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The E.N.D.
Studio album by Black Eyed Peas
Released June 3, 2009 (2009-06-03)
(see release history)
Recorded 2008-2010
Genre Alternative Hip hop, Electro hop, Dance pop
Length 67:19
Label Interscope
Producer, Printz Board, Stacy Ferguson, Jaime Gomez, David Guetta, Keith Harris, Allen Pineda, DJ Replay (also exec.)
Professional reviews
Black Eyed Peas chronology
Monkey Business
The E.N.D.
Singles from The E.N.D.
  1. "Boom Boom Pow"
    Released: March 10, 2009
  2. "I Gotta Feeling"
    Released: June 16, 2009
  3. "Meet Me Halfway"
    Released: September 22, 2009
  4. "Imma Be"
    Released: December 15, 2009
  5. "Rock That Body"
    Released: January 15, 2010

The E.N.D. (short for The Energy Never Dies) is the fifth studio album by American pop group The Black Eyed Peas. The album was first released in Japan on 3 June 2009, and worldwide six days later. Critics described the album as containing more anthemic and inspirational songs in the group's bid to appeal to a new generation of music listeners.

Three promotional singles, "Imma Be", "Alive", and "Meet Me Halfway", were released through the iTunes Store in the three weeks running up to the album's release. The album gave the group their first, second, and third US number one hits with "Boom Boom Pow", "I Gotta Feeling", and "Imma Be"" which topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12, 14, and 2 weeks respectively. The third single, "Meet Me Halfway", along with the first two, topped several charts around the world including the United Kingdom and Australia. The album has sold 7 million copies to date.



The album name was thought about since 2006, around the time Fergie released The Dutchess. Originally, they were going to call it Evolution, but that was also the name for Ciara's then-upcoming second studio album. The album title was then tentatively changed to From Roots to Fruits, before the group decided this title may be better suited for a future compilation album. The name was changed again to The Energy Never Dies, before being shortened to The E.N.D. The name was confirmed by in an interview promoting the release of his third studio album, Songs About Girls.[11]


In an interview with Billboard magazine, stated that "The E.N.D." stands for "The Energy Never Dies", which describes his model for a project that will be living and frequently updated throughout its designated cycle. "It's a diary [...] of music that at any given time, depending on the inspiration, you can add to it," the artist/producer/songwriter explains."I'm trying to break away from the concept of an album. What is an album when you put 12 songs on iTunes and people can pick at it like scabs? That's not an album. There is no album anymore." He described the music as "a lot of dance stuff, real melodic, electronic, soulful. We call it, like, electric static funk, something like that."[12] Following its release, remarked that the album had been inspired by a trip to Australia, specifically the sound of The Presets' My People. "The energy on the Presets' small little stage was crazy energy. That song My People (he sings the chorus) - that . . . is wild," said, ""That's the reason why this record sounds the way it does - my three months in Australia."[13]

Release and promotion

Prior to the release of the album, three promotional singles were presented by on Dipdive and released exclusively on Apple's iTunes Store as a "Countdown to The E.N.D.". These promotional singles should not be confused with ordinary singles.

  • "Imma Be" was the first promotional single and was released on May 17 in the UK, May 18 in Australia and May 19, 2009 worldwide. It was eventually released as the fourth official single off the album.
  • "Alive" is the name of the second promotional single. It was released May 24 in the UK, May 25 in Australia and May 26, 2009, worldwide.
  • "Meet Me Halfway" was the final promotional single to be released from the album on June 1 in Australia and June 2, 2009, worldwide. It was eventually released as third official single released off the album.


