One of the biggest pop groups of the 2000s, Black Eyed Peas topped charts around the world with a series of immediate, engaging club anthems -- thanks to producer will.i.am and his dynamic, flamboyant cast (Fergie, apl.de.ap, Taboo). Formed in 1995, the group hit the stratosphere in 2003 with a pair of big hits, "Where Is the Love?" and "Shut Up." Fergie soon launched a solo career and will.i.am became one of the most in-demand producers in hip-hop, pop, and R&B. The group's most successful year was 2009, when the singles "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" practically owned the pop charts.