Black Eyed Peas to play coveted Super Bowl slot

LONDON Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:31am EST

Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas performs 'The Time' at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 21, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Fergie of The Black Eyed Peas performs 'The Time' at the 2010 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 21, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

LONDON (Reuters) - The Black Eyed Peas will perform during the halftime break at the Super Bowl on February 6 next year, the U.S. band announced on its website.

The performance during the climax of the American football season has become one of the most-watched musical events of the year, with over 153 million U.S. viewers tuning in last time around, according to the group.

The Grammy award-winning quartet joins recent halftime acts including The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and U2.

The Black Eyed Peas have sold around 28 million albums worldwide and nearly 31 million digital tracks. They release their new album "The Beginning" on November 30.

The Super Bowl will take place at the Dallas Cowboys' new stadium in Arlington, Texas.

(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato)

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