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Black Eyed Peas

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Los Angeles, United States (1995 – present)

Black Eyed Peas are an American / group formed in Los Angeles in 1995. The group currently line-up is formed by will.i.am, Taboo, Fergie and apl.de.ap. Black Eyed Peas have so-far sold an estimated 56 million albums and singles worldwide.

Black Eyed Peas went to centenary state high school and got their start in 1988 when will.i.am (born 1975 William James Adams Jr.) and apl.de.ap (born 1974 Allan Pineda) began rapping and performing together around Los Angeles. The pair signed to Ruthless Records (run by Eazy-E) after catching the attention of the nephew of Jerry Heller (Eazy-E’s manager). Along with Mookie Mook (Burning Star), Dante Santiago & DJ Motiv8, they called their group A.T.B.A.N. Klann. Their debut album, ‘Grass Roots’, was not released originally because Ruthless did not consider the social themes reflected in the group’s music to be marketable to their audience. A single “Puddles of H2O” was released in 1994 but no album was released (until it leaked onto the Internet in the mid 2000s).

After Eazy-E died of an AIDS related illness in 1995, they changed their name to Black Eyed Peas; will.i.am explained on the front cover of the Monkey Business album that “Black Eyed Peas are food for the soul”, hence the name. will.i.am has cited the Red Hot Chili Peppers as an influence and said he named his band after a food, like them. They replaced their original third member Mookie, with Dante Santiago the Peas original singer. Then Taboo (born Jaime Gomez) joined the group. Dante Santiago took on a role as a guest vocalist in the band and featured frequently on various tracks for their first four albums.

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  • Psychedelic_LS5

    Fergie, mulher, pfvr, faz isso não bicha eu te amo.

    Yesterday 2:56pm Reply
  • d1vergente

    Black Eyed Peas is nothing without Fergie... [5]

    27 May 7:38pm Reply
  • Jay_Monster

    Meet Me Halfway <3 Their best always

    23 May 11:03pm Reply
  • netost

    Ok, alguém lembra do Black eyed peas antes da Fergie?

    19 May 11:42pm Reply
  • Tiiga

    KINGS <3

    19 May 11:09pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    Where's new music?

    18 May 1:46pm Reply
  • masoqpedro

    Que mané fergie, nem é integrante original [3]

    17 May 3:56am Reply
  • Pawel23S

    MY kind of music. Awesome!!!

    14 May 4:00pm Reply
  • eduardodorap

    Que mané fergie,nem é integrante original [2]

    14 May 12:23am Reply
  • dersonveloso

    Que mané fergie,nem é integrante original

    9 May 12:41pm Reply
  • netost

    Esse grupo não funciona sem a Fergie, o will i am pode ser o lider e tals, mas a Fergie é o que atrai!

    5 May 10:14pm Reply
  • GabrielS2Alone

    I gotta feeling, essa música, ela é maravilhosa [2]

    5 May 3:28pm Reply
  • GabrielS2Alone

    Black Eyed Peas is nothing without Fergie... [4]

    5 May 3:28pm Reply
  • AshleeSimpson18

    Release a new song already!

    5 May 5:56am Reply
  • FosterTheMuse

    Black Eyed Peas is nothing without Fergie... [3]

    3 May 11:24pm Reply
  • SunglassesBoy

    not having Fergie on a new single is already a problem but the biggest one is that with or without her it would just suck. I hoped will.i.am. was saving a best material for this come back and Amazing sounds like The Beginning leftover which already consisted of The E.N.D. unreleased material. I just hope when the song is out it will grow on me because I really was waiting for this come back

    1 May 6:20pm Reply
  • ThahLvne

    I gotta feeling, essa música, ela é maravilhosa

    1 May 4:22am Reply
  • Mr-West07

    Fergie needs to ditch her solo attempt so they can work on a new Album. I miss them. <3 The E.N.D. > Monkey Business > Elephunk > The Beginning > the others

    27 Apr 12:43pm Reply
  • CGholy

    Hate to burst your bubble guys but their best albums were the ones before Fergie joined.

    24 Apr 12:29am Reply
  • Will_rebelboy

    Black Eyed Peas is nothing without Fergie... [2]

    22 Apr 12:13pm Reply
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