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William James Adams Jr. (Los AngelesCaliforniaMarch 15, 1975), better known by his stage name, is an American rappersingerDJmusic producer andactor of Jamaican descent. He is one of the members of The Black Eyed PeasFergieTaboo and besides The letter "i" in the middle of his name should be pronounced as "ai", such as the English "I". On 8 december 2011, it was announced that coach is in The Voice UK, the UK version of The voice of Holland. This he does along with Jessie JDanny O'Donoghue and Tom Jones.


[hide]*1 Biography

Biography[Edit]Edit grew up in a suburb of Los Angeles in heavy poverty. He has never met his father. If student sat the rapper on the Palisades High School and graduated in 1993.Before he and his best friend founded The Black Eyed Peas, he went to the modeacedemy in his hometown of Los Angeles. In 2001 , he began designing his own clothing, which in 2005 led to a private clothing line, clothing. He also has his own music music group, was established. has with The Black Eyed Peas a number of hit singles to his name. He has also collaborated with various artists, including Justin BieberSergio MendesCarlos SantanaCheryl ColeNicki MinajBritney SpearsThe Pussycat DollsMary j. Blige and destiny's Child. He produced the album for Michael Jackson Thriller 25, that inFebruary 2008 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Thriller was released. is the album itself also be heard, in the song The Girl Is Mine 2008. He replaced the vocals by Paul McCartney, with whom Jackson had originally recorded the duet. The song was released as a single and became a modest hit. previously worked with Michael Jackson on his comeback album that never came, however, is.

Also granted In 2008 contributed to the soundtrack of the movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa. A year later he actually appeared in pictures in a roll of film asJohn Wraith in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. also spoke in the voice of Pedro, a bird in the film Rio (2011).

During the United States presidential election of 2008 manifested itself as a fanatic supporter of Democrat Barack Obama. He put a part of a speech by Obama on music and scored a big hit on YouTube. In the clip are besides to hear and see various other artists. Following the victory of Barack Obama in november 2008 made a new song, it's a new day.

In 2009 reunited is back with The Black Eyed Peas, and he released the album The e.n.d.. Of these were Boom Boom PowI Gotta FeelingMeet Me HalfwayRock That Body and Imma Be hits. Unlike the previous albums, used more electro than hip-hop. also sang in the song I'm in the house by Steve Aoki as his alter ego Zuper Blahq. In 2010, the album was The Beginning of The Black Eyed Peas, also with a lot of electro and house. The numbers The Time (Dirty Bit)Just Can't Get Enough and Don't Stop The Party were hits. During a concert of their tour of the album The Beginning, the Group announced that they take some time for themselves.

On 25 January 2011, pc-parts manufacturer Intel announced that is recruited as director of creative innovation. [1]

In 2011 works together with Britney Spears, for her seventh studio album Femme Fatale.

In 2013, he released his second solo album #willpower . From the album This is love was released in 2012. This collaboration with the Dutch singer Eva Simons became a number one hit. In the same year he also scored a hit with the song Hall of Fame. This is a duet with Irish band The Script. At the end of that year he again worked together with Britney Spears, from which originated the song Scream & Shout . This provided a huge hit on the album Will power are also on collaborations with AfrojackNicole Scherzinger and his band size scored another hit In 2013 with Justin Bieber, called #thatPOWER. The single Bang Bang, which was a small hit, then He also rapte me in Crazy Kids, a single by Ke $ ha. has also sung in the new single by Dizzee RascalSomething Really Bad. His new single on 26 november 2013 was Feelin' myself (ft. Wiz Khalifa & French Montana, Miley Cyrus). This single is also from his album #Willpower, that is going to be re-released. On Sunday 8 december 2013 was in the Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. That day after he stood in the Lotto Arena in Antwerp.

During an interview on the French radio station NRJ told that he is in 2013 will again reunite with Fergie, and Taboo as The Black Eyed Peas, and will bring them again with a new album.

Private Life[Edit]Edit is often in for charities. In 2011, he organized, together with the other members of The Black Eyed Peas, a benefit concert in New York. This he did to raise money for an organization that fights poverty in New York slums. is a jury member in The Voice UK and in 2012 he gave all the money he earned to charity. He said himself that he wanted nothing to do with the money he could, so nothing better than giving away to people who can do what.

During an interview with the British newspaper The Sun, told that he suffers from tinnitus, and in april 2013 he said to suffer from ADHD.

He is the nephew of former NFLPlayer Lynn Cain.



