|地区：||United States of America 美国|
|风格：||另类说唱 Alternative Hip Hop, 流行说唱 Pop Rap, 节奏布鲁斯 R&B, 嘻哈 Hip-Hop, 欧美流行 Western Pop|
Black Eyed Peas黑眼豆豆
从洛杉矶初出茅庐的黑眼豆豆合唱团(Black Eyed Peas)，是一支深受灵魂乐、爵士乐与拉丁节奏与现场演唱精神所启发的放克/嘻哈队伍，由will.i.am、apl.de.ap、Taboo 三位团员所组成，在1998年与2000年先后发行了两张获音乐评论网站All Music Guide四颗星喝采的专辑《Behind The Front》与《Bridging The Gap》，他们跨越类型音乐，并多元采撷拉丁、印地安、亚洲民族旋律的音乐地球村创作态度深获音乐人肯定，第2张专辑《Bridging The Gap》就吸引了难民营合唱团(The Fugees)创作主将怀克里夫金(Wyclef Jean)与DJ Premiere携手掌舵制作大任，葛莱美奖最佳女歌手得主梅西葛蕾(Macy Gray)、嘻哈名团De La Soul、Mos Def、Jurassic 5、法国节奏蓝调/爵士女子乐团Les Nubian也来助阵，其中与梅西葛蕾合唱的"Request Line"攀登饶舌单曲榜亚军。
不断在创新的黑眼豆豆合唱团，2003年乐团亮出了全新力作《Elephunk放克大象》，乐团有了新朋友─来自洛杉矶的Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson，Fergie原本只是单纯的在现场演唱场合以乐会友，却因大家在录音室磨出惊人的火花，进而获邀加入黑眼豆豆合唱团。此辑中团长will.i.am在节奏铺排上花尽巧思，像是请来超级男孩合唱团单飞巨星贾斯汀(Justin Timberlake)友情献声，呼吁世人抛开成见、散播真爱关怀的TOP 40单曲"Where Is The Love"，还有崭露快嘴饶舌步调的"Hands Up"，彷佛人声乐器传奇路易斯阿姆斯壮(Louis Armstrong)唱法的歌曲"Smells Like Funk"，还有运用现场乐器、乐曲取样、鼓器等配套结构，全新的节奏变装佳作包括:与专辑销售超白金的蟑螂老爹乐团(Papa Roach)合作的"Anxiety"，与葛莱美奖五项大奖新贵艾莉西亚凯斯(Alicia Keys)合作的"Let's Get Retarded"，取样玛丹娜(Madonna)成名作"Holiday"改编而成的趣味大作"Labor Day (It's A Holiday)"，以及团员apl.de.ap纪念在菲律宾过世的兄弟的歌曲"The apl Song"。黑眼豆豆合唱团人气直窜，超级男孩贾斯汀跟克莉丝汀(Christina Aguilera)2003年夏季巡回演唱会就邀请黑眼豆豆作为热门嘉宾。
可以看出，Black Eyed Peas并非一个单纯的唱说组合，他们将多种音乐元素融合，创作出自己独特的hit-hop风格，构成了非商业性嘻哈音乐的中流砥柱。
2003年至2004年，他们与Justin Timberlake合作的一首歌《Where Is The Love》火爆亮相，专辑《Elephunk》也在美国卖出超过两百五十万张。之后的《M Business》，主打曲是《Don`t Phunk With My Heart》，新专辑中继续找Justin合作，创作出《My Style》，另外又与朋克老将James Brown合作了《They Don`t Want Music》、还与民谣歌手Jack Johnson合作了《Gone Going Gone》。
2014年7月14日，英国流行音乐排行榜黑眼豆豆组合成员Will.i.am的歌曲《It’s My Birthday》在上榜第一周成功夺冠。
2015年，黑眼豆豆献声NFL超级碗。7月发行录音室专辑《Back 2 Yesterday》（未发布）。
The Black Eyed Peas date back to 1988, when eighth-graders William Adams (will.i.am) and Allan Pineda (apl.de.ap) met and began rapping and performing together around Los Angeles. The pair signed to Ruthless Records (run by Eazy-E) in 1992, catching the attention of Eazy-E manager Jerry Heller's nephew. Along with another friend of theirs, Dante Santiago, they called their trio Atban Klann (ATBAN: A Tribe Beyond a Nation).
