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Peapod Foundation[edit]

Should it say something here about the Peapod Foundation? It's a live show they do every year, and the money goes to charity. MatthewWaller (talk) 19:33, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Macy Gray, Justin Timberlake[edit]

Please repair the page, it's been vandalised... Why the links to Macy Gray and Justin Timberlake? Anyone? --Mister Tattle 05:38, 11 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Both Macy Gray and Justin Timberlake have collaborated with the Black Eyed Peas. Macy Gray did Request+Line with them in Bridging The Gap, and Justin Timberlake did Where is the Love? in Elephunk and My Style in Monkey Business

Lyrics[edit]

that is so horrible wat ruthless records done to atban klann its good that the have peacefull lyrics not those normal rude lyrics its a change ruthless should off let them stay on!!!!!!!!!

(offensive line deleated)

I agree wtih what that reviewer said. Bland crap like BEP is killing music.

If you don't like it, don't listen to it. No one is forcing you too. Some people do like the BEP, and saying that the BEP are bland is just foolish. They're a dedicated group with great producers, and they've got connections with some of the most important people in Hip Hop, like Jazzy Jeff and DJ Premiere. You'd probably say the same thing about any other Hip Hop group, though, so it's pointless to argue.

Didn't the group change the lyrics from "let's get retarded" too let's get it started" because it was so ignorant and offensive? If so, i think wiki should mention it

The name change was only for the radio/tv versions, which is common for a lot of bands to get play on mainstream radio stations that don't play songs with swearing and offensive lyrics. --Clawed 03:51, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)

The Picture[edit]

That picture is HORRIBLE!

Who the hell put that up? --68.110.21.142 17:14, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

Feel free to replace it. However, be very careful that you adhere to copyright and fair-use policies. That means the majority of the images you find will not be appropriate for the article. --Yamla 16:24, 5 July 2006 (UTC)

I agree that is just really really bad!! asshole u are

Just a totally wrong pic. it doesn't even show all the members of the group. should be changed immediately

I don't like that picture either, you can't even tell what's happening in it. (are Apl and Fergie in a car with the band manager or something) I wish I could simply replace it, but I hate how you can only get the rights to put one one.

Jack Johnson?[edit]

Did I miss something? Why is there a link to Jack Johnson? I can understand the links to Macy Gray and Justin Timberlake (BEP collaberated with them on BEP's most popular singles), but there is no mention of Jack anywhere else on the article. --Acetic Acid 03:41, 23 July 2005 (UTC)

Jack Johnson appears on the new album, "Monkey Business". Jack performs in the song Get Gone.
Okay, that makes sense now. Thanks for clearing it up. --Ryan 03:56, July 27, 2005 (UTC)
Gone Going you mean? #1BEPFan 16:37, 10 April 2006 (UTC)

bumm bumms[edit]

Don't know how to include this from a neutral perspective, but it bears mentioning that BEP is a poster case for embracing a popular sound/image over interesting music. They've proven to be quite talented in past albums, but each seems to be more "dumbed down" than the last, with catch phrases rather than meaningful lyrics and a host of high-selling, high-image, but less-talented contributors.

I dunno... I've always thought of them as less concerned with the lyrics than the instrumental elements. I've always thought their rhyme and meter has been pretty forced, as far back as "Joints and Jams"; Will I Am rhymes "blue" and "do", and "playin'" and "demonstration"... It probably would be an unavoidably POV contribution. --DropDeadGorgias (talk) 21:14, September 7, 2005 (UTC)
I personally think it should be noted the major differences between Bridging the Gap & Elephunk, and the fact the once positive & uplifiting messages of BEP (pre-Fergie) were completely lost & traded for (as the poster above said) "a popular sound/image," although I'm not sure it's possible to mention this without sounding opinionated. WiZZLa 18:18, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

Does this article mention how Fergie pissed herself on stage at a concert earlier this summer?.. picture proof and everything.

