1 January 2010
The Beginning is the sixth studio album by American group Black Eyed Peas. The album was released on November 26, 2010 by Interscope. It serves as a prequel to their previous album, The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies) (2009). The lead single, "The Time (Dirty Bit)", was released on November 9, 2010. The second single was "Just Can’t Get Enough" and it was released on February 18, 2011. The final single was "Don't Stop the Party" and was released on June 24, 2011. The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 119,000 copies. The Beginning was the final Black Eyed Peas album to feature Fergie as a member of the group.
On June 6, 2010, the band confirmed that they were working on a new album in an interview for The Big Issue. The album was described as a sequel to The E.N.D., will.i.am announced that the new album, which "symbolizes growth, new beginnings, and starts a fresh new perspective," would be titled The Beginning and be released on November 30, 2010. The album was officially announced in a press release on October 26, 2010.
Some songs were made available as promotional singles for the album release. The first, "Do It Like This", was released on November 15, 2010, and the second, "Light Up the Night", on November 22, 2010. The Beginning was one of Oprah's Favorite Things for 2010, and members of Oprah's audience were given copies of the album 11 days before its official release.
A tour called The Beginning Massive Stadium Tour began in June 2011 in France and ended in November 2011 with a total of 20 shows.
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