Black Eyed Peas

"If I didn't mold my reality then I’d still be in the ghetto where people like me are supposed to stay. You have to dream your way out of the nightmare." — will i. am

  • Founded 1995, in Los Angeles
  • Members: will i. am, Fergie,, Taboo.
  • The Black Eyed Peas first major hit was "Where Is The Love?," the lead single from their 2003 album, Elephunk. The group's follow-up album, 2005's Monkey Business, had an even greater impact, achieving multi-platinum sales and spawning four hits: "Don’t Punk With My Heart," "Don’t Lie," "My Humps," and "Pump It."
  • The Black Eyed Peas made their debut on the GRAMMY stage at the 46th GRAMMY Awards in 2004, teaming with Justin Timberlake to perform "Where Is The Love?"  
  • Did you know? Black Eyed Peas members will i. am and met as 8th graders in Los Angeles and were originally signed as a duo to Ruthless Records, the label run by N.W.A.'s Eazy E. Later the duo evolved into a group called the Black Eyed Pods before finally settling on the Black Eyed Peas.
  • The Black Eyed Peas established their own charitable organization, the Peapod foundation. In 2011, through the Peapod foundation, the group opened a music academy for teens in New York City.  

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