Willy William (* April ) ist ein französischer Musiker mit mauretanischen Wurzeln. Er wurde als Teil des Collectif Métissé bekannt, ist jedoch auch solo. William Orbit new songs, albums, biography, chart history, photos, videos, news, and more on Billboard, the go-to source for what's hot in music. The son of William Henry and Helen Maxine (Mayo) William Preston Graves was born January 9, , in Salina, Kansas. He earned a business degree from.
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William James Adams, Jr. As a solo artist, will has released four solo albums, beginning with Lost Change , released in through Atlantic Records.
His second solo outing, Must B 21 , was released on September 23, The third album, Songs About Girls , was released on September 25, He released his fourth studio album, willpower , in As a music producer , will.
William James Adams Jr. To encourage his musical career, she sent him to public schools in affluent West Los Angeles.
While still in high school, Adams and Pineda performed in East L. Adams used to attend raves while in high school.
Despite the use of electro and house music elements, will. In an article with Los Angeles Times , he mentions that secrecy over the whereabouts of raves is what made raving special, and different from the mainstream.
In the summer of will. At the time, Will was known as "Will 1X". Home 4 tha Sick. In , they once again changed their name, this time to The Black Eyed Peas , and began recording their first album, Behind the Front , with the help of soul singer Kim Hill.
Following the release of Bridging the Gap , Will began recording his first solo release, Lost Change , which was the official soundtrack to the film of the same name.
Featuring collaborations with Medusa, Planet Asia and Terry Dexter, the album was a critical success. Development of the album began on November 2, and was released just under two years later in At the time of development, only will.
During the production of " Shut Up " the second single released from the album , they realized that a female vocal would work well with the song.
Originally, Nicole Scherzinger lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls was approached to make a guest appearance on the record. She immediately formed a bond with the band and became a permanent member of the Peas and her photo was printed onto the album cover.
Nine out of the fourteen tracks were composed by lyricist Robbie Fisher, who has been working closely with the band since the beginning stages of the album.
In the United States, Elephunk reached number 14 on the Billboard Top and is their first album to chart in the top It gained even more commercial success in the UK Album Charts where it reached number 3.
It has sold over 1. They remixed some of the tracks on Elephunk and translated it into Simlish and created new tracks for the game. They also feature in the game as playable characters.
The group released their breakthrough single, " Where Is The Love ", in November featuring Justin Timberlake , although he did not appear in the video.
On the strength of that single and follow-up singles like " Shut Up ", Elephunk went on to sell 8. During this time, Will recorded a second solo album, Must B Prior to this, he had also composed the theme music for another Genndy Tartakovsky series, Samurai Jack.
In November , work began on a fourth Black Eyed Peas album, entitled Monkey Business , the second album with new band member Fergie. The album, Songs About Girls , was released in The album spawned three singles, "I Got It From My Mama", "One More Chance" and "Heartbreaker", and fared slightly better than his previous solo efforts, however, failed to shift more than 75, copies.
Will also did a remix to the song With Love by actress and singer Hilary Duff. In January , will. The video racked up three million views within a week and over four million subsequently on YouTube.
On November 4, , will. The video debuted on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In honor of the inauguration of Barack Obama as president, will.
Blige , and Faith Hill. In March , will. They went on to have three number 1 singles before releasing their comeback album, The E.
The album spawned another three hit singles, but the band soon announced plans they were to break again, following the conclusion of their world tour.
He also worked with Rihanna on her fourth studio album, Rated R , for a track called "Photographs". The music video was directed by James Sutton , and features a cameo by Natalia.
In April , will. None of the songs managed to chart, however, Will announced that he was going to remix the tracks for inclusion on Black Einstein.
In September , a fourth cut from the album, "Forever", a collaboration with Wolfgang Gartner , was released as a single. It was around this time that will.
Will announced via his Twitter that the video for "T. He also stated there is a possibility Shakira could feature on the album. The first song broadcast from Mars was his new single, " Reach for the Stars ".
The song " Hall of Fame " by The Script also featured will. It debuted onto radio on July 23, and was released for digital download on August 21, He also co-wrote and co-produced the Dr Luke produced track.
In November , will. It debuted in the top 20 on the Billboard , eventually reaching a peak of number 3 and debuting at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart and reaching number one in January for two weeks.
It went number one in many countries  . During an interview with Capital FM , will. Britney Spears featured will.
He was also a executive producer of the project. On April 4, , will. Chatty Man , where he talked about plans to release his own Smartwatch.
He revealed that it can be used as a phone, to store music, and use Facebook , Twitter and Instagram. On May 20, , a second snippet was uploaded to SoundCloud.
It was released on July 6, In an interview with Capital FM , will. The Black Eyed Peas, including will.
Escape 2 Africa as the voice of the character Moto Moto. Wolverine , a prequel to the X-Men film series. He also guest starred on the CBS drama Joan of Arcadia as God , one of several actors who played this role during the series.
On October 25, , it was reported that will. A source said, "Will is 95 per cent a done deal. He is a big star and loves nurturing new talent.
He shoots from the lip, and will not be afraid to tell it like it is. He is a huge star who will bring a unique creativity to the show.
The Voice is different. One, you have people in the music industry, current and legends, coaching the next generation.
In preparation for the role as a coach, he asked advice from friend and ex- The X Factor judge Cheryl Cole. On November 26, , will. He was the winning coach having coached voice winner Anja Nissen in He has contributed to The Voice UK since