"Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long time – everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language."

  • Born William James Adams on March 15, 1975, in Los Angeles, California
     
  • Best known as a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is also an accomplished solo artist and producer. His second solo album, 2003's Must B 21, featured the hit song "Go!" which was featured in the video games NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005.
     
  • will.i.am won his first GRAMMY for 2004 alongside his Black Eyed Peas bandmates for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Let's Get it Started."
     
  • Did you know? will.i.am is the nephew of Lynn Cain, a former Atlanta Falcons player. 
     
  • will.i.am is a strong supporter of GRAMMY Camp, and starred in a PSA for the program in 2011.
  • will.i.am launched the i.am.angel Foundation in 2009 to "TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration, and opportunity." The program gives college scholarships and resources and opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. 

will.i.am

"Hip-hop culture is probably one of the most powerful things to come out of America in a long time – everything from the music to the art to the dance to the language."

  • Born William James Adams on March 15, 1975, in Los Angeles, California
     
  • Best known as a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am is also an accomplished solo artist and producer. His second solo album, 2003's Must B 21, featured the hit song "Go!" which was featured in the video games NBA Live 2005 and Madden NFL 2005.
     
  • will.i.am won his first GRAMMY for 2004 alongside his Black Eyed Peas bandmates for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for "Let's Get it Started."
     
  • Did you know? will.i.am is the nephew of Lynn Cain, a former Atlanta Falcons player. 
     
  • will.i.am is a strong supporter of GRAMMY Camp, and starred in a PSA for the program in 2011.
  • will.i.am launched the i.am.angel Foundation in 2009 to "TRANS4M lives through education, inspiration, and opportunity." The program gives college scholarships and resources and opportunities in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education. 

GRAMMY Award Results for will.i.am

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Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals
I Gotta Feeling
Best Pop Vocal Album
The E.N.D.
Best Short Form Music Video
Boom Boom Pow
Nominations
Record Of The Year
I Gotta Feeling
Album Of The Year
The E.N.D.
Best Dance Recording
Boom Boom Pow
 
Wins
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Be OK
Nominations
Song Of The Year
American Boy
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Wins
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
My Humps
Nominations
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
That Heat
Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Mas Que Nada
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
 
Wins
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Don't Phunk With My Heart
Nominations
Song Of The Year
Ordinary People
Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
Don't Lie
Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
Gone Going
Best R&B Song
Ordinary People
Best Rap Song
Don't Phunk With My Heart
 
Wins
Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group
Let's Get It Started
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Let's Get It Started
Best Rap Song
Hey Mama
Best Rap Song
Let's Get It Started
 
Nominations
Record Of The Year
Where Is The Love
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
Where Is The Love
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Elephunk