1 January 2005
Monkey Business is the fourth studio album by American group Black Eyed Peas. It was released on June 7, 2005, by the will.i.am Music Group and A&M Records. It was recorded in "two and three-month spurts" throughout 2004 while the group was on tour.
The album was certified three times Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and has sold over 9 million copies worldwide. The Canadian Recording Industry Association (or CRIA) has certified Monkey Business 6× Platinum, with sales of over 600,000 copies. The Australian Recording Industry Association (or ARIA) has also certified Monkey Business 6× Platinum, denoting sales of over 420,000 copies. The album's tracks earned the group four 2006 Grammy Award nominations and they also won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Don't Phunk with My Heart". According to IFPI, over 2 million copies have been sold in Europe. The band promoted the album embarking on two concert tours: the Monkey Business Tour and the Black Blue & You Tour.
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