LOS ANGELES (RPRN) 6/19/2009--The Black Eyed Peas debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart with their latest release, The E.N.D. Their fifth studio CD marks the group’s highest debut of their career with 304,109 in first-week sales. This is the biggest sales week for the group, outperforming their previous CD, Monkey Business, which sold 291,164 in June 2005.
Boom Boom Pow, the first single from three-time Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum Interscope recording artists The Black Eyed Peas, holds the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks and #1 on the Top 40 chart for five consecutive weeks. Since its release eleven weeks ago, Boom Boom Pow has sold over 2,802,286 million digital downloads. In its first week of release, the second single I Gotta Feeling is #1 on the digital songs chart with 249,133 in digital downloads and debuts at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. This is the first time any act has occupied the top two spots on the Hot 100 with songs from the #1 album of the week since OutKast did it on Feb. 7, 2004.
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” and The New York Times says, “Boom Boom Pow arrives like a fusillade of punches and kicks, an onomatopoeia traveling at warp speed.”
The E.N.D. is The Black Eyed Peas’ first original new album since Monkey Business (released May 2005), with worldwide sales of more than 9 million copies. Monkey Business generated Grammy Awards for Don’t Phunk With My Heart and My Humps.