Fergie is a superstar and a renowned celebrity who has proven that she can fit into any musical group and equally excel as a solo artist. The former Black Eyed Peas star has been around the music industry for over two decades and continues to shine to date. Aside from being wildly successful in the musical scene, she is excelling in the business circle. But it has been a rollercoaster ride for the icon who has had to deal with divorce, substance abuse and more.
We explore all there is to know about the American singer-songwriter in this piece.
Bio (Age, Ethnicity)
Fergie was born Stacy Ann Ferguson to Theresa Ann and Jon Patrick Ferguson on March 27, 1975. The couple had her in Hacienda Heights, California USA. Fergie’s folks who were both teachers by occupation have another daughter named Dana Ferguson who is her only sister. The siblings are of mixed ethnicity (Irish, Scottish, English, and Mexican) and were raised Christians by the Roman Catholic standards.
Fergie attended Mesa Robles Middle School and continued at Glen A Wilson High School. At the high school, she held some remarkable records both academically and socially. More notably were being a straight A student and a spelling bee champion.
While Fergie liked school and excelled in her studies, she was more interested in becoming known as an entertainer. She started her journey in the industry in 1984 as a cartoon voice-over artist. Her first voicing gig was as Sally in two Peanuts cartoons. A few more animation voicing gigs followed such as It’s Flashbeagle, Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown, among others. By the late 90s, the singer made a quick switch to singing and joined the female band named Wild Orchid. The group had a rough beginning but later landed a deal with two big music labels Sony Publishing and RCA Records. The group was successful as many of their songs did well and topped American’s Billboard charts. However, Fergie’s prolific years began in 2003, soon after her career found a nest in the music group Black-Eyed Peas.
She was lucky to get a spot, given that at the time, the music group was looking to fill in a gap created by their then background singer Kim Hill who had left the group unexpectedly.
Her collaboration with the group brought in the much-needed edge at that time with the majority of their songs together racking up a huge success. That being so, she was made a permanent member. But, her iconic and mindblowing contribution in the group was shortened three years later after she decided to become a solo artist. Even so, her light didn’t blow out. It continued to shine at the same rate and directed everybody’s attention to her works.
Her solo album released in 2006 which was titled The Dutchess with the lead single London Bridge dominated the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks in a row. Similarly, her subsequent singles such as Big Girls Don’t Cry also sat comfortably atop the charts in 10 different countries. She dropped part of her second album in 2013 and it was equally sublime.
The singer continues to witness success in her career as a solo artist as well as a member of the Black Eyed Peas. She and the group came together to perform at the Grammy Awards in January 2010 and later released a remix of the song. The group was also honoured in 2011 with a Billboard Music Award, so you can bet she achieved a never-ending success with them.
Additionally, she has added shoe designing to her resume which is obviously enough to make her success sustainable.
Fergie was married to actor and former fashion model Josh Duhamel. The former lovers met in 2004 when the movie superstar and Black Eyed Peas filmed a small character part in an episode of Duhamel’s TV show Las Vegas. Shortly after their meeting, they began dating and three years into the affair, Duhamel proposed to her. In 2009, they took their marriage vows, the same year that Fergie had revealed that she was into both women and men (bisexual). They welcomed a son in 2013 and his name is Axl Jack Duhamel. Sadly, their love got soured along the line and they decided to call it quits in early 2017.
Fergie has scored significant success in the music and entertainment industry. Plus, when the singer is not making money as a pop star, she scoops more from her business ventures. With that in mind, she has amassed a net worth of $45 million.
Fergie’s beauty is as unfading as her songs. She is not very tall though as she stands at a height of 5ft 3 inches but she has sustained her weight of 57kg even after becoming a mother.