Black Eyed Peas Mean 'Business' On New Album
R&B outfit the Black Eyed Peas have set a June 7 release for their next Interscope album, "Monkey Business." The 14-track set sports guest appearances by Justin Timberlake on "My Style," funk legeR&B outfit the Black Eyed Peas have set a June 7 release for their next Interscope album, "Monkey Business." The 14-track set sports guest appearances by Justin Timberlake on "My Style," funk legend James Brown on "They Don't Want Music" and singer/songwriter Jack Johnson on "Gone Going Gone."
First single "Don't Phunk With My Heart" can be streamed on the group's official Web site, which is also hosting a video for the track.
"Monkey Business" is the follow-up to BEP's 2003 breakthrough, "Elephunk," which has sold more than 2.57 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The single "Let's Get It Started" reached 11 different Billboard charts, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, while “Where Is the Love?” featuring Timberlake peaked at No. 8 on the Hot 100.
The Peas have begun confirming promotional appearances in support of the release, starting May 14 at Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM's annual Wango Tango concert in Anaheim, Calif.
The group will also perform June 3 as part of the summer concert series on NBC's “Today,” June 6 on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" and on the new album's release date on the syndicated "Live With Regis and Kelly."
Here is the track list for "Monkey Business":
"Don't Phunk With My Heart"
"My Style" (featuring Justin Timberlake)
"Gone Going Gone" (featuring Jack Johnson)
"They Don't Want Music" (featuring James Brown)
"Bump Ba Bump"
Here are the Black Eyed Peas' tour dates:
May 14: Anaheim, Calif. (Angel Stadium; KIIS-FM Wango Tango)
June 11: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
June 12: Tampa, Fla. (USF Sun Dome)
July 2: St. Louis (Fair St. Louis)
July 24: Seattle (Summer Nights @ South Lake Union)