  • "Boom Boom Pow" was released as the lead single on March 10, 2009. It reached the top spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it the groups first number-one song in America. It stayed at the top spot for twelve consecutive weeks, making it the second longest-running single to stay atop the chart in 2009. Also reached number one in Australia and the UK Singles Chart.
  • "I Gotta Feeling" was released as the second single released on June 16, 2009. It replaced "Boom Boom Pow" as the number-one song in America making them only the fourth group to replace themselves at number-one in the chart's history. "I Gotta Feeling" remained at the top spot for fourteen consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running single to stay atop the chart in 2009. The song also reached number one in Australia and the UK. The song won Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 52nd Grammy Awards.
  • "Meet Me Halfway" was released as the third single on September 22, 2009. It was originally released as the third and last digital promotional single for the E.N.D. on June 2. The song is their third consecutive number one in Australia and UK. It also peaked at seven on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, making it the groups third top ten single from The E.N.D.
  • "Imma Be" was released on December 15, 2009 as the fourth U.S. single. As of February 25, 2010, the song has reached number one on the U.S. Hot 100, becoming the fourth top 10 single from the album and the 3rd U.S. #1 single from the album and as a group. The song reached the top 5 in Canada, due to a significant increase in digital downloads after the group performed it at the 52nd Grammy Awards[14], as well as radio airplay.[15][16]
  • "Rock That Body" is the fifth single from the album (fourth international) single. It was released in Australia on January 15, 2010 and was released in the UK on March 15, 2010.

Track listing

#[17] Title[17] Production and writing credits[17] [17]
1. "Boom Boom Pow"
  • includes "Welcome to the E.N.D."
Allan Pineda, William Adams, Stacy Ferguson, Jaime Gomez 5:08
2. "Rock That Body" Mark Knight, L.Carroll(Kalis), Muns, A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, Jean Baptiste, David Guetta, J. Gomez, Adam Walder 4:29
3. "Meet Me Halfway" Keith Harris, A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson,Igal Kuperman,J. Baptiste, Sylvia Gordon, J. Gomez, 4:44
4. "Imma Be" T. Brenneck, M. Deller, D. Foder, K. Harris, A. Pineda, J. Tankel, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, J. Gomez, 4:16
5. "I Gotta Feeling" A. Pineda, Frederick Riesterer, W. Adams,Igal Kuperman, S. Ferguson, D.Guetta, J. Gomez 4:49
6. "Alive" A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, J. Baptiste, J. Gomez 5:04
7. "Missing You" A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, Printz Board, J. Baptiste, J. Gomez 4:35
8. "Ring-a-Ling"
  • including interlude
K. Harris, A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, J. Gomez 4:33
9. "Party All the Time" A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, J. Gomez 4:44
10. "Out of My Head" K. Harris, Tim Orindgreff, W. Adams, A. Williams, S. Ferguson, George Pajon, Printz Board, J. Gomez 3:52
11. "Electric City" A. Pineda, Bert Berns, Ri Gottehrer, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, Robert Feldman, Gerald Goldstein, J. Gomez 4:08
12. "Showdown"
  • including interlude
Ryan Buendia, A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, J. Gomez 4:27
13. "Now Generation" T. Orindgreff, A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, G. Pajon, J. Gomez 4:06
14. "One Tribe"
  • including interlude
A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, Printz Board, J. Gomez 4;41
15. "Rockin to the Beat" G. Pajon Jr, A. Pineda, W. Adams, S. Ferguson, Printz Board, J. Gomez 3:45
  • Deluxe Edition Bonus disc contains enhanced video content if bought from Target.
  • In french edition of the Deluxe CD the second disc contains David Guetta's remixes (1. Boom Boom Guetta and 12. I Gotta Feeling).
  • In Japan and some other international markets the standard edition of the album also includes "Mare" as track 16 and "Simple Little Melody" as track 17.
  • "Welcome to the E.N.D." is not included on the iTunes version of the album.
  • Track engineers: Padraic Kerin,, Dylan "3-D" Dresdow
  • Mixing engineer: Dylan "3-D" Dresdow[18]
  • Imma Be, and Rock That Body have also been merged into a feature length music video called "Imma Be Rockin That Body", which is roughly 10 minutes 20 seconds in length, which works particularly well seeing that both individual videos feature the same large transformer-type robots and costumes.[19]

All times(of songs)are according to the album.



