The Black Eyed Peas
Six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyed Peas have announced they will release their sixth album, The Beginning. The release follows up the group's blockbuster CD The E.N.D. released in June 2009.
Selling more than 11 million copies worldwide, while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart, The E.N.D. was The Black Eyed Peas' first original music since 2005's Monkey Business, which was certified triple platinum in the U.S., with worldwide sales of more than 9 million. Monkey Business generated Grammy Awards over two consecutive years, for "Don't Phunk with My Heart" and "My Humps."
The Peas' first Grammy Award came six years ago, for "Let's Get It Started," from their breakthrough 2003 album Elephunk, which introduced Fergie into the lineup, and transformed the group into internaÂ¬tional superstars with cumulative 25x platinum sales in nearly a dozen countries around the world. In 2006, Fergie released her six-million-selling solo debut The Dutchess and 2007 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee will.i.am released Songs About Girls.
Since forming in 1995, The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and more than 30.8 million digital tracks. In addition, they have logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold. The group has been nominated for a 2010 American Music Award in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group category.