William Adams (born March 15, 1975), professionally known by his stage name will.i. am (pronounced "Will I am"), is an American recording artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, record producer, educator and philanthropist, best known as one of the founding members of the hip hop/pop band, The Black Eyed Peas.… Read More

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1975 Birth Born on March 15, 1975.


1988 13 Years Old's music career began in the summer of 1988, when as an eighth-grader, he met up with fellow rapper Allan Pineda ( and fellow student Dante Santiago.
1992 17 Years Old They began performing together around Los Angeles and were soon discovered by rapper/entrepreneur Eazy-E, who signed them to his label Ruthless Records in 1992. … Read More


1997 22 Years Old In 1997, they once again changed their name, this time to The Black Eyed Peas, and began recording their first album, Behind the Front, with the help of soul singer Kim Hill. They were soon signed to Interscope Records, and released their debut single, "Joints & Jam", in early 1998. … Read More
2001 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Before joining The Black Eyed Peas, attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. In 2001, he began designing his own signature clothing line,, which made its official debut in 2005 at the Magic Apparel Trade Show in Las Vegas. In 2007, teamed up with Blue Holdings to design a premium denim collection, Antik, that was scheduled to debut in August 2007 at the Project Show in Las Vegas. instead had new partners and was launching is currently being sued for $2 million for abandoning the project for which, the label states, he was obligated until 2016, but insists is already over. … Read More
2002 27 Years Old The group released their breakthrough single, "Where Is The Love", in November 2002 (featuring Justin Timberlake, although he did not appear in the video). … Read More
2003 28 Years Old In November 2003, work began on a fourth Black Eyed Peas album, entitled Monkey Business, the second album with new band member Fergie. … Read More


2006 - 2007 2 More Events
Also in 2008, Will featured on rapper Flo Rida's debut album, Mail on Sunday, where he produced and featured on the song "In the Ayer", and featured on Usher's fifth album, Here I Stand.
2009 34 Years Old In March 2009, announced plans for The Black Eyed Peas to return, and within months, their comeback single, "Boom Boom Pow", had reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100. … Read More
2010 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2010, he wrote and produced the single "OMG" by Usher, which appeared on Usher's seventh studio album, Raymond vs. Raymond.
In February 2011, a third cut from the album, "Dance", a collaboration with Natalia Kills, peaked at #62 on the UK Singles Chart. … Read More
In January 2012, he appeared on the BBC TV series Top Gear, as the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car, where he claimed he was starting his own car company called IAMAUTO. … Read More
…  He released his fourth studio album, #willpower, in 2013. … Read More
2014 39 Years Old On April 4, 2014, Will appeared on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, where he talked about plans to release his own Smartwatch. … Read More


2015 40 Years Old 1 More Event
He didn't return for series 4 in 2015, neither did Minogue. … Read More
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