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Will.i.am

Occupation: Rapper/Producer/Songwriter

Nationality: American

Born: March 15, 1975 (39)

William Adams Jr is a well known rapper in the band Black Eyed Peas which he founded in 1998. The group did not come to prominence until hit 'Where Is The Love' was released in 2001 with new band member Fergie.

His producer credits span a range of artists including Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and recently Cheryl Cole. He has his own range of clothing and has expanded into acting, voicing Moto Moto in Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

will.i.am is one of the four judges on BBC reality show The Voice UK.

The Voice star showcases her wonderfully kooky style and vocal tone. Why Leah McFall's 'Home' is a real pop anthem Digital Spy takes one last look at the midweek standings Who will be No.1 on the charts this Sunday? Niall Horan pays adorable family tribute, Olly Murs sprouts another head in our Twitter roundup. Does Cocozza really have just 78p to his name? The band are currently 12,000 copies ahead of the US singer. Rixton just ahead of Scherzy in midweeks Each acts' new singles storm on to the online sale chart following their release. Rixton, Scherzy battle for iTunes No.1 Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea's 'Problem' moves down to number two. will.i.am claims 10th UK no.1 single Watch music video from Tamil film Kadhalan used in 'It's My Birthday'. will.i.am No 1 samples 1994 AR Rahman hit Who would be seen dead driving this leopard print custom car? Answer here! See who owns this garish sports car The clip features a snippet of Kanye West singing. Listen to Kanye West and French Montana teaser Ed Sheeran is set to hold on to the number one album spot for a third week. will.i.am and Ed Sheeran lead midweeks The Australian hip-hop act make chart history with their hit 'Que Sera'. Justice Crew break Aussie chart record We take a look at the latest music videos to premiere over the past week. Music video round-up: Lily Allen, Maroon 5 The star proves he can have his cake and eat it whether it's his birthday or not. will.i.am: 'It's My Birthday' review The Voice singer sits on a huge swing in her latest music video. Leah McFall unveils will.i.am duet video Kylie Minogue admits she doesn't know if she'll do a second series Down Under. Kylie: The Voice is glitzier in Australia The singer will release his debut album in September. Voice winner Jermain Jackman signs deal The track features her former The Voice UK coach as singer and producer. Listen to Leah McFall's debut single The rapper says the group are doing some "configuration". will.i.am talks Black Eyed Peas future Joanna Lumley and will.i.am lend their support to the upcoming sports event. Watch Prince Harry's Invictus Games video Including Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj, Morrissey and Jungle. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear Ed Sheeran and Ella Henderson are also confirmed. will.i.am, Vamps, Little Mix for BGT shows The artist unveils collaboration with Cody Wise. will.i.am announces new single - listen The producer unveils his re-working of the Britney Jean cut. Britney's Alien remixed by William Orbit Rapper and producer describes United Airlines as "the worst". will.i.am 'kicked out of airport lounge' Bollywood star's 'I Can't Make You Love Me' hits number one on iTunes India. Priyanka Chopra track iTunes No 1 Anne Hathaway gushes over the praise from Rio co-star will.i.am. will.i.am wants Anne Hathaway duet Could 2014 champion Jermain Jackman be the winner that The Voice needs? The Voice: Can Jermain reverse the curse? The singer follows up her call with a tweet praising will.i.am's act. Voice: Cheryl Cole calls will.i.am on air Jermain Jackman says Voice win is "achievement for everyone in the UK". Jermain Jackman wins The Voice 2014 Join Digital Spy as Christina Marie, Jamie, Jermain and Sally battle it out live. The Voice final live blog: As it happened will.i.am also says he loves the "good combo" of coaches on the show this year. The Voice: will.i.am coy about series 4 will.i.am suggests that Cheryl Cole has a lot of experience to pass on. X Factor: will.i.am on "strong" Cheryl He says Cyrus kept asking him why he didn't have a joint rolled. Wiz Khalifa: 'Miley Cyrus smokes a ton' The BBC singing competition is returning for another two years. The Voice UK renewed for two more series Four contestants bow out in first live show of third series. The Voice: First four singers eliminated Join Digital Spy as 12 contestants become 8 in The Voice UK... The Voice UK quarter-final: As it happened DS recaps the action as Ricky and will.i.am choose their final three acts. The Voice knockouts: Who's going live? The Voice coaches pull some concerning expressions during Jade's performance. The Voice Jade's knockout delights coaches DS recaps as Team Kylie and Team Tom are whittled down to just three acts each. The Voice knockouts: Who's going live? From oobly-oobly to the Voice version of Friends, DS brings you all the action. The Voice UK's 15 funniest moments tonight