“Where Is the Love?” is a song recorded by American group The Black Eyed Peas. It was released in June 2003 as the lead single from their third album, Elephunk. It is the band’s first record to feature Fergie. The song features vocals from Justin Timberlake, although he is not officially credited on the single release.
It peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100, and topped the charts in Australia and the United Kingdom. It became the biggest-selling single of 2003 in the latter country. The band and Timberlake received two nominations, Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, for “Where Is the Love?” at the 46th Grammy Awards.
“Where Is the Love?” debuted at number nine on the Hot 100 in early July 2003 and spent 12 weeks inside the top 10, though the song only peaked at number eight. This at the time was the longest time a song had ever spent in the top 10 without peaking above number 5. The reason for this was fluctuating airplay and singles sales. It ended up only spending 26 weeks on the chart, quickly declining on the Hot 100 after it left the top 10 in December 2003.
he song was written by will.i.am, Taboo, apl.de.ap, Justin Timberlake, Ron Fair, Printz Board, George Pajon, Jr., M. Fratantuno, and J. Curtis, and co-produced by will.i.am and Ron Fair. In this song, The Black Eyed Peas lament on various worldwide problems. Many issues are discussed, which include but are not limited to terrorism, U.S. government hypocrisy, racism, gang crime, pollution, war, intolerance, and violence against LGBT people.