American musician

William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced "Will-I-am"), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He is best known as a founding and lead member of the musical group Black Eyed Peas.

will.i.am in 2018
will.i.am in 2018
Background information
Birth nameWilliam James Adams Jr.
Also known as
  • Will 1X
  • illwilly
  • Willonex
  • Zuper Blahq
Born (1975-03-15) March 15, 1975 (age 49)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • disc jockey
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
  • actor
  • Vocals
  • keyboards
  • piano
  • bass
  • drums
Years active1988–present
Formerly of

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

As a record producer, will.i.am has produced music with other artists.[1] 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.[2]


  1. "Baby Kaely". Youtube Channel.
  2. "Official Charts Analysis: Linkin Park pip Maroon 5 to No.1 by 3k sales". Retrieved 2012-07-17.

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