The Black Eyed Peas

  1. Publishing Briefs: Sony/ATV's Neighboring Rights Division Signs Pharrell, Robin Thicke, More; Printz Board to Atlas; Disney Nabs TRiON

    May 20, 2014 9:45 AM EDT -- The neighboring rights division launched by Sony/ATV Music Publishing last year has announced a spree of signings including such artists as Pharrell Williams , Robin Thicke , Nile Rodgers , Clean Bandit and the estate of Lou Reed to a roster th ...

  2. The Oddest Thing About Will.i.am's Trademark Claim Against Pharrell Williams

    September 20, 2013 6:18 PM EDT The trademark battle between Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams has gotten a little more bizarre. In July, Williams' I Am Other Entertainment sought declaratory relief in New York federal court that "I Am Other" wasn't an infrin ...

  3. Chart Moves: 50 Cent's 'Life' Begins On Hot 100, The Script, Adele, Melanie Martinez, Cassadee Pope Make Moves

    December 07, 2012 11:54 AM EST As previously reported, Rihanna remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Diamonds." She concurrently rises to No. 1 on Hot 100 Airplay with the track, giving her 10 No. 1s on the list, a sum that's second only to he ...

  4. The British Are...Here!

    October 15, 2012 9:34 AM EDT One Direction has highest Hot 100 debut by U.K. group. One Direction's "Live While We're Young" debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, marking the highest bow by a U.K. group in the 54-year history of the chart. ...

  5. To Infinity...And Beyond

    August 30, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Will.i.am uses unique single debut to drive education initiative, science and technology awareness. NASA's Curiosity rover wasn't the only presence on Mars this week. To premiere his latest single, "Reach for the Stars (Mars Edition ...

  6. Will.i.am, Coca-Cola To Debut 'Ekocycle' During Olympics Wednesday

    July 31, 2012 9:53 AM EDT Will.i.am is teaming up with The Coca-Cola Company for a new global sustainability and recycling initiative called Ekocycle, a stand-alone brand designed to raise awareness and proceeds for environmentally friendly causes. The program will debut W ...

  7. Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' Now Biggest-Selling Digital Song by Female Artist

    March 02, 2012 3:54 PM EST Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" has become the biggest-selling digital song of all time by a woman in the U.S. -- and the second-biggest overall. Adele's Grammy Performance Brings '21' Biggest Sales Gain In SoundScan Hi ...

  8. Backbeat: Stevie Wonder Brings the House Down @ Will.I.Am's Grammy Charity Concert

    February 10, 2012 4:05 PM EST Continent hopping: Fresh off the plane from MIDEM in France, BMG Rights Management CEO Hartwig Masuch (left) and BMG Rights Management COO of North America Laurent Hubert enjoy the show. (Photo: Mitchell Peters) The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am ...

  9. LMFAO To Join Madonna at Super Bowl, Says Will.i.am

    January 26, 2012 2:18 PM EST During the Super Bowl XLV halftime show last February, Will.i.am and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas brought out special guests like Usher and Slash to pump up their pop anthems. One year later, Will.i.am has taken it upon himself to reveal one of ...

  10. Beyonce's (Non) Baby Mama Drama Bounces Her Up Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    January 05, 2012 10:50 PM EST Leave it to some (non) baby mama drama to boost Beyonce up Billboard's Social 50 chart this week, as the expectant mother strolls from No. 35 to No. 15 on the tally. During the tracking week that ended Jan. 1, Beyonce's official Twitter ...

  11. Adele Leads Record-Setting Year in Digital Sales

    January 04, 2012 2:21 PM EST Digital music was filled with records, milestones and resurgence in 2011. Adele set marks for digital albums and track sales. Digital albums topped 100 million units for the first time. And track sales came back to life after falling flat in 2010. ...

  12. Black Eyed Peas To Take Indefinite Hiatus Following Miami Show

    November 23, 2011 11:10 AM EST Following a Wednesday, Nov. 23 performance in Miami, the Black Eyed Peas will embark on an indefinite hiatus. The group is quick to state that their time apart is merely a "break," and not a "break-up," as Fergie, will.i.am, Ap ...

