The Black Eyed Peas (BEP) is an American hip hop group based in Los Angeles. The group is composed of will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie. Since their breakout album Elephunk in 2003, the group's hip hop/dance-oriented style has sold an estimated 18 million albums worldwide and 9 million singles. Their latest studio album, The E.N.D., was released in June 2009. The group is one of only eleven artists to have ever held the number 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.