Stacy Ann Ferguson – Fergie – started her career in entertainment not in music, surprisingly, but in television. She starred in six seasons of Kids Incorporated before leaving the show in 1989. Fergie would venture through a couple of gigs including music group Wild Orchid before landing success with one of the most recognizable band of the 2000s: the Black Eyed Peas.
Joining the band in 2003, with her first feature on hit single “Where is the Love?”", Fergie, will.i.am, Apl.de.ap, and Taboo reached mainstream success as the Black Eyed Peas grew in renown and popularity as a pop-hiphop group. After releasing the commercially successful album Monkey Business with the Black Eyed Peas in mid-2005, Fergie ventured into her solo career with a debut album that continues to be her greatest work: Duchess.
Released in 2006, the record brought Fergie five multi-platinum singles, including “Glamorous”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, and “Fergalicious”. The latter has catapulted Fergie into pop culture relevance, and the term “fergalicious” or some variation of it is never put to rest in American pop culture.
Fergs would later get a Madame Tussauds figure; she would headline the Super Bowl halftime show with the rest of the band; she would release her own fragrance Outspoken. Yet she would not return to her solo career until 2014, with “L.A. LOVE”.
A former drug addict and an openly bisexual woman, Fergie has fearlessly imprinted the face of modern pop music. The world can only wait to see what she will conquer next.