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Black Eyed Peas Biography

The Black Eyed Peas

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.

The Black Eyed Peas: The Early Years

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'.

The Black Eyed Peas: Breakthrough & 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 Black Eyed Peas: Side Projects

Will.i.am has had a successful solo career in his own right and has collaborated with a number of high profile artists, including Michael Jackson, Cheryl Cole, Sergio Mendes, Carlos Santana and U2.

Fergie has also had a successful solo career, with the release of The Duchess, her 2006 album.

Apl.de.ap announced that he was working on a solo album, with Chad Hugo of the Neptunes as well as Illmind of G-Unit.

Taboo announced that his debut, self-titled album would be released in 2010.

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The Latest Black Eyed Peas News

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16th February 2014

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14th February 2014

The stars of the Black Eyed Peas are mourning the death of a close friend.Nick Lauher, who worked as part...

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Black Eyed Peas Reviews

Black Eyed Peas - The Beginning Album Review

22nd December 2010

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The Black Eyed Peas - Renegotiations: The Remixes Album

23rd March 2006

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Black Eyed Peas - Pump It Single Review

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The Black Eyed Peas - Don't Lie Single Review

28th September 2005

The Black Eyed PeasDon't LieThe Black Eye Peas continue on with their recent success releasing...

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Black Eyed Peas Festivals

Rock Werchter

3rd July 2014

Rock Werchter

3rd July 2014

Optimus Alive!

13th July 2012

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

Wireless Festival

4th July 2014

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Black Eyed Peas are the best group ever!!!

7 years 10 months ago
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fergie_fan

Just seen that there's a competition on www.pepsi.co.uk website to win VIP tickets to see the Peas in Stockholm. Think the VIP bit is a recording session with Will.

6 years 8 months ago
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HalfHippie

I listened to as much of their music as I could stomach! They are the most overated group to date. I just don't hear the great - they may all be talented but performance art is just not my thing.

3 years 3 months ago
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BackstageCreations

Just letting Black Eyed Peas fans know that The Black Eyed peas have donated an autographed gift bag to the Aids Healthcare Foundation from the 2006 BET Awards(signed by William Hop). The bag is currently being auctioned off on ebay. The gift bag contains items such as Sean Jean cologne, a bottle of 267 Vodka Infusion, gift back from Phytospecific, Roca wear sweatsuit for women, and more! Log on to ebay.com and search the BET AWARDS to view the signed bag!

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