The Black Eyed Peas, the musical phenomenon that energizes crowds around the world, will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show on FOX at Cowboys Stadium in North Texas on Sunday, Feb. 6, the NFL announced today on national television during NFL on FOX coverage of the New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys game.
The Bridgestone Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. More than 153 million viewers in the U.S. watched last year's show. The Super Bowl and halftime show will be broadcast worldwide.
The Black Eyed Peas join an esteemed list of recent halftime acts that includes The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.
Since forming in 1995, six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and more than 30.8 million digital tracks. They will release a brand-new album, entitled The Beginning, on Nov. 30, 2010, on Interscope Records that includes the hit new single "The Time (Dirty Bit)."
The Beginning is the follow-up to the group's blockbuster CD, The E.N.D., which has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It is also the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 hits "Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling" (which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan history), and "Imma Be," as well as the Top 10's "Meet Me Halfway" and "Rock That Body." The quartet, comprised of Will.I.Am, Fergie, Apl.De.Ap and Taboo, has logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold.
Fans who buy a copy of The Beginning will have a chance to be a special guest of The Black Eyed Peas at the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show.
The Bridgestone Super Bowl XLV Halftime Show is an NFL Network production and will be executive-produced by Ricky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton.