Black Eyed Peas

The roots of the world famous alternative hip-hop and pop group The Black Eyed Peas go all the way back to 1992, when rapping friendsWilliam Adams (will. i.am) and Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap) were signed to rapper Eazy-E's ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (41)

2010 American Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

Dancing With the Stars 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2011 Billboard Music Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Performer

Idol Gives Back 3 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 ALMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

American Idol 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fashion Rocks 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

So You Think You Can Dance 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 20th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 49th Annual Grammy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2005 MTV Europe Music Video Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 20th Anniversary Soul Train Music Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

American Top 40 Live 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

Themselves (Actor)

Fashion Rocks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Europe Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 Teen Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Performer

The 5th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big In '04 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love the '80s Strikes Back 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Justin Timberlake: Down Home in Memphis 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 2002 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Summer Music Mania 2004 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Billboard Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Performer

The 4th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Performer

A Home for the Holidays (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live (Tv Show)

Actor
Music (38)

The Wedding Ringer 2015 (Movie)

("I Gotta Feeling") (Song Performer)

Oprah's Guide to OWN: The New Oprah Winfrey Network 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Theme Music

The Hangover Part II 2011 (Movie)

("Imma Be") (Song Performer)

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

("Boom Boom Pow") (Song Performer)

Your Own Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star 2002 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Performer

Knight and Day 2010 (Movie)

("Someday (Theme From Knight And Day)") (Song Performer)

The Other Guys 2010 (Movie)

("Imma Be") (Song Performer)

You Again 2010 (Movie)

("Pump It") (Song Performer)

G-Force 2009 (Movie)

("I Gotta Feeling") (Song Performer)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra 2009 (Movie)

("Boom Boom Boom (DJ Ammo/Poet Named Life Megamix)") (Song Performer)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 (Tv Show)

Performer

Bratz: The Movie 2007 (Movie)

("Express Yourself") (Music Producer)

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties 2006 (Movie)

("Pump It") (Song Performer)

Little Man 2006 (Movie)

("Pump It") (Song Performer)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("Feel It") (Song Performer)

Be Cool 2005 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Kicking & Screaming 2005 (Movie)

("Let's Get It Started") (Song Performer)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

("Pump It") (Song Performer)

Along Came Polly 2004 (Movie)

("Hey Mama") (Song Performer)

Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights 2004 (Movie)

("Dirty Dancing") (Song Performer)

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Get Retarded") (Song Performer)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004 (Tv Show)

Performer

Spanglish 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Get It Started") (Song Performer)

Spike TV Presents GQ Men of the Year Awards 2003 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 MTV Europe Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 2003 MTV Video Music Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Thirty Days Until I'm Famous 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Song Performer

White Chicks 2004 (Movie)

("Let's Get It Started") (Song Performer)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

("Hands Up") (Song Performer)

The Rundown 2003 (Movie)

("The Boogie That Be") (Song)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

("Magic") (Song Performer)

Made 2001 (Movie)

("Cali to New York" (featuring De la Soul)) (Song Performer)

Road Trip 2000 (Movie)

("Duet") (Song Performer)

Scary Movie 2000 (Movie)

("I Want Cha") (Song Performer)

She's All That 1999 (Movie)

("Be Free") (Song Performer)

Bulworth 1998 (Movie)

("Joints & Jam") (Song Performer)

Very Bad Things 1998 (Movie)

("Karma") (Song Performer)

Biography

The roots of the world famous alternative hip-hop and pop group The Black Eyed Peas go all the way back to 1992, when rapping friends William Adams (will. i.am) and Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap) were signed to rapper Eazy-E's label, Ruthless Records. They set to work on an album that was never released due to Eazy-E's death in 1995, but the duo continued working. After a few different lineups and some name changes, they arrived at the name The Black Eyed Peas with a group that included will.i.am and apl.de.ap, as well as a performer named Jaime Gomez who went by the name Taboo. The group released its first album, <i>Behind the Front</i> in 1998, immediately setting itself apart from other hip-hop acts by writing its songs around a live band rather than samples. Another album, <i>Bridging the Gap</i> would feature singer Sierra Swan, though she would leave the group before its release in 2000. Then, the band took on a new singer, former child actress Stacy Ann Ferguson, who went by the name Fergie. Fergie proved to be the missing ingredient they'd been looking for, and their subsequent album, 2003's <i>Elephunk</i>, was a breakthrough release featuring a new, pop-oriented sound. Their next album, <i>Monkey Business</i>, was equally successful, spawning several hit singles. By 2007, the band was visiting over 20 countries for their Black Blue & You World Tour. When they reconvened to record 2009's <i>The E.N.D.</i>, the Black Eyed Peas were exploring a more electronic sound. After the release of their subsequent album, 2010's <i>The Beginning</i>, the group went on a hiatus. Though they released a song "Awesome" that was included in commercials for the 2015 NBA Playoffs, the song did not include an appearance by Fergie.

Milestones

2015

Released a new song called "Awesome" included in commercials for the NBA Playoffs. The song did not feature Fergie.

2010

Released their sixth studio album, <i>The Beginning</i>.

2009

Moved from A&M to Interscope records.

2009

Moved into a more electronic sound with the release of the album <i>The E.N.D.</i>.

2007

Visited more than 20 countries for their Black Blue & You World Tour.

2006

Recorded the song "More" for a Pepsi commercial.

2005

Released their fourth studio album, <i>Monkey Business</i>, spawning the hits "Don't Phunk with My Heart" and "My Humps."

2003

Released their breakthrough album <i>Elephunk</i>, the first record to feature the band's new vocalist Fergie, and the first to represent a polished, pop oriented sound.

2000

Released their second album, <i>Bridging the Gap</i>.

1998

Released their first album, <i>Behind the Front</i> with a lineup that included will.i.am, Taboo, apl.de.ap, and background singing by Kim Hill.

Bonus Trivia

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Set themselves apart from many hip-hop acts of the '90s by playing with a live band.

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Sierra Swan was a brief member from 1998-2000.

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Group's song "I Gotta Feeling" set a record for the longest successive No. 1 chart run by a duo or group in the Billboard Hot 100's history. 

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First seeds of the band were planted when will.i.am was signed to Ruthless Records with his rapping partner apl.de.ap in 1992, though their album was never released due to label founder Eazy-E's death.

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Briefly went by the name "The Black Eyed Pods."

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