Black Eyed Peas singer is Fergalicious on her own

By in October 1, 2008 • Filed in: News and rumors

She’s “Glamorous.” Even “Fergalicious.” And she’s a singer for the Black Eyed Peas, the hottest hip-hop group on the planet.But for Fergie, whose 2006 solo album “The Dutchess” spawned three No. 1 hits, the road to success wasn’t a smooth ride. She got into show business early, acting in commercials at age 7, then starring in the children’s TV series “Kids Incorporated.” At just 9 years old, Fergie – real name Stacy Ann Ferguson – provided the voice of Sally Brown in two “Peanuts” specials: “It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown” and “Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown” (“That was a huge thrill for me. And then watching ‘Flashdance’ and getting to be a part of the movie ‘Flashbeagle’? That was really cool”).But like many child performers, adult stardom proved elusive for her.”I was in the girl group Wild Orchid for 11 years, and a lot of times we would go places and try to perform and nobody wanted to see us,” says Fergie, 33, touring solo. “We had some good times – we did a 40-city tour with Cher and Cyndi Lauper – but then there were other times when we’d go to different places and there’d be 10 people there. And it’s humiliating and embarrassing, like you’re putting in all this work and nobody’s appreciating it.”

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