Black Eyed Peas

Nov
24
Black Eyed Peas Spread Love and Music at Farewell Show

Fergie and will.i.am

The Black Eyed Peas came together for one last hurrah before taking an indefinite break. The fantastic four—will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo, and apl.de.ap—rocked Miami’s Sun Life Stadium with their smash hits including “I Gotta Feeling,” “The Time (Dirty Bit),” and “Boom Boom Pow.” Hosted by Queen Latifah, Wednesday’s farewell concert also featured performances from Cee Lo Green, Jason DeRulo, Flo Rida, T-Pain, and Sean Kingston.

Will.i.am reflected on the Cali collective’s early days. “I remember when we got 30 dollars to play a Cal State Northridge party,” he recalled. “And it feels so good that this many years later we’re here at [Sun Life Stadium], and we thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts for helping us pursue our dreams.”

The platinum hitmaker shared some words of encouragement. “Whatever it is you wanna do in life, if somebody tells you no, don’t listen to them. Pursue your dreams, surround yourself with good friends,” he said. “Black Eyed Peas is a family, we are friends, and we helped each other get here—and you guys are an extension of that friendship. We are here in this stadium today representing family and love, a day before Thanksgiving, and we thank you guys for the love.”

Will is readying his solo album #willpower for release next year, Fergie wants to start a family with her husband Josh Duhamel, apl.de.ap will spend time in his native Philippines, and Taboo will get to see more of his wife and kids.

Despite their hiatus, the group insists they are not breaking up. “When we take breaks, we work on side projects or get our little personal stuff in order to then come back and make beautiful music,” will told Ellen DeGeneres.

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Nov
23
Black Eyed Peas Announce Hiatus Plans on ‘Ellen’

Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas are taking a break, but despite rumors, they are not breaking up. Fergie, will.i.am, Taboo, and apl.de.ap appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to make the announcement.

“When we take breaks, we work on side projects or get our little personal stuff in order to then come back and make beautiful music,” said frontman will.i.am, who will release his solo album #willpower next year.

Fergie, who is already on baby bump watch, is taking some time to relax and start a family with husband Josh Duhamel. “I’d like to go days without wearing makeup and doing my footwear collection and fragrances, just going where the day takes me,” said the singer. “That to me is kinda foreign right now.”

The Peas will play their final show before their hiatus tonight at Sun Life Stadium in Miami with guests including Cee Lo Green, Marc Anthony, Flo Rida, Sean Kingston, and Jason Derulo.

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Sep
24
Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Alicia Keys, & Black Eyed Peas Hit Vegas for iHeartRadio Festival

Jimmy Iovine, Fergie, and Dr. Dre

Las Vegas was the place to be on Friday night as Clear Channel presented its inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The first day’s jam-packed lineup included the Black Eyed Peas, Bruno Mars, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and more.

Fergie, will.i.am, Taboo, and apl.de.ap kicked off the evening with an electrifying set, getting a hand from “America’s Best Dance Crew” champs The Jabbawockeez. Bruno Mars and his dapper band reprised their heartfelt tribute to Amy Winehouse, leading the crowd in chants of “We Love You, Amy” as they performed “Valerie.”

Alicia Keys dazzled at the piano with “No One,” “Fallin’,” and “If I Ain’t Got You,” before passing the mic to Jay-Z. Mr. Carter brought New York to Vegas, staging a medley of his hits with help from Memphis Bleek. He invited Alicia back to the stage to duet on “Empire State of Mind.” “Beautiful night, Las Vegas. I want to thank you for all the love,” said Hov.

The backstage star sightings were equally exciting, as Dr. Dre posed with Fergie and will.i.am caught up with Alicia Keys. Nicki Minaj, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, and Usher will take the stage tonight.

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Jun
3
Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas Perform at Walmart Shareholders’ Meeting

Alicia Keys

Walmart sure knows how to party. The retail giant held its annual shareholders’ meeting at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on Friday (June 3). The star-studded corporate gig was hosted by Will Smith and featured performances from Alicia Keys, Black Eyed Peas, and “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery.

“How’s everybody feeling today? Thank you so much for having me. I want to give a big, big shout-out to all my people from Walmart all over the world here tonight,” said Alicia, taking a seat at the piano in a leg-baring blue dress with hot pink heels.

“I’d like to tell you a little bit about where I’m from,” she told stockholders and employees before performing “Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down” and “No One.” The 10th anniversary edition of her debut songs in A minor will be released to Walmart stores and other retailers on June 28.

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May
25
Will.i.am Gets Smart with ‘Black Einstein’ Solo Album

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The Black Eyed Peas may be taking a break, but will.i.am shows no signs of slowing down. The leader of the band is prepping another solo album.

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May
24
Black Eyed Peas Light Up ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale [Video]

Fergie

The Black Eyed Peas transformed the ballroom into a futuristic nightclub for the season finale of “Dancing With the Stars.” The Fantastic Four performed their new single “Don’t Stop the Party” before the winner was crowned. Fergie towered high above the crowd on a platform before joining her bandmates on the dance floor for the electrifying laser show. Get pumped to the Peas.

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May
22
Black Eyed Peas Perform at the Billboard Music Awards [Video]

will.i.am and Fergie

The Black Eyed Peas lit up Las Vegas with an electrifying medley of “Just Can’t Get Enough,” “The Time (Dirty Bit),” and “I Gotta Feeling” at the Billboard Music Awards. Fergie—in a luminous dress by Philips Lighting—and will.i.am started out the performance on piano, linking up with apl.de.ap and Taboo as they cranked up the volume on their dance party.

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