Reaction to the album so far has been mixed or positive, scoring a 60 out of 100 on Metacritic,[20] higher than their 2005 album Monkey Business but lower than their 2003 breakout Elephunk, with critics agreeing that the album has more of a dance-oriented sound than its predecessors. However it is here that opinions began to differ with Entertainment Weekly describing the album as pure Top 40 nirvana[21] while PopMatters concludes that after listening to the album and "dancing all night [...] you just may not be able to respect yourself in the morning".[22] Despite the mixed reviews, the album gained 6 nominations for the 52nd Grammy Awards and won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album on January 31, 2010.[23] The album also nominated for Album of The Year, but lost to Taylor Swift's Fearless


The album debuted at number one in Australia, number two in New Zealand and three in the United Kingdom. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 2,181,400 copies in the United States to date,[24] becoming the ninth album to top the one million mark in sales in 2009.The album has spent 25 weeks within the top 10 of the Billboard 200. The E.N.D. was the 7th best-selling album of 2009 in the U.S.[25]

The album experienced a strong run in the UK Album Charts, peaking at number three for seven non-consecutive weeks. As of Sunday 27th December 2009, The E.N.D has sold 1,200,000 copies in the United Kingdom, making it their third consecutive album to gain multi platinum status and exceed sales of one million units. According to United World Chart, it is the 3rd biggest selling album of 2009.[citation needed] In Australia, the album was number 84 on the decade-end chart. The decade-end chart also revealed the album to be the third most successful album of 2009.[26]

Charts, sales and certificates


Charts (2009) Peak
Australian Albums Chart[27] 1
Austrian Albums Chart[28] 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)[29] 5
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[30] 1
Canadian Albums Chart[31] 1
Croation Albums Chart[32] 26
Danish Albums Chart[33] 36
Dutch Albums Chart[34] 7
European Top 100 Albums[35] 1
Finnish Albums Chart[36] 17
French Albums Chart[37] 1
German Albums Chart[38] 2
Greek Albums Chart[39] 7
Irish Albums Chart[27] 3
Charts (2009) Peak
Italian Albums Chart[40] 8
Japan Albums Chart[41] 2
Mexican Albums Chart[42] 7
New Zealand Albums Chart[43] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[44] 28
Polish Albums Chart[45] 7
Portuguese Albums Chart[46] 1
Spanish Albums Chart[47] 11
Swedish Albums Chart[48] 29
Swiss Albums Chart[49] 2
UK Albums Chart[50] 3
UK R&B Albums Chart[51] 1
U.S. Billboard 200[52] 1

