Stacy Ann Ferguson better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American singer, songwriter, fashion designer, model, and actress. She was a member of the kids' television series Kids Incorporated, and the girl group Wild Orchid.
"There’s a song on the album called 'Pedestal,' which is my answer back to people who don’t do anything with their lives but stay on the internet for hours and talk sh*t about me."
"I have had lesbian experiences in the past. I won't say how many men I've had sex with - but I am a very sexual person."
"I've looked all over for a replacement for Roy Keane but the simple truth is that there isn't one out there, ... He's just irreplaceable."
"I started doing Ecstasy. Then I got addicted to crystal methamphetamine. My weight dropped to 90lb. 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. "
"Who would I like to kiss? Probably Madonna because I`m jealous Christina and Britney already got there. "
"More than the results we've achieved, the thing that has impressed me the most is the spirit and determination the players have shown. I'm really proud of them and what they have achieved so far"
"[HOW THEY DRESS.] Everyone has their different look, ... Will's got his knickers and crazy socks, and Taboo has his kung fu wear. I have to think of words to put my style into. I would say kind of urban gypsy, because I collect things, accessories, from all over the world [Asia, Africa, Brazil], and that is definitely what, for me, helps make an outfit my own."
There's something absolutely libidinous about a woman in the hip-hop industry. It's all about attitude, this in-your-face, come-hither mindset that calls upon the audience to imagine what the music suggests. Fergie embodies this state of mind and as a result she was chosen as one of Maxim's Hot 100 Women of 2006.
Fergie dated Justin Timberlake, who seems to have dated every sultry celebrity, before Britney Spears came along. And men aren't the only ones who find her appealing: A lot of the groupies that attend Fergie's concerts are lesbians hoping to get lucky. What we wouldn't give for a glimpse of that!
As a child actress, Ferguson was actually on the television program Kids Incorporated for several years with her TV sister Renee Sands, who became a fellow member of Wild Orchid. On the show, she sang Whitney Houston's "One Moment In Time". Ferguson was the voice of Sally Brown in two Charlie Brown specials: It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown (1984) and Snoopy's Getting Married, Charlie Brown (1985). She played Ann in Married... with Children (1994) "Nooner or Nothing".
In 2003, Ferguson had a guest role on the Rocket Power special, Reggie's Big Beach Break, on Nickelodeon; she voiced a pop music star named Shaffika. In March 2005, casting for Revolution Studios's big-budget remake of John Carpenter's The Fog was underway. Ferguson was set to return to acting in the role of lighthouse radio deejay Stevie Wayne (a part originated by scream queen Adrienne Barbeau). A last minute conflict arose, preventing her contract from closing and Ferguson left the project. The role eventually went to Selma Blair. Ferguson finally returned to acting in 2006, appearing as a lounge singer in Wolfgang Peterson's remake of The Poseidon Adventure. She later appeared in 2007's Grindhouse.
In 2003, the Black Eyed Peas were recording their third album, 2003's Elephunk, when will.i.am invited Ferguson to try out for a song called "Shut Up". She got the gig and instantly bonded with the trio to record five additional songs on the album.
In the following spring, shortly before Elephunk came out, Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine had offered Ferguson a permanent spot to take over vocal duties and fill the spot left void by background singer Kim Hill, who had left the group in 2000. When will.i.am was asked to sum up his bandmates, he called Ferguson the "body" of the group.
After releasing her debut solo album (see below), she and the Black Eyed Peas released their new song "Boom Boom Pow" in late March 2009
After two successful Black Eyed Peas albums, Ferguson began pursuing a solo career. She recorded two songs for the Poseidon soundtrack and performed "Auld Lang Syne" in the film.
Her debut solo album, The Dutchess, was released on September 19, 2006. The album's name is a misspelled variant of the former title of Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, with whom Ferguson shares a surname and popular nickname. The solo deal does not mean Ferguson is leaving the Black Eyed Peas, as she intends to remain with the group, alternating between the two duties. The album is similar in style to that of the Black Eyed Peas, as fellow Peas member will.i.am is the album's executive producer.
The Dutchess, a mix of pop and R&B songs, spawned six hits for Ferguson, beginning with "London Bridge", "Fergalicious", "Glamorous", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Clumsy", and "Finally". "Big Girls Don't Cry" became Ferguson's first worldwide number-one single, and is her most successful single to date. Ferguson scored her fifth consecutive Top 5 hit from The Dutchess after "Clumsy" reached a peak position of number five on the Billboard Hot 100.
In addition to promoting her albums and singles, Ferguson appeared at Wembley Stadium on July 1, 2007, performing "Glamorous" and "Big Girls Don't Cry" in a concert for the late Princess Diana put on by her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry; the DVD of the concert was released November 5, 2007.