Yes, I agree. Their albums used to have meaning and were very clever and the music was very well arranged. But now we have no-brainer singles like, "My Humps" and "Let's Get Retarded". A total shift in content and quality. Perhaps to appeal to the general public?
Isn't it possible that Fergie could have just been sweating a lot? It does get hot when you are jumping around. And what does that have to do with TBEP as a band anyway. It would go on Fergie's page, if anything. --Rachel Cakes 04:12, 27 February 2006 (UTC)

Fergie's appearance on American idol has been a shock she can wider and her hair collar was different i mean did she do something ? i wish i could find out ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.113.162.85 (talk) 23:16, 19 May 2011 (UTC)

criticism on bottom of page[edit]

What's this?? A bland copy paste of what one reviewer said on another site isn't enough to prove derogatory criticism towards the BEP. And in the case you believe this review worthy enough to feature in the article, at least mention the source. I was very close to deleting the entire comment, but i'm waiting for any reactions. PrinceCharming 09:43, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

I did not post that comment here. While I dislike the editorial comment immediately following, I feel it is worth keeping the quoted statements in the article. I have read several reviews that have been entirely uncomplimentary to the Black Eyed Peas and I know many people have problems with their lyrics. I think it is worth keeping. --Yamla 14:46, 15 November 2005 (UTC)
The quote doesn't even have a citation. I'm removing it. --DropDeadGorgias [[User_talk:DropDeadGorgias|(talk)]] 17:57, 15 November 2005 (UTC)

Change[edit]

I changed "Pre fame" to "Prior to Mainstream Success." It's elitist to suggest they had no "fame" before Elephunk. Andrewdoane 19:39, 18 October 2006 (UTC)

Pump It?[edit]

Was the song "pump it" already a single? Because the radios are currently adding it to rotation... are they re-releasing? I honestly don't remember seeing that song as a single until a few days ago when I saw that it has gotten many adds on the radios...

Plus wasn't Elephunk already triple platinum in the U.S.? No it was not. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.1.162.152 (talk) 22:54, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Page move → The Black Eyed Peas[edit]

I have moved the page to The Black Eyed Peas. This appears to be very definitely their current styling, even though they started as just Black Eyed Peas. All albums and singles since the release of Elephunk have displayed "The Black Eyed Peas", as does their website. The only current places I can see an absence of "The" in official blurb is when using the initialism "BEP" or in the actual URL of their site — but that's a common convention for URLs (eg www.guardian.co.uk, www.independent.co.uk).

I hope this is now pretty clear in the article itself, but I don't think it's worth dwelling on too much. --KJBracey 17:45, 23 December 2005 (UTC)

While the page is now called The Black Eyed Peas, everywhere in the article itself, including the first line of the introduction, the band is referred to as Black Eyed Peas. Either the page should be moved back, or appropriate thes added. I agree with the page move for the reasons given above (the band have changed their album labeling) so I am proposing to add the thes, any thoughts? Grumpyyoungman01 06:58, 10 June 2006 (UTC)
It looks like someone's gone through and changed (almost) every reference to "The Black Eyed Peas" to "Black Eyed Peas", without much thought. If you check the history to see my version from December 2005, you'll see that I was making it quite clear that they started without the "The", and I had a small note on Elephunk that they gained "The" as well as Fergie. --KJBracey 07:07, 10 June 2006 (UTC)

Someone PLEASE update this...[edit]

Elephunk is already TRIPLE platinum... it was certified A LONG TIME AGO...

And Monkey Business just got the triple platinum... go to billboard.com and see it for yourself...

And PUMP IT is beeing released as the next single, follow up to my humps...

Feel free to update it yourself. Just make sure you WP:CITE your information. --Yamla 22:09, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Pump It UK Release Date[edit]

The page said Pump It charted at #29 in the UK Singles Chart. Kinda hard considering it isn't released as a single here until 13th March!!

I added a little bit of info to the page devoted to Pump It - it debuted on the UK Downloads Chart this week at #26 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/chart/downloads.shtml)

Hope that's all right........

I saw that it debuted at #29 on the R&B Charts a few weeks agoChan 18:02, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

iTunes Originals release[edit]

I have uploaded the album cover for the iTunes Originals release, and below is a track listing. Don't know if anyone wants to make an article of it, if it's considered a release, etc. The tracks do indicate that they are "iTunes Originals versions", so it may be new content. I don't know enough about the band to say either way.

iTunes Originals        0:09    1 of 23
Don't Lie       3:38    2 of 23
A Clash of Cultures     2:14    3 of 23
Fallin' Up (Edited)     5:08    4 of 23
Nobody Wanted to Sign Us        2:43    5 of 23
Joints and Jam (iTunes Originals Version)       3:19    6 of 23
Some Good News and Some Bad News        1:50    7 of 23
Weekends (iTunes Originals Version)     2:23    8 of 23
Meeting Fergie  5:14    9 of 23
Shut Up 4:56    10 of 23
Where the Success First Hit     1:39    11 of 23
Where Is the Love? (iTunes Originals Version)   4:16    12 of 23
The First Time We Wrote a Song Off a Title      5:01    13 of 23
Let's Get It Started (iTunes Originals Version) 3:43    14 of 23
How "The APL Song" Came to Be 0:59    15 of 23
The APL Song    2:54    16 of 23
Don't Phunk With My Heart       3:59    17 of 23
Working with Jack Johnson       2:09    18 of 23
Gone Going      3:14    19 of 23
Monkeys In a Cage       1:38    20 of 23
My Style        4:27    21 of 23
A New Beginning 0:39    22 of 23
Pump It (iTunes Originals Version)      3:30    23 of 23

