The Beginning (The Black Eyed Peas album)

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The Beginning
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 26, 2010 (2010-11-26)
Recorded2010
Genre
Length54:05
LabelInterscope
Producer
The Black Eyed Peas chronology
'The E.N.D
(2009)
The Beginning
Singles from The Beginning
  1. "The Time (Dirty Bit)"
    Released: November 5, 2010
  2. "Just Can't Get Enough"
    Released: February 18, 2011
  3. "Don't Stop the Party"
    Released: June 24, 2011

The Beginning is the sixth studio album by American hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas. The album was released on November 26, 2010 by Interscope. The album was titled to be a prequel to the groups fifth album The E.N.D. (2009).[1] It is the groups last album to feature Fergie as she left in 2017 to focus on her solo career.[2]

Track listings[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "The Time (Dirty Bit)"   5:07
2. "Light Up the Night"  will.i.am 4:21
3. "Love You Long Time"  
will.i.am 3:45
4. "XOXOXO"  
will.i.am 3:45
5. "Someday"  
  • will.i.am
  • Free School[a]
4:33
6. "Whenever"  
  • Adams
  • Ferguson
will.i.am 3:16
7. "Fashion Beats"  
  • will.i.am
  • DJ Ammo
5:20
8. "Don't Stop the Party"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Gomez
  • Ferguson
  • Alvarez
  • LeRoy
  • DJ Ammo
  • will.i.am[a]
6:07
9. "Do It Like This"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Gomez
  • LeRoy
DJ Ammo 5:29
10. "The Best One Yet (The Boy)"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Gomez
  • David Guetta
  • Giorgio Tuinfort
  • Sylvia Gordon
  • Baptiste
  • will.i.am
  • Guetta
  • Tuinfort
4:25
11. "Just Can't Get Enough"  
  • will.i.am
  • Jerkins[a]
3:39
12. "Play It Loud"  
Free School 4:21
Notes

Personnel[change | change source]

Credits for The Beginning adapted from Allmusic.[3]

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Chart procession and succession[change | change source]

Preceded by
Lunatic by Booba
French Albums Chart number-one album
December 5, 2010 – December 12, 2010
Succeeded by
Bleu Noir by Mylène Farmer

Release history[change | change source]

List of release dates, showing country, record label, and edition
Region Date Label Edition
Australia[39][40] November 26, 2010 Universal Music
  • Standard
  • Deluxe
Germany[41]
Argentina[42] Deluxe
Poland[43]
  • Standard
  • Deluxe
United Kingdom[44] November 29, 2010 Polydor
  • Standard
  • Deluxe
  • Super Deluxe
France[45]
Hong Kong[46] Universal Music
Mexico[47] November 30, 2010 Interscope
Greece
United States
Italy
Japan[48] December 1, 2010 Universal Music
  • Deluxe
  • Super Deluxe (Limited)
Colombia[49]
Brazil[50][51] December 3, 2010

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