12LP Box Set Documents Group's Evolution from 1998 Debut and Breakthroughs Elephunk, Monkey Business and The E.N.D., to their Most Recent, 2010's The Beginning!
Originally formed in Los Angeles, CA in the late '80s by rap partners will.i.am and apl.de.ap., The Black Eyed Peas were signed to Eazy-E's Ruthless Records, then joined Jimmy Iovine's Interscope in 1998 for their critically acclaimed major label debut album, Behind the Front. Since then, The Peas have gone on to sell more than 35 million albums around the world, emerging from the West Coast rap underground to become Grammy-winning, multi-platinum superstars who have stormed the pop charts after adding pop diva Fergie to their ranks for 2003's breakthrough album, Elephunk, which produced their first hit single, "Where Is the Love," "Shut Up," "Hey Mama" and "Let's Get It Started."
Monkey Business, which followed in 2005, produced the hit singles, "Don't Phunk with My Heart," "My Humps" and "Pump It," going triple-platinum in the U.S. and around the world, establishing the band as global pop icons. The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies), released in 2009, was nominated for six Grammy Awards, winning Best Pop Vocal Album, spawning the hit singles, "Boom Boom Pow" and the David Guetta-produced "I Gotta Feeling," the latter two topping the Billboard Hot 100 back-to-back for a record-breaking 26 consecutive weeks.
UMe will now bring all six Interscope studio albums in The Black Eyed Peas' hit-packed catalog together for the first time in The Complete Vinyl Collection, a limited edition box set that includes 180-gram double-LPs of each (for a total of 12 discs) in a black rigid lift top box, with gold foil band logo. All six individual vinyl LPs will also be released separately in a limited edition run.