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The Black Eyed Peas

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The Black Eyed Peas

Love- from Elephunk, which topped the charts in 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it spent seven weeks at number one and went on to become Britains biggest selling single of 2003 add

Category: Music

Founded in 1995.

Countries: United States (33%), United Kingdom (13%), (12%)

Main connections: Fergie (singer), Keytar,

Linked to: Interscope Records, Don't Stop the Party, Ubisoft, Benetton Group




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After Eazy-E died in 1995, Atban Klann reformed and changed their name to Black Eyed Pods, and Black Eyed Peas add something


Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album "Elephunk" in 2003 that they found widespread acclaim and achieved high record sales add something

1997 - In 1997, they once again changed their name, this time to The Black Eyed Peas, and began recording their first album, "Behind the Front", with the help of soul singer Kim Hill.


Kim Hill (soul musician) - During her tenure with the Black Eyed Peas, she signed a solo contract with Interscope Records in 1998


Kim Hill (soul musician) - Hill left the Black Eyed Peas in 2000 due to creative differences


Fergie (singer) - Having left Wild Orchid in 2001, Ferguson joined The Black Eyed Peas


Their third album "Elephunk" began development on November 2, 2001, but was not released until 2003 add something


Fergie joined the group in 2002, introduced to will add something


From "Elephunk" came "Where Is the Love-", which became The Black Eyed Peas' first major hit, peaking at No.8 on the U.S. Hot 100, but topping the charts in several other countries, including seven weeks at No.1 in the United Kingdom, where it became the biggest-selling single of 2003 add something


The third single from the album, although significantly restyled from the original "Elephunk" version, "Hey Mama" hit the top 5 in Australia and the top 10 in the UK, Germany and other European countries and reached No.23 in the U.S. The song received even more exposure in 2003 when it was featured in the first "silhouette" television commercial for the iPod add something


Their first major hit was the 2003 single "Where Is the Love-" from "Elephunk", which topped the charts in 13 countries, including the United Kingdom, where it spent seven weeks at number one and went on to become Britain's biggest selling single of 2003 add something


In 2004, The Black Eyed Peas embarked on the "Elephunk Tour", hitting many countries in Europe, Africa, and Asia add something


Much of the pre-production writing was performed on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus while on The Black Eyed Peas tour of 2004 add something


Their fourth album, "Monkey Business", was recorded through 2004 and was released on June 7, 2005 add something


Leela James - In 2004, James toured as an opening act for The Black Eyed Peas and Macy Gray


Fergie (singer) - The third single from the album, "Hey Mama", reached the top 10 in several European countries and later peaked at number twenty-three in the US. In 2004, The Black Eyed Peas embarked on the worldwide "Elephunk Tour"


In autumn 2005, The Black Eyed Peas set off to tour with Gwen Stefani, as supporting act add something


Let's Get It Started" won a 2005 Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and received two nominations for Record of the Year and Best Rap Song add something


Asha Bhosle - Also in 2005, The Black Eyed Peas sampled her songs "Ae Naujawan Sab Kuchh Yahan" and "Yeh Mera Dil Pyaar Ka Diwana" in their hit single "Don't Phunk with My Heart"


One Sweet Day - Carey's 2005 song "We Belong Together" and The Black Eyed Peas's 2009's "I Gotta Feeling" managed to stay at number one for 14 weeks as well


Fergie (singer) - In autumn 2005, The Black Eyed Peas set off to tour with Gwen Stefani, as supporting act


Sting (musician) - Sting appears as a guest on the 2005 "Monkey Business" CD by American hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas, adding vocals to the track "Union" which makes heavy use of samples from his "Englishman in New York"


Franz Ferdinand (band) - The band performed "Take Me Out" as a live medley with Los Lonely Boys, Maroon 5, The Black Eyed Peas, and Gwen Stefani at the Grammy *awards of 2005


