Fergie is a singer who was the sole female in the popular hip-hop/ rock group known as Black Eyed Peas who also managed to hold down a solo career when she eventually decided to have a go at it. She has enjoyed success as an artist with her unique and beautiful voice, and despite being missing from music for the most part in recent times, she still commands quite a lot of admiration.
Fergie’s Bio (Ethnicity)
Fergie’s full name at birth was given as Stacy Ann Ferguson and she was born on the 27th of March 1975 at a place in California known as Hacienda Heights. She has a really mixed ethnicity with English, Native American, Irish and Scottish roots. She attended Mesa Robles Middle School and after that Glen A. Wilson High School. She excelled at school and was a straight-A student and a spelling bee champion.
She started out her career in entertainment as an actress. She did a couple of commercials then landed a role in Kids Incorporated in 1984. The show helped to put her musical talent on display as it featured members of a fictional music group called Kids Incorporated. The show was acquired by the Disney Channel after it ran its first syndication and Fergie remained on the show for six seasons.
Fergie would form a pop group known as Wild Orchid with some other former members of the Kids Incorporated cast in the 1990s. They released their first project in 1996 and had some modest hits, but their next project did not fare so well. At this point in time, Fergie got caught up in a wild lifestyle and was soon addicted to crystal methamphetamine. She soon came to a decision to quit the lifestyle and she kicked out her drug habit in 2002.
While still getting her life back, she became a part of the Black Eyed Peas, which was at the time just becoming a popular hip-hop group. She seemed to have been the missing piece as their first project together titled Elephunk, which was released in 2003, became a hit. It spawned several successful singles like Where Is The Love? and Hey Mama. In fact, they won a Grammy in the category of best rap performance by a duo or group for Let’s Get It Started.
In 2005, Black Eyed Peas released their next album named Monkey Business. The album rose to #2 on the Billboard 200. The group also won another Grammy in 2005 for best rap performance for Don’t Phunk With My Heart and another in 2006 for best pop performance for My Humps. In 2009, the group released another successful project with The E.N.D. which had successful songs like Boom Boom Pow and I Gotta Feeling.
After enjoying success with the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie made a solo album in 2006 titled The Dutchess. It was a successful project with such hits as Big Girls Don’t Cry, London Bridge and Glamorous. She released another solo project in 2017 titled Double Dutchess around the same time that her collaborations with the Black Eyed Peas ended. She performed a rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner that set social media on fire at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. The heat was so much that she was forced to later admit that the rendition did not strike the tone she intended.
Family – Husband, Kids
Fergie got married to the actor Josh Duhamel in January 2009. They met when the Black Eyed Peas did a cameo for a TV show that he was on titled Las Vegas and they started dating before getting engaged in December 2007. They have one child together, a son named Axl Jack who was born in August 2013.
Married Life and Divorce
Fergie and ex-husband Josh Duhamel announced their separation in September 2017 after eight years of marriage. Their divorce seemed amicable as they even made a statement that they would remain united in their support of one another and the family that they had created together.
What is Fergie’s Height?
Fergie stands at a height of 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm and weighs 57 kg or 126 pounds. She has a flexible training regimen as she does not rely on a personal trainer. She switches workout regimes among options like weight training, hiking and elliptical trainers that use bands.