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Encyclopedia > Stacy Ferguson
Fergie

Background information
Birth name Stacy Ann Ferguson
Born March 27, 1975 (age 31)
Origin Whittier, California,
United States
Genre(s) pop, R&B, hip hop
Occupation(s) Singer, Songwriter
Instrument(s) singing
Associated
acts
Kids Incorporated (as a road act), Wild Orchid, The Black Eyed Peas
Website Fergie.com

Stacy Ann Ferguson (born March 27, 1975), professionally known as Fergie, is a Grammy Award-winning American Pop/R&B singer. She is a former member of Kids Incorporated, Wild Orchid, co-host of the TV show Great Pretenders and current vocalist of The Black Eyed Peas. She is currently pursuing a solo career and released her first solo album, The Dutchess, in 2006. Image File history File links Stacie Ferguson of the Black Eyed Peas This is a copyrighted promotional photo with a known source. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Government Country   State     County United States   California     Los Angeles Mayor Greg Nordbak Geographical characteristics Area     City 37. ... This article is becoming very long. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop music, also referred to as rap or rap music, is a style of popular music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, which is often contrasted with speech. ... Program logo (1983-1992) Kids Incorporated (also known as Kids Inc. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles: pop-rap and alternative hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in leap years). ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Grammy Award The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards), presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Program logo (1983-1992) Kids Incorporated (also known as Kids Inc. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... co-host Stacy Ferguson Great Pretenders was an American half-hour music game TV Show hosted by former pop trio Wild Orchid. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles: pop-rap and alternative hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... The Dutchess is the debut solo album by The Black Eyed Peas member Fergie. ...

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Biography and music career

Stacy Ferguson was born in Whittier, California to Patrick Ferguson and Terri Gore. As a child actress, she appeared on the television program Kids Incorporated for several years with Renee Sands, who would become another member of Wild Orchid. Ferguson's well-scrubbed image on that show presents quite a contrast with the "ghetto-funk" image she has more recently begun to cultivate. Ferguson was the voice of Sally Brown in two Charlie Brown specials: It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984), Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985) and also voiced Sally in the 1985 version of "The Charlie Brown and Snoopy Show". She has one sister, Dana, who is an actress. Later, Ferguson was a member of the female trio Wild Orchid which she fronted with fellow Kids Incorporated star Renee Sandstrom and Stefanie Ridel. Wild Orchid released two albums, but after completing a third album, their record label declined to release it. This prompted an emotional crisis, and Stacy sought therapy. She left the group shortly thereafter. Government Country   State     County United States   California     Los Angeles Mayor Greg Nordbak Geographical characteristics Area     City 37. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... Sally Brown is the younger sister of Charlie Brown in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles Schulz. ... Its Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown is a 1984 TV special, featuring Charles M. Schulzs Peanuts characters, parodying Saturday Night Fever (1977) and Flashdance (1983) as well as a number of popular top 40 hits of the early 1980s. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Snoopys Getting Married, Charlie Brown is one of many prime-time animated TV specials based upon the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about Peanuts, the comic strip by Charles M. Schulz. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... Program logo (1983-1992) Kids Incorporated (also known as Kids Inc. ... Renee Sands (born Renee Ilene Sandstrom, February 15, 1974 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American singer and actress best known for her work on the 1980s childrens television show Kids Incorporated and as a member of the vocal trio Wild Orchid, which also included fellow Kids Inc. ... Wild Orchid performing, c. ...


Her disappointment with Wild Orchid led to an addiction to ecstacy and crystal methamphetamine. She told a Glasgow paper, "I started doing Ecstasy. Then I got addicted to crystal methamphetamine. My weight dropped to 90 lb so I lied to my friends and said I was bulimic. Finally, I started going crazy." MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-n-methylamphetamine), most commonly known by the street names ecstasy or XTC (for more names see the full list), is a semisynthetic entactogen of the phenethylamine family, whose primary effect is believed to be the stimulation of secretion as well as inhibition of re-uptake of... Methamphetamine (pharmaceutically referred to as methylamphetamine or desoxyephedrine) is a psychostimulant drug used primarily for recreational purposes, but is sometimes prescribed for ADHD and narcolepsy under the brand name Desoxyn. ... For other uses, see Glasgow (disambiguation). ...


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. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the animated cartoon series Rocket Power. ... Nickelodeon (Nick for short) is an American cable TV network for children. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 2003, Ferguson took over the lead female vocal duties for the band, The Black Eyed Peas, replacing background singer Kim Hill, who left the group in 2000. Ferguson recorded five songs with the group before she was invited to join permanently. Ferguson's addition to the band, which had been playing unnoticed for years, initiated a whirlwind of success. She appeared on the cover of FHM in January 2005. The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles: pop-rap and alternative hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ... Kim Hill is an American soul singer-songwriter, best known for being the backup vocalist in the hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas. ... The cover of an issue of FHM China, featuring Britney Spears The cover of the first issue of FHM in the United States, featuring Rachael Leigh Cook FHM, an abbreviation for For Him Magazine, is a monthly mens magazine. ...


