Fergie (born Stacy Ann Ferguson, 27.3.1975)
Fergie is an American singer / songwriter and actress, who first shot to notoriety as a vocalist for the band Black Eyed Peas. She also has a successful career as a solo artist.
Childhood: Fergie was born to Terri Jackson and Patrick Ferguson, in Hacienda Heights, California. Her parents are of Mexican, Scottish and Irish heritage. They were both Catholic schoolteachers.
As well as attending Glen A. Wilson High School and Mesa Robles Middle School, she attended dance school, where her mother found her an agent who sourced voiceover work for her. Fergie provided the voices for Lucy and Sally in the Peanuts cartoon.
Fergie was a straight-A student and even won a spelling bee. In the summer holidays, between 1984-9, she performed chart hits on the TV show Kids Incorporated.
Musical Career: Fergie formed a band, Wild Orchid, with fellow Kids Incorporated star Renee Sandstrom and Stefanie Ridel. The band released two albums but their label refused to release their third and Fergie left the band as a result.
Will.i.am of the band Black Eyed Peas invited Fergie to record the song 'Shut Up' for their 2003 album Elephunk. The band liked the recording and got on so well with her that they asked her to record an additional five songs for the album. She soon became a permanent member of the band.
During a performance in 2005, Fergie accidentally urinated onstage.
Fergie's solo album, The Dutchess was released in 2006, though she retained her duties working with Black Eyed Peas. Will.i.am was the executive producer for her solo debut.
The album spawned six hit singles. 'London Bridge', 'Glamorous', 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Clumsy' and 'Finally' were all number one singles. She won the title of 'Favourite Female Artist at the American Music Awards in 2007. Later on that year, she performed at Wembley Stadium as a part of the concert for the late Princess Diana that was arranged by Diana's two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
Personal Life: Fergie is engaged to the actor Josh Duhamel, star of the TV show Las Vegas.
The singer has admitted being addicted to Crystal meth and Ecstasy in the past.
Fergie and Axl Duhamel - Fergie takes her son Axl Duhamel to a park in Brentwood, wearing all white and carrying a Givenchy 'Favelas 74' tote - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 17th April 2015
'L.A. Love (La La)' singer Fergie was spotted looking like she was thoroughly enjoying herself at the first weekend of Coachella in Indio, California. She stops to take several selfies with fans who swamp her as she makes her way through the Empire Polo Club field, and on being asked if she's going to stick around for AC/DC's set, flashes devil horns with her fingers and appears to agree.
Nashville and Brooklyn hosted their own parties for this year's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve.
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2015 - co-presented once again by Ryan Seacrest - aired with performances spanning a handful of venues - not just the usual Hollywood and Times Square, New York concerts.
Lady Antebellum rocked out the Nashville NYE party
Over in Nashville was the Bash on Broadway New Year's Eve party which saw a record number of concert-goers at the event - approximately 130,000. It's unsurprising given some of the stellar acts that were lined up to enter 2015 in style, among them being country legends Lady Antebellum and Gavin Degraw, the latter of whom unveiled his debut compilation album last year entitled 'Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw'.
Fergie has taken some time out since welcoming son Axl Jack into the world with Josh Duhamel.
We may not have been seeing much of Fergie in recent months, but that doesn't mean she hasn't been super busy. The singer took some time out to enjoy becoming a mother for the first time following the birth of Axl Jack Duhamel in August 2013.
Fergie's loving becoming a mother
Speaking on the red carpet at the 2014 American Music Awards, the star admitted how much she was enjoying raising her son with hubby Josh Duhamel, whom she married back in 2009. 'Motherhood is amazing', she gushed. 'I had no idea it would be so fun. Learning about holidays through a whole new set of eyes and a whole brain.'
Continue reading: 'Motherhood Is Amazing': Fergie Didn't Realise Parenting Would Be So Fun
In support of LGBT rights, 2014 Emery Awards at Cipriani Wall Street took place in New York, United States. During the arrivals, various celebrities were seen, including singer/songwriter Fergie. Alexander J (better known as Miss J), a reality television personality was also seen at the arrivals, as was Cheyenne Jackson, a Broadway actor and singer.
The LACMA hosted a number of famous names and faces whilst honouring Martin Scorsese and David Hockney at its Film and Art Gala on Saturday (2nd November).
The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art played host to a host of stars on Saturday night (2nd November). The stars gathered to honour artist David Hockney and director Martin Scorsese at the LACMA Film and Art Gala. In addition to the two honourees, a host of famous names and faces appeared to celebrate the achievements of the famous British artist and New York born director.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Martin Scorsese at the LACMA.
Guests included actors such as Leonardo Di Caprio, who has worked with Scorsese on a number of films included Shutter Island, The Aviator and The Wolf of Wall Street. Other male actors who appeared at the event were comics James Franco and Will Ferrell.
The singer uploaded a pic of the little cutie on to her Instagram page earlier this week
Fergie gave birth to hers and husband Josh Duhamel's first child together last month, on 29 August, and after a period of relative silence from the new parents as they adjust to their dramatically different lifestyle, Fergie has been kind enough to share a photo of little Axl Jack for the first time. The Black Eyed Peas singer posted an Instagram photo of her new baby boy rocking a pair headphones on Tuesday, 17 September, after he'd passed an ear exam.
"Hearing test complete. All systems go," she captioned her Instagram snap, with her husband Josh following up her initial image with one of his own. He added on Twitter, "#paparazziyoucanleaveourhousenow."
Continue reading: Fergie & Josh Duhamel Share Their First Pics Of New Baby Axl Jack
Fergie and Josh have drawn inspiration for their baby's name from rock royalty.
a) Spannr Sam? b) Rchet Rob? c) Axl Jack?
Fergie & Josh Duhamel Welcome Their First Child.
What have Fergie and Josh Duhamel decided that their 'sweet child' would be called?
Hip-hop singer Fergie may have made her name as part of pop group Black Eyed Peas but she's shown that rock music is where her heart lies, after collaborating with Slash and now has named her first born child after the guitarist's former band, Guns n' Roses.
Fergie & Josh Welcome Axl Jack Into Their Lives.
She and her actor husband, Josh Duhamel, had a baby yesterday (29th August) - a little boy who weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces. It takes some parents a few days to decide what they'll call their new bundle of joy but Fergie and Josh wasted no time in naming their son Axl Jack Duhamel, in honour of Guns n' Roses' notorious frontman, Axl Rose.
The Black Eyed Peas singer and her actor husband welcomed their first child together on Thursday (29 August)
Fergie is a mum at last, and Josh Duhamel a dad, as the singer gave birth to the couple's first child together this week. The new mother gave birth on Thursday, 29 August, at a Los Angeles hospital in the middle of the day, having arrived the Cedars Sinai Medical Center earlier that morning. Congratulations to the both of them!
Josh Duhamel & Fergie became parents this week
The news of her birth was first revealed by TMZ, who also reported that the Black Eyed Peas singer (born Stacy Ferguson) gave birth via C-section and arrived at the hospital with her husband just as planned. The two had apparently been prepping for the big day for a while and arrived at their V.I.P. maternity suite thoroughly prepared for the child-birth and a stay at hospital after. The baby also reportedly arrived right on time too, coming just as doctors had predicted.
Continue reading: Fergie & Josh Duhamel Are Parents At Last! Say Hello To Baby Axl Jack!
Date of birth
27th March, 1975