Will.I.Am @ Dubai Music Week on september 26

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William James Adams (born March 15, 1975), better known as will.i.am (pronounced “Will I am”), is an American recording artist, songwriter, entrepreneur, voice actor, DJ, record producer, and philanthropist, best known as one of the founding members of the hip hop/pop band, The Black Eyed Peas. He is the recipient of seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, two MTV Video Music Awards, and three World Music Awards all won with the Black Eyed Peas.

Will.i.am has also released four solo albums. The first, Lost Change, was released in 2001 on Atlantic Records. The album itself is the original soundtrack to the movie of the same name. A music video was made for the song, “I Am”, but no singles were released from the album. The second solo album Must B 21 was released on September 23, 2003. Track seventeen on the release, “Go!”. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007. The first single released from the album was a club track titled “I Got It from My Mama” which peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 at #31 on 17 August 2007. The album also featured the singles “Heartbreaker” and “One More Chance”. He released his fourth studio album #willpower in 2013.

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

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

The group released their breakthrough single, “Where Is The Love”, in November 2002 In November 2003, work began on a fourth Black Eyed Peas album, entitled Monkey Business, the second album with new band member Fergie. ?The album’s tracks earned the group four 2006 Grammy Award nominations and they also won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for “Don’t Phunk with My Heart”.

In March 2009, will.i.am 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. They went on to have three #1 singles before releasing their comeback album, The E.N.D. The album’s success warranted a second comeback album, The Beginning, released in November 2010. During the recording of The Black Eyed Peas’ sixth studio album, The Beginning, band colleague Fergie announced in an interview that will.i.am was in the process of recording a new solo album, tentatively entitled Black Einstein.

In October 2010, a second cut from the album, “Check It Out”, a collaboration with Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj, peaked at #4 on the UK Singles Chart.

In November 2012 Will.i.am released the third single from Willpower “Scream & Shout” which features Britney Spears it debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard 100 eventually reaching a peak of number 3 and debuted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and reached number one in January 2013 for two weeks.

In April 2013, will.i.am and Chris Brown’s track “Let’s Go”, also from the #willpower album, became the centre of a copyright controversy, with trance producers Arty and Mat Zo claiming that will.i.am used elements of their 2011 track “Rebound” in his song without permission from the artists or their label.

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