Will.i.am will release his fourth solo album in 2011, according to Black Eyed Peas bandmate Fergie.

Speaking to Holyscoop TV, Fergie revealed, "I believe Will is coming out with a solo album. I've heard it. It's called 'Black Einstein' and it’s amazing ... I’ve been waiting for him to come out with this for so long because I want it. He won’t give it to me. I want it for the gym. He’s so amazing - just such a genius lyricist and I’m really excited for his project."

'Black Einstein' will follow 2007's 'Songs About Girls', which Will.i.am himself has admitted was a flop.

The Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at Oxegen again in 2011 but are planning to take a short break from releasing music after last year's 'The Beginning'.