Stacy Ann Ferguson, or Fergie, as the musical world knows her is more commonly recognized as the lead female vocalist for The Black Eyed Peas. Currently however she's trying to carve a niche for herself with a solo career and released her first album 'The Dutchess' in 2006.
Beginning her career as a child actress in Kids Incorporated, Fergie later went on to form Wild Orchid. The band did well for sometime but soon failed landing Fergie into an emotional crisis. Addicted to drugs like Ecstasy, Fergie herself felt she was going crazy and realized she needed to get back to her career. She recorded five songs for The Black-Eyed Peas and was then signed on as a permanent member. In 2006, Fergie reappeared as an actress on Poseidon.
Cashing on the popularity and success of two Black-Eyed Peas albums, Fergie decided to take a stab at a solo career and released 'The Dutchess' which has been purposely misspelt to show her deviation from the former title of Sarah Ferguson with whom she shares her name and nickname and is a play on this. However, BEP fans needn't worry. Fergie assures everyone that she will manage both equally well and she is not leaving BEP. 'The Dutchess' in fact has fellow BEP member will.i.am on board for production duties. This of course could be the reason for the songs sounding similar to BEP itself. However, Fergie adds to it her own talent, her own style and mode of delivery which can be seen in her new single "London Bridge" where we see her rapping. And of course she attempts a fresh new sound as she has worked with a number of talented people on 'The Dutchess'. All the BEP members make guest appearances apart from other greats such as Ludacris ("Glamorous"), B-Real of Cypress Hill in "Thriller Man", which is a homage to Cypress Hill's "How I Could Just Kill a Man" and Rita Marley on a reggae song called "Mary Jane's Shoes", to the tune of Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry". In "Here I Come", she sings along with The Temptations while "Fergalicious" is all about hot she is!
Speaking of 'The Dutchess', Fergie said in a recent interview "Every song has its own character," Elaborating on this, she says, "They use different pieces of my voice and that's what I want to express, 'cause it's fun. It makes the album less boring for me and hopefully for others as well."
Before being known as Stacy Ferguson, member of Wild Orchid (2) (1997-2001), she had been the voice of Sally in The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show and appeared in the TV show Kids Incorporated alongside with Jennifer Love Hewitt from 1984 to 1989. In 2002, as she was doing backup she met Will I Am who invited her to replace Black Eyed Peas background singer Kim Hill. She contributed to making Elephunk a succes and was thus asked to join the band permanently in 2003. In 2006, she started a solo side-career.
Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975 in Hacienda Heights, California) rose to prominence when she joined the hip-hop group Black Eyed Peas in 2003. While the group took a brief hiatus, she released her first solo album, "The Dutchess", she was also featured in Slash's debut album "Slash" singing two rock songs "Beautiful Dangerous (feat. Fergie)" and "Paradise City (feat. Cypress Hill & Fergie)". The Feel Alive Songfacts states that she teamed up with Pitbull and DJ Poet for "Feel Alive.
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Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, fashion designer and actress. She was a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated, and the girl group Wild Orchid. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop/pop group the Black Eyed Peas with whom she has attained much charting success worldwide. Her own debut album spawned five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, three of which went to number one.
Having left Wild Orchid in 2001, Ferguson joined the Black Eyed Peas. With the Black Eyed Peas, she enjoyed a series of hits and albums before releasing her debut album, The Dutchess, in September 2006 to similar success. Ferguson married actor Josh Duhamel in early 2009 after five years of dating. The Black Eyed Peas would enjoy further success with the release of their third album with Ferguson, they attained their first string of Billboard Hot 100 number one songs.