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Background information
Birth nameAllan Pineda Lindo
Also known asapl.de.ap
Born(1974-11-28) November 28, 1974 (age 42)
Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S
GenresHip hop, electro, alternative hip hop, hip house
Occupation(s)Musician, rapper, singer, record producer
InstrumentsVocals, drums
Years active1988-present
LabelsBMBX Entertainment
Associated actsThe Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo, Atban Klann, David Guetta


Allan Pineda Lindo (given birth to November 28, 1974), better known by his stage name apl.de.ap (Pronunciation: /æpəldiæp/), is a Filipino American musician, rapper, vocalist and record maker best known while a member from the Grammy Award-winning hiphop group The Dark Eyed Peas.

Early life

Allan Pineda Lindo was created in Angeles Town, Pampanga, Philippines. His BLACK dad, an airman stationed at Clark Atmosphere Base, remaining the family soon after his delivery; his Filipino mom, Cristina Pineda, elevated him and his six young siblings as an individual mother. As a kid, Pineda helped his family members subsist by farming lovely potatoes, corn, sugars cane and grain. The Pearl S. Buck Basis, a business that discovers healthier living conditions for young left behind or orphaned American kids, matched him having a sponsor called Joe Ben Hudgens, an attorney, through a dollar-a-day system. He initially found america at age 14 to take care of nystagmus, an involuntary motion of the eye. After a vacation to Disneyland, Pineda indicated his fascination with staying in america. It would consider another 3 years for Hudgens to officially adopt him, but at fourteen he shifted permanently to america to live with Hudgens.In LA, Pineda attended John Marshall SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, where he met and befriended William Adams (stage name will.we.am), the nephew of Hudgens' roommate. Pineda's early musical affects were Stevie Question, The Eagles, The Beatles, A Tribe Known as Pursuit, De La Spirit, Leaders of the brand new School as well as the Filipino rock and roll/folk group Asin. Pineda was released to hiphop by break dance. "I'd consider the jeepney completely to Angeles Town, and that is how I acquired released to break dance," he stated. "I'd see kids in the part break-dancing and I'm like, 'I wanna do this.'" Pineda revealed to People Journal in 2011 that he's lawfully blind in both of his eye, experiencing nystagmus and has already established this problem his entire profession. His eyesight was corrected in 2012.He has shed two of his siblings: his younger sibling Arnel committed suicide (that is referenced in "The Apl Music" in the lines "I assume sometimes life's tensions get you straight down on your legs/Oh sibling, wish I possibly could have helped you out"). His youngest sibling, Joven Pineda Deala, was murdered at age 22 in Feb 2009 in Porac, Pampanga.

Musical career

1988–2000: Formations and The Black Eyed Peas

The Dark Eyed Peas day back again to 1988, when eighth-graders will.we.am and apl.de.ap met and began rapping and executing together around LA. The pair authorized to Ruthless Information (operate by Eazy-E) in 1992, getting the interest of Eazy-E supervisor Jerry Heller's nephew. Along with another friend of theirs, Dante Santiago, they known as their trio Atban Klann (ATBAN: A Tribe Beyond a Country). Will 1X (aka will.we.am), apl.de.ap, Mookie Mook, DJ Motiv8 (aka Monroe Walker) and Dante Santiago formed Atban Klann. Their debut recording, Grass Origins, was by no means released because Ruthless creator Eazy-E had passed away.After Eazy-E died in 1995, Atban Klann reformed and changed their name to Dark Eyed Pods, and Dark Eyed Peas. Dante Santiago was changed with Taboo, and Kim Hill became a reliable background vocalist. Unlike many hiphop acts, they thought we would perform having a live music group and used a musical and clothes design that differed wildly from your gangsta rap noises of Los Angeles-based hiphop acts at that time. After becoming authorized to Interscope Information and liberating their debut, Behind leading (1998) the group (and their associated live music group) earned crucial acclaim. Among the singles from your recording was "Bones & Jam", and was presented around the Bulworth soundtrack. Their second recording was Bridging the Space (2000), including the solitary "Demand + Collection" offering Macy Gray.

2000–03: Elephunk and Must B 21

In 2003 Fergie became the 4th person in the group. They released their third record "Elephunk", using the strike singles "Where May be the Like?" and "Shut Up".In November 2001, work began on the third Dark Eyed Peas album, Elephunk. Advancement of the record started on November 2, 2001 and premiered just under 2 yrs afterwards in 2003. During development, just will.we.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo were to feature in the album. Through the creation of "Shut Up" (the next single released in the record), they understood that a feminine vocal works well using the tune. Originally, Nicole Scherzinger (business lead singer from the Pussycat Dolls) was contacted to produce a visitor appearance in the record. She was compelled to drop because she currently was agreed upon to a agreement with Eden's Crush. Danté Santiago after that launched Fergie to Will who was simply impressed with her vocal skills. She immediately created a bond using the music group and became a long term person in the Peas and her picture was imprinted onto the recording cover. In america, Elephunk reached quantity 14 within the Billboard Best 200 and it is their 1st album to graph in the very best 15. It obtained even more industrial achievement in the united kingdom Album Graphs where it reached #3 3. They have offered over 1.6 million copies in the united kingdom and 8.5 million copies worldwide. The singles "Where MAY BE THE Like?" and "Shut Up" reached #1 1. "Hey Mama" continues to be used for a number of advertisements including advertisements for Apple and iTunes. "Let's OBTAIN IT Began" also received common acclaim in the press section in which a cover edition of the track shows up in the film SPA Time Machine. Following the achievement of Elephunk, the Peas had been contacted by EA video games to feature a few of their music within the 2004 video game The Urbz. They remixed a number of the songs on Elephunk and translated it into Simlish and produced new songs for the overall game. In addition they feature in the overall game as playable heroes.The group released their discovery single, "Where MAY BE THE Like", in November 2002 (featuring Justin Timberlake, although he didn't come in the video). On the effectiveness of that one and follow-up singles like "Shut Up", Elephunk continued to market 8.5 million copies worldwide.

