will.i.am Discusses ‘Boom Boom Pow’ & ‘I Gotta Feeling’ Origins

Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am revealed to Billboard.com the origins of ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘I Gotta Feeling’, the two songs which combined to break the Hot 100 record for the most consecutive weeks ever at No. 1 by one artist. Will admitted he didn’t believe ‘Boom Boom Pow’, which was #1 for 12 weeks, was going to be a radio song. Watch his comments via YouTube below.

Black Eyed Peas Top Billboard Hot 100 For Record 20 Straight Weeks

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The Black Eyed Peas made history after ‘Boom Boom Pow’ and ‘I Gotta Feeling’ topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 20 consecutive weeks at #1. ‘I Gotta Feeling’ took the top slot for eight weeks, while ‘Boom Boom Pow’ spent the prior 12 weeks at #1. This is the longest consecutive stay for an artist in the Billboard chart’s 51 year history.

“With this kind of success your ego wants to take all the credit but your heart reminds your soul that it was your heart that had you slaving and creating in the studio making the music; breaking through comfort zones and tradition. In the fight between heart and ego my heart always wins,” said will.i.am.

Fergie added, “Without everyone doing their part, the stars never would have aligned. This was a group effort, thank you to everyone who helped to keep these songs on top.”

Black Eyed Peas Perform At Teen Choice Awards 2009

Popstar! Magazine caught up with the Black Eyed Peas at the green carpet of the Teen Choice Awards 2009 at Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California on Sunday (August 9). The group performed ‘I Gotta Feeling’. Watch footage via YouTube below.

Black Eyed Peas Party At Baroque

Members of the Black Eyed Peas, Taboo, will.i.am and apl.de.ap partied at Baroque Club in London, England on Friday (June 26). Watch footage from the event via YouTube below.

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will.i.am And apl.de.ap At London’s Club W

will.i.am and apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas performed at Club W at Wandsworth Palais on June 27th in London, England. Watch footage from the event via YouTube.

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will.i.am Responds To Perez Hilton Assault Allegation

will.i.am is responding to charges by Perez Hilton that the Black Eyed Peas rapper and his bodyguards assaulted him at an after party for Sunday night’s Much Music Video Awards in Toronto. Will said that Perez had insulted Fergie earlier in the night regarding her music, so he approached the gossip blogger to ask him to not be disrespectful of Fergie or the band. Perez then told Will he doesn’t respect the band and called him a fag. At that point, Will says some of his fans who were watching Perez shouting the slurs started going after Mario Lavandeira.

Video of what will.i.am. had to say at dipdive.com has since been removed.

Black Eyed Peas Talk With B96 Ahead Of SummerBash Concert

Showbiz Shelly interviews the Black Eyed Peas backstage at the B96 Pepsi SummerBash, where they talked about Chicago, the gigs they have lined up before they kick off their official tour in September, how they deal with being on the road so much, their first Billboard #1 with ‘Boom Boom Pow’, how they’re like brothers and sisters, Taboo’s wife being pregnant, and what fans can expect from the concert later. Watch via YouTube below.

Black Eyed Peas Perform ‘Boom Boom Pow’ & More On ‘Today’

The Black Eyed Peas appeared live on the ‘Today’ show in New York City on Friday (June 12). They talked about Rolling Stone praising it as their best album yet and how the album title ‘The E.N.D.’ is not about the group breaking up. Watch performances of ‘Boom Boom Pow’, ‘I Gotta Feeling’, and ‘Pump It’, as well as their responses to questions posed by Taylor Swift, below.

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Black Eyed Peas Arrive At Ed Sullivan Theater

Fergie, Taboo, and apl.de.ap of Black Eyed Peas were photographed arriving to the Ed Sullivan Theater for an appearance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Tuesday (June 9) in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.

On TV: Black Eyed Peas, Kanye West, Mos Def

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Rap acts on television this week include:

Mos Def, who performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Monday and ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘The Late Show’ (CBS) on Tuesday and ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

Soulja Boy, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Tuesday.

Kanye West, who performs on ‘The View’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

MC Hammer, who visits ‘The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet’ (FOX) on Thursday.

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