  13. Black Eyed Peas Raise $4M at Central Park Concert

    October 03, 2011 7:15 AM EDT After thousands of disappointed fans were forced to leave Central Park in NYC back in June for threat of dangerous weather, the Black Eyed Peas returned in full force to rock a crowd of 60,000 on the Great Lawn Friday night (Sept. 30). It was a &q ...

  14. Black Eyed Peas' Minot Benefit Concert Raises Over $1 Million

    September 07, 2011 12:00 PM EDT MINOT, N.D. (AP) - Preliminary figures show a concert featuring The Black Eyed Peas as the headliner raised at least $1.3 million to help with flood recovery efforts in the North Dakota town of Minot. Minot Area Community Foundation president Ken ...

  15. Elaborate Outdoor Concerts Amp Up Safety Concerns, Calls For Regulation

    August 18, 2011 8:27 AM EDT CHICAGO (AP) - When thunderstorms slammed New York's Central Park before this summer's highly anticipated Black Eyed Peas concert, officials made the rare decision to call off the event. Tens of thousands of fans were livid, but safety e ...

  16. Will.i.am To Play U.S. State Dept 100,000 Strong Beijing Concert

    August 01, 2011 7:20 AM EDT BEIJING -- The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am is heading back to China in support of the Obama Administration's 100,000 Strong initiative, designed to boost the number of American students studying in the Asian country, for a concert announc ...

  17. Cody Lauzier: 30 Under 30

    July 01, 2011 10:00 AM EDT Cody Lauzier Touring Assistant, Concerts West/AEG Live Fredrick "Cody" Lauzier, 23, is a touring assistant for Concerts West/AEG Live, but a more apt title would be right-hand man for Doug Clouse, senior VP of touring in the company' ...

  18. U2 Receives Touring Award at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:15 PM EDT U 2 took a break from the just-started second North American leg of its 360 World Tour to accept the Touring Award -- for both the biggest tour of the year and of all-time -- at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. After the Black Eyed Peas ' wil ...

  19. Black Eyed Peas To Start Music Academy In NYC

    April 20, 2011 7:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are opening a school where local teenagers will learn video and music production using professional-quality equipment. The six-time Grammy Award winners announced Tuesday that their Peapod Foundation together with the Adobe Fou ...

  20. Memorial Held For Producer Tal Herzberg At Interscope Offices In L.A.

    April 15, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Tal Herzberg Producer and engineer Tal Herzberg , who died April 7 of liver cancer , was celebrated for his gifts as a musician, mentor and studio master at a memorial service Thursday attended by more than 400 people at the Los Angeles offices of ...

  21. Record Producer Tal Herzberg Dies at 41

    April 13, 2011 8:34 PM EDT Tal Herzberg, a producer, musician and Grammy-nominated recording engineer who worked with such top acts as U2, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas and Britney Spears, died April 7 of liver cancer. He was 41. Widely known in the industry for his prowes ...

  22. Rebecca Black's 'Friday' Set To Hit 100 Million YouTube Views

    April 13, 2011 5:59 AM EDT Rebecca Black's video for "Friday" reached 99 million views at YouTube late Tuesday night. If it continues on its recent pace, the video should pass the 100 million threshold Wednesday. "Friday" ranks as YouTube's 43r ...

  23. Chart Moves: Lady Gaga, "Glee," Rebecca Black, Chris Brown

    March 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The Billboard Hot 100: -- Lady Gaga: "Born This Way" spends a sixth consecutive week -- its entire chart life -- at the Hot 100's summit. The lead single and title track from her third studio album, due May 23, becomes her second No ...

  24. Lady Gaga Donates Wristband Proceeds to Japan Relief Efforts

    March 14, 2011 11:07 AM EDT In response to the devastating tsunami and earthquake that hit Japan on Friday (Mar. 11), Lady Gaga has designed a "Japan Prayer Bracelet," with all proceeds for the wristband going to relief efforts. The pop star posted the announcement ...

