Born in the Philippines Allan Pineda is better known as Apl.de.ap is a Filipino-American rapper and record producer. He is also part of the Grammy award winning group, Black Eyed Peas. Pineda revealed to People Magazine in 2011 that he is legally blind in both of his eyes, suffering from nystagmus and has had this condition his entire career. He started his music when he was in eighth grade with William Adams (will.i.am). They began rapping and performing together around Los Angeles. The pair signed to Ruthless Records (run by Eazy-E) in 1992. His group; The Black Eyed Peas were ranked 12th on the Billboard's Decade-End Chart Artist of the Decade, and 7th in the Hot 100 Artists of the Decade.
Their band member Will.I.Am stated in an interview that the band to record a new music in 2013. In March 2013, Apl.de.ap confirmed to become a judge of the upcoming inaugural season of "The Voice " in the Philippines.