, Kim (15 Feb 2011). "BRIT AWARDS 2011: PLAN B". The Daily Star. Retrieved 07 Oct 2012. The Black Eyed Peas frontman ... has William James Adams on his passport. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. Dennis, Steve; Taboo (2011). Fallin' Up: My Story. New York City: Simon & Schuster. p. 56. Retrieved 2012-02-18.
  3. Will.i.am on Living in East Los Angeles | Exclusive Interview | NELA TV (Interview). Los Angeles, CA: egentertainment.net. 2011-02-17.
  4. Will.i.am has ADHD
  5. Tran, Vivyan (September 7, 2012). "Celebrities spotted at the Democratic National Convention". Politico.

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