... aa:talk 00:39, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Albums[edit]

I have a question, why are there full info spots for Elephunk and Monkey Business, and nothing for Bridging the Gap or Behind the Front? They were a band before Fergie, you know.

I agree with this, especially as they were vastly more popular with the hiphop community before the release of Elephunk, rather than the pop community they seem so desprate to please now days. --Gangstadane 00:17, 28 November 2006

I fully agree, and maybe add something about how on those early albums, they were always going on about never ever ever going mainstream. --Jarno (2007/03/26; 8:30 CET) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 80.56.79.231 (talk) 06:28, 26 March 2007 (UTC).

Suggested Criticism[edit]

There are white supremacist bands that have a more positive overall message than the Black Eyed Peas. The objectification of women is especially disgusting because Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson is the main voice behind it. A Google video search for BEP (and/or the word "slut") yields this. This group and its producers should be arrested. Haizum 08:57, 21 May 2006 (UTC)

Are you suggesting text for the article? If so, what should the text say? "My Humps, a song by BEP, has been known to have inspired pre-teens to dance in a 'slutty' manner for home videos"? Please note the video underneath that one, in which the same group danced to a "Shakira" song with their shirts pulled up to bare their bellies. There's no accounting for pre-teens' behavior, and it's certainly not an actionable case against this band. It's a silly little song that's just as bad and just as harmless as most other stuff out there. And if you wanted to cleanse the music business of filthy or suggestive lyrics, you should have started LONG before this band. - Nhprman 23:09, 21 May 2006 (UTC)
Go shake your ass and chest in front of a pre-teen and see what happens to you. Haizum 22:43, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Then, before you are arrested, go ahead and ask if he/she has ever gotten anyone "love drunk" off of their "lumps" and/or "humps." Haizum 22:45, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
I don't understand this rant of yours. If you think this is, or ever has been, a group of Gospel singers, they aren't. And N'Sync, Frank Sinatra, Wham! and many many other bands have sung suggestive lyrics before the BEP's so you need to think this through. - Nhprman 23:45, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
It's mostly that I just hate them. Haizum 23:50, 24 May 2006 (UTC)
Really? You hide it so well. Anyway, it's all academic since POV statements are not allowed in Wikipedia articles. Nor is vandalism. - Nhprman 02:59, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I guess you are immune to sarcasm. Haizum 04:20, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Hardly, because I just hurled some back your way. - Nhprman 04:41, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
That wouldn't make a person any less immune, but a revealing fallacy nevertheless. Haizum 19:54, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
WOW! A "fallacy." You earned a point! Your comments are becoming arcane and bizarre. There's no "fallacy" here, bub. These kinds of conversations are why Wikipedia can be so very tiresome. Please find another hobby, away from this article if you hate it so much. - Nhprman 22:27, 26 May 2006 (UTC)
[1 - 0] Thanks, good game. Haizum 01:11, 27 May 2006 (UTC)

Instant Def[edit]

I quickly added a section on their new series.


what happened someone deleted it and the link 2 the website

Someone changed it to the "Personals" thing, which seems totally useless. And it's *Stacy* Ferguson, not Sarah. The last 'correct' revision was: "Revision as of 22:27, 15 August 2006"

What are you talking about? --Yamla 00:58, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
they did a we-series called Instant Def, but everytime someone creates it, it get's deleted. MatthewWaller (talk) 23:56, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

impresive![edit]

For any viewer , try to ignore most of the comments in this page. Some "Wikieditors" use an inapropiate vocabulary and expresions that makes this Wikipedia article to fall short.

Mas Que Nada[edit]

Why is this single with Sergio Mendes, which is a big hit down here (Netherlands), not part of the discography? Black1Night 13:44, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

I believe it would be under Sergio Mendes' discography, if anything, since if I'm not mistaken, the BEPs have only collaborated with him for Timeless, which was released under his name.