Unlike the "gangsta rap" sounds of Los Angeles-based hip-hop acts at the time, the trio performed with a live band and adopted a conscious musical and appearance style. After being signed to Interscope Records and releasing their debut, Behind the Front (1998) the group (and their accompanying live band) earned critical acclaim.
Their second album, Bridging the Gap (2000), produced the singles "Weekends" featuring Esthero and "Request + Line" featuring R&B singer Macy Gray. Hill left the band while producing the album, but was still featured on the album tracks for "Hot" and "Tell Your Mama Come" as well as in the video for "Weekends".
Their third album Elephunk began development on November 2, 2001, but was not released until 2003. It was the first album to feature the vocals of current member Fergie. Nicole Scherzinger was originally approached to join the Peas, but was forced to decline because she was a member of Eden's Crush and was under contract.Fergie joined the group in 2002, introduced to will.i.am by Dante Santiago. Elephunk is also the first album that indicated and demonstrated the new, polished pop sound designed to attract mass audiences. In a positive review of The Black Eyed Peas' new-found style, Rolling Stone noted that since 2002, when the group "hired a blond bombshell named Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson and gave up their pursuit of backpack-rapper cred, they have made a kind of spiritual practice of recording futuristic songs – a total aesthetic commitment that extends from their garish wardrobes to their United Colors of Benetton worldview."
Their fourth album, Monkey Business, was recorded through 2004 and was released on June 7, 2005. Much of the pre-production writing was performed on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus while on The Black Eyed Peas tour of 2004. The album's first single, "Don't Phunk with My Heart", was a hit in the U.S., reaching number three on the U.S. Hot 100. The spot the song reached was the highest peak yet of their career in the U.S. (this was later broken when "Boom Boom Pow" peaked at the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100) and earned them another Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group.
In September 2005, The Black Eyed Peas released an iTunes Originals playlist of their greatest hits, as well as some that were re-recorded especially for purchase through iTunes. The playlist includes popular songs such as "Don't Lie", "Shut Up", and a new version of "Where Is the Love?" It has small stories containing info and commentary about the songs and how the group first met. In autumn 2005, The Black Eyed Peas set off to tour with Gwen Stefani, as supporting act. In December 2005, they embarked on the "European Tour", which toured multiple countries in Europe. The European leg which opened in Tel Aviv, Israel, continued to Ireland, the UK, France and Germany.
On March 21, 2006, The Black Eyed Peas released a remix album, titled Renegotiations: The Remixes to iTunes. It features remixed versions of "Ba Bump", "My Style", "Feel It", "Disco Club", "They Don't Want Music", "Audio Delite at Low Fidelity", and the standard version and video of "Like That". The following week, it was released on CD without the music video. Participants on the EP included DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Large Professor. In March 2006, The Black Eyed Peas hit the road again as the featured headliner for the 6th Annual Honda Civic Tour with supporting bands Flipsyde and The Pussycat Dolls. They again brought the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus on the tour with them to craft new songs for Fergie's solo debut album. In 2006, they went on tour with The Pussycat Dolls.
In 2007, The Black Eyed Peas embarked on the Black Blue & You World Tour, visiting more than 20 countries, including Macau, Sweden, Poland, Romania, Hungary, South Africa, South Korea, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Singapore, China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Venezuela, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Argentina, Philippines, El Salvador and Brazil. This tour was presented by Pepsi, in conjunction with the new "Pepsi More" advertising campaign, featuring The Black Eyed Peas. They recorded the song "More" for the new Pepsi spot. On December 31, 2006, The Black Eyed Peas performed at the last stop on the Monkey Business tour, at Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for more than 1 million people, being their biggest concert ever. The Black Eyed Peas performed at the UK leg of Live Earth on July 7, 2007 at Wembley Stadium, London. will.i.am performed a new song, "Help Us Out", at the event, which is now on his album, Songs About Girls, as "S.O.S. (Mother Nature)".
In early 2009, both Fergie and the group left A&M Records for unknown reasons, both Fergie and the group are still with Interscope Records.
