New Black Eyed Peas album set for June

"Boom Boom Pow" is disc's first single

NEW YORK -- The Black Eyed Peas will release their first studio album in four years, "The E.N.D.," on June 9 via Interscope. The group originally hoped to release the set, which stands for "The Energy Never Dies," in March.

The album's first single, "Boom Boom Pow," will soon be serviced to radio and clubs. The group is planning an international tour in support of the release.

The Black Eyed Peas' last album, "Monkey Business," was released in May 2005 and has sold 4.2 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In 2006, singer Fergie released her solo album, "The Dutchess," which produced the No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 hits "London Bridge" and "Big Girls Don't Cry."

will.i.am has been busy lately with musical activities surrounding the election of president Barack Obama. He wrote the anthem "Yes We Can," which turned into a star-studded viral video, and performed at the inauguration ceremonies. He also spent part of 2008 co-scoring "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" with Hans Zimmer and voicing one of the animated characters.
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