Monkey Business (album)

Monkey Business (album)
Monkey Business
Studio album by The Black Eyed Peas
Released May 27, 2005 (2005-05-27)
(see Release history)
Recorded 2004
Genre hip hop, dance/club, R&B
Length 66:03
Label A&M, will.i.am, Interscope
Producer will.i.am, Justin Timberlake, Danja, Noize Trip, apl.de.ap, Patrick Stump, Ron Fair, Kevin Rudolf
The Black Eyed Peas chronology
Elephunk
(2003)
Monkey Business
(2005)
The E.N.D.
(2009)
Alternative cover
Asia Special Edition
Singles from Monkey Business
  1. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"
    Released: May 10, 2005
  2. "Don't Lie"
    Released: August 23, 2005
  3. "My Humps"
    Released: September 20, 2005
  4. "Pump It"
    Released: February 14, 2006

Monkey Business is the fourth studio album by hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, released on May 27, 2005. The album was certified three times Platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. The Canadian Recording Industry Association (or CRIA) has certified Monkey Business 6x Platinum, with sales of over 600,000 copies. The Australian Recording Industry Association (or ARIA) has also certified Monkey Business 6x Platinum, denoting sales of over 420,000 copies. The album's tracks earned the group four 2006 Grammy Award nominations and they also won the Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Don't Phunk with My Heart". According to IFPI, over 2 million copies have been sold in Europe.[1] In the UK alone, it has sold over 1 million copies, although this is significantly lower than their sales of Elephunk, which stand at over 1.6 million copies[2] and 10 million worldwide.

Contents

Critical reception

Initial critical response to Monkey Business was average. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 48, based on 20 reviews.[3] The most favourable review was Robert Christgau's, who gave the album a 3-star honorable mention, saying: "What all pop might be--so much brighter and kinder than it is".[4]

Singles

  • "Don't Phunk with My Heart" was the lead single from The Black Eyed Peas' second album since band member Fergie joined the group. The single became the group's first top 5 single, peaking at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and their second top 10. Shortly thereafter, the group released second single
  • "Don't Lie", however it failed to duplicate the success of "Don't Phunk with My Heart", partly due to the rising success of the then-unreleased-single "My Humps". "Don't Lie" did manage to crack the top 20 in the United States, peaking at #14 on the Hot 100.
  • "My Humps" was the third single and released from the album in the summer of 2005. The single was released after it became an unsolicited hit on mainstream radio across the United States. The track, even with lack of promotion, surpassed the highly-promoted track "Don't Lie". "My Humps" became one of the biggest songs of 2005, despite an incredible amount of criticism, with some labelling the song "tasteless".
  • "Pump It" was released as the fourth and final single from the album, and was the fourth and final song from the album to chart on the Hot 100
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
PopMatters 2.5/5 stars[5]
allmusic 2.5/5 stars[6]
Robert Christgau (2 star Honorable Mention)(2 star Honorable Mention)(3 star Honorable Mention)[7]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[8]
Paste Magazine (B)[9]
The A.V. Club 1/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[11]
The Black Eyed Peas performing on August 24, 2006

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Pump It"   William Adams, Allan Pineda, Thomas Van Musser, Stacy Ferguson, Nicolas Roubanis will.i.am 3:33
2. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"   Adams, Ferguson, Printz Board, George Pajon, Jr., Full Force, Kalyanji Anandiji, Indeewar will.i.am 3:59
3. "My Style" (featuring Justin Timberlake) Adams, Pineda, Ferguson, Thomas Van Musser, Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Nante Hills Timbaland, Danja 4:28
4. "Don't Lie"   Adams, Jaime Gomez, Pineda, Ferguson, Chris Peters, Drew Peters, Ricky Walters will.i.am, Ron Fair 3:39
5. "My Humps"   Adams, David Payton will.i.am 5:26
6. "Like That" (featuring Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo and John Legend) Adams, Pineda, Gomez, Kamaal Fareed, Talib Kweli Greene, Anthony Newley, Leslie Bricusse will.i.am 4:34
7. "Dum Diddly" (featuring Dante Santiago) Adams, Pineda, Ray Brady, Board, George Bennett, Benjamin Brown, Lloyd Ferguson, Robert Lyn, Donat Mittoo, Leroy Sibblins, Fitzroy Simpson will.i.am 4:19
8. "Feel It"   Adams, Pineda, Ferguson apl.de.ap, Printz Board 4:19
9. "Gone Going" (featuring Jack Johnson) Adams, Jack Johnson will.i.am 3:13
10. "They Don't Want Music" (featuring James Brown) Adams, James Brown, Ferguson, Board, Timothy Grindgreff, Greg Mays, Darryl Barnes will.i.am 6:46
11. "Disco Club"   Adams, Pineda, Jean Baptiste, J. Lewis, Michael Matthews, Anthony Tidd Noize Trip 3:48
12. "Bebot"   Adams, Pineda will.i.am 3:30
13. "Ba Bump"   Adams, Board, Larry Blackmon, Thomas Jenkins Printz Board 3:56
14. "Audio Delite at Low Fidelity"   Adams, Pineda, Keith Harris, Rick James will.i.am 5:29
15. "Union" (featuring Sting) Adams, Sting, Ferguson, Pajon, Jr. will.i.am 5:04
Notes
  • "My Humps" contains a hidden track "So Real".
  • "Audio Delite at Low Fidelity" includes a hidden track "Change".
Sample Notes

Personnel

Credits adapted from Monkey Business liner notes:[12]

Production credits

Charts, certifications and sales

Chart (2005-06) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Argentinian Albums Chart[13] 1 Platinum[13] 40,000+
Australian Albums Chart[14] 1 6× Platinum[15] 420,000
Austrian Albums Chart[16] 2 - -
Canadian Albums Chart[17] 1 6× Platinum[18] 600,000
Danish Albums Chart[19] 3 - -
Dutch Albums Chart[20] 3 - -
Finnish Albums Chart[21] 4 - -
French Albums Chart[22] 1 2× Platinum[23] 439,000
Germany Albums Chart[17] 1 Platinum[24] 200,000
Greek Albums Chart[25] 13 Gold[26] 10,000
Italian Albums Chart[17] 10 - -
Japanese Albums Chart[27] 3 Platinum[28] 340,000+
Mexican Albums Chart[29] 1 3× Gold[30] 150,000
New Zealand Albums Chart[31] 1 4× Platinum[17] 60,000
Norway Albums Chart[32] 15 - -
Russian Albums Chart 6× Platinum[33] 120,000
Spain Albums Chart[17] 5 Platinum 150,000+
Swedish Albums Chart[34] 16 Gold 20,000
Switzerland Albums Chart[35] 1 2× Platinum[36] 80,000
U.S Billboard 200[37] 2 4× Platinum[38] 4,272,000[39]
UK Albums Chart[17] 4 3× Platinum[40] 1,065,834
Worldwide - - 10,000,000 +

Release history

Region Date
Ireland May 27, 2005 (2005-05-27)
Europe May 30, 2005 (2005-05-30)
United States June 7, 2005 (2005-06-07)

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Preceded by
"Mezmerize" by System of a Down
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
June 6–12, 2005
August 15–28, 2005
Succeeded by
"X&Y" by Coldplay
Preceded by
"Demon Days" by Gorillaz
French number-one album
4 June 2005 – 10 June 2005
Preceded by
"Out of Exile" by Audioslave
New Zealand number-one album
6 June 2005 – 13 June 2005

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