Birth name

William James Adams, Jr.


15 March 1975 (age 42)
Los Angeles, California, United States


Hip hop, pop, EDM, R&B


Rapper, singer, entrepreneur, actor, musician, record producer, DJ, philantropist

Years active


Label Music Group (1998-present)
BBE (2001-2003)
Interscope (2007-present)

Associated acts

Atban Klann, The Black Eyed Peas

William Adams (born 15 March 1975), better known by his stage name, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur, actor, musician, record producer, DJ and philanthropist from Los Angeles, California. He is best known as a founding member of the group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he has received multiple awards. 

In addition to the six studio albums he has released as a member of The Black Eyed Peas, has also released four solo albums. The first, Lost Change, was released in 2001. His second album, Must B 21 (Soundtrack to Get Things Started), was released in 2003 and had its song "Go!" featured in the video games NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005. His third album, Songs About Girls, was released in 2007, and his fourth and most recent album, #willpower, was released in 2013. is also a successful record producer for other artists. He has produced singles for Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Kesha, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, David Guetta, U2, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Usher, Justin Timberlake, and Nicki Minaj.


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