William James Adams, Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am ("will I am") is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, singer, entrepreneur, actor, DJ and producer. He came to prominence in the late 1990s as a member of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas along with rappers apl.de.ap and Taboo and, later, singer Fergie. As a music producer, he has produced with other artists including Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Eazy-E, Britney Spears, U2, Rihanna, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Earth, Wind & Fire, Nicki Minaj, Cheryl Cole, 2NE1, SMAP, The Game, Nas, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Daddy Yankee, and Juanes. He is a coach on The Voice UK.
He along with Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars and ?uestlove are featured on The Cleveland Show's episode "Menace II Secret Society",which airs on the 4th of November this year.