In March 2005, Ferguson was cast as Stevie Wayne (the role originated by sex symbol Adrienne Barbeau) in the update of John Carpenter's The Fog. She would later back out due to creative differences. While rumors surfaced that Charisma Carpenter was replacing her, Selma Blair would eventually get the part. Ferguson's departure proved to be a wise move, as the remake was a box office flop universally panned by critics and fans alike. Adrienne Barbeau Adrienne Jo Barbeau (born June 11, 1945) is an American television, film, and musical theater actress renowned for her enormous tits. ... This article is about the director. ... John Carpenters The Fog is a 1980 horror movie directed by John Carpenter, who also wrote the screenplay and composed the music of the film. ... Charisma Lee Carpenter (born July 23, 1970) is an American actress of Mexican and Cherokee descent. ... Selma Blair as Jane Burns in The Sweetest Thing Selma Blair Beitner (born on June 23, 1972) is an American actress. ...


In 2006 Ferguson returned to acting, appearing in the movie Poseidon. She is also featured as No. 36 on Maxim's Hot 100 list for 2006. Poseidon is a movie remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. ... A 2004 cover of Maxim (U.S.) magazine, featuring Josie Maran The cover of the first American issue of Maxim magazine, featuring Christa Miller Maxim is an international English-language mens magazine based in the United Kingdom, and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female...


After two hit BEP albums, Ferguson has turned her sights on a solo career. Her first album, released on September 19, 2006, is entitled, The Dutchess, a misspelt variant of the former title of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, with whom she shares a surname and popular nickname. The solo deal however, does not mean the demise of the Black Eyed Peas. Ferguson is intending on staying with the group, and alternating between the two duties. Music on The Dutchess is expected to be reminiscent of the Black Eyed Peas sound, most likely due to fellow BEP member, will.i.am, featured on production duties. Ferguson had two hit singles with "London Bridge" and "Fergalicious". Ferguson worked with an array of talent, and the lyrics will focus on Fergie's own brand of style and delivery. The Dutchess is the debut solo album by The Black Eyed Peas member Fergie. ... Sarah, Duchess of York (Sarah Margaret Ferguson) born 15 October 1959, is the former wife of Prince Andrew, Duke of York. ... The Dutchess is the debut solo album by The Black Eyed Peas member Fergie. ... William (will. ...


Personal life

Ferguson is currently dating actor Josh Duhamel who appears on the television show Las Vegas. Ferguson appeared in the episode titled "Montecito Lancers". Ferguson is also due to appear in the feature film Grind House due out in 2007. Joshua David Duhamel (born November 14, 1972) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor and former male fashion model. ... Las Vegas is a dramatic television series about a team of people working in a Las Vegas casino called Montecito Resort and Casino, dealing with issues that arise within the working environment, be it valet parking, restaurant management or casino security. ... Grind House is a 2007 film that consists of two segments, of which both are feature-length attractions. ...


In September 2006, Ferguson talked with Time magazine about quitting her crystal meth addiction. "It was the hardest boyfriend I ever had to break up with," she says. "It's the drug that's addicting. But it's why you start doing it in the first place that's interesting. A lot of it was being a child actor; I learned to suppress feelings." [1] (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... Methamphetamine is a synthetic stimulant drug which induces a strong feeling of euphoria and is highly psychologically addictive. ...


Discography

Albums

Year Cover Album Chart positions[1] Sales
US UK CAN AUS NZ GER SWI AUT JPN
2006 The Dutchess
3
27
4
10
11
11
11
17
5
Sales U.S.: 366,963
Sales WW: 741,000

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Singles

Year Cover Single Chart positions[2]
WW US UK CAN AUS NZ IRL GER SWI AUT
2006
"London Bridge"
2
1 (3)
3
16
3
1 (1)
13
3
6
3
2006 "Fergalicious"(feat. Will.I.Am)
19

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Selected filmography

Year Title Role Other notes Genre
2005 Be Cool As herself Comedy
2006 Poseidon Gloria Action-Adventure
2007 Grind House Tammy Horror

This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Be Cool is a 1999 novel which was adapted into a 2005 film. ... // Notable events concerning the film industry in 2006. ... Poseidon is a movie remake of the classic disaster film The Poseidon Adventure, based on the novel by Paul Gallico. ... Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Release dates: LR: Limited release in select cities WR: Wide-release to theaters IMAX: Release to IMAX theaters 9 Across... Grind House is a 2007 film that consists of two segments, of which both are feature-length attractions. ...

