Not only is the track insanely catchy, but the concept of the video is insane as well! A couple owns a cat hotel, and one of their “guests” inspires a great new idea: “Work it Kitty,” an aerobics video for cats. As you can imagine, the hilariousness only continues from there.
Crazy cat lovers, this one’s for you!!!
The fantastic foursome of Will.I.Am, Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap – otherwise known as the Black Eyed Peas, came together for a final farewell at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Wednesday.
Hosted by Queen Latifah, the concert also featured performances from Cee-Lo Green, Jason DeRulo, Flo Rida, T-Pain and Sean Kingston – all respectable fans of the Peas.
Will.i.am reflected on the earlier days of the Californian group. “I remember when we got 30 dollars to play a Cal State Northridge party. And it feels so good that this many years later we’re here and we thank you guys from the bottom of our hearts for helping us pursue our dreams.”
He also had some advice for up-and-coming musicians:
“Whatever it is you wanna do in life, if somebody tells you no, don’t listen to them. Pursue your dreams, surround yourself with good friends,” he preached. “Black Eyed Peas is a family, we are friends, and we helped each other get here—and you guys are an extension of that friendship. We are here in this stadium today representing family and love, a day before Thanksgiving, and we thank you guys for the love.”
He is in the midst of prepping his much-hyped solo album “#willpower” that is set for release next year. Fergie, the 36-year-old songstress, wants to focus on starting a family with her husband, actor Josh Duhamal. While apl.de.ap is planning on going home to the Philippines and Taboo will get to spend more time with his family. It’s the end of an era, my friends.
Despite their hiatus, the group insists they are not breaking up. ”We always have two cycles of records and then we take a break. And then two cycles of records and then a break. When we take breaks you know, we work on side projects and get our personal stuff in order then come back and make beautiful music. We think beautiful music,” he recently told Ellen DeGeneres.
Will you miss BEP? Let us know.
Are the Black Eyed Peas getting a little Foolish?
No disrespect to the Peas here, that was just a pun off the fact that with Fergie taking an “indefinite leave” from the group as of November 23rd, the Black Eyed Peas are reportedly working on filling her spot with Ashanti, whose debut single was Foolish. Good one, right?
Ashanti has been touring with the Black Eyed Peas for a month now and it’s thought that this has been a test to see how well she worked with the Peas and if they thought she would fit well with the group.
An unnamed insider says that although the announcement hasn’t been made yet, expect it to be public in the next couple of days.
Not only does Ashanti have a Grammy under her belt, she has also sold more than 30 million albums so there’s really no question about it she can pull this off. However, it really won’t be by past achievements that she’ll be judged, it’s up to listeners everywhere to decide what they think of her as Fergie’s replacement.
The Black Eyed Peas have pulled out of the Michael Jackson Tribute concert for Saturday. The promoter says the group is suddenly “unable to perform.”
The promoters released a statement saying, “Due to unavoidable circumstances, the Black Eyed Peas will be unable to perform at this Saturday’s Michael Forever event.”
However, Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera are still on the roster for the concert.
Natalia Kills has been slowly murdering her way through the music industry by working with industry heavyweights (Will.i.am, Akon, LMFAO) and her debut album “Perfectionist” debuted on North American shelves this past Tuesday.
Born Natalia Keery-Fisher, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter was signed onto Interscope’s Cherrytree Records label in 2008, after the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am heard her “Wommanequin” EP. The demo was self-written and produced by Kills, showcasing talent that catapulted her into a promising direction that landed a feature on LMFAO’s single “Champagne Showers” and her debut EP.
Although she may be the best female-singer-you-haven’t-heard-of-yet, her single “Mirrors” has already cracked the top ten in Austria, Germany, Poland and the United States. A change of pace from her past-life as an actress.
Her sound is a pinch of Lady Gaga with a fiercer-punch of Kate Bush, and it has been labeled as ‘revenge-pop’, electropop and ‘synth-pop’, but she describes it as “pop with an opinion”. In other words, she delivers a much needed refreshing dose of attitude that the Christina’s and the Britney’s have faked.
“I’m a perfectionist. It’s the source of all my ambition, desire and drive. But, it’s also what destroys me sometimes.”