I think that blacked eyed peas would have gone no where with out fergie. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.207.113.77 (talk) 10:25, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

"personal" section[edit]

Can anybody cite references for it and edit it for tone? Otherwise, it ought to be removed... it reads more like gossip column than an encyclopedia entry. --Gar2chan 19:32, 28 August 2006 (UTC)

Source?[edit]

"Before Fergi join the BEP, she hustled gay pornagraphy to adolescents." I removed this since it was obvious vandalism. Unless there's a source, leave it out. -RomeW 19:54, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

How is that obvious vandalism? She hustles porn today as a member of the BEP - what makes you think she hasn't acted similarly in the past? Haizum 00:59, 29 October 2006 (UTC)

Separate Discography Page[edit]

Discography should not be in this page. Well, at least most of it should be on another page. Look at the collaborations list!

Anyone agree?


I think a separate discography page would be welcome, especially with all of the production work will.i.am has done over the years. I did include a sub-section in the main article for a regular album discography. While there were links on the bottom bar, some might say the top box and not think of scrolling down, so the discography lists their albums proper, not singles or EP's. Johmbolaya (talk) 04:33, 15 May 2008 (UTC)

Links[edit]

I think to put the link of the ORIGINAL list of collaborations, bonus, remixes, etc.. is OK! ----->


http://juanchibep.blackeyedpeas.com/blog/273850

Blogs are not appropriate either for external links or as sources, unless they are official. In this case, though, this page is not publicly accessible meaning that even if it is official, it is not appropriate here. --Yamla 16:07, 6 November 2006 (UTC)

Questionable sentence[edit]

I removed the following sentence:

(despite being referred to by one reviewer as "the single most vacuous, pointless, vile and generally loathsome song in a generation[citation needed]")

Reason: I googled it and i was unable to find the actual person/reviwer who said it. All i found is "by one reviewer". I left the paragraph here because, who knows, maybe someday the author's name shows up quoted somewhere on the net. EOZyo (мѕğ) 23:01, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

Former members[edit]

The names of the former members should be included in the article's infobox. I didn't read the article, so will anyone with knowledge on this matter add the names? ← ANAS Talk? 22:50, 7 January 2007 (UTC)

The people that is posting on black eyed peas article don't care about this, the just care to talk about post fergie BEP. Look at the article there are not so much information about the 2 first albums, that main picture of the of the article was before a picture just one member and fergie on the picture. On bottom of the page see that the almost all the olders singles don't have a article. There are more things like this.

I disagree. I came here specifically to see the former members and it's not on here. Someone with that info should post it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.167.41.130 (talk) 19:30, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

From Roots To Fruits[edit]

There has been a large amount of activity on the page about "From Roots To Fruits", is this vandalism? Can someone cite it? It seems common knowledge that a new album is on the way, can anyone find any info on it? --Ferdia O'Brien (The Archiver And The Vandal Watchman) 21:03, 12 March 2007 (UTC)

So far, not a single source has been provided. Based on this AfD, it doesn't look like From Roots to Fruits will be the title. ShadowHalo 23:20, 13 May 2007 (UTC)

Contradictory Information[edit]

Monkey Business was released in 2005 and "Pump It" wasn't released as a single until 2006 yet the article says "It was world renowed as "the most pimpin song eva" at the Freakshow Awards in 2003". Huh? which date is correct? Dr. Morbius 22:49, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Title of article[edit]

Why is this article called "Black Eyed Peas", when it should be "The Black Eyed Peas"?

Please see the newest album covers and change the article title! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Diamon (talkcontribs) 14:58, 21 October 2007 (UTC)

apl.de.ap[edit]

I think someone should state in the article his political views. It is obvious that he is a communist because he has been seen wearing a t-shirt with the hammer and the sickleCatonB 05:34, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

Isn't it possible the hammer and sickle has just been appropriated by lazy graphic designers and turned into a 'trendy t-shirt'? I mean, Che Guevara was a commie and his face has been commercialised and splashed across all kinds of items of clothing, most of the wearers of which have no idea who he was.

