The Black Eyed Peas

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The Black Eyed Peas

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Members born all over the world

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The Peas, B.E.P
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Ever since they were a fledgling group in the environs of Los Angeles, The Black Eyed Peas have flaunted a passionate, energetic hip-hop spirit people have always been drawn to. They've earned fans worldwide with their inventive approach to hip-hop music, inspiring people with loose rhymes, and a…more

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  • Trivia

    • On April 1, 2007, Alanis Morissette released a spoof cover of The Black Eyed Peas song, My Humps. Later that same month, Fergie showed her appreciation of Alanis' version, by sending Alanis a cake in the shape of a butt and included a note saying she was a "genius".

    • The Black Eyed Peas won the MTV Video Music Award for "Best Hip-Hop Video" with their song My Humps (2006).

    • Fergie's debut album was recorded during The Black Eyed Peas Summer 2006 World Tour.

    • In the summer of 2006 the Black Eyed Peas went on a world tour along with The Pussycat Dolls and Flipsyde.

    • The Black Eyed Peas founded The Peapod Foundation, which is a foundation for supporting children, in 2005.

    • On March 28, 2006, The Black Eyed Peas released a remix album titled Renegotiations: The Remixes which featured remixes of their songs Like That, Ba Bump, My Style, They Don't Want Music, Feel It, Disco Club, and Audio Delite at Low Fidelity.

    • The Black Eyed Peas were originally called The Black Eyed Pods.

    • Past members of The Black Eyed Peas are Dante Santiago (1992-1995), Sierra Swan (1998), and Kim Hall (1995-2000).

    • The Black Eyed Peas song "My Humps" was nominated for the MTV Video Music Award "Best Ringtone of the Year" (2006).

    • The Black Eyed Peas had up and down success until 2003 when Fergie joined the group. Since then they have had unbelievable success.

    • The song "Don't Phunk With My Heart" was changed to "Don't Mess With My Heart" for radio broadcasts.

    • The Black Eyed Peas' song "Let's Get Retarded" was edited to "Let's Get It Started" in order for it to be played on the radio.

    • Singles:
      Joints & Jam (1998)
      Fallin' Up (1998)
      Karma (1998)
      What It Is (1998)
      ¿Que Dices? (1998)
      Head Bobs (1998)
      BEP Empire (2000)
      Weekends (2000)
      Get Original (2000)
      Request + Line (2001)
      Where Is The Love? (2003)
      Shut Up (2003)
      Hey Mama (2004)
      Let's Get Is Started (2004)
      The APL Song (2004)
      Don't Phunk With My Heart (2005)
      Don't Lie (2005)
      My Humps (2005)
      Pump It (2006)
      Like That (2006)
      Mas Que Nada (2006)
      Bebot (2006)
      Boom Boom Pow (2009)
      I Gotta Feeling (2009)
      Meet Me Halfway (2009)
      Imma Be (2009)
      Rock That Body (2009)
      The Time (Dirty Bit) (2010)

    • The song "Hey Mama" played in a commercial for the iPod, but also in the movies Along Came Polly and Garfield.

    • Several BEP songs have appeared on the big screen. One of the most recent songs, "Pump it", included on the album "Monkey Business", appeared in Big Mamma´s House 2.

    • The Black Eyed Peas have won the Grammy Award for "Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group" twice. They have won with their songs "Let's Get It Started" and "Don't Phunk With My Heart"

    • Discography:
      Behind The Front (1998)
      Bridging The Gap (2000)
      Elephunk (2003)
      Monkey Business (2005)
      The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) (2009)
      The Beginning (2010)

  • Quotes

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Positive messages and breakdancing are integral parts of hip-hop culture, but by 1990 those elements had been temporarily eclipsed by the tough gangsta image and bleak but compelling lyrics of West Coast groups like N.W.A.moreless

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    Positive messages and breakdancing are integral parts of hip-hop culture, but by 1990 those elements had been temporarily eclipsed by the tough gangsta image and bleak but compelling lyrics of West Coast groups like N.W.A. However, despite sharing a zip code, Black Eyed Peas' vision goes beyond the cracked-sidewalk vignettes and sampled gunfire of Los Angeles' gangsta style. The socially conscious group's earliest connections go back to high school, when will.i.am and apl.de.ap were part of Tribal Nation, a breakdancing crew. Eventually the pair focused more on music — hip-hop, specifically — and split off into their own as Atban Klann, their esoteric name an acronym for A Tribe Beyond a Nation. Eazy-E's Ruthless Records signed the group in 1992, but many in the Ruthless camp were puzzled by the group and the enthusiasm of Eazy, who had no problem reconciling his own gangsta style with the peace-minded breakdancing of Atban. Although an album was recorded, Ruthless shelved it, unsure how to market a group whose style wasn't dependent on violent braggadocio like N.W.A.The death of Eazy-E in 1995 signaled the end of any further deals with Ruthless. Undaunted by the experience, will and apl recruited another dancer/MC, Taboo, and reappeared as Black Eyed Peas. BEP began playing shows around L.A., impressing hip-hop fans with their mike skills and dazzling them with their footwork as well. In 1998 their debut, Behind the Front, was released to critical acclaim — not only for the trio of MCs, but for their live band and backing vocalist Kim Hill as well. Featuring guest appearances from Jurassic 5's Chali 2na, De La Soul, and Macy Gray, BEP's sophomore effort, Bridging the Gap, was released in 2000. The group's third album, 2003's Elephunk, featured a new member (Fergie, who replaced Kim Hill) and became their biggest hit yet, storming the Top 40 with three singles ("Where Is the Love?," "Hey Mama," "Let's Get It Started"). Two years later, the quartet returned with a heavily crossover date, Monkey Business, which pushed them into the stratosphere courtesy of the hit single "My Humps."moreless
  • black eyed peas rocks...

    10
    I really like black eyed peas like their songs but unfortunately black eyed peas now already splitted because like their member stacie ferguson and will.i.am already had their own albums by theselves like fergie her first single song was london bridge followed fergalicious and her latest song called big girls dont cry but I still like their songs like pump it, where is the love which was featured with justine timberlake. But their single songs was still incredible because even though the group had splitted each one of them had been the no.1 song of the people... like the people of the world.moreless
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