William James Adams Jr., known by his stage name will.i.am, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, businessman and actor. He is a founding and principal member of the Black Eyed Peas group. As a solo artist, will.i.am has released four albums, starting with Lost Change, through Atlantic Records. His second solo trip, Must B 21, was released on September 23, 2003. The track "Go!" frequently 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 worked for other artists including AR Rahman, Cheryl, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Britney Spears , Miley Cyrus, David Guetta, U2, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, 2NE1 and Baby Kaely.
|Birth name||William James Adams Jr.|
|Also known as||Will 1X, illwilly, Zuper Blahq|
|Born||March 15, 1975, Eastside Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, pop, alternative hip hop, hip house, pop rap, jazz rap, neo soul, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, television personality, entrepreneur, actor|
|Labels||E1, Interscope, Beat Generation, will.i.am, Barely Breaking Even, Atlantic, Ruthless|
|Associated acts||Black Eyed Peas, Jawbreakers, Cheryl, Common, David Guetta, Estelle, John Legend, Kelis, LMFAO, Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Aoki|
Born William James Adams, he became known for his work as a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas alongside Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap. 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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