2003–06: Monkey Business

In November 2003, work began on the fourth Dark Eyed Peas album, entitled Monkey Business, the next album with brand-new band member Fergie. Upon the achievement of Monkey Business, that was released in 2005, the record was certified 3 x Platinum with the RIAA in the U.S. and provides marketed over 10 million copies world-wide. The Canadian Documenting Sector Association (or CRIA) provides authorized Monkey Business 6x Platinum, with product sales of over 600,000 copies. The Australian Documenting Sector Association (or ARIA) in addition has authorized Monkey Business 6x Platinum, denoting product sales of over 420,000 copies. The album's monitors gained the group four 2006 Grammy Prize nominations plus they also gained the Grammy for Greatest Rap Performance with a Duo or Group for "Don't Phunk with My Center". Relating to IFPI, over 2 million copies have already been sold in European countries. In the united kingdom alone, they have offered over 1 million copies, although that is significantly less than their product sales of Elephunk, which stand at over 1.6 million copies and 10 million worldwide. The music group announced these were going to have a break to spotlight their own private projects.

2009–2011: Continuation with The Black Eyed Peas with second hiatus and We Can Be Anything

In early 2009, both Fergie as well as the group still left A&M Information for unknown factors, both Fergie as well as the group remain with Interscope Information.The group's fifth studio album, The E.N.D. ("THE POWER Never Dies"), premiered on June 9, 2009. The entire sound from the record has a even more electro hop defeat as opposed to the normal hip hop/R&B feeling of their previous albums. After its discharge, will.we.am remarked the fact that record have been inspired by a vacation to Australia, specifically the audio from the Presets' "My People". "The power in the Presets' little small stage was crazy energy. That tune My People – that shit is certainly outrageous," will.we.am said, "This is why as to why this record noises the way it can – my 90 days in Australia." In its first week, the record marketed 304,000 copies and debuted at #1 1 in the Billboard 200. In america, the record became the ninth record to top the main one million tag in sales in '09 2009. The record spent 38 weeks within the very best 10 from the Billboard 200. The E.N.D. was the 7th best-selling record of 2009 in the U.S. In addition, it debuted at number 1 in Australia, number 2 in New Zealand and three in britain. Three extra singles, "Imma End up being", "Alive", and "Match Me Halfway", had been released through the iTunes Shop in the three weeks working up to the album's discharge.In '09 2009, the group became among just artists to have simultaneously kept the Zero. 1 no. 2 spots within the Billboard Sizzling 100, using their singles "Growth Growth Pow" and "I Gotta Sense", with another single "Meet up with Me Halfway" attaining similar success, from your recording The E.N.D.. These three singles topped the graph for 30 consecutive weeks in '09 2009. The recording later produced another Sizzling 100 number-one positioning with "Imma Become", producing the group among few to ever place three number 1 singles within the chart from your same recording before being adopted with "Rock and roll That Body" which were able to peak in the very best 10 of Sizzling 100. "I Gotta Sense" became the 1st single to market a lot more than 1 million downloading in britain.The Dark Eyed Peas were ranked 12th in the Billboard's Decade-End Graph Artist from the 10 years, and 7th in the Hot 100 Performers of the 10 years. In November 2010, they released the record THE START. The first one of the record was "ENOUGH TIME (Dirty Bit)" and topped the graphs in lots of countries. In Feb 2011, the group performed on the Super Dish XLV halftime present. The album's second one was "CANNOT Obtain Enough" and premiered in Feb 2011. The music video was filmed in Japan seven days prior to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. The 3rd single "Don't End the Party" premiered in-may 2011. In July 2011 the group announced they are going for a break and also have rejected breakup rumours. On Oct 11, released his brand-new advocacy campaign using a melody called "WE ARE ABLE TO End up being Anything" for education, stimulating kids in the Philippines and all over the world in which to stay college. He also teamed up using the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Base (NCAF), 57-75 Motion, and the Section of Education. Apl.d.ap and NCAF intend to build 10,000 classrooms in 2 yrs or less through the advocacy. His bandmates helped established the advertising campaign grand launch on the Dark Eyed Peas concert on Oct 25 on the SM Shopping mall of Asia concert grounds. On November 29, Apl.de.ap performed the advertising campaign melody with will.i actually.am on the Mnet Asian Music Honours held on the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

