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.
2018, National Television Awards — TV Judge: Nominee
2009, Grammy — Best Short Form Music Video: Winner
2004, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
2005, Grammy — Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Winner
2009, Grammy — Best Pop Vocal Album: Winner
2009, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
2006, Grammy — Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal: Winner
2008, Grammy — Best Urban/Alternative Performance: Winner
William James Adams Sr. — Father
Debra Cain — Mother
Sarah Cain — Grandmother
Attended Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, California, United States
Birth Name: William James Adams Jr.
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States