Black Eyed Peas is an American band established in 1998. They are mostly famous for their songs “Where Is The Love”, “Shut up!”, “Boom Boom Pow’, and “The Time (Dirt Bit)”. They were nominated for 116 music awards and won 87 of them.
The band changed lineups several times and released two albums Behind the Front (1998) and bridging the gap (2000), which didn’t gain much popularity.
In 2003, the band together with Justin Timberlake released their first hit “Where is The Love”. While it reached the 8th spot on Billboard Hot 100, it topped most of the European charts, including UK Singles Chart. The same year, the band released their second hit “Shut up!” which became just as popular as the first one. Both songs went platinum. The album Elephunk released the same year was a great success as well and sold over 8.5 million copies worldwide. The band was nominated for Grammy, Brit Awards and received many other nominations. Another song from the album “Hey Mama” brought the band even more fame.
Black Eyed Peas recorded a soundtrack for the movie Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. The movie premiered on February 27, 2004.
In 2005, the band released their fourth album Monkey Business. Several songs from that album were created for the game The Urbz: Sims In the City. The same year one of the group members will.i.am presented his fashion line i.am.
Black Eyed Peas vocalist Stacy Ferguson, known as Fergie, tried herself in acting. In 2005, she landed a role in the Poseidon Adventures starring Russel Crow. She played a band vocalist entertaining the guests on the cruise ship. In the movie, Fergie sang “Bailamos” and “I Won’t Let You Fall”.
In 2006, will.i.am established a music company will.i.am music. The band toured the world and released a remix album.
In 2009, the band released their next studio album The End, which sold over 11 million copies worldwide and topped Billboard 200 as well as some European charts.
In 2010, the band released another album The Beginning. It sold 3 million copies worldwide and received platinum status.
In 2011, the band members announced that they are going on a break.
In 2016, they came back with a new version of “Where is the Love”.
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