Album (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Album Top 100

Date of


Date of




Number Of


Lost change 2001 -
Must B 21 28-08-2003 -
Songs about girls 01-10-2007 -
#willpower 01-03-2013 27-04-2013 25 1 *
Album (s) with chart positions in

the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of


Date of




Number Of


#willpower 2013 27-04-2013 43 1 *


Single (s) with any charts in the

the Dutch Top 40

Date of


Date of




Number Of


Beep 2006 18-03-2006 2 12 with the Pussycat Dolls /

No. 2 in the Single Top 100

I love my bitch/chick 2006 29-07-2006 33 4 with Busta Rhymes & Kelis /

No. 43 in the Single Top 100

Fergalicious 2006 20-01-2007 tip2 - with Fergie /

No. 35 in the Single Top 100

I got it from my mama 2007 29-09-2007 19 6 No. 46 in the Single Top 100
Baby love 05-11-2007 20-12-2007 27 4 with Nicole Scherzinger /

No. 56 in the Single Top 100

The girl is mine 2008 28-01-2008 09-02-2008 17 5 with Michael Jackson /

No. 12 in the Single Top 100

Funky bahia 2008 - with Sergio Mendes & Siedah Garrett /

No. 93 in the Single Top 100

I'm in the house 2009 05-12-2009 tip2 - Zuper Blahq/as

with Steve Aoki / No. 40 in the Single Top 100

OMG 2010 20-03-2010 tip12 - with Usher /

No. 39 in the Single Top 100

3 Words 2010 05-06-2010 20 6 with Cheryl Cole /

No. 32 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Check it out! 2010 30-10-2010 27 5 with Nicki Minaj /

No. 67 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Forever 20-06-2011 30-07-2011 tip14 - with Wolfgang Gartner
Free 2011 06-08-2011 tip2 - with Natalia Kills /

No. 96 in the Single Top 100

This is love 28-05-2012 14-07-2012 1 (1wk) 23 with Eva Simons /

No. 2 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Hall of fame 2012 04-08-2012 17 22 with The Script /

No. 16 in the Single Top 100/ Alarm drive

Better than yesterday 2012 20-10-2012 tip2 - with Sidney Samson /

No. 84 in the Single Top 100

Scream & shout 19-11-2012 15-12-2012 1 (7wk) 20 with Britney Spears /

No. 1 in the Single Top 100

#thatPOWER 2013 04-05-2013 14 14 with Justin Bieber /

No. 23 in the Single Top 100

Fall down 2013 10-08-2013 tip8 - with Miley Cyrus
Single (s) with chart positions

in the Flemish Ultratop 50

Date of


Date of




Number Of


Beep 2006 11-03-2006 1 (1wk) 19 with the Pussycat Dolls/

No. 1 in the Radio 2 Top 30

I love my bitch/chick 2006 15-07-2006 tip4 - with Busta Rhymes & Kelis
Fergalicious 2006 09-12-2006 11 19 with Fergie
I got it from my mama 2007 13-10-2007 46 4
Baby love 2007 27-10-2007 tip2 - with Nicole Scherzinger
The girl is mine 2008 2008 16-02-2008 tip20 - with Michael Jackson
On the dance floor 2009 12-09-2009 39 3 with David Guetta &
I'm in the house 2009 23-01-2010 43 2 Zuper Blahq/as

with Steve Aoki

OMG 2010 24-04-2010 10 17 with Usher
Check it out! 2010 06-11-2010 tip4 - with Nicki Minaj
Free 2011 20-08-2011 tip20 - with Natalia Kills
Forever 2011 22-10-2011 35 2 with Wolfgang Gartner
T.h.e. (The hardest ever) 21-11-2011 24-12-2011 tip5 - with Jennifer Lopez & Mick Jagger
This is love 2012 14-07-2012 1 (2 wk) 21 with Eva Simons/ Gold
Hall of fame 2012 22-09-2012 8 22 with The Script/

No. 7 in the Radio 2 Top 30

Scream & shout 2012 01-12-2012 1 (8wk) 31 with Britney Spears
Better than yesterday 2013 02-03-2013 tip45 - with Sidney Samson
#thatPOWER 2013 06-04-2013 15 17 with Justin Bieber
Bang Bang 2013 01-06-2013 tip12 -
Crazy kids 2013 08-06-2013 tip5 - with Ke $ ha
Fall down 2013 13-07-2013 tip52 - with Miley Cyrus
Something really bad 2013 12-10-2013 tip54 - with Dizzee Rascal
Feelin' myself 2013 07-12-2013 tip85 * with Miley Cyrus, Wiz Khalifa & French Montana


Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Hall of Fame (with The Script) - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1330

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