Fergie was a pop-star mainstay in the 2000s. She rose to fame as a member of the wildly popular hip-hop group the Black Eyed Peas and went on to have a successful solo career. But the singer hasn’t had a hit in a long time. So, what became of Fergie? Here’s what the pop star is up to these days.
Fergie’s Reason for Leaving The Black Eyed Peas
Fergie (born Stacy Ferguson) took over as lead singer for the Black Eyed Peas in 2002. She sang lead vocals on some of the band’s biggest hits, such as “Boom Boom Pow,” “My Humps,” “Let’s Get It Started,” and “I Gotta Feeling.”
The pop star, however, decided to leave the group after 15 years and four albums. While Fergie never revealed the precise reason for her departure. To focus on her solo career, She quit the band. It was widely assumed. Her former bandmates speculated that she went to focus on being a mother to her young son.
“That’s a tough job, and that’s what she Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas said in a 2020 interview, “She knows how to contact us for a retreat or a breakaway, and we’re here for her.” “It’s how Fergie designed it, so we’re honoring her.” We adore Fergie and want nothing but the best for her.”
J. Rey Soul, a finalist on the first season of The Voice of the Philippines, took Fergie’s place.
She launched her music label and released her second solo album. In 2017
Fergie did concentrate on her solo career, releasing Double Duchess, her second solo album, in 2017. She told People, “I felt like it was finally time to show all the parts—intimate, fun, laughing, crying.” “It’s all of it. And this is where I’ll be releasing what’s in my journals. I’ve had many life experiences, so why not share them?”
The album featured her then four-year-old son, Axl Jack, and artists such as Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj. It was Fergie’s first under her record label, Duchess Music. After leaving her previous label, Interscope Records, the pop star formed Duchess Music in collaboration with B.M.G. Double Duchess debuted at number 19 on the Billboard 200 chart and received critical and widespread acclaim.
She filed for divorce. Josh Duhamel Fergie made headlines again in 2017 when she announced her pregnancy. She divorces her husband of eight years, actor Josh Duhamel. They’d been dating since 2004 and had one son, Axl Jack, born in 2013. Two years after their separation, Fergie filed for divorce. They announced their split and finalized the divorce in November 2019.
The couple had grown apart despite tabloid rumors of infidelity and other problems during their marriage. They remain close and actively co-parent their son. A year after, In an interview about their divorce, Duhamel remarked, “Fergie and I had a great relationship.” “I will always love that girl.” Unfortunately, we were unable to work. But because she is the mother of my child, I will always be there for her.
She Hosted ‘The Four: Battle for Stardom’ For Two Seasons And Leaned Into Her Boss Babe’s Side. Fergie packed in recent years. She hasn’t released an album since Double Duchess, but The “M.I.L.F. $” singer hosted two seasons of The Four: Battle for Stardom on Fox in 2018, which featured celebrity panelists such as Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, and Meghan Trainor.
Fergie says she partially agreed to the gig because she wanted to work with the distinguished panelists. “I enjoyed [the show] most because I knew each panelist from different stages of my career.,” she told People magazine in 2018. “So I knew they’d be entertaining. I also appreciate the show’s musical diversity because I’ve always been a huge fan of hip-hop, not only the culture but also the music, and the fact that we can bring M.C.s onto this show, on primetime.”
Fergie has also been concentrating on her business endeavors, which include two footwear lines, Fergalicious by Fergie and Fergie Footwear. In a 2019 interview with the Fashion magazine, the singer said of her shoe lines, “Shoes are a metaphor; you’re walking your path.” “Everyone has their path, which is a unique manifestation of everything that has happened in your life.” I always tell people, ‘Walk your path with pride, walk your path with confidence.’
Fergie also owns Ferguson Crest, a winery in Santa Barbara that she co-founded with her father, Pat Ferguson, in 2006. They will release three new vintages in 2020: the 2012 Syrah, the 2012 Fergalicious, and the 2013 Viognier.
Is Fergie Making A Reunion?
Fans who wanted to see the fiery hip-hop star perform again got their wish at the 2022 V.M.A.s. Fergie reappeared during a performance of Jack Harlow’s “First Class,” which features a sample of her 2006 hit “Glamorous.” ” Pop-culture moment of the year,” according to praise for her rendition, was the night’s talk. The singer looked stunning in a sparkling sequined minidress, proving that her chops haven’t suffered from her time away from the spotlight.
What comes next is the question. While been tight-lipped about the plans in recent years, an Instagram post after the V.M.A.s promised “More to come”:
Fergie appears to have a few more tricks up her sleeve; we can only hope that new music is on her agenda! We’re looking forward to seeing where she goes next.