After spending more than five seasons on Kids Incorporated during the '80s, Fergie became part of the all-girl pop trio Wild Orchid. In 2003, she joined the funk band Black Eyed Peas, who then became famous for their collaboration with Justin Timberlake on the song "Where is the Love?" and for their arousing "My Humps." Fergie has since ventured into a successful solo career, with several songs going No. 1 on the charts.
Actress, Miscellaneous Crew, Composer
Date of birth
27 March 1975
Place of birth
Hacienda Heights, California, USA
Stacy Ann Ferguson
Stace,Fergie, The Dutchess
Wild Orchid released its first album, Wild Orchid, in 1997 on RCA and it was followed the next year with Oxygen. The group scored a minor hit when the song "Declaration" was featured in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. In 2001, Wild Orchid was ready to launch a third album, but the label declined to release it. Wild Orchid ceased to exist and it triggered an emotional crisis for Fergie, which led to a crystal meth addiction.
fergie and the black eyed peas
For the next few years, Fergie continued to perform, albeit in obscurity. She became a dance-floor regular, a backup singer at a number of Los Angeles venues and then she met will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas.
They had a number of meetings after shows and before long, Fergie was invited to join the group in the recording studio. They recorded five songs together and the band invited her to join permanently. It took two years for their third album, Elephunk, to be produced and the arrival of Fergie to make the Black Eyed Peas appreciated in mainstream circles.
After two successful BEP albums, Fergie embarked on a solo career. She contributed to the soundtrack of Adam Sandler's 50 First Dates (2004) on the remake of "True" along with will.i.am. While continuing to work on projects with the BEP, she also ventured into creating her first solo album, The Dutchess (2006). Fergie had four hit songs from The Dutchess, including "London Bridge," "Glamorous" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" -- all of which became No. 1 singles.In 2007, Fergie hit the studios to prepare the release of her 2008 album. She also won Favorite Female Artist at the 2007 American Music Awards. And while The Dutchess continued to storm the airwaves, Fergie appeared in the remake of The Poseidon Adventure (2006) and Grindhouse (2007).
Attended the special dinner at Sony Studios in Los Angeles to honour the singer and activist Sting as MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year. The evening celebrated his contribution to popular music, and honoured his charitable work with Amnesty International and the Rainforest Foundation. Other stars in attendance included Kylie Minogue, Elton John & Dido. (6th February 2004)
She performed several songs on the It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984) (TV) soundtrack...including "The Pig-Pen Hoe-Down," "I'm In Shape" and "Lucy Says." Stacy received credit for the "Flashbeagle" TV special, but not for the album.
Won the award for best female artist of the year at MTV's Music Video Awards.(2007).
Engaged to Josh Duhamel [December 26, 2007].
Is of Irish, Scottish, Mexican, and Native American ancestry.
I started doing Ecstasy. Then I got addicted to crystal methamphetamine. My weight dropped to 90 lb. I lied to my friends and said I was bulimic. Finally I started going crazy. In that moment I talked to God and He said, "I've given you all these gifts, so what are you doing?" I decided to get clean. I told everybody what was wrong.