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Monkey Business
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 25, 2005 (2005-05-25)
Recorded2004
Genre
Length66:03
Label
Producer
The Black Eyed Peas chronology
'Elephunk
(2003)
Monkey Business 'Renegotiations: The Remixes
(2006)
Singles from Monkey Business
  1. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"
    Released: April 12, 2005
  2. "Don't Lie"
    Released: July 26, 2005
  3. "My Humps"
    Released: September 20, 2005
  4. "Pump It"
    Released: January 17, 2006

Monkey Business is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group, The Black Eyed Peas. It was released on May 25, 2005, by the will.i.am Music Group and A&M Records. It was the groups second album to feature R&B singer Fergie as a member.

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(48/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 starsStar full.svgStar half.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[3]
The A.V. Club(unfavorable)[7]
Entertainment WeeklyC[4]
The Guardian2/5 starsStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[5]
Paste(7/10)[6]
PopMatters5/10 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[2]
Robert Christgau(*** honorable mention)
Rolling Stone3/5 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[8]
Slant Magazine2/5 starsStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[9]
Yahoo! Music UK5/10 starsStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg[10]

Track listings

Monkey BusinessStandard edition CD
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Pump It"  
will.i.am 3:33
2. "Don't Phunk with My Heart"  
will.i.am 3:59
3. "My Style" (featuring Justin Timberlake & Timbaland)
  • Timbaland
  • Danja
4:28
4. "Don't Lie"  
3:39
5. "My Humps"  
  • Adams
  • David Payton
will.i.am 5:26
6. "Like That" (featuring Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, CeeLo Green and John Legend)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 Sibbles
  • Fitzroy Simpson
will.i.am 4:19
8. "Feel It"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Ferguson
4:19
9. "Gone Going" (featuring Jack Johnson)
will.i.am 3:13
10. "They Don't Want Music" (featuring James Brown)
  • Adams
  • J. Brown
  • Ferguson
  • Printz Board
  • Timothy Grindgreff
  • Greg Mays
  • Darryl Barnes
will.i.am 6:46
11. "Disco Club"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
  • Jean Baptiste
  • Melvin J. Lewis
  • Michael Matthews
  • Anthony Tidd
Noize Trip 3:48
12. "Bebot"  
  • Adams
  • Pineda
will.i.am 3:30
13. "Ba Bump"  
3:56
14. "Audio Delite at Low Fidelity"  
will.i.am 5:29
15. "Union" (featuring Sting)
will.i.am 5:04
Monkey BusinessAsia special edition (Bonus DVD)
No. Title Length
1. "Pump It" (Video)  
2. "Don't Phunk with My Heart" (Video)  
3. "Don't Lie" (Video)  
4. "My Humps" (Video)  
5. "Like That" (Video)  

Personnel

Credits adapted from Monkey Business liner notes:[11]

Charts, certifications and sales

Chart (2005–06) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Argentinian Albums Chart[12] 1 Platinum[12] 40,000+
Australian Albums Chart[13] 1 6× Platinum[14] 420,000
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 2
Canadian Albums Chart[16] 1 6× Platinum[17] 600,000
Danish Albums Chart[18] 3
Dutch Albums Chart[19] 3
Finnish Albums Chart[20] 4
French Albums Chart[21] 1 2× Platinum[22] 439,000
Germany Albums Chart[16] 1 Platinum[23] 200,000
Greek Albums Chart[24] 13 Gold[24] 10,000
Italian Albums Chart[16] 10 Platinum[25] 80,000
Japanese Albums Chart[26] 3 Platinum[27] 340,000+
Mexican Albums Chart[28] 1 3× Gold[29] 150,000
New Zealand Albums Chart[30] 1 4× Platinum[16] 60,000
Norway Albums Chart[31] 15
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[32] 13 Platinum 20,000+[33]
Spain Albums Chart[16] 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] 3 4× Platinum[38] 4,272,000[39]
UK Albums Chart[16] 4 3× Platinum[40] 1,065,834
Worldwide - - 10,000,000 +

Release history

Country Date Edition Format Label Ref.
Italy May 25, 2005 Standard CD Universal [41]
Japan May 27, 2005 [42]
Australia May 29, 2005 [43]
France May 30, 2005 Polydor [44]
Germany Universal [45]
Portugal [46]
United Kingdom Polydor [47]
Poland May 31, 2005 Universal [48]
Denmark June 1, 2005 [49]
Sweden [50]
Canada June 7, 2005 [51]
New Zealand [52]
United States
A&M [53]
Japan August 31, 2005 Tour CD+DVD Universal [54]
September 27, 2006 Standard CD [55]
May 23, 2007 [56]
November 19, 2008 [57]
March 4, 2009 [58]
September 9, 2009 SHM-CD [59]
October 17, 2012 [60]

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