William James Adams Jr., better known by his stage name will.i.am, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, entrepreneur, actor, musician, record producer, and philanthropist. He is best known as a founding member of the hip hop and pop band The Black Eyed Peas, with whom he has received seven Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award, a Teen Choice Award, two MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards.
Will.i.am has also released four solo albums. The first, Lost Change, was released in 2001 on Atlantic Records and is the original soundtrack to the movie of the same name. A music video was made for the song \"I Am\", but no singles were released from the album. The second solo album, Must B 21, was released on September 23, 2003. Track seventeen on the release, \"Go! \", was regularly used as the theme for the NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005 seasons. A video for the track was also recorded for use within the sports, however, no singles were released from the album. The third album, Songs About Girls, was released on September 25, 2007.