Her stage-name “Kills” defines that passion and mentality to commit herself entirely to her music. And as a singer-songwriter, that commitment to her art has drawn inspiration out of every aspect of her life.
“I wrote ["Free"] when I was broke and writing songs in my tiny apartment, trying to figure out how to pay the rent,” says Kills of penning her single, which she also notes as her favourite song to play live. “But, I was still happy. When I went out I felt fabulous and I wanted everyone to know that style is not dictated by how much money you have or where you shop. We should be free from our possessions and not let material things own us or effect our happiness.”
Kills has come a long way from that tiny apartment, going on tour with big names like Bruno Mars, Ke$ha, Black Eyed Peas and will be supporting Katy Perry on her California Dreams Tour later this month.
When we spoke with Kills, the sudden passing of Amy Winehouse was fresh and she felt a strong connection to the pop-singer.
“I’ve always been a huge fan, and not just because I’m English. She’s truly one of the greats, and I relate to all other artists like myself who write about personal afflictions and deeper darker places. I know from experience that when you write about your true pain it has to be because you battle with it. We were lucky to have her, and at least she gets to escape her pain now.”
Her album “The Perfectionist” can be streamed on her website and is also available in stores and on iTunes now.
After waiting in sweltering heat for six hours and then two more in the rain, fans waiting for the group were then told the Black Eyed Peas concert in Central Park was simply not going to happen.
“What, Will.I.Am can’t play in the rain? Is Fergie‘s hair gonna get wet,” said Queens resident Brian Moriarty, 26, who lined up with his girlfriend at 3 p.m. hoping to get a prime general admission spot close to the stage.
The pre-show festivities with performances by Taylor Swift, Carole King and Tony Bennet were scheduled to start at 5 but were delayed due to the bad weather, leaving several fans stranded in the heat.
While gates finally opened to concert-goers at 7:45, the police department announced they were shutting everything down due to lightning right after fans had settled into the park.
“We won’t go,” chanted the crowd of some 20,000 New Yorkers (of the 60,000 originally scheduled to attend the performance meant to benefit the Robin Hood Foundation).
And many of them did not. Police had to close in on groups who believed that by squatting in the meadow, they would be treated to the Peas’ musical stylings.
“The heat wasn’t going to stop them, the rain wasn’t going to stop them, but the lightning-it stopped them. It came down to safety for everyone,” according to a statement from the Robin Hood Foundation.
The foundation hopes to reschedule another concert soon, and will provide more information “in the next week or so.”
While BEP can’t control weather, the canceled concert has left a lot of angry fans following a not-so-great performance at the Super Bowl earlier in the year.
With Anti-BEP comments running on Twitter on Thursday night, some haters called it an act of God. But according to band member Taboo from a tweet, Fergie was really upset about the cancellation.
Hopefully, BEP will find a way to please their fans again.
And this time, please no more covers from Guns N’ Roses.
Black Eyed Peas are taking a break to concentrate on “personal time,” reports CTV.
The hitmakers have eased their busy schedules in recent months and singer Fergie is pleased because it has meant she has been able to spend more time with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel.
“We’re taking a break … getting more of that personal time, but, you know, Josh and I have gotten to spend a lot more time together this year than other years, which is great,” says Fergie.
The 36-year-old singer, who married Josh in 2009 after five years of dating, also admitted the couple are keen to have a baby.
Asked if they are planning to start a family, she said “Oh yeah, of course. Not right this second. Not pregnant, for the record. But, yeah.”
While Fergie is enjoying spending time with her husband, her bandmate will.i.am is using his break to work on releasing a solo album .
Fergie says “I believe Will is coming out with a solo album, I’ve heard it, it’s called ‘Black Einstein’, and it’s amazing. I’ve been waiting for him to come out with this for so long, because I want it. He won’t give it to me. I want it for the gym. He’s so amazing. Such a genius lyricist and I’m really excited for his project.”
The Peas are always off and on, either focusing on solo stuff or doing stuff as a band, so this isn’t really shocking. I’m excited to here will.i.am’s new album – Fergie should release some solo stuff too, her last solo efforts were from her ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ days. It’s time for new things!
