The Black Eyed Peas set a new record this week when their hit song “I Gotta Feelin” reached 6 million purchased digital downloads, becoming the first song to reach that level.
“I Gotta Feelin” was penned by group leader Will.i.am and was one of the groups first hits from their multiplatinum selling LP The E.N.D. which was released in 2009.
According to PopCrunch The Black Eyed Peas are no strangers to digital download records, in February 2005 their song “Let’s Get It Started” became the first song to reach the 500,000 mark.
“We came out in ‘98 and our career, if you would look at it on chart, there’s no dips in it,” BEP frontman will.i.am said to the The Associated Press during a telephone interview on Thursday. “For our career to still be healthy and vibrant and doing things like 6 million downloads, it’s pretty significant.”
With such infectious songs, it doesn’t really surprise me that they were the first to reach this mark, what is amazing is how their download rates have skyrocketed since 2004.