On November 18, 2007, Ferguson won the Pop or Rock "Favorite Female Artist" at the American Music Awards. In addition, her song "Big Girls Don't Cry" also earned Ferguson a Grammy nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance", which she lost to Amy Winehouse. In December 2007, Blender picked Ferguson as their woman of the year.
Ferguson has also appeared on Nickelodeon's show Dance on Sunset. Ferguson has recently released an EP for download on iTunes featuring unreleased singles. The CD version was released on May 27, 2008.
Ferguson collaborated with Japanese singer Kumi Koda on the song "That Ain't Cool". "That Ain't Cool" was featured on Kumi's single "Moon", released on June 11, 2008. The single debuted at number two on the Oricon Weekly Single Charts. She also performed a "duet" with Michael Jackson (her vocals mixed with Jackson's 1982 recordings), "Beat It 2008" on Thriller 25, the 25th anniversary release of Jackson's iconic album Thriller. She also headlined the New Year's Eve party held at The Venetian and The Palazzo casinos in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 31, 2008
In April 2007, she gave an interview in which she admitted that she went on a sex and drugs spree when she turned eighteen, saying: "I have had lesbian experiences in the past. I won't say how many men I've had sex with — but I am a very sexual person." In December 2007, when asked "Bisexuality and homosexuality are often either frowned or mocked upon in certain circles. Does that bother you?", she replied "No, it doesn’t bother me. I’m just me."
1. Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 2 (2008) (VG) (music: "Big Girls Don't Cry")
2. "Hollyoaks" (1 episode, 2008)
- Episode #1.2393 (2008) TV episode ("Big girl don't cry")
3. "So You Think You Can Dance" (3 episodes, 2007-2008)
- The Top Eight Perform (2008) TV episode (performer: "Party People")
- Episode #3.14 (2007) TV episode (performer: "Here I Come")
- Episode #3.11 (2007) TV episode (performer: "Glamorous")
4. Sex and the City (2008) (performer: "Labels or Love")
... aka Sex and the City: The Movie (USA: DVD title)
5. "CSI: Miami" (1 episode, 2008)
- You May Now Kill the Bride (2008) TV episode (performer: "London Bridge" (uncredited))
6. Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (2008) (VG) ("Glamorous")
7. "Las Vegas" (1 episode, 2008)
- I Could Eat a Horse (2008) TV episode (performer: "Glamorous")
8. Concert for Diana (2007) (TV) (performer: "Glamorous", "Big Girls Don't Cry")
9. Knocked Up (2007) (writer: "Clumsy") (performer: "Clumsy")
10. Shrek the Third (2007) (performer: "Barracuda")
... aka Shrek 3 (Singapore: English title) (USA: working title)
... aka The Third (USA: promotional abbreviation)
11. "Ugly Betty" (1 episode, 2007)
- Punch Out (2007) TV episode (performer: "Glamorous (Space Cowboy Remix)") ("Here I Come")
12. "The Charlotte Church Show" (1 episode, 2007)
- Episode #2.6 (2007) TV episode (performer: "9 to 5")
13. 2007 Miss USA Pageant (2007) (TV) (performer: "Glamorous")
14. Epic Movie (2007) (writer: "Fergalicious") (performer: "Fergalicious")
15. Lumines II (2006) (VG) (writer: "Pump It")
16. "Entourage" (1 episode, 2006)
- Vegas Baby, Vegas! (2006) TV episode (performer: "London Bridge")
17. Little Man (2006/I) (writer: "Pump It")
... aka Perfect Gem & Valuable (Philippines: English title)
... aka Petit homme (Canada: French title)
18. Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) (writer: "Pump It")
... aka Garfield 2 (Australia) (Singapore: English title) (UK) (USA: working title)
19. Poseidon (2006) (writer: "Won't Let You Fall", "Bailamos") (performer: "Won't Let You Fall", "Bailamos", "Auld Lang Syne")
... aka Poseidon: The IMAX Experience (USA: IMAX version)
20. Take the Lead (2006) (writer: "Feel It")
21. Yours, Mine and Ours (2005) (writer: "Pump It")
... aka Yours, Mine & Ours (USA: promotional title)
22. 50 First Dates (2004) (performer: "True")
Birth name Stacy Ann Ferguson
Genre(s) Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, rapper, actress, model, philantropist
Instrument(s) Singing, rapping
Years active 1984–present
Label(s) A&M, Interscope, will.i.am music group
Associated acts Wild Orchid, Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, John Legend, Kumi Koda, Nelly