Gil Reavill - "Dirty", directed by Chris Fisher, premiered at the 2005 American Film Institute Film Festival in Los Angeles and stars Cuba Gooding, Jr., Clifton Collins, Jr., Wyclef Jean and Taboo of The Black Eyed Peas


In September 2005, The Black Eyed Peas released an " $ iTunes Originals" playlist of their greatest hits, as well as some that were re-recorded especially for purchase through iTunes add something


In November 2005, The Black Eyed Peas performed at the half-time show at the Canadian Football League's 93rd Grey Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia add something


In December 2005, they embarked on the "European Tour", which toured multiple countries in Europe add something


On December 10, 2005, the Peas cover of the John Lennon classic "Power to the People", which was mostly recorded on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, was released by Amnesty International as part of the Make Some Noise campaign to celebrate human rights add something


In 2006, they went on tour with The Pussycat Dolls add something


Jorge Ben Jor - In 2006, a remake of Ben's "Mas Que Nada" became an international chart hit for Sérgio Mendes with The Black Eyed Peas after being used by Nike in a global TV advertisement during the 2006 FIFA World Cup; this remake reached the Top 10 in several European countries, including the UK and Germany, in addition to reaching Number 1 in the Netherlands


Sergio Mendes - The 2006 re-recorded version of "Mas Que Nada" with The Black Eyed Peas had additional vocals by Gracinha Leporace ; this version is included on "Timeless"


In March 2006, The Black Eyed Peas hit the road again as the featured headliner for the 6th Annual Honda Civic Tour with supporting bands Flipsyde and The Pussycat Dolls add something


Fergie (singer) - In March 2006, The Black Eyed Peas hit the road again as the featured headliner for the Honda Civic Tour


On May 11, 2006, The Black Eyed Peas performed at San Fernando High School at the football field add something


Fergie (singer) - With The Black Eyed Peas she enjoyed a series of hits and albums before releasing her debut album "The Dutchess", in September 2006, to success


On December 31, 2006, The Black Eyed Peas performed at the last stop on the Monkey Business tour, at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for more than 1 million people, being their biggest concert ever add something


In 2007, The Black Eyed Peas embarked on the Black Blue & You World Tour, visiting more than 20 countries, including Macau, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Argentina, Philippines, El Salvador and Brazil add something


Fergie (singer) - In 2007, The Black Eyed Peas embarked on the Black Blue & You World Tour, visiting more than 20 countries


The Black Eyed Peas performed at the UK leg of Live Earth on July 7, 2007 at Wembley Stadium, London. will add something


Summer Sonic Festival - They headlined the main Ocean Stage at the Summer Sonic Festival in Tokyo, Japan on August 11, and Osaka, Japan on August 12, 2007 add something


Carole King - In November 2007, King toured Japan with Mary J. Blige and Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas


Rowetta - The track has been sampled by many, including Laidback Luke, Slam, Steve Angello and Todd Terry, and was remixed and re-released in 2008, leading to a sample of her voice featuring throughout The Black Eyed Peas hit "Boom Boom Pow"


In 2009, the group became one of only 11 artists to have simultaneously held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the "Billboard" Hot 100, with their singles "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling", which topped the chart for an unprecedented 26 consecutive weeks add something


In early 2009, both Fergie and the group left A&M Records for unknown reasons, both Fergie and the group are still with Interscope Records add something


In the United States, the album became the ninth album to top the one million mark in sales in 2009 add something


The group performed at the American Music awards of 2009 with the songs "Meet Me Halfway" and "Boom Boom Pow" add something


"The E.N.D." was the 7th best-selling album of 2009 in the U.S. It debuted at number one in Australia, number two in New Zealand and three in the United Kingdom add something


Rowetta - Rowetta toured the UK with the London Community Gospel Choir in a new version of The Songs Of Sister Act. In 2009, The Black Eyed Peas sampled Rowetta on their global hit, "Boom Boom Pow"


Get Lucky (Daft Punk song) - Since both songs feature Williams, he became the first artist to simultaneously occupy the top two slots of the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart since 2009, when The Black Eyed Peas achieved the same feat


Not Afraid - Three songs received higher sales during their first week: Flo Rida's "Right Round", The Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" and Eminem's "Crack a Bottle", which were all 2009 singles - In March 2009, Will announced plans for The Black Eyed Peas to return, and within months, their comeback single, "Boom Boom Pow", had reached 1 on the UK Singles Chart and Billboard Hot 100.


