3/15/1975, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

William James Adams Jr.



Also Known As

Will 1X, Will, William Adams
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will.i.am was born William James Adams, Jr. on March 15, 1975 in Los Angeles, California. His most notable endeavor is the Black Eyes Peas, a group including apl.de.ap, Fergie, and Taboo. Will.i.am began performing in 1988, and was soon discovered by Eazy-E, who signed him, apl.de.ap, and Dante…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He is featured in the song In The Ayer with Flo Rida.

    • He has a Myspace page.

    • He stands at 5' 9½" (1.77 m).

    • Here are the songs in his album, Lost Change:
      Ev Rebahdee feat. Planet Asia
      Lay Me Down feat. Terry Dexter
      Tai Arrive
      If You Didn't Know feat. Mykill Miers
      Money feat. The Horn Dogs, Huck Fynn & Oezlem
      Lost Change
      I Am
      Hooda Hella U feat. Medusa
      Lost Change In E Minor
      Yadda Yadda
      Em A Double Dee feat. Madd Dogg
      Control Tower
      Lost Change in D Minor

    • Here are the songs in his album, Must B 21:
      Take It (with KRS-One)
      Nahh Mean (with Phife Dawg)
      B Boyz (with Supernatural)
      Here 2 Party (with FLII, Planet Asia & Krondon)
      Bomb Bomb (Interlude)
      Bomb Bomb (with Supernatural)
      Swing By My Way (with John Legend)
      "It's Okay (with Triple Seven & Dante Santiago)
      Mash Out (Interlude)
      Mash Out (with MC Lyte & Fergie)
      Ride Ride (with John Legend)
      Sumthing Special (with Niu, Dante Santiago & Taboo)
      Sumthing Special (Interlude)
      I'm Ready (Y'all Ain't Ready For This) (with Phil Da Agony, Supernatural & Tash)
      We Got Chu (with Planet Asia & FLII)
      Go! (Interlude)

    • Here are the songs in his album, Songs About Girls:
      I Got It from My Mama
      She's a Star (Produced by Polow da Don)
      Get Your Money
      The Donque Song (featuring Snoop Dogg) (Produced by Fernando Garibay)
      Impatient(featuring Dante Santiago)
      One More Chance (Produced by Fernando Garibay)
      Invisible (Produced by will.i.am and Paper-Boy)
      Fly Girl
      Dynamic Interlude
      Ain't It Pretty (Produced by Polow da Don)
      Make It Funky
      S.O.S. (Mother Nature)

    • He shares his name with John Coltrane, the jazz saxophonist. In 1971 fellow Saxophonist and fan of Coltrane, Franzo King founded the Church of Saint John Will-i-am Coltrane.

    • He was featured in the Pussycat Dolls song, Beep.

    • He has collaborated on tracks with Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Kelis, Nas, The Game, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Santana, The Pussycat Dolls, Busta Rhymes and fellow Black Eyed Pea, Fergie.

    • In 2007, Will.i.am teamed up with Blue Holdings to design a premium denim collection, i.am Antik.

    • He was featured in Nicole Scherzinger song, Baby Love.

    • He designed the clothing for the Black Eyed Peas.

    • He has been in the music business since 1989.

    • His associated acts are the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie, and Nicole Scherzinger.

    • He can play the keyboard, bass, clavinet, and the drums.

    • He produced the song Go on the video game "NBA Live 2005".

    • Will.i.am was signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records.

    • Will.i.am is an American hip-hop musician.

    • He was the top of the Best Clothing Male list in 2005.

    • He is the producer of the girl-band The Pussycat Dolls.

    • Will collaborated with John Legend on his song Ordinary People on his album "Get Lifted".

    • Will is featured on the song She Don't Have To Know by John Legend.

    • Will, along with his Black Eyed Peas member Taboo, are featured on the Juanes song La Paga.

    • Will is featured in the song Keep Bouncin by Snoop Dogg and Too $hort on the album Blow The Whistle.

    • Will is featured in the song "Damn Girl" on Justin Timberlake's album FutureSex/Love Sounds.

    • Will released three albums: Lost Change in 2001, Must B 21 in 2003, and Songs About Girls in 2007.

    • Will spent 6 months in Australia promoting R&B and HipHop.

    • Will says one of his biggest musical influences is the band The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    • Will is one of the founding members of the Black Eyed Peas.

    • Will has also recorded a song for Dexter's Labratory.

    • Will was a tutor and adviser in Sims video game Urbz: Sims in the City.

    • Will produced the main theme song for Samurai Jack.

    • In 1993, Will graduated from Palisades High School.

    • Will is of Afro-Carribean descent.

    • He has his own clothing line called I.Am.

  • Quotes

    • Will.I.Am: A couple of years ago I was doing a show in Atlanta, just freestyling on the mic, and some of what I was doing was half-rapping, half-singing.India Arie told me, 'you know how to sing' but I didn't really believe her. I thought she was being funny. Then Common told me I had a good ear for tune and tone. And it just gave me the confidence to do a song like this.

    • Will.I.am:Listening to that song and those kinds of dance beats, you'd never expect Snoop to be on it. I called him up and said that I was all inspired by a lot of what I was hearing on the road in Europe and he felt me on it.

    • Will.I.am:It's not what I can't do with The Black Eyed Peas, it's what I haven't done with the Peas yet. I've hinted at some of these styles on Peas songs before but this takes it a little farther and opens up the possibilities of what we'll be able to do in the future.

    • Will.I.am: It was a way to get closure from something that had been lingering in my soul for many years. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life and hurt a lot of people I've loved. I have no regrets, really, because I've learned from those mistakes but I'm sad I hurt these people along.

    • Will.I.am:The girl this is about knows who she is. It was a relationship that lasted for 7 years. This is the person I was with when we first started The Black Eyed Peas when we were broke. She took us to open mics; she worked at (influential hip-hop record store) Fat Beats. She was a backpacker just like we were backpackers.

    • Will.I.am: It's about one particular relationship that, reflecting on it, I was really sorry how it ended up.It was just me being a young dude making dumb decisions. But I was just growing up into a man, learning how to juggle a career with a relationship.

    • Will.I.Am: I didn't want to come out and say, 'Hey, I'm a producer and here are all my friends.

    • Will.I.Am: (About his single, I Got It From My Mama) It's as if I was to score what's on a guy's mind.

    • Will.I.Am: I wanted to be my own man and do my own thing and really try out some ideas that have been bubbling in my head.