The Black Eyed Peas

iTunes Rewind 2009: See What The Masses Were Downloading This Year

Exactly what do the Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Kings Of Leon and Lady Gaga have in common, besides dominating the airwaves across the country over the past year? They all landed high up on iTunes’ Rewind 2009 list of top-selling songs and albums.

Surprisingly, the Peas, who had two of the top…

Robbie Daw | December 9, 2009 - 7:51 am

The Black Eyed Peas Announce Tour Dates And Take Over Your TV

We’re figuring the Black Eyed Peas are one of the safer bets when Grammy nominations are announced tonight. Hell, they’re even performing at the televised GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!—Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night this evening, when the official nods will be made public.

So with all the hoopla and boom-boom-powing, it makes sense…

Robbie Daw | December 2, 2009 - 9:19 am

The Black Eyes Peas Boom Boom Pummel Kathie Lee On ‘SNL’

The Black Eyed Peas hit up Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and also hit (and bludgeoned and pounced on repeatedly) Kathie Lee Gifford. The big letdown was that a.) it was just a SNL skit mocking the Today Show, and not some spontaneous act of rage brought about by rogue, anti-Kathie Lee…

Robbie Daw | November 16, 2009 - 7:03 am

So, How Long Will It Be Before The Black Eyed Peas Are No. 1 On The Pop Charts Again?

Just when you thought we’d escape 2009 without another No. 1 single from the chart-dominating Black Eyed Peas, the group’s plaintive DirecTV tie-in “Meet Me Halfway” is up a whopping 119% on this week’s Hot Digital Tracks chart, selling 127,000 copies and vaulting from No. 16 to No. 5. Ahead of the Peas: …

Maura | October 21, 2009 - 2:00 pm

The Black Eyed Peas, With Art Direction By Lisa Frank

Apparently taking their visual cues from both the later entrants in the Star Wars series and the Trapper Keepers that Stacy Ferguson toted around the Kids Incorporated set back in the day, the Black Eyed Peas have released a CGI-filled (unembeddable) video for “Meet Me Halfway,” the third single from their album The E.N.D. One…

Maura | October 13, 2009 - 11:00 am

Boy Least Likely: Jay Sean Sinks Black Eyed Peas’ Titanic Run

Remember Lost in Space? What a timeless film: William Hurt, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, and TV greats Lacey Chabert and Matt LeBlanc. Back in 1998, there was such excitement for this cinematic recreation of the classic ’60s CBS series.

What’s that? You say you don’t remember this bit of Clinton-era movie magic? Or…you…

Chris Molanphy | October 9, 2009 - 5:00 pm

The Black Eyed Peas’ Reign Over The Hot 100 Is Done (For Now, Anyway)

Yes, it’s true: Jay Sean’s Lil Wayne-assisted R & B track “Down” will be your No. 1 single beginning tomorrow, evicting the Black Eyed Peas from their 26-week run at the top of the Hot 100 and answering the question plaguing many chart-watchers for so, so long. The question, of course, is this: Can…

Maura | October 7, 2009 - 1:30 pm

Which Song Has The Best Chance To End The Black Eyed Peas’ Reign Of Hot 100 Terror?

Now that the summer has ended, and the Black Eyed Peas have reached the half-year mark at the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, it’s time to start thinking about who could knock them off. While looking for insight on which artists could achieve this heretofore-impossible feat, I ran across a Newsweek blog post

Maura | October 5, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Time To Update That “Things That Have Happened Since The Black Eyed Peas Took The No. 1 Spot On The Pop Charts” List

It’s now been 26 weeks since the Black Eyed Peas first reached the summit of Billboard’s Hot 100 with “Boom Boom Pow,” which had a 12-week run at the top of the charts before being relieved by the group’s follow-up single “I Gotta Feeling.” 26 weeks! That’s half a year! At least the band’s April…

Maura | October 1, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Belting Like It’s 1989: Mariah And Whitney Enjoy (Fleeting) Chart Redemption

We complain often around here about the mainstream media’s tendency to oversimplify music stories in their quest for an easy headline. This week, Billboard’s Hot 100 and Billboard 200 suggest splashy headlines that practically write themselves: Return of the Big-Voiced Divas!

