Six-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyes Peas release their sixth album, The Beginning (iTunes / Amazon MP3 / CD), today on Interscope Records. â€œThe Time (Dirty Bit),â€ the first single from The Beginning, went straight to No. 1 on iTunes in 11 countries, including Canada, Australia, France, Germany, and Mexico.
The Black Eyed Peas performed, â€œThe Time (Dirty Bit),â€ at the 2010 American Music Awards, where they took home the award for â€œFavorite Pop Rock Band/Duo/Group.â€ Oprah Winfrey invited the group to perform on her â€œUltimate Favorite Thingsâ€ episode on November 19th, calling them â€œmy favorite group and one of my favorite things.â€ Entertainment Weekly raves, â€œEvery song is piled high with slick hip-hop rhythms, and bright synch parts…all furthering the goal of maximum catchiness.â€ â€œTheyâ€™ve succeeded at keeping the good times rolling yet again.â€
The Black Eyed Peas will perform during The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show on FOX at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, February 6th, 2011. They join an esteemed list of artists â€”The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and U2 â€” whoâ€™ve performed during the show, which is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 153 million viewers in the U.S. alone watched last yearâ€™s telecast.
Those who buy The Beginning (iTunes / Amazon MP3 / CD) can win a chance to be the groupâ€™s special guest at the Bridgestone Halftime Show in Dallas. See official rules at: www.BlackEyedPeas.com/TheBigWinning.
The Beginning (iTunes / Amazon MP3 / CD) is the follow-up to The Black Eyed Peasâ€™ blockbuster album The E.N.D., which has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It is also the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs on Billboardâ€™s Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 hits â€œBoom Boom Pow,â€ â€œI Gotta Feelingâ€ (which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan history), and â€œImma Be,â€ as well as the Top 10â€™s â€œMeet Me Halfwayâ€ and â€œRock That Body.â€ The quartet, comprised of will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap, and Taboo, has logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold.
Watch the video for â€œThe Time (Dirty Bit),â€ directed by Rich Lee, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwQZQygg3Lk.