The first single "Boom Boom Pow" was sent to U.S. radio on March 10, 2009 and was released on March 30, 2009 on iTunes add something


The group's fifth studio album, "The E.N.D." , was released on June 9, 2009 add something


David Guetta - On 16 June 2009, The Black Eyed Peas released the David Guetta-produced "I Gotta Feeling" as their second single from their fifth studio album, "The E.N.D."


On July 8, 2009, they made an appearance at the Isle of MTV in Malta add something


In September 2009, the group embarked on The E.N.D. World Tour, with dates announced in Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, which lasted well 2010 add something


On September 8, 2009, the group performed live for Oprah Winfrey's 24th Season Kickoff Party, on Michigan Avenue in Chicago add something


The Oprah Winfrey Show - While taping the show's 24th season premiere on September 8, 2009, the entire audience of 21,000 people, gathered on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, surprised Winfrey by breaking out into a synchronized dance set to The Black Eyed Peas' performance of "I Gotta Feeling"


In October 2009, they were the opening acts for 5 concerts of the U2 360° Tour North America leg add something


Vector Arena - The Black Eyed Peas done a gig in October 2009 on their E.N.D World Tour, with special guests LMFAO


January Jones - On November 14, 2009, Jones hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" which featured the musical guest The Black Eyed Peas, giving a performance that was met with negative reviews


In December 2009 the group performed at a disabled children charity concert in Mexico, with other major artists in front of more than 50,000 people add something


It peaked at seven on the U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100, making it the group's third top-10 single from "The E.N.D." "Imma Be" was released as the fourth single in the U.S. on December 15, 2009, reaching number 1 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 for two weeks, becoming the group's third number one single on that chart add something


The Black Eyed Peas started 2010 performing "Rock That Body", "Imma Be", "Boom Boom Pow" and other hits from "The E.N.D." in a New Year's Eve party add something


They performed at T in the Park 2010 on the NME Stage on the Friday July 9 and Oxegen in Kildare, Ireland on Saturday July 10 on the Vodafone stage add something


At the 52nd Grammy awards ceremony, held in January 2010, they won three awards out of six nominations add something


The group performed at the Grammys on January 31, 2010 add something


On March 30, 2010, The Black Eyed Peas were the first group to broadcast a concert live in 3D. In June 2010, The Black Eyed Peas performed "Where is the Love-", "Pump It", "Meet me Halfway", "Boom Boom Pow", and "I Gotta Feeling" at the 2010 FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration concert in South Africa add something


In July 2010 The Black Eyed Peas performed "Boom Boom Pow", "Rock That Body" and "I Gotta Feeling" in Central Park as part of Good Morning America's free summer concert series add something


Cheryl Cole - The single was certified silver in the UK. From May to July 2010, Cole was the opening act for The Black Eyed Peas at the British shows of The E.N.D. World Tour


In November 2010, they released the album "The Beginning" add something


Fergie (singer) - She continued success with The Black Eyed Peas and they released the album "The Beginning" in November 2010, which featured three singles, including two number one songs


Their sixth studio album, "The Beginning", was released on November 30, 2010, and received mixed to average reviews add something


Fergie (singer) - The Black Eyed Peas' sixth album, "The Beginning", was released on November 30, 2010, and is their fourth studio album to feature her as a member


In December 2010 they appeared on the seventh series of "The X Factor" in the UK performing "The Time " add something


According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Black Eyed Peas were the second-best-selling artist/group of all time for downloaded tracks, with over 42 million sales as of the end of 2011 add something


