They’ve been at the top for 20 weeks

Black Eyed Peas have set the record for maintaining the Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart, hitting 20 weeks at the top this week.

The band scored their first ever Number One with ‘Boom Boom Pow’, which held the top spot for 12 weeks. They knocked their own single off the top with the subsequent release of ‘I Gotta Feeling’, which has so far been at Number One for eight weeks.

“When I picked up `I Gotta Feeling’ we tested in the clubs, looked at people, how they responded to a song they didn’t know. We’re looking at what’s the best summer song out of all the songs, let’s go out there and have a party,” Will.i.am told the Associated Press.

He added that the band will also test out their third single ‘Meet Me Halfway’ in the same manner. The single will be released in time for the holidays.

Meanwhile, he revealed he is finding it hard to absorb their recent record-breaking success:

“Like how am I supposed to take this and soak this in? If these people like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Michael Jackson have these No.1s, but yet we just broke a record, how am I supposed to take that because we came from the under, under, underground,” he said.

–By our New York staff.
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