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The Black Eyed Peas (formed 1995)
The Black Eyed Peas is a hip-hop act from America, based in Los Angeles. The line-up of the band is Fergie, Will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo.

Formation: The Black Eyed Peas signed to Interscope Records and released their debut album in 1998. The album was entitled Behind the Front and received critical acclaim, as did their live backing band, The Bucky Jonson. The single 'Joints and Jams' was selected for the soundtrack of Bulworth, which starred Warren Beatty and Halle Berry. The album included appearances from De La Soul, Macy Gray and Chali 2na of Jurassic 5. Two years later, they released their second studio album, Bridging the Gap, which also featured Macy Gray, on 'Request Line'.

Career: In 2003, The Black Eyed Peas released their third studio album, Elephunk. It was the first of their albums to feature the vocals of Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, who replaced Kim Hill. The original choice of singer had been Nicole Scherzinger, who went on to become a singer of Pussycat Dolls. Elephunk contained the single 'Where Is the Love?' which featured Justin Timberlake and was the band's first major hit. Another hit single from the album was the track 'Shut Up', as was 'Hey Mama'. The Black Eyed Peas re-recorded 'Shut Up' and 'Let's Get It Started' in 'Simlish': the language used in The Sims computer game. The Black Eyed Peas then released Monkey Business in 2005, much of which was written during their tour with N*E*R*D. the lead single for the album was 'Don't Phunk With My Heart'. Monkey Business features Jack Johnson on guitar. The biggest hit from the album was 'My Humps', which was critically panned (largely for its lyrical content) as much as it was commercially celebrated. They toured the album supporting Gwen Stefani. The Black Eyed Peas also performed at the London leg of the Live 8 concerts along with Razorlight, Eddie Izzard, Kasabian and Red Hot Chili Peppers. In 2005, The Black Eyed Peas' cover of John Lennon's 'Power to the People' was released by Amnesty International. They have also performed the song live with Mary J Blige and John Legend. A remix album entitled Renegotiations: The Remixes was released to iTunes. Among the various remixers were DJ Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock and Erick Sermon. June 2009 saw the Black Eyed Peas release 'The E.N.D.' (the Energy Never Dies). The track 'Boom Boom Pow' was a number one hit for twelve weeks in the US and also reached number one in Australia, Canada and the UK. The track 'I Gotta Feeling' was produced by David Guetta and will.i.am has stated that the sound of the album was inspired by The Presets. The third single from 'The E.N.D.' was 'Meet Me Halfway'. The following year, The Black Eyed Pees released a remix of the album entitled 'The E.N.D. Summer 2010 Canadian Invasion Tour: Remix Collection'. This was later followed by their sixth studio album, 'The Beginning', on 30th November 2010. After touring in support of the album, The Black Eyed Pees went on "indefinite hiatus" on 23rd November 2011. will.i.am later stated that The Black Eyed Pees were looking to get back together in 2015 for their 20th anniversary.



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Ariana Grande And Others Send Fans 'Over The Rainbow' With One Love Manchester


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It was an emotional night at Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert over the weekend. Major artists joined together to show their support for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing and their friends and families, and the singer herself had several surprises in store.

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The concert took place at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground last night (June 4th 2017) just hours after another attack in London that has also been touted as an act of terror. Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Coldplay, Pharrell Williams and many others joined Ariana Grande for some heartfelt performances, but it was probably Ariana's rendition of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' that really affected the audience.

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Ariana Grande, Mac Miller, Miley Cyrus and the Black Eyed Peas appear on stage at Ariana's One Love Manchester concert - The concert was set up to benefit the victims of the terror attack after Ariana's Manchester show the other week. Stars from the US and UK both graced the stage and played a concert full of emotion and love. The even was held at Old Trafford Cricket Ground - Manchester, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th June 2017

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Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus
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Ariana Grande

The Black Eyed Peas perform as part of the opening ceremony of the UEFA Champions League final held at the Millennium Stadium, the National Stadium of Wales - Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom - Saturday 3rd June 2017

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The Black Eyed Peas and Will.i.am

Will.i.am Confirms Fergie Has Quit Black Eyed Peas


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After a number of months of speculation as to her future, Black Eyed Peas’ leader Will.i.am has confirmed that Fergie has indeed quit the group in order to focus on her solo career.

