“Tonight’s like graduation for us before we take a break,” Stacie Ann Ferguson, a.k.a. Fergie, said before the group perform their hit song “I Gotta Feeling” in an extended encore.
Black Eyed Peas’ Filipino member Allan Pineda, a.k.a. apl.de.ap, said they are not splitting up as a group because their friendship can never be broken.
“We always have a cycle where we take a break and pursue our individual projects,” Pineda explained in an earlier interview.
Fergie, meanwhile, has been reported to be eager to start a family with her husband, actor Josh Duhamel.
For these reasons, it will take time before the group make a new record and grace the music scene together again.
They hugged each other during their last song last night.
The Black Eyed Peas has been the most successful musical group in the first decade of the 21st century. They became one of only 11 artists to have simultaneously held the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 and won numerous awards including 8 American Music Awards, 6 Grammy Awards and 3 World Music Awards.