will.i.am

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will.i.am
will.i.am in 2018
will.i.am in 2018
Background information
Birth nameWilliam James Adams Jr.
Also known as
  • Will 1X
  • illwilly
  • Zuper Blahq
Born (1975-03-15) March 15, 1975 (age 46)
Eastside Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • television personality
  • entrepreneur
  • actor
Years active1988–present[1]
Labels
Associated acts
Websitewill.i.am

William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced ‘Will-I-am’), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, voice actor, and philanthropist, best known as a founding and lead member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.

As a solo artist, will.i.am has released four solo albums, beginning with Lost Change, released in 2001 through Atlantic Records. His second solo outing, Must B 21, was released on September 23, 2003. The track "Go!" was regularly used as the theme for the NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005 seasons. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007. He released his fourth studio album, #willpower, in 2013.

As a music producer, will.i.am has produced with other artists including Cheryl, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, David Guetta, U2, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake, A. R. Rahman, Nicki Minaj, 2NE1, and Baby Kaely.[2] In collaborations and with the Black Eyed Peas, he has a total of 41 top-40 entries on the UK Singles Chart since 1998, and has sold 9.4 million singles in the UK.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Andy Kellman. "The Black Eyed Peas". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-11-23.
  2. "Baby Kaely". Youtube Channel.
  3. "Official Charts Analysis: Linkin Park pip Maroon 5 to No.1 by 3k sales". Retrieved 2012-07-17.

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