The Voice UK 2014: Is Will.i.am set to reunite with The Black Eyed Peas next year?

by Nick Barnes

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Soooo…. It has been reported that Will.i.am and the Black Eyed Peas are set to reunite some time next year.

Both Will.i.am and Fergie have enjoyed solo careers since The Black Eyed Peas sort of split in 2012, but it seems the foursome are pining to get back together to release some material.

The group were pretty successful back in their day as their last album, The Beginning hit number 6 on the Billboard 200 and number 8 on the British UK Albums chart.

However, their earlier work such as The E.N.D charted higher, hitting number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the US and hit number 3 on the UK Albums Chart.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, a source reportedly said that Will.i.am, Fergie, apl.de.ap and Taboo have all discussed a reunion and feel like next year may be the right time to do so.

They’re reportedly in agreement to go back on tour and release a new album as they didn’t officially split in 2012, they just went on a small hiatus.

The foursome want to head back into the studio and get a new album completed as quickly as possible then they can head back out on the road again.

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BUT, does this mean that this year will be Will.i.am’s last on The Voice UK? We’re not sure if the show will be back next year, as it hasn’t yet been confirmed, but since the ratings are holding steady this year so far, we anticipate another series will be on the cards… so if the Peas are heading back out on tour, that could possibly signal Will’s last year on the coaching panel.

The source went on to say that Will.i.am has been “instrumental” in persuading the group to come back together, but Fergie has been holding up proceedings, naturally, as she’s a new mother.

“Fergie’s been stalling and wants to hold out for as much money as she can guarantee. She’s got a baby now and needs it to be very worthy amount to make her take her baby on the road,” the source went on to say.

Will’s 2013 album release #Willpower featured some big artists such as Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger and the likes of Juicy J and Eva Simons. The album shot to number 3 on the UK albums chart upon release.

Would you be glad to see the Peas reunite?

Nick Barnes

Nick is the Assistant Editor at Unreality TV, along with being a full-time Beyoncé obsessor! Email him at nick@unrealitytv.co.uk or catch him on Twitter @ImNickBarnes