|will.i.am Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 9½ in|
|Date of Birth||March 15, 1975|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
will.i.am is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor who is the founding and lead member of the musical group Black Eyed Peas. The group has released albums like Monkey Business, The E.N.D., Behind the Front, Bridging the Gap, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1, Translation, and The Beginning. As a solo artist, will.i.am has released albums and tracks including Lost Change, #willpower, I Got It from My Mama, One More Chance, Songs About Girls, Must B 21, and Great Times. Throughout his career, he has worked with many celebrated artists like A.R. Rahman, Cheryl, Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, David Guetta, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Nicki Minaj, and Baby Kaely. Some of the shows and movies that he has also been a part of are The Voice, Rio, Rio 2, The Cleveland Show, Joan of Arcadia, Planet of the Apps, Anitta: Made in Honório, The Rookie, Arthur and the Revenge of Maltazard, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Date Night.
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, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, recording artist, rapper
- Father – William Adams
- Mother – Debra (née Cain)
He has been represented by –
- I.am.Angel Foundation, Los Angeles, California, United States
- Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno, Public Accountant, Los Angeles, California, United States
Hip hop, electro, techno, hip house, electronic dance, R&B
Vocals, bass, drums, keyboards, clavinet, Fender Rhodes, piano
In 2020, his net worth was $70 Million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 9½ in or 177 cm
73 kg or 161 pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
will.i.am has dated –
- Casey Batchelor – He was romantically involved with Casey Batchelor in the past.
- 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 a 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
He is of African-American descent.
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 religions equally.
Best Known For
His awesome singing career as a solo artist and for also being a founding member of the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas. The other members of the band include apl.de.ap, Fergie, and Taboo.
- 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 the 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 Favorite Things
- Albums – By the hip hop trio De La Soul
- Acting Job – Playing John Wraith in X-Men (2009)
- Wardrobe Item – His drop-crotch pants
- Sport – Basketball
Source – Us Magazine
- 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 the 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 the Atlanta Falcons and the Los Angeles Rams).
- He has provided vocals to the character of Pedro, a red-crested cardinal who is Nico’s best friend, in both Rio and Rio 2.
- 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) and 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.
- In April 2021, will.i.am launched a new high-tech face mask in collaboration with N95 manufacturer Honeywell. The $299 face mask is called Xupermask which features noise-canceling wireless headphones, a microphone, Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, Honeywell’s HEPA ventilation filters, and dual 3-speed fans for ventilation. It has a 7-hour battery life and can be worn while charging.
- He has never done a job in his life.
- William started doing music at the age of 17.
- In high school, he was voted as the person who is most likely to succeed.
- He loves robotics.
- He was starstruck when he met Steve Jobs. They also had a discussion related to building business in Steve’s vegetable garden.
- In Australia, he once met a fan who had a big picture of his face tattooed on his arm.
- On a holiday like Sunday, he likes eating vegan pancakes and exercising.
- He loves to search for new talent, especially computer programmers who can develop new apps.
- He likes cooking vegan tamales using Impossible Foods’ meat. This is his secret talent as well.
- His first big spending was on a music studio where he recorded songs like Boom Boom Pow.
- Black Eyed Peas and Colombian singer Shakira have worked together on the song ‘Girl Like Me’ which was released in 2020. They worked together on the song for 10 years.
- In May 2023, will.i.am teamed up with Lil Wayne for a new song titled The Formula for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix.