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  1. Will.i.am



    William James Adams Jr. (born March 15, 1975), better known by his stage name will.i.am (pronounced "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.

  2. The Black Eyed Peas

    The Black Eyed Peas


    The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently added R&B and EDM influences. Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album Elephunk in 2003 that they achieved high record sales. Since that time, the group has sold an estimated 76 million records (35 million albums and 41 million singles), making them one of the world's best-selling groups of all time. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Black Eyed Peas were the second-best-selling artist/group of all time for downloaded tracks, with over 42 million sales as of the end of 2011.

  3. Baby Love

    Baby Love (2007)


    "Baby Love" is a song by American recording artist Nicole Scherzinger. The song was produced by and features will.i.am. The artists co-wrote the song with Kara DioGuardi and Keith Harris. "Baby Love" was released from September 18, 2007 by A&M and Interscope Records, as the mixed single from Scherzinger's unreleased debut studio album, Her Name Is Nicole. The folk-inspired R&B ballad is about a person's first premature love with someone.

  4. All My Life

    All My Life (2008)


    "All My Life (In the Ghetto)" is a song by American hip hop recording artist Jay Rock, released October 16, 2008, as his commercial debut single and the lead single from his debut studio album, Follow Me Home (2011). The song, which was released under Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and Warner Bros. Records, was produced by American production team Cool & Dre and features vocals from fellow American rappers, Lil Wayne and will.i.am.

  5. In The Ayer

    In The Ayer (2008)


    "In the Ayer" is the third single from rapper Flo Rida's debut album Mail on Sunday. It was produced by and features will.i.am. Tiffany Villarreal performs the background vocals, but she is uncredited (credited as Fergie in other countries). The song's backdrop and beat are sampled from Pretty Tony's freestyle classic "Jam the Box", which is not credited. The song has been certified platinum by the RIAA, making it his second song to do so.

  6. Big Fat Bass

    Big Fat Bass (2011)


    "Big Fat Bass" is a song recorded by American singer Britney Spears for her seventh studio album Femme Fatale (2011). The house song was written and produced by will.i.am as a celebration to the bass and its influence on club music. The song contains a double entendre gender metaphor sang by Spears. "Big Fat Bass" received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, who deemed it as an instant radio and club hit, and also considered it the most old-school work on the album. However, a few reviews considered it as an unfortunate collaboration with will.i.am, and dismissed Spears' heavily processed vocals.

  7. The Girl Is Mine

    The Girl Is Mine (1982)


    "The Girl Is Mine" is a song recorded by Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. The track was written by Jackson and produced by Jackson and Quincy Jones. It was released as the first single for Jackson's sixth solo album, Thriller (1982). The song was recorded at Westlake Studios, Los Angeles, from April 14 to 16, 1982. The year before, Jackson and McCartney had recorded "Say Say Say" and "The Man" for the latter's fifth solo album, Pipes of Peace (1983). Although it was released as a single, Jackson never performed the song live.

  8. I Got It from My Mama

    I Got It from My Mama (2007)


    "I Got It from My Mama" is a hip hop song by American rapper artist will.i.am. The uncredited female vocals in the song are from singer Kat Graham. It was released as the lead single from will.i.am's third solo album, Songs About Girls. It is primarily concerned with the inheritance of sexual attractiveness of human females through the maternal genetic line. The song contains samples of "Don Quichotte" by Magazine 60 and "Take Me to the Mardi Gras" by Bob James; Magazine 60 group members Jean-Luc Drion and Dominique Régiacorte are credited as co-writers on "I Got It from My Mama".

  9. America's Song

    America's Song (2009)


    "America's Song" is a patriotic song written by will.i.am, David Foster and George Pajon, Jr, released as the fourth single from the political compilation album Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise. The song is performed by will.i.am, Seal, Bono, Mary J. Blige, and Faith Hill, with David Foster appearing on piano. The song's live debut, at the Kennedy Center, was broadcast live on a special edition of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired on January 19, 2009, in honor of the next day's inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States.

  10. OMG

    OMG (2010)


    "OMG" is a song by American recording artist Usher. The song features will.i.am, who also wrote and produced the song. It uses the auto-tune effect in several lines, as well as Jock Jams-esque sports arena chanting. It was released on March 22, 2010 as the first worldwide single off his sixth studio album, Raymond v. Raymond, and the fourth single overall, following the three US singles "Papers", "Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home)", and "Lil Freak". The song was met with mixed reception from critics, who criticized the use of auto-tune, but commended the song's dance and club vibe.

  11. I Wanna Go Crazy

    I Wanna Go Crazy (2009)


    "I Wanna Go Crazy" is a song recorded by French disc jockey, David Guetta. It features guest vocals by American rapper, will.i.am from The Black Eyed Peas and was released digitally on 24 August 2009 worldwide. It also appeared on Guetta's fourth studio album, One Love.

  12. One More Chance

    One More Chance (2008)


    "One More Chance" is a hip-hop song by American rapper will.i.am, released as the third single from his third solo album, Songs About Girls.

  13. Wavin' Flag

    Wavin' Flag (2009)


    "Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his album Troubadour. The song was originally written for Somalia and aspirations of its people for freedom. The original single was a hit in Canada and reached #2 on the Canadian Hot 100 as the third official single from the album, after the singles "ABCs" and "Bang Bang", which were minor hits.

