Allan Pineda, or more popularly known as apl.de.ap (pronounced as Apple Dee Ap)is best known for being a member of the Black Eyed Peas. Born in Angeles City, Pampanga to a Filipino mother and African-American father, apl.d.ap came to the United States originally to treat nystagmus, which caused the involuntary movement of the eyes. At age 14, he permanently moved to the US after he was adopted by Joe Ben Hudgens, who was his sponsor during his previous visit. In 1988, he met William Adams and from there they formed the Black Eyed Peas. The group found success in 2003 when their album reached quadruple platinum in the US. In March 2013, apl.d.ap confirmed that he will be a judge in the highly anticipated reality talent search, The Voice of the Philippines.