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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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  • 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

    9 hours ago 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
  • nacholorient

    Black Eyed Peas is nothing without Fergie...

    19 Apr 8:50pm Reply
  • uvcyclotron

    WHERE IS THE LOVE ! :D

    18 Apr 8:59pm Reply
  • alisson_costa

    Os reis voltaram

    14 Apr 11:59pm Reply
  • d1vergente

    "maaarch_hare nope. bring me my 2007 back.cause it was awesome. 12 Abr 22h55" LFMAO ELE PREVEU THIS IS AWSOME

    14 Apr 4:09pm Reply
  • d1vergente

    vocal da Fergie fez falta :/

    14 Apr 4:06pm Reply
  • Thrillgam

    sem fergie sem credibilidade [2]

    13 Apr 11:49pm Reply
  • alefspfc

    a melhor fase do BEP foi antes da Fergie entrar no grupo

    13 Apr 4:21pm Reply
  • renancama

    Saudades do tempo em que os artista faziam músicas por diversão e por amor aos que admiravam tal estilo. Hoje em dia é tudo competição, desde vendas até clipes. Fico feliz por Black Eyed Peas ter sido da época boa na indústria musical.

    13 Apr 4:15pm Reply
  • renancama

    sem Fergie? PASSO

    13 Apr 4:10pm Reply
  • JotaRib

    sem fergie sem credibilidade

    13 Apr 12:22pm Reply
  • maaarch_hare

    nope. bring me my 2007 back.cause it was awesome.

    12 Apr 10:55pm Reply
  • junioredighieri

    esperando o hinário de 2015

    6 Apr 12:56am Reply
  • f-ckoff

    The END worst album :D

    6 Apr 12:33am Reply
  • DjalmaSantana

    Bring me my 2009 back :( [5]

    5 Apr 6:05pm Reply
  • DjalmaSantana

    Saudades ♥

    5 Apr 6:04pm Reply
  • Mr_Night_one

    Они вообще собираются новый альбом выпускать? Соскучился уже!

    4 Apr 8:47pm Reply
  • junioredighieri

    We need more music :'( I miss u guys !! [2]

    4 Apr 1:02pm Reply
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