  25. 'Now 37' Livens Up Billboard 200 At No. 1; Grammys Spark Gains

    February 16, 2011 11:00 AM EST The "Now That's What I Call Music 37" compilation shakes up the top of the Billboard 200 as it debuts at No. 1 with 151,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the first time the top slot has seen a figure larger ...

  26. Black Eyed Peas' Grammy Week Peapod Benefit Brings Out The Stars: Gallery

    February 11, 2011 8:15 AM EST Click Here For .biz's Complete Grammys Central 2011: Photos, News & More (Photo by Mitch Peters) "We had a great Super Bowl and now we're gonna have a great time tonight!"Those were the words will.i.am used to open the 7th ...

  27. Usher, Black Eyed Peas, Slash Dominate Super Bowl Tweets, 4,000 Per Second

    February 10, 2011 4:38 PM EST It's no surprise that the Super Bowl generated no shortage of Tweets during what turned out to be the most-watched television event ever. But what is surprising is what Twitter users talked about. According to information revealed on its blog ...

  28. Chart Moves: Tumbling Down the 200; Plus Wiz Khalifa, Bob Marley, Dr. Dre, Chris Brown

    February 10, 2011 9:40 AM EST The Billboard 200: -- Amos Lee, Iron and Wine, Wisin & Yandel : Three acts that debuted in the top 10 last week all tumble by at least 25 positions this week -- Amos Lee's "Mission Bell" falls 1-26, Iron and Wine's "Ki ...

  29. Web Trends: Watch Christina Aguilera's Super Bowl Flub, New Pornographers' Hilarious Video

    February 07, 2011 4:55 PM EST Google Trends: 9. Christina Aguilera National Anthem Aguilera sang the national anthem for last night's Super Bowl -- and forgot a few of the lyrics. 18. Black Eyed Peas Halftime Show The Peas were the main performers at last night's Sup ...

  30. Amazon Tweets Super Bowl Music Links to Spur Sales

    February 07, 2011 12:58 PM EST Much has been written about how music appearing in Super Bowl ads or performed during the Super Bowl Halftime Show receive sales spikes as a result of the massive exposure -- particularly via digital downloads. Amazon.com, still struggling to comp ...

  31. Black Eyed Peas Unpaid for Super Bowl Halftime Performance

    February 07, 2011 7:55 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas drew a mixed reaction from Twitter users in their halftime Super Bowl performance, but -- love it or hate it -- it might surprise you to discover that the group wasn't paid for its efforts. In fact, most acts that perform ...

  32. Will.I.Am Named Intel's New Director of Creative Innovation

    January 26, 2011 6:52 AM EST Will.I.Am (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am has teamed up with Intel Corp. to become their new Director of Creative Innovation. The Grammy Award-winning musician will be assisting with the development of de ...

  33. Pink!, Owl City Top Australia's Radio Airplay List

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Pink! is officially the most popular artist on Australian radio, again. For the fourth successive year, the U.S. pop star has topped the "Most Played Artist Report," published Wednesday by the Phonographic Performance Company of Australi ...

  34. Eminem, Taylor Swift Rule Digital Charts for 2010

    January 05, 2011 12:00 AM EST Eminem might not be the most tech-savvy dude in the business, but he reigned over the U.S. digital charts in 2010. Not only was he the top-selling artist for overall streams -- his songs last year generated 94 million streams, according to Nielsen ...

  35. George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clinton has filed a copyright lawsuit against members of the Black Eyed Peas, UMG Recordings and Cherry Hill Music for allegedly sampling his song "(Not Just) Knee Deep" on a Grammy-award nominated album. According to the complain ...

  36. Black Eyed Peas Score Fifth No. 1 Single in U.K.

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST As Take That's "Progress" (Polydor/Universal) moved past one million U.K. sales to start a fourth week atop the album chart there, the Black Eyed Peas scored a fifth No. 1 single in the territory, climbing 6-1 with "The Time (D ...

