William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), known professionally as will.i.am (pronounced "will I am"), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, DJ, record producer, actor and philanthropist. He is best known as a founding and lead member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, and has also released four solo albums beginning with Lost Change (2001, Atlantic Records) and is an original album.
His second solo album, Must B 21, was released on September 23, 2003. The track "Go!", was regularly used as the theme for the NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005 seasons. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007. He released his fourth studio album, #willpower, in 2013.