Will.i.am

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Will.i.am

American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor, DJ and produceradd

Category: Music

Born in 1975.

Countries: United States (55%), United Kingdom (27%), California (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida, Barack Obama

Linked to: Interscope Records, Apple Inc., Australian Recording Industry Association, Music Canada

 

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Will.i.am was born in 1975 add something


1992

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. add something


1995

After this, the trio began recording an album, "Grass Roots", with the help of producers Mookie Mook and DJ Motiv8, however, the album was never released, due to Eazy-E's death in 1995. add something


1997

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. add something


1998

They were soon signed to Interscope Records, and released their debut single, " Joints & Jam", in early 1998. add something


2000

The album was successful enough for the group's contract to be renewed, and in 2000, a second album, Bridging the Gap, was released. add something


2001

Development of the album began on November 2, 2001 and was released just under two years later in 2003. add something

 

In 2001, he began designing his own signature clothing line, i. add something

 

In November 2001, work began on a third Black Eyed Peas album, Elephunk. add something


2002

In 2002, Will recorded the song "Secrets" for the soundtrack to Dexter's Laboratory: The Hip-Hop Experiment, a film accompaniment to the Cartoon Network series. add something


2003

In November 2003, work began on a fourth Black Eyed Peas album, entitled Monkey Business, the second album with new band member Fergie. add something


2005

Upon the success of Monkey Business, which was released in 2005, the album was certified three times Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. add something


2006

Will went on to produce Ferguson's first solo album, The Dutchess, which was released in 2006, before beginning work with Michael Jackson, who had requested Will's expertise for the recording and production of his new album. add something

 

Work began on Mickael_Jackson's album in 2006, and continued until the singer's death in 2009, at which point Will revealed that none of the material recorded during the period would be released. add something


2007

In 2007, Will announced that he had co-created an all-female soul band entitled the Paradiso Girls, who he intended to work with on an upcoming solo project. add something

 

The album, Songs About Girls, was released in 2007. add something


2008

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 sixth album, Here I Stand. add something

 

However, remixes recorded for Jackson's Thriller 25 anniversary album were released in 2008. add something

 

In 2008, Will contributed the song "One Tribe" to the Survival International charity album, Songs for Survival. add something

 

In January 2008, Will announced plans that he was masterminding a political album, Change is Now: Renewing America's Promise, in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. add something


2009

In 2009, Will worked with rappers Flo Rida and Akon for Flo 's second studio album, R.O.O.T.S., and recorded four tracks with Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole for her debut solo album 3 Words. add something

 

Will wrote a blog post which featured the song on Dipdive, and released in February 2009. add something

 

In March 2009, Will announced plans for The Black Eyed Peas to return, and within months, their comeback single, "Boom Boom Pow", had reached 1 on the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100. add something


2010

In February 2010, he wrote and produced the single "OMG" by Usher, which appeared on Usher's seventh studio album, Raymond vs. add something

 

The album's success warranted a second comeback album, The Beginning, released in November 2010. add something


2012

In March 2012, it was reported that he had turned his "plush" dressing room into a recording studio, and "instead of just listening with his headphones, he has installed some mega bass bins". add something

 

He was among the performers at the Diamond Jubilee Concert held outside Buckingham Palace on 4 June 2012. add something

 

He was among the performers at the Diamond Jubilee Concert held outside Buckingham Palace on 4 June 2012 add something

 

It debuted onto radio on July 23, 2012 and was released for digital download on August 21, 2012 add something

 

It was announced in October 2012 that will add something


2013

In April 2013, he stated that he has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder add something


2014

On May 20, 2014, a 90-second snippet was uploaded to SoundCloud add something


2015

He didn't return for series 4 in 2015, neither did Minogue add something


2016

He went back to The Voice UK in 2016 add something

 

In an interview with Capital FM, Will confirmed that The Black Eyed Peas were getting back together, and worked with Pia Mia on his new single "Boys & Girls" in early 2016, which received its first play on 7 April 2016 add something


2017

As well as returning for the Sixth series of The Voice UK which will now be on &ITV (ITV_(TV_network)) from 2017, he will be a coach on the First series of the UK Version of The Voice Kids add something


2018

He released his first book Wizards And Robots, a collaboration with Brian David Johnson, early 2018 add something