The Black Eyed Peas and Fergie have officially gone on seperate ways. The news was of the split was confirmed by Will.I.Am on June 1st during an interview.
"Since the beginning of Black Eyed Peas, we’ve always had amazing vocalists that appeared on the mic with us," he explained. "People like Macy Gray, Esthero, Debi Nova, Fergie. On Elephunk, there were several females that appeared on that album. Obviously Fergie was the featured female, but on songs like ‘Let’s Get it Started,’ it’s Noelle [Scaggs], and then Fergie, songs like ‘Latin Girls,’ it’s Debi Nova, and ‘Request Line,’ it’s Macy Gray. We’ll always work with good females."
"Nobody is replacing Fergie," Will continues. "She’s working on her solo project at the moment, we’re on this brand-new experience, celebrating 20 years of Black Eyed Peas putting out music. We worked on a bunch of songs on her solo record, we’re proud that she has her label, but Black Eyed Peas are pushing it forward in terms of content, technology and experiences on our new [graphic novel] project, Masters of the Sun — The Zombie Chronicles."
Rumour has it that Nicole Scherzinger might be taking her place. Will replied, "Nicole is on the new BEP project as well. I don’t want to go into details how she’s involved yet."
The Black Eyed Peas's career as a trio kicked of with the 1998's Behind The Front and 2000's Bridging The Gap albums. Fergie joined the group on Elephunk, an album that catapulted the group into the pop world in a massive way. The went on to release Monkey Business in 2005, The E.N.D. in 2009, and The Beginning in 2010.
Black Eyed Peas has not released a new album since 2010.