The Black Eyed Peas are due to complete their fifth album, "The E.N.D.," in London next week. "I'll be finishing the record Oct. 15," producer and group member will.i.am tells Billboard.com. Recording sessions have been taking place at Metropolis Studios in London.
The album title is not an indication that it's intended to be the hip-hop outfit's final record. "No, no -- it stands for 'The Energy Never Dies,'" explains will.i.am.
Black Eyed Peas' previous set, 2005's "Monkey Business" (A&M/Interscope), has sold 4.2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. "We still have a contract with them," says will.i.am, adding that the number of albums left to deliver was "not that many."