Fergie – real name Stacy Ferguson – joined the Black Eyed Peas back in 2002 for their breakthrough album Elephunk, in time for their worldwide hit ‘Where Is The Love?’. However, in a new interview with UAE entertainment publication Ahlan! this week, the 42 year old rapper will.i.am confirmed that they had parted ways.

“Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we've always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us. People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie. On Elephunk, there were several females that appeared on that album,” the singer, a judge on ITV’s ‘The Voice’, said.

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Black Eyed Peas Have 'awesome Tech' Project In The Works


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Black Eyed Peas are working on a new musical project featuring ''awesome tech''.

Frontman Will.i.am announced the group - also comprised of by apl.de.ap and Taboo - have been working with 50 creative people on the project, which he is refusing to label as an album.

The 41-year-old musician can't wait to share the new music with their fans and he says they will ''enter'' 2017 in a ''fresh'' way by addressing the changes in the music industry over the last five years, including the rise of streaming and the closing of record shops.

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Katy Perry Confirms Lenny Kravitz Will Perform With Her At The Super Bowl's Halftime Show


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Katy Perry will be joined by Lenny Kravitz when she performs at the halftime show of the Super Bowl in February.

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Will.i.am Keeps Zipped Over 'The Voice' Judging Return: Will He Be Back For A Third Series?


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For two series, Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am has been a judge and vocal coach on the swivel-chaired singing competition that sees thousands of popstar hopefuls whittled down to just one winner. When asked by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat whether he'd embrace the idea of reprising his role for a third series, the performer and producer seemed to be being deliberately evasive.

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Will.i.am's A Busy Guy.

The 38-year old, upon being questioned whether he'd take part in series three after giving away his salary for the show to the Prince's Trust, he replied: "No. What that means is I paid to do The Voice that year. That means the hotels and the travel and the food, I paid to be on TV, because the money I would have earned went to kids in the Prince's Trust to learn science, technology and mathematics. That's what that means." When the question was put to him again, he replied vaguely "I did it the second year and it was a great experience." According to the BBC, they are still in talks with Will.i.am - AKA William James Adams - along with fellow judge Sir Tom Jones regarding their return to the show.

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Beginning Of The End? One Direction Sign INDIVIDUAL Publishing Deals


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Ah, we was wondering when this was going to happen. One Direction have added a couple more million to their bank accounts, though this time they're thinking for themselves. Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Liam Payne have signed SEPARATE publishing deals to cash in on all songs they have credits for writing.

It's a clear sign that the boys are beginning to look after their own interests following the phenomenal success of their first couple of years in the industry. The publishing deals are being overseen by Fingate, the company who also cash in on Elvis Presley's back catalogue as well as work by Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas and Foo Fighters

A source said: "This is a real statement of intent from the band. They have absolutely no intention of being spoon-fed pop puppets. They want to write and they want to earn as individuals." As well as the new deals, each of the five members have also invested in their own studio set-ups at home and have been attending writing sessions together after gigs. On their latest record Take Me Home, the band had three songs with individual writing credits while the others were penned by outsider songwriters. The group did not have a hand in writing the three biggest hits from the album, Live While We're Young, Kiss You and Little Things.

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Fergie Pregnant: Black Eyed Peas Singer And Josh Duhamel Expecting First Child


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Fergie has announced that she’s pregnant, the only way that celebrities know how to announce anything, these days. Gone are the times that their press agent would hurriedly scribble a press release and contact all the top journalists. No, Fergie did the thoroughly modern thing and announced it via her Twitter feed, with a message that read “Josh & Me & BABY makes three!!! #mylovelybabybump.”

