William Singer was the former alderman of the 44th and 43rd wards of Chicago. From 1969 to 1971 he represented the 44th ward on the North Side. His victory was by a razor-thin 427 votes. In a redrawn ward map, Singer served as alderman of the city's 43rd ward from 1971 to 1975. In 1972, he spearheaded a coalition of delegates to the Democratic national convention in Miami along with Jesse Jackson. In 1975 he lost a run for mayor against Richard J. Daley. If elected mayor, Singer would have been the city's first Jewish mayor. Rahm Emanuel wound up being the city's first Jewish mayor.
Born William James Adams, he became known for his work as a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas alongside Fergie, Jaime Gomez and Allan Pineda. With the Black Eyed Peas, he won seven Grammy Awards and three World Music Awards. He has also had a solo career and worked as a music producer.
He was raised in the Boyle Heights housing project in East Los Angeles and attended Palisades Charter High School, where he befriended Allan Pineda, another future member of the Black Eyed Peas.
He appeared in The Urbz: Sims In The City, which used The Black Eyed Peas' songs for its soundtrack. He won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance for "Let's Get It Started" in 2005.
He was raised in Los Angeles, California by his mother Debra Cain.
He wrote the song titled "Yes We Can," which supported the 2008 Barack Obama presidential campaign.
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