In an era of an ever-changing music industry that's defined by diminishing expectation, where a "successful" career means having one, maybe two hit records; The Black Eyed Peas are a glorious exception. They have become one of the best selling, most popular and most innovative groups for nearly two decades.
They have transformed themselves from a beloved backpack rap troop from the West Coast Underground into fully-fledged, massive global superstars whose music can be heard in any country around the world. They've done this the right way: creating albums that are more innovative than the last; which has translated into each new album being more popular than the last.
It all started with their 1998 debut Behind the Front, an organic and groovy mix of jazz, R&B, funk and reggae that revels in positivity which made them a breath of fresh air in the hip-hop community at the time. Home to the old-school-influenced singles "Fallin' Up," "Joints & Jam" and "Karma."