General Information
Birth name Allan Pineda
Birth date November 28, 1974
Birth place Sapang Bato, Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer, and occasional drummer
Genre(s) Hip hop, electro, alternative hip hop, hip house, Philippine hip hop
Instruments Rapping, vocals, drums
Label(s) Ruthless Records
Years active 1991-present
Associated acts The Black Eyed Peas, Eazy-E, Blood Of Abraham
Official website
The Voice
Season(s) 1
Allan Pineda (born November 28, 1974) better known as (pronounced "Apple Dee Ap"), is a Filipino-American rapper, record producer, and occasional drummer who is best known as a member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas.

He is currently a coach on The Voice of the Philippines and is billed as "The voice that ruled the international music charts."



He is now far from the days of his farming life in Pampanga, or the music he started making in his room. is a singer-songwriter-performer of international hiphop group The Black Eyed Peas.

Apart from making hits like "Where is the Love," Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling" etc., apl brings in his Pinoy roots to the group’s music like he did in "Bebot." As a group, they earned over 87 awards and 116 other nominations from internationally acclaimed award giving bodies like Billboard Music Awards, Grammy’s, Teen Choice Awards and American Music Awards.

"The Voice is the biggest reality singing show in the whole wide world. Ang bobongga ng mga coaches like my bestfriend in the UK, Usher in the US, I mean it's an honor to be a part of it."

For someone so popular, some people ask why he keeps on going back to his roots "I'm a Filipino and I'm proud to represent the Philippines. We have so many talented Filipinos here, I want all the talented Filipino singers be heard all over the world." apl concludes.


  • Due to a sight problem, has a tablet attached to his seat that will help him see the performer better. It will only activate if he presses his "I WANT YOU" button in the blind auditions.[1]
  • is the second Black Eyed Peas member to be a coach on The Voice franchise, after who is a coach in the UK version.

External linksEdit


  1. Mic Test: The Voice of the Philippines Primer
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