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RnB 13/08/2009

THE BLACK EYED PEAS TIES USHER'S RECORD OF 19 WEEKS AT No 1 WITH 'BOOM BOOM POW' & 'I GOTTA FEELING'

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SANTA MONICA, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Interscope Records) - THE BLACK EYED PEAS have tied Usher's record for the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 19 consecutive weeks at No 1. "I Gotta Feeling" holds at No 1 for 7 weeks and "Boom Boom Pow" spent 12 weeks at No 1. This is the longest consecutive stay by a duo or group in the Billboard charts 51 year history. The Black Eyed Peas bypassed Boyz II Men's 1994 record for successive stay at the top by a duo or group when they hit 17 weeks at No 1. The Black Eyed Peas are also the first duo or group with consecutive No 1's on the Mainstream Top 40 chart since Maroon 5 in 2004.

"I Gotta Feeling," the second single from The E.N.D., sits at No 1 on the Top 40 chart. Since its release seven weeks ago, "I Gotta Feeling" has sold over 1.95 million digital downloads. Their first single "Boom Boom Pow" spent 6 weeks at No 1 on the Top 40 chart and has sold over 3.8 million digital downloads. "Boom Boom Pow" is the No 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 No 1 with the group's highest debut of their career with 304,109 in first-week sales. The E.N.D. is currently No 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Rolling Stone calls THE E.N.D., "the best thing the Black Eyed Peas have ever recorded" and Entertainment Weekly raves, "pure Top 40 nirvana." USA Today confirms "it's booming, electrified pop with plenty of Pow." Rolling Stone calls "Boom Boom Pow" one of the best summer jams of the past 20 years and People lists "I Gotta Feeling" as their summer pick.

The E.N.D. is The Black Eyed Peas follow up to their 2005 release Monkey Business. With worldwide sales of more than 9 million copies, Monkey Business generated Grammy Awards for "Don't Phunk With My Heart" and "My Humps." The Black Eyed Peas have sold over 27 million cds worldwide.






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