Will.I.Am’s Education Background

Will.I.Am is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, and producer. He is probably best known for being in the band The Black Eyed Peas. He also produces music with other artists, such as Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, and Usher. He also provided his voice for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Date Night. Will.I.Am is headed back to the big screen when he lends his voice to Rio: The Movie, along with Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, and Jamie Foxx. EDUinReview will now take a look at this talented artist’s education background.

Will.I.Am was born as William James Adams, Jr. on March 15, 1975 in Inglewood, California. He was raised by his mother, Debra, who also was one of the first people to encourage him to develop his musical skills. He attended Palisades Charter High School.

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Will.I.Am Introduces I Am Scholarship on Oprah

The first recipients of the I Am Scholarship. (via Oprah.com)

The first recipients of the I Am Scholarship. (via Oprah.com)

Oprah is constantly encouraging us all to simply do what we can to help one another. Read to a child, help a neighbor with a ride, or donate money to a worthwhile cause — it all goes a long way in helping each other and our communities. When Grammy winner and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.I.Am looked inside and asked what we could do, he decided to start a scholarship fund.

The I Am Scholarship was introduced on the May 5, 2009 episode of Oprah. He’d approached Oprah’s girlfriend Gayle King and let her know he wanted to send one kid to college, with some extra cash he’d made DJing. He wanted to help a student who had a similar background to him — growing up in the home of a single mom. Oprah’s team worked with Gayle to send him the names of four students who would meet and exceed his expectations. Read the rest of this entry »


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