Topping the album chart is Whitney Houston’s much-dissected comeback effort I Look

Chris Molanphy | September 11, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Will Oprah Save The Music Business?

I’ve long wondered if an “Oprah’s Music Club”—an analogue to her beloved-by-publishers Book Club, in which the talk-show host gives a tome her blessing, causing it to actually be stocked in stores in anticipation of sales going sky-high—would be a boon for the music business, particularly in this time of faltering sales and eternally delayed…

Maura | September 8, 2009 - 11:00 am

The Black Eyed Peas: Inescapable No Matter Where You Turn

From a Newsday item on tennis players’ preferred U.S. Open music: “Michael Fiur, who manages all aspects of entertainment for the USTA, says this year’s most frequently requested song is ‘I Gotta Feeling,’ by the Black Eyed Peas.” Well, at least the Open has yet to be confronted with Holographic Will.I.Am entering the draw… right?

Maura | September 4, 2009 - 9:15 am

Sales Don’t Lie: People Really Like Buying Shakira Songs

A blogger at Yahoo! has a list claiming to count down the world’s 20 biggest-selling singles released after 2000, all of which have topped the five-million-sold mark around the globe. The surprising thing about the list, aside from Shakira’s dominance (songs by the hip-shaking Colombian singer take up 20% of the list), is how many…

Maura | September 3, 2009 - 10:30 am

Seasonal Allergies: Black Eyed Peas Dominate Hot 100 All Summer Long

As we approach the end of a summer in which some (including including our esteemed editor) claim that there was no one Song of Summer thanks to Michael Jackson looming large in the afterlife, we are a few weeks away from a rare act of chart dominance: Total Hot 100 ownership by a single act…

Chris Molanphy | August 28, 2009 - 5:30 pm

A Brief List Of Things That Have Happened In The World Since The Black Eyed Peas Began Their Reign Of Hot 100 Terror

Thanks to the back-to-back chart domination of “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas have reigned at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for the past 20 weeks—a run that shatters the record for most consecutive weeks at No. 1 by a musical act, which was previously held by Usher. “Boom

Maura | August 19, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Idolator’s Top 12 Pop Songs About The Internet

Trey Songz’ ode to sexy Twitpics “LOL :)” is the latest in a long line of songs to marvel over modern technology as it talks about love and romance; with the emoticon-addled track, Songz (and assistants Soulja Boy and Gucci Mane) joins a long line of Internet-referencing pop superstars that includes Prince, Britney Spears, Todd…

Maura | July 31, 2009 - 1:00 pm

Michael Jackson Owns The Charts Once Again

Above: the top three albums on the latest album-sales chart put together by industry rag Hits, which tallied sales through Sunday. Michael Jackson took all three of the top spots, with Thriller notching 106,956 sales, the 38-song compilation Essential Michael Jackson selling 105,648 copies, and the more pared-down Number Ones collection moving 104,163 units. These…

Maura | June 30, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Perez Hilton Moving On To Making People Who Argue In Favor Of Free Speech Look Bad By Association

Perez Hilton has sued Black Eyed Peas manager Polo Molino for battery and–please make sure you aren’t drinking anything when you read this–“infliction of emotional distress” following their altercation after the MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday night in Toronto. You would think the roffles brought by the blowhardy blogger being able to dish out “emotional…

Maura | June 24, 2009 - 3:45 pm

Oh boy, there’s video of Perez Hilton throwing the f-word that might sully his gay-rights-activist bona fides in the direction of and getting clocked as a result. In related news, Peas manager Polo Molina has claimed responsibility for the attack and turned himself in to Toronto police, who have charged him with assault. In…

Maura | June 22, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Perez Hilton And Will.I.Am: Boom Boom Pow?

Last night’s MuchMusic Video Awards ended with Nickelback as the big winner, but the person who everyone is talking about this morning is Technicolor-haired gossip Mario “Perez Hilton” Lavandeira, who claimed to have been assaulted by lead Black Eyed Pea and his bodyguard at an afterparty for the MuchMusic Video Awards. In the wake…

Maura | June 22, 2009 - 9:30 am
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