Will.i.am

  1. Will.i.am Joins 3D Systems, Tasked with Introducing 3D Printing To the Masses

    January 09, 2014 5:59 AM EST Will.i.am is bringing his considerable talents to 3D Systems. The recording artist and producer will serve as chief creative officer for the tech firm, which specialises in 3D printing. In his new leadership role, will.i.am will be expected to “in ...

  2. Pharrell Williams Wants Legal Decision In Trademark Dispute with Will.i.am

    July 02, 2013 5:25 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Pharrell Williams wants a judge to rule that a trademark for his "I am OTHER" company is not infringing on Will.i.am's "I AM" trademark. Pharrell filed legal papers Monday in federal court in Manhattan. ...

  3. Will.i.am Becomes Partner in Beverly Hills Brand Licensing Agency

    June 18, 2013 12:30 PM EDT Music star and entrepreneur will.i.am has been named a partner in Beverly Hills-based licensing and strategic marketing firm memBrain Licensing , the company said Tuesday. The firm said it will look to tap into the Grammy Award-wining musician’s ...

  4. Hashtag Music: Do Twitter-Friendly Song Titles Make a #Difference?

    May 22, 2013 2:34 PM EDT Hashtag songs are here. Just in the past month, we've seen three major artists -- Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez -- tack the number symbol all too familiar to Twitter and social media users to the beginnings of their songs. ...

  5. Will.i.am Executive Producing New Britney Spears Album

    May 01, 2013 7:28 PM EDT Britney Spears and Will.i.am are apparently taking their penchant for collaboration to a new level: according to the Black Eyed Peas frontman, Spears' follow-up to 2011's "Femme Fatale" will be executive-produced by none othe ...

  6. Will.i.am To Be Honored At CLIO Awards

    April 22, 2013 6:00 AM EDT will.i.am will accept a CLIO Honorary Award at this year's CLIO Award Ceremony, scheduled for May 15 at New York City's Museum of Natural History. The Honorary Award celebrates "the work and talent of those who push the boundaries ...

  7. Beyonce, Katy Perry, More Head to D.C. for Packed Slate of Obama Inauguration Events

    January 20, 2013 2:25 PM EST Kelly Clarkson is a multiple nominee at next month's Grammy Awards, but what she's really excited about is another event where she'll be joined by Beyonce, Katy Perry, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys, Usher and Brad Paisley. Oh, and th ...

  8. will.i.am, Britney Spears 'Scream & Shout' On New Single

    November 16, 2012 5:50 PM EST Get ready to "Scream & Shout," courtesy of will.i.am and Britney Spears. The pair's new single will premiere on U.S. radio at 3 p.m. EST on Monday (Nov. 19). Three days later, on Thanksgiving night, its music video will debut du ...

  9. Backbeat: will.i.am, Coca-Cola Announce New Partners at 'EKOCYCLE' Launch Event

    October 29, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Coca-Cola VP and chief sustainability officer Bea Perez with will.i.am at a launch event for "EKOCYCLE," an initiative that aims to reduce waste worldwide with visible lifestyle brands. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty) will.i.am and the Coca-C ...

  10. To Infinity...And Beyond

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Will.i.am uses unique single debut to drive education initiative, science and technology awareness. NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition ...

  11. Will.i.am, Coca-Cola To Debut 'Ekocycle' During Olympics Wednesday

    July 31, 2012 9:53 AM EDT Will.i.am is teaming up with The Coca-Cola Company for a new global sustainability and recycling initiative called Ekocycle, a stand-alone brand designed to raise awareness and proceeds for environmentally friendly causes. The program will debut W ...

  12. Linkin Park's 'Living Things,' will.i.am's 'This Is Love' Top UK Charts

    July 02, 2012 8:46 AM EDT Linkin Park deprived Maroon 5 of a U.K. No. 1 album as the new sales charts were published on Sunday (July 1), while Adam Levine and co also lost their singles crown to will.i.am featuring Eva Simons. Linkin Park's "Living Things" ( ...

  13. Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Pitbull Performing at NBA All-Star Game

    February 16, 2012 7:00 AM EST The NBA All-Star Game has long been a music star-studded affair, and this year, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo and Will.i.am will be among the artists heading to Orlando for the big game. The showdown between basketball all-star teams ...

  14. Whitney Houston Remembered by Ne-Yo, Will.I.Am, More at Grammy Midnight Brunch

    February 12, 2012 12:42 PM EST Ne-Yo, with girlfriend Monyetta, at his fourth annual Midnight Brunch at Hollywood's Supper Club. (Photo: Arnold Turner) News of Whitney Houston's death broke just hours before Ne-Yo's fourth annual Midnight Brunch at the Supper Clu ...

  15. Backbeat: Stevie Wonder Brings the House Down @ Will.I.Am's Grammy Charity Concert

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Continent hopping: Fresh off the plane from MIDEM in France, BMG Rights Management CEO Hartwig Masuch (left) and BMG Rights Management COO of North America Laurent Hubert enjoy the show. (Photo: Mitchell Peters) The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am ...