206.132.97.4 (talk) 14:22, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

R & B[edit]

I'm thinking of including this as a genre. Does anyone agree with me? Thundermaster367 16:05, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

HELLO?!?![edit]

Am I wrong, or did Fergie ditch Will.i.am and the other losers a long time ago for a SOLO career?!?!?!?!?! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.76.12.197 (talk) 15:14, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

You don't have to leave a group to go solo. 50 Cent didn't leave G-Unit and he is solo. Lil' Wayne was solo when he was with the Hot Boyz. Paul Stanley is still with KISS and he went solo. Just goes to show how much people know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.96.86.112 (talk) 02:48, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Put the info back up[edit]

Who deleted the info about their Toronto based roots. It's true, Only people who are Canadian or have Canadian roots perform at the CFL Grey cup half time show and the Black Eyed Peas performed and they have stated their Toronto based roots. Now put the info back up. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 208.96.86.112 (talk) 02:51, 8 May 2008 (UTC)

Lack of info on first two albums[edit]

Since the point of an encyclopedia article is to inform shouldn't the first two get more of a mention, just because they were not very mainstream then doesn't mean that their earlier work should be completely overshadowed. TrevorLSciAct (talk) 23:00, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Release Date???[edit]

The release date on this page for The E.N.D is May 13th, but on the The E.N.D page it's March 31. So i wasn't sure which is right, is it the March date??

So could someone fix up the wrong date.

Thx Hdk94 (talk) 04:53, 24 January 2009 (UTC)

Ramy Antoun[edit]

The Buckethead task force is currently working on an article about Black Eyed Peas' percussionist Ramy Antoun. Any input from your side is highly appreciated! --Avant-garde a clue-hexaChord2 19:06, 31 January 2009 (UTC)

HP[edit]

are black eyed peas sponsored in some way by HP, because i keep seeing HP computers in black eyed peas music videos Charwinger21 (talk) 08:40, 5 August 2009 (UTC)

It appears the name now really is "The Black Eyed Peas"[edit]

See copyright on their web site, etc.

Any objections to the article being moved over the redirect?- sinneed (talk) 04:04, 7 August 2009 (UTC)

I don't see a consensus in several sources (Dipdive is reliable as well) and thus no need in moving back.--Totie (talk) 19:29, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
On all of their album releases, as far as I'm aware, they are credited as THE Black Eyed Peas; with other sources, it is clear this is correct. No need for consensus, please move. Andre666 (talk) 10:53, 21 September 2009 (UTC)
FYI Not all of them: only those past Legally Blonde: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2001), i.e. Elephunk onward. Yvesnimmo (talk) 03:20, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Monkey Business removed - vandalism[edit]

On August 28, "Kimpel" removed the entire section on Monkey Business, and covered the change with another vandalism. I'm too busy to attend to it, but if someone could manually add back in the section on Monkey Business, that would be great. If they could also report that user for vandalism, that would also be a good idea. - 128.220.140.57 (talk) 14:24, 3 September 2009 (UTC)

Article is misleading[edit]

This article is somewhat misleading. It leads the reader to believe that the Black Eyed Peas were unknown until Fergie joined the group and they released Elephunk. On the contrary -- before Fergie, they were a well regarded indie-skewing rap group. They didn't "break out" with Elephunk." Yes, their pop albums have been far more successful than any of they're purely rap albums, but, still, they were far, far from unknown before they changed their sound from rap to pop. In fact, before Elephunk, they were probably one of the most marketable and mainstream of the non-pop rap groups. Black Eyed Peas, A Tribe Called Quest, Jurrasic 5, The Roots, Black Star, etc. -- these are the groups that headlined and sold out mid-sized venues all across the country. The article distorts these facts by confining the group's pre-Fregie days to three sentences and then saying they "broke out" with Elephunk. This just isn't really true. When Fergie joined the group, they went from a popular, well regarded rap group to a Top 10 and even #1 pop group. In other words, they went from moderately successful to wildly successful. But they weren't struggling pre-Fergie. Nor were they unknown or without presence in the music scene. If you want to go back to the Black Eyed Peas "struggling artist" days, you need to go way, way back to just after they released their first album. But even then, indie rap had already become big; so the group was able to ride the coat tails of other acts (namely those on the Rawkus label). The Rawkus artists were truly the "struggling artists" of the genre. By the time "Behind the Front" came out, the genre had a fairly wide listenership and the group soon began playing substantial sized venues. ask123 (talk) 21:56, 22 September 2009 (UTC)


 "...they went from a popular, well regarded rap group to a Top 10 and even #1 pop group. In other words, they went from moderately successful to wildly successful."

