|Birth Date||15 March 1975|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California|
|Appearance(s)||16 Week 6: Stevie Wonder Week|
William James Adams Jr., known professionally as will.i.am, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is 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 23 September 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 25 September 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. In collaborations and with The Black Eyed Peas, he has a total of forty-one top-40 entries on the UK Singles Chart since 1998, and has sold 9.4 million singles in the UK.