At the release of video-clip for the single "Just Can't Get Enough" in early 2011, the group spent a short film to the whole country of Japan as that country had been recently hit by an earthquake and the group filmed the video a week before the disaster in the country add something


Fatima Robinson - The Black Eyed Peas - In addition, Robinson choreographed the Black Eyed Peas' halftime show for Super Bowl XLV in 2011


Fergie (singer) - As Ferguson's five solo singles and six singles with The Black Eyed Peas have reached two million downloads in the United States, Ferguson was the artist with most two-million sellers by the beginning of 2011


Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show controversy - In fact, no women performed at the Super Bowl halftime show at all until The Black Eyed Peas performed in 2011


MTV - The Super Bowl itself would not feature another modern act for its halftime show until The Black Eyed Peas performed at Super Bowl XLV in 2011


Super Bowl - The halftime show returned to a modern act in 2011 with The Black Eyed Peas


In February 2011, the group performed at the Super Bowl XLV halftime show add something


In March 2011, the Black Eyed Peas appeared on the American Idol elimination show singing "Just Can't Get Enough" add something


Joe Swash - On 5 March 2011, Swash and Caroline Flack participated in "Let's Dance for Comic Relief", dancing to "My Humps" by The Black Eyed Peas, but were voted out by the panels vote


The music video was released on March 16, 2011, and it was filmed in Tokyo, one week before the earthquake and the tsunami add something


The video was directed by Ben Mor. The group's third single was "Don't_Stop_the_Party_(The_Black_Eyed_Peas_song)" and it was released on May 10, 2011 add something


The video premiered on Vevo on May 12, 2011 add something


In June 2011 Ubisoft announced they are developing "The Black Eyed Peas Experience", a dance video game for Kinect and Wii add something


During their concert at Alton Towers in Staffordshire on the July 6, 2011, The Black Eyed Peas announced they are taking an indefinite hiatus following the completion of their current tour, as they did between 2005 and 2009 add something


On September 3, 2011, the group performed a concert in Minot, North Dakota to benefit the victims of the 2011 Souris River flood that damaged over 4,000 homes and displaced over 12,000 people in Minot and along the Souris River add something


On September 30, 2011 the group performed a free concert, "Chase Presents The Black Eyed Peas and Friends", for over 50,000 people in New York City's Central Park add something


On November 11, 2011, the video game was released internationally in association with Ubisoft add something


On November 23, 2011, the group made their last performance for The Beginning Tour in Miami with opening acts such as Cee Lo Green, Queen Latifah, among others add something


Take Me Home (One Direction album) - Its opening sales denote the biggest opening sales figure for a single by a non-US artist and the third ever for a download by a group, surpassed by the arrivals of Maroon 5's 2012 single, "Payphone" , and The Black Eyed Peas' 2009 single, "Boom Boom Pow"


The Peas premiered a new song titled "Awesome" that was included in commercials for the 2015 NBA playoffs add something


Uptown Funk - On the issue dated 10 January 2015, the song reached number one, a position it has held for fifteen consecutive weeks, becoming the second longest-running number-one single on the Canadian Hot 100, only behind The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling", which spent sixteen weeks at number one


Lydia Lucy will be replacing Fergie in 2016 add something - In an interview with Capital FM, Will confirmed that The Black Eyed Peas were getting back together, and worked with Pia Mia on his new single "Boys & Girls" in early 2016, which received its first play on 7 April 2016


On June 2, 2017, there was a Billboard article that rumoured that Fergie was departing from a band add something


On June 3, 2017, they performed at the opening ceremony of the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in Millennium Stadium, Cardiff add something


On January 9, 2018, Black Eyed Peas released their first single in seven years "STREET LIVIN'" without Fergie add something


On May 17, 2018, the Black Eyed Peas released a single called "Ring The Alarm" add something


The single "Get It" was released on July 10, 2018 add something


The group released another single titled "Dopeness", featuring South Korean rapper CL, on October 25, 2018 add something