  14. Beep

    Beep (2006)


    "Beep" is a song by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls from their debut studio album, PCD (2005). The song features vocals from will.i.am, who also produced and wrote the song along with Kara DioGuardi and Jeff Lynne.

  15. Hip Hop is Dead

    Hip Hop is Dead (2006)


    "Hip Hop Is Dead" is the first and title single taken from Nas' 2006 album of the same name. It is produced by and features will.i.am. It peaked at number 48 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as well as number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. On December 31, 2007, the music video for "Hip Hop Is Dead" appeared at number 93 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2007 countdown, even though the video was released in December of 2006.

  16. I Love My Bitch

    I Love My Bitch (2006)


    "I Love My Bitch" (known as "I Love My Chick" in its edited version) is a song by Busta Rhymes featuring will.i.am (who also produced the track) and Kelis, released as the second single from Busta Rhymes' seventh studio album, The Big Bang (2006).

  17. Be Ok

    Be Ok (2007)


    Be OK is the Grammy winning third single from soul-R&B singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele's debut album, I Am released digitally on December 11, 2007. The song features hip hop singer will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and won the Grammy for Best Urban/Alternative Performance.

  18. Bang Bang

    Bang Bang (2013)


    "Bang Bang" is a song recorded by American producer and rapper will.i.am featuring the vocals of Shelby Spalione. The single features as the third track on the soundtrack album of the 2013 Baz Luhrmann film The Great Gatsby. "Bang Bang" is also featured on deluxe edition of will.i.am's fourth studio album #willpower. The song peaked within the top ten of the charts in Belgium (Wallonia) and the United Kingdom. In the latter country, will.i.am is a coach on the country's version of the Voice and an alternate version of the song featuring vocals from Leah McFall ― the runner-up on season two of the show ― is included on the compilation Now 86.

  19. A Dream

    A Dream (2007)


    "A Dream" is a single by rapper Common from the soundtrack to Freedom Writers. It is produced by will.i.am, who also sings the song's chorus. The song heavily samples Martin Luther King Jr.'s historical "I Have a Dream" speech, which relates to the song's lyrics about racism. The single release of "A Dream" includes two will.i.am tracks, "Colors" and "Bus Ride."

  20. This Is Love

    This Is Love (2012)


    "This Is Love" is a song written and recorded by American hip hop artist will.i.am for his fourth studio album, #willpower. The song features vocals from Dutch singer-songwriter Eva Simons. "This Is Love" was released as the first single from #willpower on June 1, 2012, and the song made its debut on Capital FM on May 14, 2012. The music video, directed by will.i.am himself, was released on May 25, 2012.

  21. It's A New Day

    It's A New Day (2008)


    "It's a New Day" is the third single from the political compilation album, Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise, produced and organised by rapper and producer will.i.am. It was released on November 7, 2008. Will performed the song for the first time on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The song was written as a tribute to President Barack Obama's victory. It was used in an episode of the second season of Gossip Girl. A parody of the song was featured on the Boondocks episode "It's a Black President, Huey Freeman." It was titled "Dick Riding Obama", and featured will.i.am, rapper Thugnificent, Gangstalicious and a George Clooney lookalike debating whether Obama's victory was really a success. A scene from the episode was released on YouTube before the episode aired as a form of viral marketing.

  22. Check It Out

    Check It Out (2010)


    "Check It Out" is a song performed by American rapper will.i.am and Trinidadian rapper Nicki Minaj. The song, written by will.i.am and Minaj, samples the 1979 hit single, "Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles. After release, it debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 at number 78 and number 48 on the Canadian Hot 100. It appears on Minaj's debut album, Pink Friday, though it was not released in promotion of the album. The UK version also features additional vocals from will.i.am's close friend, British singer Cheryl Cole. The UK version is expected for inclusion on will.i.am's fourth studio album, #willpower.

  23. 3 Words

    3 Words (2009)


    "3 Words" is a song by English recording artist Cheryl Cole. The song is both the opening and title song from her debut studio album. It was released in the UK and Ireland on 20 December 2009 by Fascination Records and later in 2010 by Universal Music, sometimes serving as the lead single for 3 Words. The uptempo synth and dance music-inspired pop song was written by Cole and George Pajon. It was also written and produced by will.i.am who has guest vocals on the song. 3 Words was cited by Cole as her favourite song from the album for being different from what people expected.

  24. I Want You

    I Want You (2007)


    "I Want You" is a single from Common's album Finding Forever. It is produced by will.i.am, and has samples from Minnie Riperton's "Baby, This Love I Have", and Bob James' version of "Feel Like Makin' Love" which was written by Eugene McDaniels. It peaked at #112 in the US Bubbling Under chart and serviced to radio.

  25. Songs About Girls

    Songs About Girls (2007)


    Songs About Girls is the third studio album by American artist will.i.am, known from his work with The Black Eyed Peas. The original title of the album was Keep the Beeper. The album was released on September 25, 2007. The first single released from the album was a club track titled "I Got It from My Mama" which debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #93 on the 17th of August 2007. The album was recorded by Pardraic Kerin and will.i.am, and mixed by Dylan "3-D" Dresdow.

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