Awards and nominations

Year Category Recording Result
Grammy Awards
2004 Record of the Year "Where Is the Love?" Nominated
2004 Best Rap/Sung Collaboration "Where Is the Love?" Nominated
2005 Record of the Year "Let's Get It Started" Nominated
2005 Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group "Let's Get It Started" Won
2006 Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group "Don't Phunk with My Heart" Won
2006 Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal "Don't Lie" Nominated
2006 Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Gone Going" Nominated
2006 Best Rap Song "Don't Phunk with My Heart" Nominated
American Music Awards
2003 Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Duo/Group Nominated
2005 Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Duo/Group Won
Billboard Music Awards
1997 Best Dance Clip of the Year "Talk to Me" Nominated
1997 Best Dance Clip of the Year by a New Artist "Talk to Me" Nominated
2003 Digital Track of the Year "Where Is the Love?" Won
2005 Hot Digital Songs Artist Won
MTV Video Music Awards
2004 Best Choreography "Hey Mama" Won
2004 Best Hip Hop Video "Hey Mama" Nominated
2004 Best Dance Video "Hey Mama" Nominated
2005 Best Group Video "Don't Phunk with My Heart" Nominated
2006 Best Hip Hop Video "My Humps" Won
MTV Europe Music Awards
2004 Best Pop Act Won
2005 Best Pop Act Won
People's Choice Awards
2004 Favorite Combined Forces "Where Is the Love?" Nominated
2005 Favorite Group Nominated
Teen Choice Awards
2005 Choice Party Starter "Don't Phunk with My Heart" Won
Soul Train Music Awards
2006 Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo "Monkey Business" Won
2006 Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut "My Humps" Nominated

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The colloquial meaning of retarded, as used in this song, refers to being very carefree and having a good time - and sometimes meaning intoxicated, similar to the colloquial use of... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... Lets Get It Started is the edited radio version of the Black Eyed Peas song Lets Get Retarded. The colloquial meaning of retarded, as used in this song, refers to being very carefree and having a good time - and sometimes meaning intoxicated, similar to the colloquial use of... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group has been awarded since 1991, alongside the Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance. ... Dont Phunk with My Heart is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal has been awarded since 1966. ... Dont Lie is the second single from the Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... The Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals has been awarded since 1995. ... Gone Going is an Black Eyed Peas song off the Album Monkey Business, that contains an interpolation with the composition Gone, taken off Jack Johnsons album On and On. ... The Grammy Award for Best Rap Song was first awarded in 2004. ... Dont Phunk with My Heart is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... The American Music Awards show is one of four annual major music awards shows (the others being the Billboard Music Awards, the Grammy Awards, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... The Billboard Music Awards, held annually in December, is one of four major US music awards shows presented each year (the others being the American Music Awards, the Grammys, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony). ... Talk to Me was the second single from Wild Orchids self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. ... Talk to Me was the second single from Wild Orchids self-titled debut, Wild Orchid. ... Where Is The Love? is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas third album, Elephunk. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Choreography. ... Hey Mama is a song by the American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Hip Hop Video. ... Hey Mama is a song by the American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Dance Video. ... Hey Mama is a song by the American hip hop band Black Eyed Peas. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Group Video. ... Dont Phunk with My Heart is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... The following is a list of MTV Video Music Award winners for Best Hip Hop Video. ... My Humps is the third single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... The Peoples Choice Awards, held annually in January, is one of the few awards shows to be based on popularity. ... Where Is The Love? is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas third album, Elephunk. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dont Phunk with My Heart is the first single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... The Soul Train Music Awards is an annual award show aired on various television networks in national syndication that honors the best in Black music and entertainment. ... The Soul Train Music Award winners for Best R&B/Soul Album, Male See also Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year and Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album, Female Category: ... Monkey Business is the fourth album by The Black Eyed Peas, released in various countries in late May to early June 2005 (see 2005 in music). ... The Soul Train Music Award winners for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Dance Cut Category: ... My Humps is the third single from The Black Eyed Peas fourth album Monkey Business. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... Wild Orchid performing, c. ... The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip-hop (musical styles: pop-rap and alternative hip hop) group from Los Angeles, California, who have enjoyed international pop success. ...

References

  1. ^ 'The Dutchess' chart positions. Mariah-Charts.com
  2. ^ Fergie's Singles chart positions worldwide. MusicSquare.net

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  Results from FactBites:
 
MySpace.com - Fergie - Los Angeles, California - Pop / Funk / R&B - www.myspace.com/fergie (1247 words)
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 recorded five songs with the group before she was invited to join them permanently.
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.
Beauty Beyond Belief - Stacy Ferguson (Fergie) (42 words)
FACTS: Stacy Ferguson was born on March 27, 1975 in Hacienda Heights, California.
WHERE HAVE I SEEN HER: She is one of the singers in a band called The Black Eyed Peas.
She also was in a female group called Wild Orchid.
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