That's the definition of "break out". — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.161.108.83 (talk) 00:59, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

Criticism (I gotta feeling)[edit]

I haven't heard much criticism of the use of mazel tov and L'Chaim in the song other than from this one reviewer... it was my impression that culturally the phrases are in vogue. I'd like to remove the mention of the criticism unless somebody wants to spearhead a 'controversy' section, but I'll wait for some thoughts first. Jacotto (talk) 22:53, 29 September 2009 (UTC)

Biggest flashmob performance ever[edit]

According to an article on pollstar their flashmob performance for Oprah was the biggest flash-mob performance ever. That could be mentioned in this wikipedia article. Though we may need a more reliable source. Pnelnik (talk) 08:54, 5 October 2009 (UTC)

Any idea if it was a true flashmob? I'm suspicious it was manufactured for promotion, but if not it's definitely noteworthy. Jacotto (talk) 04:51, 7 October 2009 (UTC)
Just read the article on flash mobs and you know, that this wasn't one. It's not very remarkable to gather 21000 people for Oprah Winfrey and "[the] term is generally not applied to events organized by public relations firms, protests, and publicity stunts." (Flash mob). Also source 14 (youtube video) is gone. --85.16.223.112 (talk) 20:31, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Other Uses of their Music[edit]

Shouldn't there be mention of all of the uses of the music in pop culture? "Let's Get It Started" was part of the NBA playoffs one year, and "Meet Me Halfway" is currently being used as part of the Best Buy campaign - just to name two. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.166.138.198 (talk) 17:08, 19 November 2009 (UTC)

is/are confusion[edit]

On the Plain White T's article, it says "The Plain White T's IS an American..." BUT ON THIS ARTICLE IT SAYS "The Black Eyed Peas ARE an American..." WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?!!! YouTubeaholic2009 (talk) 16:06, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

It has been fixed, thanks! BOVINEBOY2008 :) 16:17, 24 December 2009 (UTC)

Errors[edit]

See: this article, which specifically mentions inaccuracies on Wikipedia. Steven Walling 07:24, 30 January 2010 (UTC)

Plagiarism[edit]

Why no mention of the fact that these bozos, who can only produce the most basic of songs, can't even do that on their own, since they're being sued for plagiarism over one of the tracks in their latest album (can't be bothered to remember which one)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.132.65.97 (talk) 11:49, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

The Black Eyed Peas will be Nominating for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 for bestest favorite song?[edit]

What do you think about The Black Eyed Peas will be Nominating for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2010 for bestest favorite song? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.251.41.207 (talk) 01:26, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

are there any sources for this?--SveroH (talk) 13:37, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Former members
  • Sierra Swan – vocals (1998)
  • Dante Santiago – vocals (1995)

i love this group,they are the best. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.20.21.241 (talk) 02:27, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Sales?[edit]

In the opening paragraph where do those sales come from? CheezeDoodles (talk) 20:23, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

The Black Eyed Peas or Black Eyed Peas?[edit]

on Facebook and other sources the band is named "Black Eyed Peas" Taro-Gabunia (talk) 05:40, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Moved to The Black Eyes Peas[edit]

  • Recent releases Elephunk, Monkey Business, The E.N.D. and singles off those albums have covers that say "The Black Eyed Peas".
  • Official bio uses The throughout e.g. "2003’s Elephunk was a breakthrough album for The Black Eyed Peas, vaulting..."
  • Grammy 2010 win called them The (grammy source)
  • Music certifiers ARIA, CRIA use The (NB. the BPI never uses "The" for any group)

Rambo's Revenge (talk) 16:48, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Thank you so much! Finally. Yvesnimmo (talk) 16:53, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

Fergie leaving?[edit]

In the infobox, it says that Fergie was in the Black Eyed Peas from 2001 to 2010. But the other current members are all listed as "present" instead of "2010". Is that a mistake in the article or is there unlisted info on her leaving the group? Xij29y6 (talk) 01:25, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Critical views[edit]

Full disclosure at the outset: I have no real love for the Black Eyed Peas, to put it mildly. I'm not alone in that regard. The fact is, I would argue, that part of the story of the Peas is the way they went from being liked (or at least somewhat liked) when they were considered a standard hip-hop group to straight-up hated by a significant number of critics and fans as their style changed. Of course they are also wildly popular, but the hatred is quite strong in some quarters and I think, objectively speaking, it's part of the Black Eyed Peas story (see this for one recent example of dislike).