  16. LMFAO To Join Madonna at Super Bowl, Says Will.i.am

    January 26, 2012 2:18 PM EST During the Super Bowl XLV halftime show last February, Will.i.am and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas brought out special guests like Usher and Slash to pump up their pop anthems. One year later, Will.i.am has taken it upon himself to reveal one of ...

  17. CES 2012: 8 Cool Things

    January 13, 2012 4:15 PM EST The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV announcement and Justin Bieber helping Tosy Robotics pitch a new dancing robot ...

  18. Will.I.Am and Intel at CES: Ultrabook Is 'the New Ghetto Blaster'

    January 11, 2012 7:49 AM EST LAS VEGAS -- So what exactly has Will.I.Am up to since being named Intel's director of creative innovation last year? As the Black Eyed Peas' leader detailed on Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, he's taking his ...

  19. 2012's Consumer Electronics Show Biz Blog

    January 09, 2012 7:29 AM EST Jan 13, 2012 | Blog Post CES 2012: 8 Cool Things Andrew Hampp, Las Vegas The music industry was all over Las Vegas this week, from Will Smith and Kelly Clarkson at Sony's presentation, Justin Timberlake's cameo at MySpace's TV annou ...

  20. Beyonce's (Non) Baby Mama Drama Bounces Her Up Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    January 05, 2012 10:50 PM EST Leave it to some (non) baby mama drama to boost Beyonce up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, as the expectant mother strolls from No. 35 to No. 15 on the tally. During the tracking week that ended Jan. 1, Beyonce's official Twitter ...

  21. Alicia Keys continues to Raise Money at Black Ball

    November 28, 2011 1:00 PM EST Alicia Keys performed hit songs, covers and collaborated with Usher and will.i.am at her charity's annual event, but the singer also played the role of a charmer. During an auction to raise money for Keep a Child Alive, Keys took off two 18-c ...

  22. Black Eyed Peas To Take Indefinite Hiatus Following Miami Show

    November 23, 2011 11:10 AM EST Following a Wednesday, Nov. 23 performance in Miami, the Black Eyed Peas will embark on an indefinite hiatus. The group is quick to state that their time apart is merely a "break," and not a "break-up," as Fergie, will.i.am, Ap ...

  23. Black Eyed Peas Raise $4M at Central Park Concert

    October 03, 2011 7:15 AM EDT After thousands of disappointed fans were forced to leave Central Park in NYC back in June for threat of dangerous weather, the Black Eyed Peas returned in full force to rock a crowd of 60,000 on the Great Lawn Friday night (Sept. 30). It was a &q ...

  24. Will.i.am To Play U.S. State Dept 100,000 Strong Beijing Concert

    August 01, 2011 7:20 AM EDT BEIJING -- The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am is heading back to China in support of the Obama Administration's 100,000 Strong initiative, designed to boost the number of American students studying in the Asian country, for a concert announc ...

  25. Usher Moves to WME From CAA

    April 20, 2011 8:01 PM EDT Singer-actor Usher Raymond has signed with WME in all areas. He was previously represented by CAA. The seven-time Grammy winner's self-titled debut came out in 1994 and he has released six albums since then, including two in 2010: Raymond v. ...

  26. Black Eyed Peas To Start Music Academy In NYC

    April 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where local teenagers will learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment. The six-time Grammy Award winners announced Tuesday that their Peapod Foundation together with the Adobe Fou ...

  27. Will.i.am Leaks/Promotes Britney Spears' 'Big Fat Bass'

    February 28, 2011 12:10 AM EST Whose got the mic? Will.i.am leaks and promotes "The Big Fat Bass" his collaboration with Britney W ill.i.am has leaked a snippet of another track from Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" album, "The Big Fat Bass," on ...

  28. Black Eyed Peas' Grammy Week Peapod Benefit Brings Out The Stars: Gallery

    February 11, 2011 8:15 AM EST Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Central 2011: Photos, News & More (Photo by Mitch Peters) "We had a great Super Bowl and now we're gonna have a great time tonight!"Those were the words will.i.am used to open the 7th ...

  29. Will.I.Am Named Intel's New Director of Creative Innovation

    January 26, 2011 6:52 AM EST Will.I.Am (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am has teamed up with Intel Corp. to become their new Director of Creative Innovation. The Grammy Award-winning musician will be assisting with the development of de ...

  30. Fergie 'Humbled' By Billboard Woman Of The Year Honor

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Women In Music luncheon took place today (Dec. 2) at New York's the Pierre Hotel, and Fergie, who was honored as the 2010 Woman of the Year, said it best when describing all the powerful women in the room. "Congratulatio ...

  31. AMAs: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Yeah, you saw will.i.am's Lego hat while you were in your living room chilling on the couch - but what did people on the scene at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles see behind the scenes at the American Music Awards? Here, Billboard gi ...

