Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known by her stage name Fergie, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, fashion designer, and actress.
She was a member of the children’s television series Kids Incorporated and the girl group Wild Orchid. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has topped music charts worldwide. Her own debut album, The Duchess, spawned five Billboard Hot 100 top-five singles, three of which went to number one. Her most recent musical achievement, The Black Eyed Peas album The Beginning, has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. Its first single, “The Time,” has sold 2.8 million copies in the U.S. and five million worldwide, and has hit number one in 20 countries. The group’s recently released second single, “Just Can’t Get Enough,” remains number one in seven countries, and its momentum is building.
Overall, Fergie has sold more than 45 million albums worldwide, both solo and with The Black Eyed Peas. She is a six-time Grammy award winner. Other achievements include her award-winning fragrance, Outspoken, which has become the most successful fragrance launch to date for Avon. With Brown Shoes, she actively designs two shoe brands whose sales are in the millions.
Her philanthropic collaborations include participating in Avon’s Breast Cancer walks and raising money for those in crisis, most recently for victims of the tragedy in Japan. On the home front, Fergie is known for giving back on a grand scale to New York’s underprivileged through foundations such as Robin Hood. She also works with The Peapod Foundation and Adobe Youth Voices to provide mentoring for young people interested in performing arts and multimedia careers. In 2008, she was named a spokesperson for the M•A•C Viva Glam campaign, which raises money to fight HIV/AIDS. In 2010, Fergie was named Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year, and in 2011, she was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year.