If there’s one act who knows just how to get everyone on their feet, it’s the Black Eyed Peas. On Sunday (November 21), the group showed up at the American Music Awards to perform their brand-new single, “This Time (The Dirty Bit),” delivering a flashy, glow-in-the-dark spectacle.
Descending from four box chambers, each BEP member remained the focus on the dark stage as will.i.am sang the beginning lines of their new single, which samples the “Dirty Dancing” theme song, “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” While the frontman belted his semi-autotuned notes, each of the bandmates rose up and down in their flashing chamber until they reached the floor and emerged to show off futuristic neon outfits.
Throughout the song, the quartet crooned to the tune and worked the stage as they displayed some freestyle dancing moves alongside a series of dancers wearing box-shaped headpieces. After the performance ended, will.i.am made sure to plug the release of the Peas’ new album, saying, “November 30, The Beginning. Welcome to the future!”
In addition to their neon-lit number, BEP also hit the stage to accept the award for Favorite Band, Duo or Group, beating out Lady Antebellum and Train for the honor.
“This Time” is the lead single from the Black Eyed Peas’ upcoming album, The Beginning . The 12-song collection is an ’80s-influenced effort that promises to once again bring listeners to the dance floor.
Fans likely will get to see the band on another big stage this February, as it’s been reported that the Black Eyed Peas will descend on Cowboys Stadium in Dallas for the upcoming Super Bowl halftime show .
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