Who is will.i.am? The Voice UK coach profile

Meet the Black Eyed Peas star and Voice UK veteran who's also spun his chair for the kids' version of the ITV show


The Voice UK 2018 coaches: will.i.am

Age: 42


Twitter: @iamwill

Best known for: will’s real name is William Adams and he’s best-known as one of the founding members of the Black Eyed Peas, becoming something of a pop culture icon and the creative force behind a lot of the songs that fill dance floors on a regular basis

Bio: You’ll know will.i.am as a music superstar thanks to his days with the Black Eyed Peas, but this Voice UK veteran is something of a modern sensation.

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, his career in the music industry began when he was just 13 years old, and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

The rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor, musician, DJ, record producer and philanthropist (yes, he is ALL of those things) has released four solo albums, and worked with artists like Michael Jackson, Justin Bieber, U2, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj to name but a few.

He’s also one of The Voice UK’s original coaches and actually won the show with Jermain Jackman in 2013.


The Voice UK airs Saturdays on ITV.