  37. BACKBEAT: Billboard's Women In Music Luncheon Honors The Industry's Powerful Female Force

    December 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST On Dec. 2, Billboard hosted some of the most powerful people in the industry for its fifth annual Women in Music Awards luncheon. The event, sponsored by Steve Madden and L'Oreal Professionnel, was held at the Pierre Hotel in New York and rec ...

  38. Fergie 'Humbled' By Billboard Woman Of The Year Honor

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Billboard's Women In Music luncheon took place today (Dec. 2) at New York's the Pierre Hotel, and Fergie, who was honored as the 2010 Woman of the Year, said it best when describing all the powerful women in the room. "Congratulatio ...

  39. Susan Boyle Likely To Return To Billboard 200 Summit

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST A year ago next week, Susan Boyle was tops on the Billboard 200 chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream." And next week her second album "The Gift" (Syco/Sony Music) looks like it will make a return engagement to the top ...

  40. Black Eyed Peas To Perform Super Bowl Halftime

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas will be the featured halftime performer at the Super Bowl. The Grammy award-winning group will perform Feb. 6 at Cowboys Stadium. The announcement was made Thursday (Nov. 25) during the Dallas Cowboys' game against the New ...

  41. AMAs: 10 Things You Didn't See On TV

    November 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Yeah, you saw will.i.am's Lego hat while you were in your living room chilling on the couch - but what did people on the scene at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles see behind the scenes at the American Music Awards? Here, Billboard gi ...

  42. Fergie To Receive Billboard's Woman of the Year Award

    October 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas vocalist and six-time Grammy-winning artist Fergie will receive the Woman of the Year Award at the 2010 Billboard Women in Music Event on Dec. 2 in New York. "I am humbled and excited to accept the Billboard Woman of the Year ...

  43. Black Eyed Peas Drop New Single, 'The Time'

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Black Eyed Peas are back with more pummeling synths and mind-melding hooks on "The Time," the first single from the group's upcoming album, "The Beginning." "The Time," unveiled today on frontman will.i.am� ...

  44. Web Trends: Usher, Miley Cyrus, Jonsi, 'Like A G6' and more

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (As of 11 a.m.): There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: There are no music news/videos in this topic at this time. YouTube Most Viewed 24 Hours: 1. "DJ Got Us Falling In Love" - Us ...

  45. BACKBEAT: Will.I.Am, Palow da Don, Rick Ross, and More At The 2010 BMI Urban Awards

    September 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 10th annual BMI Urban Awards took place at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angles on September 10 and saluted the songwriters, producers and music publishers of the most-performed R&B, rap and hip-hop songs of the year. BMI President & CEO ...

  46. UMG's First Half Revenues Down 5.4%

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's revenues for the first half of 2010 declined to €1.9 billion ($2.4 billion), down 5.4% on a year earlier. The decline was 7.9% on a constant currency basis. In parent company Vivendi's first half results, it said ...

  47. Web Trends: Queen Latifah, 'Inception,' Black Eyed Peas and more

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 11am) 6. Queen Latifah comes out. With the overturning of Prop 8, the rap star officially announced that she is a lesbian. 9. Fantasia Barrino The former "American Idol" winner allegedly made a sex tape with a marrie ...

  48. Chart Moves: Eminem, Newsboys, Katy Perry, Court Yard Hounds and more

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem: The hip-hop king continues his reign at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 as "Recovery" holds atop the list for a fifth week , selling 187,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan. With a slight 4% decline, "Recovery" distances i ...

  49. Vevo Lands World Cup Webcast Deal

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is getting increasingly aggressive with its live event strategy, today announcing a deal to webcast the Fifa World Cup Kick-Off Celebration on June 10. The event is being produced by Control Room, who will handle the filming, editing, etc, wh ...

  50. Avon Onboard With Black Eyed Peas World Tour

    May 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop foursome the Black Eyed Peas have announced that their 2010 "The E.N.D World Tour" has partnered with Avon Products. The company will be the tour's official fragrance and cosmetics sponsor. The tour has existing sponsorships ...

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