[Musicians’ Galore] will.i.am

1 Nov


William Adams, known professionally as will.i.am, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor, musician, DJ, record producer and philanthropist.

He is best known as a founding member of the hip hop band The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he has received multiple awards.

will.i.am has also released four solo studio collections in the shape of “Lost Change” (2001), “Must B 21” (2003), “Songs About Girls” (2007) and “#willpower” (2013).

As a producer and songwriter, will.i.am helmed hit singles for Fergie (“Big Girls Don’t Cry”), Usher (“OMG”), Pussycat Dolls (“Beep”), Estelle (“American Boy”), Nicki Minaj (“Check it Out”) and John Legend (“Ordinary People”).

His extensive resume boasts further works with Chrisette Michele (“Be Okay”), Kesha (“Crazy Kids”), Christina Milian (“Believer”), Chris Brown (“Picture Perfect”), Justin Timberlake (“Damn Girl”), Lady Gaga (“Fashion”), Hilary Duff (“Play with Fire”) and Nas (“Can’t Forget About You”).

Amongst the fellow producers will.i.am has collaborated with are Keith Harris, Printz Board, Toby Gad, Polow Da Don, David Guetta, Jeff Martens, Ron Fair, Naughty Boy, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Max Martin, Dr. Luke, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Rhett Lawrence, and Free School.

On the songwriting front, will.i.am has co-penned songs with Kara DioGuardi, Stacy Barthe, Wayne Hector, Charlotte “Charli XCX” Aitchison, Jean Baptiste Kouame, Ryan Toby, Cristyle Nicole, Andre Merritt, Thomas “Cee-Lo” Callaway, Giorgio Tuinfort, Ester Dean, and Andrea Martin.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicted to will.i.am’s work!

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