THE BLACK EYED PEAS MAKE HISTORY WITH THE LONGEST SUCCESSIVE STAY AT TOP OF THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART
Group Scores with 20 Weeks at #1 with "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling"
Santa Monica, CA, August 19, 2009 - The Black Eyed Peas make history with the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 20 consecutive weeks at #1. “I Gotta Feeling” holds at #1 for an eighth week and “Boom Boom Pow” spent 12 weeks at #1. This is the longest consecutive stay for an artist in the Billboard chart’s 51 year history.
“The Black Eyed Peas record-breaking feat is a phenomenal achievement that underscores will.i.am’s ability to craft songs that instantly resonate with music fans,” said Steve Berman, President, Marketing & Sales, Interscope Geffen A&M. “From the moment I met will, I knew his unique artistry would make lasting impressions.”
“With this kind of success your ego wants to take all the credit but your heart reminds your soul that it was your heart that had you slaving and creating in the studio making the music; breaking through comfort zones and tradition. In the fight between heart and ego my heart always wins,” said will.i.am. “Without everyone doing their part, the stars never would have aligned. This was a group effort, thank you to everyone who helped to keep these songs on top," said Fergie.
“I Gotta Feeling,” the second single from The E.N.D., is currently in its second week at #1 on the Top 40 chart. Since its release eight weeks ago, “I Gotta Feeling” has sold over 2 million digital downloads. Their first single “Boom Boom Pow” spent seven weeks at #1 on the Top 40 chart and has sold over 3.8 million digital downloads. “Boom Boom Pow” is the #1 track on the Nielsen Soundscan’s Year To Date digital tracks chart for 2009.
THE E.N.D., the fifth release from the three-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum Interscope recording artist, The Black Eyed Peas, entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1 with the group’s highest debut of their career with 304,109 in first-week sales. The E.N.D. is currently # 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.