2012–present: Solo ventures

ON, MAY 19, 2012, Apl.de.ap attended the WE ARE ABLE TO Be Anything Advertising campaign Charity Gala Supper on the Westbury Resort in London. On Oct 13, Apl.de.ap teamed up with Wise Communications release a a music video called "Leap In" featuring American Idol Period 11 runner-up Jessica Sanchez. In March 2013, Apl.de.ap was confirmed to end up being among the 4 coaches from the inaugural period of The Tone of voice from the Philippines. On Sept 22, Apl premiered his brand-new single "Balikbayan" over the Voice from the Philippines. He performed the melody alongside the very best 8 contestants and Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj through the results nights the semi-finals. On Sept 27, he released the digital one, "VENTURING OUT". He also uncovered that "Balikbayan" will end up being released on Dec. On January 31 Apl.de.ap revealed his newest one and its own accompanying music video, 'End up being', featuring Honey Cocaine and Jessica Reynoso.He also appeared being a visitor mentor for Can.i actually.am on the 3rd group of The Tone of voice Australia. On June 12, 2014, he verified his come back for the next season from the Tone of voice from the Philippines.

Other ventures


Apl.de.ap was honored in the us with the prestigious THIS TIME AROUND Base for his charity functions. On November 18, 2008, he founded the Apl Base to help several communities and kids in the Philippines and throughout Asia. In 2011, his base formed a relationship using the Ninoy and Cory Aquino Base (NCAF) to make the "WE ARE ABLE TO End up being Anything" advocacy advertising campaign to greatly help promote education. Apl.de.ap and NCAF intend to build 10,000 classrooms in 2 yrs or less through the advocacy.

The Voice of The Philippines

During an interview created by The Huffington Post on 2012, he mentioned that he provides plans on releasing his have talent display in the Philippines. "I am functioning myself up to accomplish it because I'm not really utilized to getting on Television everyday... I am offered a present for next season," he uncovered. This ultimately fueled rumours that he'd be signing up for the panel from the present after ABS-CBN obtained the privileges to launch an area version from the Voice franchise afterwards that year.In March 1, 2013, ABS-CBN has verified they are in the ultimate stages of negotiating along with his administration to be its 4th and last official coach from the display. On March 7, it had been announced through ABS-CBN's entertainment internet site, Press, that Apl will sit as the 4th trainer. On March 20, the network's standard website mentioned that he was planned to do the original promotional plug with TFC London and it is scheduled to reach in Manila by Apr to meet up and use the three additional coaches and all of those other show's group. His promotional tv plug was shown on March 27 immediately after Television Patrol. During his intro as the 4th trainer, he was dubbed as "The tone of voice that ruled the world-wide music graph."Within an interview conducted by ABS-CBN Information, Apl admitted that it had been will.we.am, Pineda's friend and co-member in The Dark Eyed Peas, that encouraged him to simply accept the training stint in The Tone of voice from the Philippines. Can.i.am can be a coach around the Tone of voice UK. He also informed the press that he'll become truthful on training his artists, aswell providing them with constructive criticisms. He also really wants to talk about his life encounters, what he offers experienced the music market, and exactly how hard it really is to satisfy and reach it.

BMBX Entertainment

In 2014, he opened up his 3rd party record label, BMBX Entertainment, whose name identifies 'boombox'. The label seeks to indication South East Asian performers and present them a Western-style creation by collaborating with music artists in LA. The label resources its talent through the Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Its current roster contains Slapshock, Kevin Lester as well as the Voice Philippines time of year 1 semi-finalist Jessica Reynoso.

Top Gear Philippines

Beginning with period 2, he'll be hosting Best Gear Philippines, changing Gary Valenciano. He'll sponsor along with Marlon Stockinger, Richard Gomez (Time of year 1-3), and Jolina Magdangal (Time of year 4 onwards).

Personal life

During an interview with ABC Information, apl.de.ap said that he was created using a condition called nystagmus, which is seen as a an involuntary motion from the eye that limits eyesight. The interview demonstrated apl.de.ap undergoing an eyesight medical operation by Beverly Hillsides eye cosmetic surgeon Brian Boxer Wachler to implant artificial lens into his eye to improve nearsightedness and his nystagmus.Pineda is a local loudspeaker of two Philippine dialects: Tagalog and Kapampangan.



2011: It's Me Applebees


2012: "WE ARE ABLE TO Be Anything" 2012: "Soar" 2013: "VENTURING OUT" 2015: "TBA" featuring French Montana & will.we.am Featured tracks 2010: "Spaceship" (with Benny Benassi, Kelis, and Jean-Baptiste) 2013: "Gettin' Dumb" (with can.i actually.am and 2NE1)


2008 – Special Citation – Myx Music Awards 2010 – Best Hip-Hop/Rap Performance: Take Me towards the Philippines – Filipino-American Vocal Arts Society Online Music Awards 2012 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards - Global Achievement with a Filipino Artist