I'm wondering if there could be some kind of general evaluative/reception section for this article. Of course it should include positive and negative views and those in between. In terms of a precedent for talking about the fact that a popular band is also disliked by a lot of critics, I suppose this section of our article on Nickelback is kind of what I have in mind. There are a couple of negative comments about the group or their music in the current text, but I think there's a larger phenomenon in terms of critical response that we should document. Just wondering what those who have actually worked on the article think about this possibility. --Bigtimepeace | talk | contribs 10:48, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Complete Lack of Criticism?[edit]

The Black Eyed Peas are continually being sued for ripping off songs, i.e. I Gotta Feeling, Meet Me Halfway, Boom Boom Pow, The Time, etc.

And unlike on other artists' pages, there's absolutely no mention of this whatsoever!

This trend of criticism disappearing from popular bands Wikipedia pages is reducing the reliability of Wikipedia. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.158.44.36 (talk) 17:05, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Yeah I have to agree, I actually came to this article to see exactly what the criticisms were against them (there seems to be a fairly strong public disdain for them) and found nothing at all. It is relevant, and meaningful, information that should be included in the article. 24.212.155.102 (talk) 18:15, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request from Rob2234, 7 February 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} The super bowl show was great, not amazing. Seeing that statement on the page prior to the performance did not sway opinion. Amazing dance team and performance would be accurate.

Rob2234 (talk) 01:31, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Not done: Well, this is clearly part of the ongoing warring about how to describe this event. I'm not sure which of the many statements that have been up recently you're referring to, but it looks like editors are trying to work out some sort of neutral phrasing below. Note that we shouldn't say either "great" or "horrible", as those are personal opinions, and thus violations of WP:NPOV. Qwyrxian (talk) 03:46, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

"Superbowl singing comments on superbowl XLV"[edit]

Somebody please remove this. The grammar is horrible and it's silly besides. Kcambensy (talk) 01:45, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

I agree. Please remove this section. It is only the writer's subjective opinion that Williams showed a preference for any political party, including the Democratic Party. It is also only the writer's subjective opinion that the Fox Broadcasting Company is "a republican network." Fox is a publicly traded corporation that lobbies more than one political party in the United States. If the subjective opinions are allowed to stand, please at least fix the grammar and spelling. "Democratic party" should be "Democratic Party". "superbowl" should be "Super Bowl XLV". "ffox" should be "Fox Broadcasting Company". "lets" should be "let's" within the writer's quote. "..when during" should just be "during". A comma should be inserted after "ffox" (or after the "Fox Broadcasting Corporation" correction). A comma should be inserted after clausal attribution and a quote (i.e., after "he said" and before the leading quotation character). The section title is not even capitalized correctly. Nusyscpr (talk) 02:11, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Super Bowl Half Time Show[edit]

I changed a sentence talking about the Super Bowl half time show a couple of times. I first rephrased it, and then I later changed it after the show to indicate that the performance has passed (I changed "The group will perform at" to "The group performed at"). Midways through my efforts, someone added the line "where a lack of post-production effects has revealed their stage show to be of inferior quality to a high school talent show." to the end of my sentence. I immediately removed that line, and I am glad to see the article is now semi-protected. I would like to remind everyone that although the songs that were performed live were sub-par when compared to the production versions, the group performed live using cordless microphones in front of a cheering audience. A production version of a song is usually recorded by professionals using premium equipment in an environment free from background noise (I personally know produces who like to record in the dark, because of a fear that a light-bulb might cause slight electromagnetic interference with the microphone). Additionally, with the advent of computer technology, there're many modifications to the recording that further enhances the quality. Although I am personally not a big fan of the Black Eyed Peas and disappointed by their performance, I would like to remind others that the main Wikipedia article is not an appropriate place for expressing your opinion. If there're many who are disappointed by there performance, than we could create a "Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show" section, and add details about their performance, and possible add a sentence along the line of "Many fans of The Black Eyed Peas were disappointed by the performance" aminy23 (talk) 02:18, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

