Fergie Duhamel (/ˈfɜːrɡi dəˈmɛl/; born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group the Black Eyed Peas. Her debut solo album, The Dutchess (2006), saw commercial success and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles: “London Bridge“, “Glamorous“, and “Big Girls Don’t Cry“.
Fergie was originally a member of the children’s television series Kids Incorporated and the girl group Wild Orchid. In 2001, she left the group and in the subsequent year joined the Black Eyed Peas. She worked with the Black Eyed Peas on two albums before releasing her debut solo album, The Dutchess, in 2006. She continued her collaboration with the Black Eyed Peas and released a further two albums with them, The E.N.D. (2009) and The Beginning (2010). Fergie began touring with her own group in 2009. Her second solo album, Double Dutchess, was released in 2017.