A local DJ was talking the other day about how The Black Eyed Peas are always at the top of the charts, and how it seems like it’s probably a record.
For the past month, Boom Boom Pow has been up there, and last week, I Gotta Feeling has surpassed it. And then there was even more attention on the Black Eyed Peas, after trashy blogger Perez Hilton went off on the Black Eyed Peas, insulting Fergie and calling will.i.am a “faggot,” and then got punched in the face by some unknown person that he erroneously named as will.i.am himself… (And I’m yet to hear from a single person who was saddened by his assault.)
The Black Eyed Peas have an official YouTube channel. Most artists sue to keep their music off of YouTube, while the Black Eyed Peas upload their own music there and draw millions of views. I was looking through, and found a bunch of hits that I’d forgotten were the Black Eyed Peas’.
Fergie and will.i.am, both tremendous successes in their own right, are members of the Black Eyed Peas. will.i.am’s Yes We Can became one of the most viral videos of the 2008 campaigns, and was even performed live at Invesco Field. But We Are the Ones wasn’t quite as big a hit, even though it should have been. And I just bought It’s a New Day, the post-election followup.
It does not appear possible to buy stock in a band.