With 7 Grammy awards, 8 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards and 3 World Music Awards, Will.I.Am is one of the most remarkable artists of all time. He was also known as one of the founding members of the hiphop band The Black Eyed Peas. He shot to fame when the group released their single Where Is The Love in 2002. In 2003, he worked on the fourth album, entitled Monkey Business which won 4 Grammy Awards and the group took a break to focus on their personal project. Will went his way to work with Ferguson and Michael Jackson. In addition to his music career, he is also noted for his social activism such as supporting education for students.
He never met his father, William Adams, and was raised by his mother, Debra. She encouraged him to work on his musical career and sent him to public schools in West Los Angeles. During his time in Palisades Charter High School, Will met Allan Pineda, the future member of The Black Eyed Peas. Will and Allan often performed in East LA clubs and was signed to Ruthless Records in 1992.
Will.I.Am was rumored to be romantically involved with Natalie Imbruglia when they were spotted in a London night clubt in November 2008. He also dated Casey Batchelor prior to Natalie.
- The meaning of the name Will.I.Am: Strong-willed Warrior