Will.I.Am

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Biography

  • Birth Name: William James Adams Jr.
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/15/1975, Pisces
  • Profession: Rapper; record producer; songwriter
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Will.I.Am Fast Facts:
  • In the early 1990s, he formed the hip-hop group Atban Klann with Allan Pineda Lindo. A few years later, the band morphed into the Black Eyed Peas. 
  • Created a clothing line in 2001.
  • Cowrote the song "Ordinary People" with John Legend, the singer's 2005 breakout hit single.
  • In 2007, released his solo album Songs About Girls.  
  • Was the first recipient of the Daytime Emmy Award for Best New Approaches in Daytime Entertainment, a category that was added in 2008. He won for his hugely popular "Yes We Can" presidential campaign music video for Democratic candidate Barack Obama.
  • In his film debut, he provided the voice for the character of Moto Moto in the 2008 animated movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
  • Will.I.Am Relationships:
  • William James Adams Sr. - Father
  • Debra Cain - Mother
  • Sarah Cain - Grandmother
  • Will.I.Am Awards:
  • 2006 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • 2004 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 2005 Grammy: Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group - Winner
  • 2008 Grammy: Best Urban/Alternative Performance - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Short Form Music Video - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Pop Vocal Album - Winner
  • 2009 Grammy: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA

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