Fergie's Birth and Growing Up:
Stacy Ferguson was born March 27, 1975 in Whittier California. As a young child, she began a career as a child actress appearing on the TV show Kids Incorporated. Among her co-stars were actress Jennifer Love Hewitt and singer Martika. Stacy Ferguson also performed as the voice of Charlie Brown's sister Sally in the TV specials It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown and Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown.
Quote from Fergie:
In an interview with Jam! Showbiz about the impact of her early career:
"I got experience at a very young age. I'm very lucky. You know, I started in show business at about seven years old. That's why I feel so appreciative of everything now because I've been working hard at this all my life."
Member of Wild Orchid:
As a teenager, Stacy Ferguson joined the female vocal trio Wild Orchid. Their single "Talk To Me" went to the pop top 10 in 1997. After a 3rd top 40 hit in 2001, the group's label refused to release the trio's third album, and the group broke up. This break up was particularly hard on Stacy Ferguson, and she slid into drug addiction for a time.
Fergie Joins Black Eyed Peas:
In 2003 Stacy Ferguson, now adopting her nickname Fergie as stage name, joined the hip hop/pop group Black Eyed Peas. She took on a major role in some of the group's biggest pop hits including the notorious "My Humps."
Trivia Fact About Fergie:
Fergie had a guest role as the voice of a pop music star named Shaffika on Nickelodeon's Rocket Power special Reggie's Big Beach Break.
Solo Album and the Future:
After recording 2 hit albums with Black Eyed Peas, Fergie set to work on a solo album. The Dutchess was released on September 19, 2006. It's first single, "London Bridge," went to #1 on the US pop singles chart. It was followed by 3 more #1 smash hits. They were "Fergalicious," "Glamorous," and "Big Girls Don't Cry." The 5th single, "Clumsy," only reached #2. All 5 singles have been certified platinum for sales in excess of 1 million copies. The album has sold over 3.5 million copies in the US and peaked at #2 on the US album chart.
Fergie has made it clear she has no intentions of leaving Black Eyed Peas. Her solo work is a side project.