Fergie (singer)

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Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson

Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson (born March 27, 1975 in Whittier, California, USA), is the female vocalist for the Black Eyed Peas. She joined the band in 2003, replacing Kim Hill.

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Career

Early life and career

Ferguson began her career in 1983 as the voice of Sally Brown in the children's cartoon series Charlie Brown. Shortly afterwards, at the age of eight, she made her first appearance on the variety television program Kids Incorporated. During the following five years, Ferguson appeared on over 100 episodes of Kids Incorporated, some of which alongside Renee Sands, with whom she would later reunite in the band Wild Orchid.

In 1993, Ferguson graduated from Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, California.

Wild Orchid and drugs

In 1990 Ferguson became a member of the all-female band Wild Orchid. The group released two albums, but after completing their third album the record label declined to release it. During Wild Orchid, she was a Bongo model, and Guess model and had her own show called "The Great Pretenders", on Fox Family. She left the group shortly thereafter and, according to interviews, sought therapy. She told a Glasgow newspaper: "I started doing Ecstasy. Then I got addicted to crystal methamphetamine. My weight dropped to 90 lb (41 kg). 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." [1]

Black Eyed Peas

Ferguson was a dance floor regular and backup singer at various Los Angeles venues. She met will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas at one of those venues. Ferguson and will.i.am had a number of meetings after shows and before long, she was invited to join the band in the recording studio. Ferguson replaced background singer Kim Hill, who left the group in 2000. Ferguson recorded five songs with the group before she was invited to join them permanently. She took the stage name "Fergie" and is featured prominently in the group's songs "Shut Up" and "My Humps".

In December 2005, it was reported that she urinated on herself during a Black Eyed Peas concert at Street Scene in San Diego, California. [2] [3] Although she has maintained that the stains in San Diego were from perspiration, Ferguson has openly acknowledged urine as a factor a separate incident in Australia [4][5] where she doused herself with champagne after she lost control of her bladder.

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Fergie after peeing herself.

Solo career

Ferguson is embarking on a solo career, but she has said she considers it only a side project and will still continue to record and tour with the band. She has recorded the remake of the song "True" with fellow bandmate will.i.am for the soundtrack to 50 First Dates.

Film and television roles

In July 2003, she had a guest role on the Rocket Power special, Reggie's Big Beach Break, on Nickelodeon, voicing a fictitious pop music star named Shaffika.

Ferguson also has a role in the upcoming 2006 film The Poseidon Adventure, a remake of the 1972 adventure movie, playing a ship entertainer named Gloria. Fergie will sing "I Won't Let You Fall," which she describes as a dramatic power ballad. She wrote the song with will.i.am and other band members.

She will also play an undercover stripper in the next season of the HBO drama The Sopranos.

Trivia

  • She is currently dating actor Josh Duhamel, but denies rumors of their recent engagement.

External links

nl:Stacy Ferguson no:Stacy Ferguson ru:Фергюсон, Стейси sv:Stacy Ferguson

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