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Fergie Duhamel /ˈfɜːrɡi dəˈmɛl/ (born Stacy Ann Ferguson; March 27, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She is the female vocalist for the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas, with whom she has achieved chart success worldwide. Her debut solo album The Dutchess (2006) was a major commercial success on the charts and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles; "London Bridge", "Glamorous" and "Big Girls Don't Cry".

Ferguson was a member of the children's television series Kids Incorporated and the girl group Wild Orchid. In 2001, she left the group and in the subsequent year began to team up with The Black Eyed Peas. With The Black Eyed Peas, she enjoyed a series of hits and albums before she released her solo debut album in September 2006 to success. The Black Eyed Peas enjoyed further success with the release of their third album with Ferguson, The E.N.D. (2009); they attained their first string of Billboard Hot 100 number one songs. She began touring in 2009/2010 with her group and she launched her debut fragrance, Outspoken, under Avon in May 2010 and has since released three more fragrances.

She continued success with The Black Eyed Peas and they released the album The Beginning (2010), which featured three singles, including two number one songs. As Ferguson's five solo singles and six singles with The Black Eyed Peas have reached two million downloads in the United States, Ferguson was the artist with the most two-million sellers by the beginning of 2011.

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Wild Orchid was an American all female group, which began under the name "NRG" in 1991, and performed as Wild Orchid during the years 1992–2003.

Wild Orchid began in 1990 when Renee Sandstrom and Stefanie Ridel met in their southern California high school's drama department. They decided to form a music group based on their shared love of music and poetry, and they initially called themselves New Rhythm Generation or NRG (energy). Heather Holyoak and Stacy Ann Ferguson (Fergie) soon joined the group and began searching for a record contract. As they wrote their songs and recorded their first single entitled "Get Crazy – Work It", the girls also began coming up with choreographies for their music. Knowing full well that beauty and talent would go a long way, Holyoak, Sandstrom, Ridel and Ferguson sent a portfolio of photographs out along with their demo tapes. Without waiting around for a record company to call, the girls began performing and singing at nightclubs, charity functions, and began hanging out and singing live at local radio stations.

In February 1991, the then NRG performed at a local LA nightclub for the first time. It was at this time that Heather Holyoak decided that she wanted to return to college, in which case, the three remaining girls began holding auditions to recruit a fourth member. Micki Duran became the newest member of NRG and she had to endure many late nights of learning new lyrics and dance moves since they were set to perform at a large venue in a couple of months.

In July 1991, NRG performed to a sold out crowd at a BMI showcase and the audience embraced the group instantly. After this performance, however, the group began searching for a new manager and managers came pouring in for a chance. Because their previous manager was making claims that he owned the rights to the group's name, the group decided to change it as soon as possible. By 1992, the girls had found their new manager, Marta Marrero (fellow Kids Incorporated alumna AKA Martika), and a new name: "Wild Orchid".

Wild Orchid began meeting with a vast amount of record labels including RCA, EMI, and Capitol, but they still could not manage to get a recording contract. They eventually signed a music publishing deal with Sony Publishing before signing a record contract with RCA Records in 1994. Unfortunately, just before doing so, Duran decided to leave the group because she was working on a television show called Roundhouse. So the quartet became a trio consisting of Ferguson, Ridel, and Sandstrom.

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Fergie modeling in The Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collections at New York Fashion Week, 2006.


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"Fergalicious" is a song recorded by American singer and rapper Fergie for her debut studio album, The Dutchess (2006). The title is a portmanteau of Fergie and delicious. It was written by Fergie and The Black Eyed Peas groupmate will.i.am, who also produced the song as well as providing the instrumentation and additional vocals. The song was slated as the second single from the album and released for airplay on October 23, 2006. "Fergalicious" is an electro song with R&B and hip hop characteristics. It contains compositional samples of "Supersonic", a song written by Dania Maria Birks, Juana Michelle Burns, Juanita A. Lee, Kim Nazel, and Fatima Shaheed and performed by J. J. Fad, and "Give It All You Got", a song written by Derrick Rahming and popularized by Afro-Rican. The song's bridge contains an interpolation of "Night Train" by Jimmy Forrest and James Brown. The critical reception of "Fergalicious" was positive, with many praising it as a catchy and danceable track. Some music critics compared the song to "My Humps" (2006), a single released by The Black Eyed Peas from their fourth studio album Monkey Business (2005).

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Thriller 25 is the 25th anniversary edition reissue of American recording artist Michael Jackson's sixth studio album Thriller. The original album sold between 51 and 65 million copies worldwide, making it the world's best-selling album of all time. The prospect of a "second chapter" to Thriller was first publicly discussed on Access Hollywood in late 2006. Jackson said he would discuss the idea with collaborator will.i.am. It was released in Australia on February 8, 2008, internationally on February 11, 2008, and in the United States on February 12, 2008 by Epic Records, Legacy Recordings and MJJ Productions.

Thriller 25 was released by Sony BMG's re-issue division, Legacy Recordings. In the United Kingdom, the BBFC gave it a '15' certificate because it included the video for "Thriller". It is the first Jackson album with an age certificate. Along with the original material, the reissue contained remixes, new material, a DVD and collaborations with several contemporary artists.

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