That hashtag, of course, is a reference to the Black Eyed Peas song ‘Humps,’ which contains a line about “my lovely lady lumps.” We never were fond of that song… Anyway, back to the subject of the announcement, Fergie accompanied the message with a Photoshopped image of Josh and herself as babies. The young Fergie is holding a cat. We’re fairly certain that she is ACTUALLY pregnant though and not just going shopping for kittens.

Fergie, 37, and Josh Duhamel, 40 married back in 2009 and this will be their first child together. Duhamel will be ecstatic, no doubt, to have some good news to share with the public – especially after his latest movie, Safe Haven was panned by the critics ahead of its release last weekend. Fergie, meanwhile, is said to be working on material for a new solo album, according to MTV, though it’s unclear whether or not her pregnancy will cause the singer to go on a career hiatus. 

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Fergie Rumors: Is She Pregnant With Josh Duhamel's Baby?


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The Fergie rumors reached fever pitch over the weekend, after the Black Eyed Peas singer was snapped carrying what media outlets described as "a few extra pounds." Fergie - real name Stacy Ferguson - is approaching 40-years-old but it didn't stop the inevitable pregnancy rumors!

Anyway, those very rumors were shot down by Fergie's husband Josh Duhamel at the premiere of his new movie Safe Haven. Asked by E! News' Jason Kennedy whether he had any baby news to share with the masses, Josh answered with a pointed, "No." So there you have it, no baby Black Eyed Pea just yet. Jason told Duhamel, "You said it's gonna be your greatest career achievement, so we're waiting," to which the actor said having a baby with Fergie would be his "greatest life achievement."

The pregnancy rumors began swirling after Fergie was photographed in a black Gucci skiff dress, perhaps not the most flattering for her curvy physique though the speculation was a clearly a little premature. Ferguson and Duhamel married in a Catholic ceremony on January 10, 2009 after five years of dating. They first met when the singer and her group appeared on Josh's show Las Vegas.

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Sony Music Presents 'Cooking Songs' Released 4 March 2013

Posted on 31 January 2013

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taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez, The Black Eyed Peas and Jaymie Dizon - Taboo aka Jaime Luis Gomez of The Black Eyed Peas and wife Jaymie Dizon Wednesday 28th November 2012 arrive at AV Nightclub in Hollywood

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Taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez, The Black Eyed Peas and Jaymie Dizon
Taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez and The Black Eyed Peas
Taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez and The Black Eyed Peas
Taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez, The Black Eyed Peas and Jaymie Dizon
Taboo, Jaime Luis Gomez and The Black Eyed Peas

Five Of The Worst: Beyonce For Super Bowl 2013; She'll Surely Be Better Than This Lot?


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So it is Beyonce's turn to lead out the fun and games at the famous Super Bowl half-time show. Quite frankly it's been a long time coming; one of the premiere pop stars of the past decade and more, the former Destiny's Child's star power has been calling out for her to get the spot at some point. However, let's not get ahead of ourselves and assume that just because she is who she is, she's going to deliver a stunning fifteen minutes. Plenty of big names have been known to fall; here are some of, what we reckon to be the worst half-time shows in Super Bowl history.

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The fact that everyone was talking about M.I.A having the audacity to stick her finger up at television cameras tells you just how boring this half-time show actually was. A creaking Madonna did what she's ended up doing on most of her shows this year and sent her crowd into a stupor, with garish and brash visuals and costume not making up for an utter formulaic performance from the (former?) Queen of Pop. She should be thanking M.I.A for giving us a reason to remember it to be honest.

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Black Eyed Peas, Fergie and Stacy Ferguson Thursday 11th October 2012 Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie, real name Stacy Ferguson, out and about wearing black with gold accessories

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Black Eyed Peas, Fergie and Stacy Ferguson
Black Eyed Peas, Fergie and Stacy Ferguson
Black Eyed Peas, Fergie and Stacy Ferguson
Black Eyed Peas, Fergie and Stacy Ferguson

Black Eyed Peas - Taboo of 'The Black Eyed Peas' and son Saturday 7th May 2011 at Disneyland Anaheim, California

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