Black Eyed Peas set new Billboard record

Band spend 17 weeks at the top of the singles chart

Black Eyed Peas have broken a new record after scoring the longest successive stay at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 singles chart by a duo or group.

The band have spent 17 weeks at the top after initially spending 12 at Number One with ‘Boom Boom Pow’ before their current single ‘I Gotta Feeling’ took over for a further five weeks.

The 17-week run beats the two 16-week spells Boyz II Men spent at the top, first in 1994 and then in 1995/96.

Usher holds the overall record, having enjoyed 19 weeks at the top in 2004, reports BBC News.