By Chris Dinsdale
March 15, 2015 - Will.i.am, American rapper, songwriter, DJ and record producer, turns 40. Born William Adams, he co-founded the hip hop/pop band The Black Eyed Peas, winning seven Grammy and numerous other awards with the band.
He has released four solo albums, and has worked as a producer with artists including Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, U2, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Justin Timberlake. He is also a coach on the UK and Australian series of The Voice.