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JUN
21
3 YEARS

Will.I.Am Donates $500K to Prince Charles' Charity

The Black Eyed Peas frontman and "The Voice" UK judge made the contribution to The Prince's Trust via his i.am.angel Foundation.

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Black Eyed Peas frontman, Grammy Award-winning producer and habitual featured guest Will.I.Am gave $500,000 to the Prince’s Trust, a charity founded by Prince Charles that provides financial assistance for disadvantage youth.

The donation comes via his i.am.angel Foundation and a month after Will, who’s currently a judge on the UK’s version of The Voice, met with the kids at an event in East London. Will also performed at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert earlier this month.

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“My donation to the Trust will help these young people build skills that are vital in today’s and tomorrow’s job market, including technology and computer knowledge,” said the multi-platinum music maker who grew up in east Los Angeles.  “My family made sure I understood that getting a good education and hard work were key to turning my dreams into reality and beating the odds that come with growing up in a disadvantaged situation.”

The Trust’s chief executive Martina Milburn said that the charity “depends on generous donations such as these,” calling Will.i.am. “an inspiring character.”

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Will.I.Am’s solo album Willpower is due out this Fall. Lead-up single "This Is Love," featuring Eva Simons and co-produced by Swedish House Mafia DJ Steve Angello, was just released. Watch the video for it below.

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