  32. Black Eyed Peas Drop New Single, 'The Time'

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are back with more pummeling synths and mind-melding hooks on "The Time," the first single from the group's upcoming album, "The Beginning." "The Time," unveiled today on frontman will.i.am� ...

  33. Usher Adds Four UK Arena Shows

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It may be Tinie Tempah's time on the U.K. charts, but the announcement of a new batch of live shows by Usher confirms that British fans's enthusiasm for all things urban isn't confined to home-grown talent. The U.S. vocalist has add ...

  34. BACKBEAT: Will.I.Am, Palow da Don, Rick Ross, and More At The 2010 BMI Urban Awards

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual BMI Urban Awards took place at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angles on September 10 and saluted the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the most-performed R&B, rap and hip-hop songs of the year. BMI President & CEO ...

  35. BMI To Honor Will.I.Am

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) will present their President’s Award to will.i.am during the organization’s annual Urban Awards ceremony on September 10. The event takes place at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. The invitation-only event salutes the ...

  36. Will.i.am Doesn't Support New Michael Jackson Album

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Michael Jackson album is expected by the end of the year, culled from unreleased material in his vaults. But Jackson collaborator and Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am is vehemently opposed to the idea. "I don't think that should ...

  37. Kelis Announces European Tour

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelis has confirmed a 17-date European tour in support of her recently released studio album "Flesh Tone" (will.i.am/Interscope). Starting at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Oct. 1 the tour visits Paris (Oct. 6), Brussels (Oct. ...

  38. Avon Onboard With Black Eyed Peas World Tour

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop foursome the Black Eyed Peas have announced that their 2010 "The E.N.D World Tour" has partnered with Avon Products. The company will be the tour's official fragrance and cosmetics sponsor. The tour has existing sponsorships ...

  39. Usher To Top Hot 100

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Usher will up his Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 count to nine as "OMG" is set to move to the top of the chart to be released tomorrow morning (May 6). "OMG," which features vocals by will.i.am, lifts 6-1 in its fifth week on the char ...

  40. Grammy Nominations: 10 Things You Didn't See On T.V.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST At Los Angeles' Conga Room following the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! Wednesday (Dec. 2), artists and musicians said what they think of the nominess and what they expect from this year's show. 1. In the pressroom at L.A.'s Conga ...

  41. Black Eyed Peas, Jason Mraz Streak To Hot 100 Records

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Two longevity records will be shattered on the Billboard Hot 100 chart to be released on Billboard.biz tomorrow (Aug. 20) morning. With an eighth consecutive week at No. 1 for "I Gotta Feeling," the Black Eyed Peas will have held the top ...

  42. Michael Jackson Left 'Endless' Supply Of Unreleased Music

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come. The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of J ...

  43. Black Eyed Peas Manager Charged With Assault On Perez Hilton

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto police have charged Black Eyed Peas manager Liborio Molina with assault after an alleged confrontation with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto. Molina, 36, was charged by the Toronto police's 52 Di ...

  44. The Black Eyed Peas Get Their First No. 1 And Take Aim At Target

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As individuals, we're misfits," says Fergie, the sultry female singer of the Black Eyed Peas. "Together, we're like one big misfit. People are always questioning who the hell we are." It's the day after the group' ...

  45. Black Eyed Peas On Course For First Hot 100 No. 1

    April 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas' new single, "Boom Boom Pow" (will.i.am/Interscope), will make a big boom on next week's singles charts. Interscope is projecting the song, released on March 31, will sell more than 400,000 downloads in its ...

  46. Obama Inauguration Festivities Lead To Sales Jumps

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST How big was the audience for President Barack Obama's inauguration? Big -- 2 million-people-on-the-National-Mall kind of big. About 37.8 million U.S. TV viewers watched Obama take the oath of office Jan. 20, making it the second-most-watched ...

  47. C3 On Producing President Obama's Inauguration

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST What does it feel like to be part of the team that produced President Barack Obama's inaugural activities? "It was an overwhelming experience," said Charlie Jones, partner in the Austin-based promoter/production company C3 Presents. ...

  48. C3 Presents To Provide Services For Obama Concert, Parade

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST C3 Presents' event production relationship with Team Obama continues as the Austin-based promoter/producer will produce major events at the inauguration of President Barack Obama beginning this weekend. C3 staffers have been entrenched in D.C ...

  49. Beyonce To Sing For Obamas' First Dance

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Beyonce will sing for Barack and Michelle Obama's first dance on inauguration night. And the song? "Crazy in Love?" Her version of Etta James' "At Last?" The Presidential Inaugural Committee isn't saying. "I ...

  50. Hidden Beach Inaugural Project Features Top Artists, Obama Speeches

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hidden Beach Recordings, in association with the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC), is releasing a commemorative CD/DVD set, "Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise." Stevie Wonder, will.i.am, Melissa Etheridge, Jennifer Hud ...

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