Fergie

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Fergie is a well-known American singer, songwriter, and actress. Fergie is popular for being the lead singer of the Black Eyed Peas, the group that released the hit single “Where is the Love?”

Early Life

Stacy Ann Ferguson best known as Fergie was born on the 27th of March 1975, in Hacienda Heights, California, the United States of America. As of 2022, she is 47 years old and holds American nationality.

She has a belief in Roman Catholicism religion and has a birth sign of Aries. Moreover, she belongs to mixed ethnicity as she has German, English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, Swedish, Luxembourgish, and Scottish ancestry.

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Caption: Fergie’s childhood photo (Source: TheWikiFeed)

Fergie is the daughter of Jon Patrick Ferguson (father) and Theresa Ann (mother). Professionally, her father and mother, both are school teachers. Sadly, her father died at the age of 74 on the 27th of August 2021. She grew up with her sister whose name is Dana Ferguson.

Talking about her academic career, she studied at Mesa Robles Middle School and Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, California. During her school days, she was a cheerleader, straight-A student, spelling bee champion, and Girl Scout.

Professional Career

Early Career

In her early years, Fergie started doing voiceover work. She gave her voice for Sally in two made-for-television “Peanuts” cartoons, “It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown” (1984) and “Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown” (1985), as well as on four episodes of “The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show.”

From 1984 to 1989, she appeared on the television show named “Kids Incorporated.” In addition, she was a member of the female trio “Wild Orchid,” which she fronted with Stefanie Ridel and fellow Kids Incorporated star Renee Sandstrom.

The team signed a music publishing deal with Sony Publishing before signing a record contract with RCA Records in 1994. The trio released “Wild Orchid” released their self-titled debut album in March 1997, which debuted at #153 on the Billboard 200.

In September 1998, they released their second album “Oxygen.” From 16th June to 28th August of the year 1999, the trio went for Cher’s Do You Believe? tour alongside Cyndi Lauper. The trio also completed a third album which their record label declined to release.

However, she left the group in 2001, and in 2006, she told “Entertainment Weekly” that both frustrations with the band’s image and personal drug problems led her to leave Wild Orchid.

Black Eyed Peas

Later, she was invited by the rapper and singer, will.i.am to try out for a song called “Shut Up” when the Black Eyed Peas were recording their third album, “Elephunk” (2003). Again, she bonded with the trio and she went on to record five additional songs on the album.

From “Elephunk” album, ‘Where is the Love?’ became the Black Eyed Peas’ first major hit: it reached the eighth position on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in several other countries.

“Monkey Business” titled their album was released on 7th June 2005. It became certified triple platinum by the RIAA. And, the album’s singles are “Pump It,” ” Don’t Phunk with My Heart,” “Don’t Lie,” and “My Humps.” They toured on the “European Tour” in December 2005.

Again, the  Black Eyed Peas toured for the Honda Civic Tour in March 2016. Later, Fergie and the Black Eyed Peas left A&M Records, they remained with Interscope Records. Moreover, their fifth studio album, The E.N.D (“The Energy Never Dies”) was released on 9th June 2009 and consists of the lead single “Boom Boom Pow.”

On the 30th of November 2010, they released their sixth studio album, The Beginning. will.i.am confirmed in an interview with the Daily Star on the 18th of February 2018 that Fergie departed from the band.

Solo Career and Other Works

Fergie released her debut solo album “The Dutchess” in September 2006 and consist of the lead single “London Bridge”, which was followed by “Fergalicious,” “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Clumpsy.”

In 2006, she appeared as a lounge singer in the “Poseidon” remake. Later, she appeared in a supporting role in the 2007’s “Grindhouse” and the 2009 musical film “Nine.” She hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve on ABC on 31st December 2006.

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Caption: Fergie performing in a concert (Source: uDiscover Music)

Moreover, she became a part-owner of the National Football League’s Miami Dolphins in October 2009. Similarly, she launched her first fragrance, “Outspoken” in May 2010. In 2013, she announced that she had begun writing her second solo studio album.

On the 30th of September 2014, the album’s first single “L.A. Love (La La)” was released. In June 2015, she revealed that she was putting the finishing touches on the album, titled “Double Dutchess” and the pre-order of Double Dutchess was made available on 25th August 2017.

On the 9th of June 2016, her next album “Hungry (1st Byte)” teaser got released.  She hosted the singing competition series The Four: Battle for Stardom, which ran for two seasons on Fox in the year 2018.

Moreover, she and Jack Harlow opened the 2022 MTV Video Music Awards with a live performance of “First Class” marking her first televised performance in four years.

Awards

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Caption: Fergie with her Grammy Award (Source: Twitter)

Being a singer, songwriter, rapper, fashion designer, and actress, she has won a total of 61 (career solo and Black Eyed Peas) awards.

Moreover, she has won American Music Awards (2007), ASCAP Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012), Billboard Women in Music Award (2010), Channel [V] Thailand Music Video Awards (2006, 2011), Glamour Awards (2010), Grammy Awards (2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2012).

Similarly, her other awards are IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Awards (2005), Juno Awards (2006), Mnet Asian Music Awards (2005), MOBO Awards (2006), MTV Awards (2007), MTV Australia Music Video Awards (2007), MTV Video Music Awards Japan (2008), Teen Choice Awards, Young Entertainer Awards (2016) and more.

Fergie – Net Worth 2023

As of 2022, Fergie’s net worth is estimated at around $45 million. She collects this whooping sum of money through music, albums, concerts, movies, and also as a businesswoman.

Being a renowned celeb, she has done brand endorsements for Wet n Wild Cosmetics (2012), and Motorola ROKR. In January 2011, she started appearing in Dr. Pepper Cherry commercials.

Relationship Status

Currently, this multi-talented singer is single. In past, she dated actor, Mario Lopez in the year 1984 when they were working on the Kids Incorporated TV show and later got split.

After that, she had a fling with singer Justin Timberlake in 1996. Moreover, she started her relationship with Josh Duhamel in September 2004 and engaged on 25th December 2007. In a Catholic ceremony, on 10th January 2009, the couple married.

With the marriage, the couple has a son named, Axl Jack Duhamel. Moreover, the couple divorced in November 2019, and the reason behind the divorced is unknown.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Fergie posing for a photo (Source: POPSUGAR)

This American actress stands 5 feet 2 inches and weighs around 57 kg. Moreover, he has blonde hair with blue eyes color and her body measurement is 36-26-30 inches. Similarly, she wears a dress size is 8 (US), and a  shoe size is 7 (US).

Fergie – Social Media

On her Instagram page ‘@fergie’ there are over 4.6 million. Similarly, there are over 3.7 million followers on her Twitter account ‘@Fergie’ and over 9.8 million followers on her Facebook page. In addition, she has a self-titled YouTube channel, there are over 2.9 million subscribers on it.