Most people know international recording artist Will.i.am (born William James Adams Jr.) as the producer and front man for The Black Eyed Peas, the Grammy-winning group that has performed at the Super Bowl and sold more than 18 million albums worldwide.
The Grammy Awards don't take place until Sunday, but in Hollywood, the festivities have already begun. Parties began earlier this week in clubs and Thursday night the big bashes began in earnest, as Usher and will.i.am got the proverbial party started with two talked-about events.
â¢ While hubby Josh Duhamel continues filming Transformers 3 in Chicago, Fergie was happy to spend some time with his family in Canada. During a tour stop in Winnipeg with the Black Eyed Peas, the singer gave Duhamel's sister a birthday shout out from the stage - then took her to the Bacardi-sponsored afterparty and introduced her to everyone on tour. The ladies celebrated all night long along with T-Pain and other friends.
â¢ After the Black Eyed Peas finished their second show in London, it was time to party! Fergie and Josh Duhamel joined her bandmates at British club Indig02 for the Bacardi-hosted afterparty. But Fergie didn't stay off the mic: She and her bandmates got on stage and performed again - and this time, she clutched an Alexander McQueen purse decorated with a bejeweled British flag.
SAN FRANCISCO -- If you haven't poked around the San Francisco Giants clubhouse at AT&T Park recently, a lot of things might surprise you. For one, the music over the stereo system is played at high volume. You're likely to be greeted by the Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow turned up to 11.
â¢ Fergie and her Black Eyed Peas bandmates sat next to Bradley Cooper at the Louis Vuitton
menswear show in Paris. The Hangover hunk had just flown in
from Los Angeles but he made it to the fashion show on time, taking his seat
just before the Peas arrived. When the show ended, Cooper headed backstage,
where he chatted up Fergie and her bandmates.
The 1974 subterranean thriller "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three" isn't what anyone would call an untouchable classic. If it's remembered for anything, it's for the hangdog Walter Matthau's garish shirt/tie combinations and the squalor of New York's subways.
â¢ In Paris with her Black Eyed Peas bandmates, Fergie found time to sneak away from promoting her new album, The E.N.D., for some solo shopping! The singer ventured to the Palais Royale, and was nearly unrecognized in her dark glasses and black top. Fergie then hit the racks at Rick Owens, selecting two pieces before trekking back to her hotel on foot.
Vivendi's Universal Music Group, the world's largest music label, said Thursday it will test the sale of songs from artists such as Amy Winehouse, 50 Cent and the Black Eyed Peas, without customary copy-protection technology.
I must be dreaming. I haven't slept in over a day and I'm finally lying down on a comfy bed and about to fall into a deep sleep when a voice in the distance softy asks, "Hey Arash, do you want to design your own shoe?"
Anyone heralding a new Elton John album as a return to form faces credibility issues. (You may recall the "Elton's back!" scare around 2001's "Songs From the West Coast.") But it's not crying wolf to warn you that "The Captain & the Kid" is EJ's best since the Carter years.