Eight-time Grammy award winner, global style icon, and dynamic entrepreneur, Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known by her stage name, Fergie, has successfully ventured into the world of singing, songwriting, fashion designing, acting, beauty, and philanthropic work.
Her long-standing career began early on as a member of the children’s television series Kids Incorporated, on which Ferguson appeared in over 100 episodes alongside co-stars with whom she would later reunite in the all-female band, Wild Orchid. She quickly claimed worldwide fame after joining the renowned hip hop group, The Black Eyed Peas, which has achieved huge success on the music charts from hits such as “I Gotta Feeling” and “Boom Boom Pow.” To nobody’s surprise, Fergie’s debut solo album, The Dutchess, was wildly successful, spawning five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles and three number one singles, including the tremendously popular “Glamorous” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”
While it’s undeniable that Fergie’s music career has well exceeded the ordinary, with more than 45 million albums sold worldwide and eight Grammy awards under her belt, she has continued to build on her various talents with continuous achievements in both the beauty and fashion communities. Fergie has made a name for herself in the beauty realm with an award-winning fragrance, Outspoken, which has become the most successful fragrance launch to date for Avon. Her highly successful Wet N Wild Cosmetics line, and Fergie footwear shoe line in partnership with Brown Shoe continue to be industry leaders in the fashion and beauty world.
With all her accomplishments, the importance of philanthropy has never been lost on Fergie. In addition to her many other charitable activities, Fergie has put her heart into raising money to fight HIV/AIDS, and she has been named a spokesperson for the M•A•C Viva Glam campaign benefitting this noble cause. Her major charitable contributions and rallying for those in need have not gone unnoticed. In 2010, Fergie received the honorary title of Glamour magazine’s Woman of the Year, and, in 2011, she was recognized as Billboard’s Woman of the Year, recognizing the enormous impact she has made on the world and the path she has forged for others to succeed in tandem.