There are certainly a lot of acts in the pop world, and sometimes artists get labeled as the successor to an existing pop star. However, true artists hate this comparison, and many people have been calling Natalia Kills the “New Lady Gaga.” Not surprisingly Natalia hates this comparison, which she discusses with Jordan.
While Stefani Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, has been holding headlines hostage lately with her flaunted Grammy entrance and performance, her older songs are evidently still doing the trick; particularly her first single with Akon and Colby O’Donis, Just Dance.
Just Dance has officially been downloaded over 6 MILLION TIMES on iTunes, making Lady Gaga the first solo female performer to have a song go 6 TIMES PLATINUM! It is just the second song to ever be downloaded that many times, the first being I Gotta Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. Those damn Peas.
The real scary part of this? There’s no sign of Gaga slowing down no. Miss Alejandro’s empire has reached an astounding net worth of $100 million (according to celebritynetworth.com), and the support, and dollars, keep pouring in for the eccentric blonde.
Just Dance? More like Just Download.
Pop Eater is reporting that we’ll be seeing will.i.am and his merry band of music-makers will be headlining this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Fans have had their fingers crossed for the announcement ever since Fergie was spotted making the Super Bowl party rounds last winter in Miami.
The “I Got a Feeling” singers’ big news was announced just days before the release of their next album, “The Beginning,” slated for a November 30th drop. After some rigorous promo, BEP will surely go into rehearsals for the Feb 7th football extravaganza.
“They could have picked anybody,” will.i.am told Rolling Stone magazine. “But it says something that they picked us.”
How humble of him! Everybody loves a modest man, amirite?
We’re more excited to see who will make a guest appearance on the famously well-done Super Bowl ads!
Will YOU watch Super Bowl XLV?
Will.i.am seems to think so, reports VIBE. The BEP member and mega producer says that James Cameron (Avatar) will direct a new Black Eyed Peas 3D movie based around their world tour.
As of this time there’s no official confirmation, but Will.i.am tells VIBE that it’s going to happen.
“Right now we are planning our 3-D tour movie and James Cameron is directing it,” he says. “We have the biggest director because we are the biggest group on the planet. The Peas are filming it in South America. People will be able to see us in the theatre with the 3-D glasses and everything.”
“There will be a storyline that [Cameron] came up with, which will be dope,” says Will.i.am. “It’s a full-length film and it’s based around our tour activities,” continuing, “we want to go across the planet.”
Even though recent reports indicated that Fergie and Will.i.Am were in the middle of a big feud, Will.i.am claims that everything is fine, and they’re ready to focus on what’s next for the group.
The frontman says, “Fergie wants to do another solo record, so of course we are going to do that,” adding, “but right now we are focused on the Peas—our world tour and the movie.”
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The Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. World Tour 2010 – returns to Canada this summer and we’re giving away 2 tickets for each of the following performances:
July 27, 2010 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON – with Jason Derulo
July 28, 2010 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON – with Jason Derulo
August 1, 2010 Scotiabank Place, Kanata, ON – with B.o.B. and Jason Derulo
August 18, 2010 MTS Centre Winnipeg, MB – with T-Pain
August 20, 2010 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, SK – with T-Pain
August 22, 2010 Pengrowth Saddledome Calgary, AB – with T-Pain
August 23, 2010 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB – with T-Pain
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The car, which was parked in the Hollywood Hills, apparently suffered minor damage.
However, the big news is Will.i.am and Steve Jobs saved the day. TMZ reports cops didn’t have any solid leads, except the musician remembered the iPad had a built in tracking device.
Police were able to use the tracking device to locate the iPad and the culprit who committed the crime.
Isn’t that amazing?
RadarOnline is reporting that Fergie is close to leaving the Black Eyed Peas as tensions rise in the band. What’s the cause of the feud? Apparently Fergie doesn’t get along with Will.I.Am.
A source close to the band claims, “Fergie is saying she wants out of the band and the second half of the tour isn’t confirmed for early next year.”
The Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to go on in the summer and have been supposedly planning another tour for early next year, but if Fergie leaves the tours might not go on as planned.
“Things have gotten really bad with Will.i.Am. And it’s not just Fergie who is clashing with him. So is the rest of the band. His ego is out of control,” said the source, continuing, “Fergie just wants to get away from the whole thing.”
Drama, drama, Fergie!
