Will.i.am Thanks Fans After Celebrating "Emotional" Birthday

16 March 2012, 21:24 | Updated: 16 March 2012, 21:44

The 'T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)' singer has thanked fans after feeling nostalgic about his success in the music business.

Will.i.am has thanked fans for making a video made to mark his 37th birthday yesterday (15th March), and says the video has made him feel nostalgic about how far he has come over the years.

The 'Great Times' rapper admitted the fan-made video had been "emotional" to watch while working on some new material in the recording studio.

"Wow…im watching my birthday video… thank you to all the peabodies who made this," will.i.am posted yesterday evening. "It’s the best bday gift ever… you give me #willpower.

"Watching the #willpower video is making me emotional…thank you guys," will.i.am continued, after uploading a picture of himself in the studio. "I'm in the studio working and watching this birthday gift.

He added: "When I was 17 this was a dream…now its real thanks to you." 

Will.i.am is expected to launch his fourth solo album '#willpower' later this year. 

View a picture of will.i.am in the recording studio below (Credit: Twitter):

Will.i.am in the studio