Black Eyed Peas Set Date for ‘The Beginning’

How do you follow-up one of the biggest albums of 2009? By doing it all over again. After their multi-platinum effort The E.N.D., the Black Eyed Peas have set a release date for their next offering The Beginning.

Fergie, will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo have been in the lab putting the finishing touches on their sixth studio creation, slated for release on November 30. Frontman will.i.am checked in with Dipdive on set of his “Check It Out” video with Nicki Minaj, discussing how the disc is taking shape.

According to will, The Beginning will include 12 tracks, with four songs produced by DJ Ammo (Kelis’ “4th of July (Fireworks)”), three by will.i.am, and two by David Guetta. A first single is expected next month, but in the meantime, fans can catch the Peas on “The E.N.D. World Tour,” heading to South America in October.

When he spoke with Rap-Up TV earlier this month, will explained that he was taking his time with the project and didn’t want to rush its release. “You want it to come out right,” he said. “You know how big that brand is? You’re talking about every country on the planet.”