Celebrities

Will.i.am

Occupation: Musician, producer, talent show judge

Nationality: American

Born: March 15, 1975 (40)

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

will's producer credits span a range of artists including Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake and recently Cheryl Cole. He has his own range of clothing and watches, 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.

Join us for the semi-final in our second live blog of the series. The Voice UK semi-final as it happened "You're the voice, try and understand it - make a noise and make it clear, oh, whoa..." The Voice quarter-finals: As they happened Team Ricky looks to be the strongest group so far in The Voice UK. The Voice UK: Emmanuel wins poll Apple Watch rival works independently of a smartphone and sports 3G connectivity. will.i.am and Gucci making Apple Watch rival We've got the final 12 acts of the series - but now you can to have your say. The Voice UK: Who is your favourite? Find out what happened when Tom and Ricky cut down their teams. The Voice: What happened in the knockouts? Ricky Wilson and Sir Tom Jones each cut their teams down from eight acts to three. The Voice: Ricky, Tom pick live show acts Get all the information you need about Team Rita and Team Will's knockouts. The Voice: What happened in the knockouts? Rita Ora and will.i.am each whittle their teams down from eight acts to three. The Voice: Rita, Will pick live show acts Find out what the acts will be singing in an attempt to make the live shows. The Voice: Here's the Knockouts song list Last year's champion will perform a track from his debut album on March 21. Jermain Jackman returning to The Voice UK 'Falling Awake' is the first song to be taken from their upcoming sixth album. Watch Kaiser Chiefs' new music video Find out everything you need to know about tonight's episode of battles. The Voice: What happened in the battles? Ella Henderson will perform on the first episode of Chatty Man's new series. Chatty Man: Find out when Alan Carr is back Find out which acts will be going head to head on the second Battles episode. The Voice UK: This week's battle spoilers The singer will release his new single in the UK on March 23. Watch Jermain Jackman's new music video Get your round-up of everything you need to know about tonight's battles episode. The Voice: What happened in the battles? The Voice UK coach channels will.i.am and Britney with CBBC star. Rita Ora lip-syncs with CBBC's Dodge Find out which acts will battle against each other in this weekend's show. The Voice UK: Battle spoilers are here! Get to know the 12 acts who made it onto Team Will on The Voice UK. The Voice: will.i.am's team in full We gather reactions as the coaches complete their teams. The Voice UK episode 7: Twitter reacts Six more acts get through to complete the coaches' teams in the last blind auditions. The Voice: Who had the best audition? The coaches almost run out of acts while completing their teams tonight. The Voice: will.i.am goes down to the wire We give our verdict on the 12 acts who hit the blind auditions this week. The Voice: Who had the best audition? We round up reaction to the acts and the coaches as blind auditions continue. The Voice UK: How did Twitter react? We assess the blind auditions that we were treated to in tonight's episode. The Voice UK: Who had the best audition? will.i.am starts doing press-ups in an effort to match up to Stephen Cornwell. The Voice: Rita enjoys auditionee's muscles Find out what this Saturday's 15 hopeful acts will be singing at the blind auditions. The Voice UK: Spoilers for Saturday Esmée Denters talks about being dropped from her label and joining The Voice. Esmée Denters "angry" after being axed We gather your reactions to the debut of Esmée Denters and a star from Black Lace. The Voice UK: What did Twitter think? Six more acts make it through the blind auditions tonight. But who was best? The Voice: Who had the best audition? The US singer talks to DS about her new single 'LA Love' and forthcoming album. Fergie: Peas may release album without me The singer has over 138 million YouTube hits and a previous top 10 single in the UK. Voice: YouTube star Esmée Denters auditions 'Agadoo' band's frontman Dene Michael tries to impress the judges. The Voice: Black Lace frontman auditions The Celebrity Big Brother star's run-ins with Lady Gaga, Lily Allen and more. 9 infamous Perez Hilton celebrity feuds Well, Sir Tom, what did Elvis Presley smell like? The Voice UK: See some sneak peek clips Find out who you'll be seeing - and what they'll be singing - this weekend. The Voice UK: Spoilers for Saturday Stevie tells DS about being threatened by will.i.am and why he nearly didn't audition. The Voice UK Stevie talks Rita's flirting Rita Ora has had experience judging on The X Factor - but what did you think of her on The Voice? The Voice: What Twitter thought of Rita Ora Six acts made it through the blind auditions. Who are you backing? The Voice UK: Who was your favourite?