The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group that includes Fergie and will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo that was formed in Los Angeles in 1995. Since 2003, the group has sold an estimated 56 million records worldwide.
The Black Eyed Peas were ranked 12th on the Billboard's Decade-End Chart Artist of the Decade, and 7th in the Hot 100 Artists of the Decade. The group has been nominated for "Most Popular International Artist" in the ARIA Music Awards.
In June 2003, the band released its third album, Elephunk, which included the singles "*Where Is The Love?", the band's first international number-one single, "Shut Up", "Hey Mama", and "Let's Get It Started". The album peaked at number fourteen in the US and was certified two times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It peaked at number one on the Australian Albums Chart; number two on the Canadian Albums Chart, French and New Zealand Albums Chart; and number three in the UK Albums Chart. Their fourth album, entitled Monkey Business, was released in 2005 and reached number two in the US and number one in many countries. It spawned their two highest-charting singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the time, "Don't Phunk with My Heart" and "My Humps", both of which reached number three.
The Black Eyed Peas released their fifth studio album, The E.N.D, in June 2009. It became their highest charting album in the US, reaching number one. The first single from the album, "Boom Boom Pow", peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the band's first US number-one hit, and held onto the top spot for twelve weeks until the album's second single, "I Gotta Feeling", replaced it. "I Gotta Feeling" also replaced "Boom Boom Pow" at the top of the charts in Canada and Australia and peaked at number one in numerous other countries, including the United Kingdom. The album's third single, "Meet Me Halfway", has peaked at number one in Australia, Germany and the UK and reached the top ten in the US. The fourth single, "Imma Be", became the group's third number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Black Eyed Peas released their sixth studio album, The Beginning, in November 2010. The first single from the album, "The Time (Dirty Bit)", reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart on December 12. The second single was "Just Can't Get Enough", and it was released in February 2011. The album's third single was "Don't Stop the Party", and it was released in May 2011. In 2015, they celebrated their 20th anniversary and released the songs "Awesome" and "Yesterday". As of June 2011, the group has sold approximately 32.5 million albums and 31 million singles worldwide.