Year-end charts

Year-ending 2009
Region Provider Position
Australia[53] ARIA 3

Chart procession and succession

Preceded by
Inshalla by Eskimo Joe
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album (first run)
June 15, 2009 – June 21, 2009
Succeeded by
State of the Art by Hilltop Hoods
Preceded by
Relapse by Eminem
UK R&B Albums Chart number-one album (first run)
June 14, 2009 – June 27, 2009
Succeeded by
The Essential Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
Stack Is the New Black by Short Stack
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album (second run)
August 31, 2009 – September 6, 2009
Succeeded by
The Rhythm and the Blues by Jimmy Barnes
Preceded by
Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King by Dave Matthews Band
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album (first run)
June 27, 2009
Succeeded by
Lines, Vines and Trying Times by Jonas Brothers
Preceded by
Lines, Vines and Trying Times by Jonas Brothers
U.S. Billboard 200 number-one album (second run)
July 11, 2009
Succeeded by
Now That's What I Call Music! 31 by Various artists
Preceded by
The Essential Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson
New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart
August 10, 2009 – September 20, 2009
Succeeded by
The Resistance by Muse
Preceded by
Relapse by Eminem
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Albums
June 27, 2009 – July 4, 2009
Succeeded by
A Man's Thoughts by Ginuwine
Canadian Albums Chart
June 15, 2009
June 29, 2009 – July 5, 2009
August 2, 2009 – September 5, 2009
Succeeded by
Lines, Vines and Trying Times by Jonas Brothers
Preceded by
Lines, Vines and Trying Times by Jonas Brothers
Succeeded by
Number Ones by Michael Jackson
Succeeded by
I Look to You by Whitney Houston
Preceded by
Battle For The Sun by Placebo
French Albums Chart number-one album (first run)
June 21, 2009 – July 5, 2009
Succeeded by
The Collection by Michael Jackson
Preceded by
Toi + Moi by Gregoire
French Albums Chart number-one album (second run)
August 23, 2009 – August 30, 2009
Succeeded by
One Love by David Guetta
Preceded by
The Collection by Michael Jackson
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)
August 29, 2009 – September 5, 2009
Succeeded by
One Love by David Guetta
Preceded by
The Essential Michael Jackson by Michael Jackson
UK R&B Albums Chart number-one album (second run)
August 23, 2009 – August 29, 2009
Succeeded by
I Am... Sasha Fierce by Beyoncé
Preceded by
I Am... Sasha Fierce by Beyoncé
UK R&B Albums Chart number-one album (third run)
September 6, 2009 – September 19, 2009
Succeeded by
The Blueprint 3 by Jay-Z
Preceded by
Brand New Eyes by Paramore
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album (third run)
October 12, 2009 – October 19, 2009
Succeeded by
Crazy Love by Michael Bublé
Preceded by
UK R&B Albums Chart number-one album (fourth run)
December 13, 2009 – January 16, 2010
Succeeded by
The Element of Freedom by Alicia Keys
Preceded by
N°5 On Tour by Mylène Farmer
French Albums Chart number-one album (third run)
December 20, 2009 – February 7, 2010
Succeeded by
Soldier of Love by Sade
Preceded by
Hits by Seal
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) number-one album (second run)
January 23, 2010 – February 6, 2010
Succeeded by
Mozart l'Opéra Rock by Musical theatre


Region Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
Australia ARIA 4× Platinum[54]
Austria IFPI Gold[55]
Belgium Ultratop Platinum[55]
Brazil ABPD Gold[56]
Canada CRIA 3× Platinum[57]
China SARFT Platinum[55]
Colombia ASINCOL Gold[55]
Czech Republic IFPI Gold[55]
Europe IFPI 2× Platinum[58]
France SNEP Diamond[59]
Germany IFPI Platinum[60]
Hong Kong IFPI Gold[55]
India IMI Gold[55]
Indonesia RII 2× Platinum[55]
Ireland IRMA 4× Platinum[55]
Italy FIMI Platinum[55]
Japan RIAJ Platinum[55]
Region Provider Certification
(sales thresholds)
Malaysia RIAM Gold[55]
Mexico AMPROFON Gold[61]
Netherlands NVPI Gold[55]
New Zealand RIANZ 2× Platinum[62]
Philippines PARI Gold[55]
Poland ZPAV Gold[55]
Portugal AFP Gold[55]
Romania NFPP Gold[55]
Russia NFPP Gold[63]
Singapore RIAS Platinum[55]
South Africa RISA Platinum[55]
South Korea RIAK Platinum[55]
Switzerland IFPI Platinum[64]
Taiwan IFPI Taiwan Gold[55]
United States RIAA 2x Platinum[65]
United Kingdom BPI 4× Platinum[66]
Venezuela APFV Gold[55]

Release history

Region Date Label
Japan June 3, 2009 Universal Music (Int. Jp)
Australia June 5, 2009 Universal Music (Int.)
Denmark June 8, 2009
Hong Kong
United Kingdom Interscope Records
Mexico June 9, 2009 Universal Music Int.
United States Interscope Records
Netherlands Universal Music Int.
Argentina June 13, 2009

External links


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