UPDATE: While I was typing up this section, others added similar sections. I am fairly new to editing Wikipedia, but I would be appreciative if someone merged these sections. I also agree that that the "Superbowl singing comments on superbowl XLV", and I will do that immediately. As aforesaid, it is poorly written, and contains countless grammatical errors. I will delete the section now. We should continue a discussion on a half time show, and once their is sufficient content, we should consider making the section. aminy23 (talk) 02:25, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Regarding any feedback we give about the show, we do need to remember WP:DUE and WP:RECENTISM. While the Super Bowl half time is a big event, it's still just a short "mini" concert (I mean, how many songs did they even sing?). Even if this was one of their worst ever (and, please note, I haven't seen it, haven't read anything other than headlines, so I have no personal opinion on this issue), it probably doesn't deserve more than 1 sentence of commentary in the article itself. If people keep editing back and forth on this issue, it might be appropriate to fully protect the article for a few days so that y'all can work out here what the article should eventually say. Qwyrxian (talk) 03:50, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
... "mini" concert? There is an estimate for the 2010 Super Bowl of about 106 million viewers. For a general discussion it should be safe to assume that the 2011 Super Bowl is close to that number +- a few million. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jcriddle4 (talkcontribs) 05:12, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
You need to ignore the number of viewers. Yes, the Super Bowl is viewed by many, many people, but the vast majority of those viewers aren't watching it to see the Black Eyed Peas. It is a mini-concert in every sense and should not be given a ton of weight in the article. A small sub-section with a couple of sentences is fine. A standalone section with several paragraphs is not. --ICYTIGER'SBLOOD 05:51, 7 February 2011 (UTC)
"You need to ignore the number of viewers..." I disagree "...but the vast majority of those viewers aren't watching it to see the Black Eyed Peas..." Possibly quite wrong. A number of people are watching the game for the commercials\entertainment and not for the football. For example there is an article titled "More people watch Super Bowl for the commercials..." I didn't know the names of the teams playing until the day of the event. Sorry but it was a kind of a, the emperor has no cloths\the band cannot sing without massive digital massaging, moment in front of 100++ million people. I rarely know the names of bands let alone what songs they sing but I do now know who the Black Eyed Peas are and not in a good way. Maybe I am completely wrong about this but I really will not understand the music scene if the band actually survives this. How many people still remember Roseanne Barr killing the national anthem?

Neither source shows that the majority of discussion of their performance was negative or critical. Of the two sources that are footnoted, one is kind of positive and the other includes negative tweets, but doesn't suggest that they make up a majority or any other level. That line should be removed or re-sourced. 128.100.83.251 (talk) 16:35, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Edit request for grammar[edit]

{{Edit semi-protected}}The first line reads "The Black Eyed Peas are a American hip hop group" but it should read :The Black Eyed Peas are AN American hip hop group" — Preceding unsigned comment added by Checco715 (talkcontribs) 04:10, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Done Fat&Happy (talk) 04:18, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Genre[edit]

Its a small difference ofcourse, but the correct genre is called hip pop, not hip hop. Greetings from Amsterdam, Kwiki (talk) 01:42, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

In The U.S.A the genre is known as hip hop —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.0.235.152 (talk) 22:13, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Why is this not protected but Justin Bieber is? GoGaGaForGaGa (talk) 21:19, 11 February 2011 (UTC)

Why does it need protection?Bofum (talk) 18:28, 16 June 2011 (UTC)

Page is Broken[edit]

The infobox coding is messed up and I have no idea how to fix it... Haha, hopefully someone will see this and take the initiative. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.136.35.12 (talk) 13:31, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

2011 Concerts[edit]

Since they will be performing at many concert series (not just including their world tour), maube we should have seperate pages especially for the upcoming NYC Central Park and the IHeartRadio ones since these are rare occassions.--Cooly123 22:49, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

Page needs protection from vandalism[edit]

Why isn't this page protected ??? :@ :@ :@....everyday people vandalise this page...

See: WP:RFPP Fat&Happy (talk) 19:46, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Do they broke up?[edit]

yes or no? Nicrorus (talk) 01:55, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Of course NOT..they are doing a break.just like they did in 2006-2008 GeoPerric

dj?[edit]

I wanted to correct dj to DJ but the damn article is locked! --86.157.125.171 (talk) 22:08, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Fat&Happy (talk) 23:59, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

Kim Hill Edit request on 5 August 2012[edit]

Please add

| former_members = Kim Hill (soul musician)


She was awesome, but the sands of time mean people have forgotten. And that's sad.  :'(

DianaDiazSing (talk) 08:11, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. FloBo A boat that can float! 10:07, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

Please correct typo[edit]

In the introduction: "I Gotta Feeling" became the first single to sell more than one million ownloads in the United Kingdom.[3]

Why the name?[edit]

Could the article explain why they chose that name? I can think of several explanations but don't know which is correct. It's imaginative and memorable whichever one it is. FCR 86.220.85.38 (talk) 17:56, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Official website link[edit]

Official website link in the "External links" is broken (at least for me) and shows as "http://www.blackeyedpeas.com/%20BlackEyedPeas.com". — Preceding unsigned comment added by Улькиора (talkcontribs) 02:28, 10 August 2014 (UTC)