The source says, “Between that and the bad blood with Will, it looks like the 2011 tour is in big trouble and she’s saying she’s going to split for good.”
I gotta feeling that the Black Eyed Peas days are numbered. What do you think?
It’s only fair really.
Instead of going up on stage like most groups only to then just press a play button on a laptop, DUBBS re-creates every aspect of the beat-pumping tune with a variety of equipment- giving the audience the most real-live dynamic electro-concert experience possible.
The three-man Canadian team consists of brothers Alex (Vocals) and Chris (Drums) Van Den Hoeff, and Ottawa producer Martin Sinotte, who hope to make a name for themselves with their revolutionary club-bopping tracks and unique live sound-experience.
“Most DJ’s just turn knobs to play a hit song. That’s it,” says Sinotte. “But then you have us who play the song with a live beat pad, live keyboard, live everything. You have Alex singing, Chris on drums. It gets wild.”
Adds Alex, “It’s a poppy-techno sound with a twist. We call it a new age of electro-house.”
The hip hop group is being sued by artist Phoenix Phenom for their 2009 smash hit Boom Boom Pow. Phoenix Phenom, formally known as Ebony Latrice Batts, claims that her song Boom Dynamite sounds too similar to BEP’s Boom Boom Pow to be honest coincidence.
Country singer Taylor Swift topped the American Music Awards leader-board with five wins, including Artist of the Year, reports E! News. However, the 19-year-old was not present at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles because she was rehearsing for a show at London’s Wembley Arena .
Michael Jackson received four posthumous awards, rounding out his career total to 25. His brother, Jermaine Jackson, was present to accept on his behalf.
“We love you, Michael,” said Jermaine, who sported a sequined glove for the event. “It’s not just about the winnings, the awards, it’s mainly the message. The message that Michael had will live on forever and he saw good in everyone and he wanted them to do good. To start with love and let’s love each other.”
Perez Hilton has dropped the assault charge that he filed against Black Eyed Peas’ manager Polo Molina, according to NME.com.
Molina was accused of punching Hilton, whose real name is Mario Lavandeira, outside a Toronto nightclub at a MuchMusic Video Awards after party in June, after the celebrity blogger allegedly made a homophobic comment about Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am.
But the assault charge against Molina was dropped after he issued a written apology to Hilton.
Molina has also agreed not to contact Hilton except through his lawyer, not to carry a weapon for 12 months, not to come within 100 metres of the nightclub where the incident allegedly took place, and to donate $500 to Toronto’s Red Door Family Shelter.
If I could party with any celebrity, it would be The Black Eyed Peas. And I think that’s exactly what they are going for. After all, they have managed to make a living off it.
Their latest album, The E.N.D. is a self-proclaimed party soundtrack and has skyrocketed them to the top of the Billboard charts in a record-breaking leap. Between singles “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling”, BEP clocked in 20 weeks up there, beating legends like Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
The record isn’t a new theme for the group who have made a name for themselves with songs like “Let’s Get Retarded” and “Pump It”. Not much has changed in the four years since their last release. Except the resurfacing of mainstream electro-house music, which the peas were exposed to on various world tours and quickly adapted to fit their hip-pop repertoire thanks to guest DJs like Mstrkrft and Crookers.
After an alleged altercation involving celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, Will.I.Am and his manager, Hilton has released Twitter responses, written statements and a video regarding what happened. And according to a report from “Access Hollywood,” Hilton plans on suing those involved in the incident.
“All persons responsible for this cowardly act of physical violence will be sued and held legally responsible for their actions,” said Hilton’s attorney, Bryan J. Freedman, in a statement. “His First Amendment rights will not be infringed upon through fear, intimidation or violence.”
The blogger was said to suffer a cut below his eye during an altercation between him and Black Eyed Peas manager Liborio “Polo” Molina.
Hilton’s lawyer stated they “are conducting a legal investigation as to whether Will.I.Am encouraged and/or instructed Molina to engage in this physical assault.”
Toronto Police have charged the BEP manager with assault and the 36-year-old must return the city’s Old City Hall Courthouse on August 5 to answer to the charge.
Below is footage with Perez from Sunday night prior to the incident where he discusses the experience behind the scenes at the MuchMusic Video Awards and the way celebrities act around him.