William James Adams Jr.
Mr. Voodoo Thursday, Zuper Blahq, Will 1X, will.i.am (pronounced “Will I am”)
Los Angeles, California, United States
As she never met his father, he was raised by his mother, Debra Adams. Debra always focussed on William’s singing career. He attended Palisades Charter High School in Calif.
Singer, songwriter, recording artist, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, recording artist, rapper
- Father – William Adams
- Mother – Debra (née Cain)
Hip hop, electro, techno, hip house, electronic dance, R&B
Vocals, bass, drums, keyboards, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, piano
5 ft 9½ in or 177 cm
73 kg or 161 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
will.i.am dated –
- Tila Nguyen (2008) – They appeared together at Maxim’s Hot 100 party in May 2008 and this is where, they gave rise to the rumors of them, being an item.
- Nicole Scherzinger (2008) – William was rumored to have had a fling with Nicole in July 2008. They were spotted dancing and kissing together in a Los Angeles nightclub. But, Nicole denied these rumors and said that William is like her brother.
- Natalie Imbruglia (2008) – Australian singer, Natalie was rumored to have had a fling with rapper will.i.am in November 2008. They were spotted together in London nightclub getting cozy.
- Carla Howe (2013) – British model, Carla Howe and will.i.am had spent some time together in 2013. They were introduced to each other by Snoop Dogg. Their dalliance went as far as kissing.
Race / Ethnicity
In 2012, he was hired by Intel as the “director of creative innovation”. He has a clothing line too, under the name, I.Am.Clothing.
He was raised as a Baptist but now respects all the religions equally.
Best Known For
- Solo Artist – He released his debut studio album on October 2, 2001, entitled Lost Change under the Atlantic Records and Warner Sunset records. It didn’t chart at any number in any of the countries. The hip-hop album had 14 tracks making it a total length of 52:32 minutes.
- Under the band Black Eyed Peas – On June 30, 1998, Black Eyed Peas together released their debut album Behind the Front under the Interscope records. The album had a total of 16 singles, making it a total running length of 73:53 minutes. It received good reviews and was charted at 129 on the Billboard 200.
William gave his voice to the character of Moto Moto in the 2008 American animated comedy film, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
First TV Show
In 2005, he guest appeared in American television fantasy / family drama series Joan of Arcadia for the role of “Three Card Monte Guy God” in the episode titled “Independence Day”.
See the Black Eyed Peas member Fergie’s workout schedule and diet plan.
- will.i.am has never met his father and was raised by his mother in Estrada Courts, Boyle Heights, LA, California.
- He is good friends with Cheryl Cole.
- He is the founding member of the band Black Eyed Peas. will.i.am met Allan Pineda (also known as apl.de.ap), while in high school. Later, he turned out to be the founding member of the band Black Eyed Peas with will.i.am.
- He also suffers from a disease tinnitus (though tinnitus is not a disease. It is the perception of sound like a ringing sound when there is no actual sound present. This is very common with musicians, and singers).
- He has Jamaican ancestry.
- He wrote the famous song “My Humps” in just 5 minutes when he saw a pretty lady walking by his side while eating his food.
- will.i.am is the nephew of former NFL player Lynn Cain (Lynn played for Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams).
- He is a big voice actor. will.i.am gave his voice to various movies and also too many video games like The Urbz: Sims in the City (2004), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009).
- As of 2013, he has won 7 Grammy Awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, and 2010.
- He used to attend raves while in high school.