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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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American recording artist Fergie has released one studio album, seventeen singles (including seven as a featured artist), and eleven music videos. In 2005, after releasing a two studio albums with group The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie announced that she had begun working on a solo project, set for a release in late 2006.

Fergie's debut album, The Dutchess, was released in September 2006 and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart. Almost a year later, the album rose to number two. The album spawned five singles that peaked in the top five in the United States, making The Dutchess the first debut album to do so since Milli Vanilli's 1989 debut Girl You Know It's True. The singles "London Bridge", "Glamorous" with Ludacris and "Big Girls Don't Cry" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart ("London Bridge" reaching the spot in three weeks, the second fastest ascent in Hot 100 history) This made Fergie the first female artist with three number ones from one album since Christina Aguilera in 2000. The second single, "Fergalicious" with will.i.am, and the fifth single, "Clumsy", peaked at number two and number five, respectively. The singles sold over two million downloads each in the US, making The Dutchess the only album in its original release to spawn five singles to do so. The album became the third best-selling album of 2007 in the US, and the twentieth best-selling globally. The album has sold 3.9 million copies in the US, and 8 million copies worldwide.

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Fergie performing as part of The Black Eyed Peas at Quart Festival 2009, in Kristiansand, Norway.


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"Clumsy" is a song recorded by American singer and rapper Fergie for her debut studio album, The Dutchess (2006). The song was released as the album's fifth single on September 25, 2007. It was written by Fergie, Bobby Troup and will.i.am, who also produced the track. It was partially recorded in Los Angeles and in the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. The song's lyrics about being clumsy and in love flow alongside its computerized and bleeping beat taken from "The Bubble Bunch" by Jimmy Spicer, as well as a sample of "The Girl Can't Help It", originally performed by Little Richard.

The song received generally mixed to positive reviews. Critics praised the Little Richard sample and the goofy lyrics on feelings of love. Some critics deemed it to be the album's highlight and pop at its finest, while others considered it flat. "Clumsy" peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Fergie's fifth straight top ten hit in the US. The single was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and has sold over two million downloads in the country. Internationally, the song peaked in the top five in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. The song's music video, directed by Marc Webb and Rich Lee, is stylized like a pop-up book and features Swedish model Alex Lundqvist as Fergie's love interest.

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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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