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Will.i.am: The Unauthorized Biography traces the rise to fame and fortune of William James Adams, Jr. (stage name Will.i.am). The book explores his troubled childhood and shows how his early love of flamboyant dress and his talent for rap saved him from the sad fates that befell many of his friends and neighbours. Bringing the story up to date, it reveals the truth behind his self-confessed 'freak out' in 2008, his mixed fortunes as a manager, his relationship with pop princess Cheryl Cole and his eventful first series as a judge on The Voice. His role on this show has propelled Will.i.am to ever more remarkable heights, playing a key role at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert, a stint carrying the Olympic torch and working alongside NASA on a project designed to inspire children to get involved in science. He has also been praised for his philanthropic work, most recently donating the majority of his earnings from The Voice to the Prince's Trust. This is the perfect book for fans of this enigmatic individual, at last revealing the truth behind the shades...
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