The group's fifth studio album, The E.N.D ("The Energy Never Dies"), was released on June 9, 2009. The overall sound of the album has a more electro hop beat rather than the usual hip pop/R&B feeling of their previous albums. Following its release, will.i.am remarked that the album had been inspired by a trip to Australia, specifically the sound of The Presets' "My People". "The energy on the Presets' small little stage was crazy energy. That song My People – that shit is wild," will.i.am said, "That's the reason why this record sounds the way it does – my three months in Australia."
The first single "Boom Boom Pow" was released on March 30, 2009 in the U.S. on iTunes.On July 30, 2009, Billboard announced that the Black Eyed Peas set a record for the longest successive No. 1 chart run by a duo or group in the Billboard Hot 100's history.
In September 2009, the group embarked on The E.N.D World Tour, visiting Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. In October 2009, they also were the opening acts for 5 concerts of the U2 360° Tour North America leg. The group performed at the Grammys on January 31, 2010. They performed a mash-up of "Imma Be"/"I Gotta Feeling". They won 3 out of the 6 awards they were nominated for including Best Pop Vocal Album for The E.N.D., Best Pop VocalPerformance by a Group for "I Gotta Feeling" and Best Short Form Video for "Boom Boom Pow".
On July 27, 2010, The Black Eyed Peas released a remix album: The E.N.D. Summer 2010 Canadian Invasion Tour: Remix Collection. It was released on iTunes in Canada only, during the Canadian leg of The E.N.D World Tour. It mostly features remixes of the singles taken from The E.N.D. It also features a remix of "Let's Get It Started" taken from Elephunk; the remix was also a bonus track on the deluxe edition of The E.N.D.
Their sixth studio album, The Beginning, was released on November 30, 2010, and received mixed reviews.The album's first single release was called "The Time (Dirty Bit)",and was revealed on October 20, 2010, through will.i.am's Twitter account. The music video was directed by Rich Lee, who had previously directed the video for "Imma Be Rocking That Body".
"Just Can't Get Enough", the album's second single, was released in February 18, 2011. The music video was released on March 16, 2011, and it was filmed in Tokyo, one week before the earthquake and the tsunami. The group's third single was "Don't Stop the Party" and it was released on May 10, 2011. On the same day, a music video for the song was released on iTunes, along with the single. The video, which is directed by Ben Mor, features on stage and backstage footage of the group during The E.N.D. World Tour in 2009–2010. The video premiered on Vevo on May 12, 2011. On May 22, the group appeared on the 2011 Billboard Music Awards and won 1 of their 4 nominations, for "Top Duo/Group".
On the July 6, 2011 during a concert at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, The Black Eyed Peas announced they are taking an indefinite hiatus following the completion of their current tour, as they did between 2005 and 2009. will.i.am later confirmed the news on Twitter, adding that the break does not mean they will "stop creating".On November 23, 2011, the group made their last performance for The Beginning Tour in Miami with opening acts including Cee Lo Green, Queen Latifah.
During an interview with NRJ, will.i.am in talking about his solo album also confirmed that The Black Eyed Peas would start recording sessions for their seventh studio album in 2013.In an interview on Capital Breakfast, will.i.am said that the Peas will reform in 2015 for their 20th anniversary.The Peas premiered a new song titled "Awesome" that was included in commercials for the 2015 NBA playoffs. The song did not include Fergie, with people questioning if she would be a part of the upcoming album. On the 20th anniversary of their debut, the Peas premiered a new song titled "Yesterday" through Apple Music,though the song also does not feature Fergie.
The Black Eyed Peas的热门歌曲
|01||Where Is the Love? MV The Black Eyed Peas;Justin Timberlake||9170356|
|02||I Gotta Feeling MV||7035543|
|04||Just Can't Get Enough MV||4084453|
|05||Boom Boom Pow (Clean) MV||3986283|
|06||The Apl Song MV||3432499|
|07||The Time (Dirty Bit) MV||3131195|
|08||My Humps MV||2597410|
|09||Where Is The Love（Soule Rework) The Black Eyed Peas;Clement Bcx||1898428|
|10||Pump It MV||1373670|