The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group that includes Fergie and will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo that was formed in Los Angeles in 1995. Since 2003, the group has sold an estimated 56 million records worldwide. Their first worldwide song was "Where Is The Love?" in 2003, which topped 13 charts worldwide. Another single was the European hit "Shut Up".
In 2009, the group became one of only 11 artists to have simultaneously held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100, with their singles "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling". These singles topped the chart for an unprecedented 26 consecutive weeks in 2009. The album later produced a third Hot 100 number-one placement with "Imma Be", making the group one of few to ever place three number one singles on the chart from the same album before being followed with "Rock That Body" which managed to peak in the Top 10 of Hot 100. "I Gotta Feeling" became the first single to sell more than 1 million downloads in the United Kingdom.
The Black Eyed Peas were ranked 12th on the Billboard's Decade-End Chart Artist of the Decade, and 7th in the Hot 100 Artists of the Decade. The group has been nominated for "Most Popular International Artist" in the ARIA Music Awards. In 2010, they released the album The Beginning. and, in 2011, the group performed at the Super Bowl XLV halftime show.
In July 2011, the group announced that they are taking a break and have denied rumors that the band has broken up.