The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group (originally an alternative hip hop group, since then they have added:R&B, pop, dance, electro and techno influences). Though founded in Los Angeles, California in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album Elephunk in 2003 that the group found widespread acclaim and achieved high record sales. Since that time, the group has sold an estimated 56 million records worldwide. According to Nielsen SoundScan, The Black Eyed Peas are the second-best-selling artist or group for downloaded tracks, with over 42 million sales as of the end of 2011. Their first major hit was the 2003 single 'Where Is the Love?' from Elephunk, which topped 13 international charts. Another European hit single from the album was 'Shut Up'. Their fourth album Monkey Business, was an even bigger worldwide success, certified 4 Platinum in the U.S., and spawning two singles, 'My Humps' and 'Don't Phunk with My Heart'.
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