Will.i.am returns to ITV1 to front new documentary The Blackprint – but does he have a partner and how old is he?
Are the Black Eyed Peas still together, and what’s his real name?
Here’s everything you need to know about Will.i.am and his new show.
Will.i.am – The Blackprint airs ITV and ITV Hub. Credit: ITV
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What is Will.i.am’s real name?
Will.i.am’s real name is William James Adams Jr.
He changed his name slightly to the slightly more “dope”Name of Will.i.am when Will.i.am began his music career.
Black Eyed Peas frontman, John Lennon, once revealed that his mother approved his new name when he was only 13.
Talking to his fellow judge on The Voice Jennifer Hudson, he said: “I remember my first rap, I was 13.
“So I said ‘Mam do you think I could change my name to Will.i.am and not William?’”
And she said: “If that’s what you want to be called – I like it!”
Will.i.am partner – how old is he? Where is he from
Will.i.am was born on March 15 1975 in Eastside Los Angeles, California.
He is currently 46 years old.
Will.i.am, civil rights activist Roy Hackett (Credit: ITV1)
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ADHD diagnosis by Will.i.am
Will.i.am spoke out about his ADHD diagnosis and how it impacts his personal life.
He has attention deficit hyperactivity, but sees it a gift.
The Where Is The Love musician has revealed he is living with the condition, but has learnt how to control it.
In a column for the Mail Online, Will said: “I’ve suffered from ADHD for years.
“But I’ve learned how to control it.
“I can talk, look at that person, think about what I have to do now and what am I going to eat later.
“I don’t see it as a flaw.”
Will.i.am partner – is he in a relationship?
Will.i.am currently has no partner and does not have any.
He has never been married.
In the past, he was linked to Casey Batchelor, a glamour model, and Natalie Imbruglia, a singer.
Speaking about his love life, Will once told the Mirror: “I don’t have time for girlfriends, and that’s why I just keep busy.
“I keep going because that’s what I want to do.”
Will.i.am explores what it’s like to be black and British in The Blackprint (Credit: ITV)
Will.i.am partner – career
When he was just 17, the singer signed his first record deal.
He’s the founder of Black Eyed Peas – one of the biggest hip hop groups of all time.
He’s also released tracks as a solo artist and collaborated with the likes of Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.
Will’s successful solo career has earned him a collaborative 10 UK number ones and a whopping 26 top 10 singles.
Meanwhile, he’s launched the career of many other artists, too.
The singer is a cojudge on The Voice UK and considers The UK his second home.
The Voice UK will return to ITV in 2022.
Are the Black Eyed Peas still together today?
The Black Eyed Peas remain very much together, but they also do their stuff.
While still in school, Will.i.am met member of apl.de.ap. (born Allan Pineda Lindo).
The friends later met Taboo (Jaime Luis Gómez) at a Hollywood club for aspiring and established rappers.
They called themselves Black Eyed Peas to reflect the way they envisioned their music. “food for the soul”.
The group started out with rotating guest singers such as Macy Gray, Kim Hill and Stacy. ‘Fergie’Ferguson.
She was a permanent member of the group from 2002 to 2017, but she left in 2017.
The band performed at the Great Pyramids of Egypt recently for a live stream.
Black Eyed Peas performs at Rock In Rio’s Zip Line Show Jumping (Credit: Splash).
Will.i.am partner – what’s his net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Will.i.am is worth around $70million – that’s around £50million.
He has eight studio album with The Black Eyed Peas as well as his own solo music projects as a source income.
Beats Electronics is also his partner.
In 2016, Will revealed he had donated £600,000 salary from The Voice UK to charity The Prince’s Trust.
Will.i.am: The Blackprint – what’s it about?
The musician explores what it means to be Black and British (even though he isn’t from the UK).
He embarks on an unprecedented, national quest to learn more about the lives and experiences of Black Brits.
Along the way, he meets inspiring schoolchildren, civil rights heroes and trailblazers of technology.
Will’s journey “spans the heartbreak of the past, struggles of the present and hopes for the future”.
Will.i.am: The Blackprint will air on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm on ITV1.
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