February 29th, 2008: Handbags, albums, tours: Fergie stays busy

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After performing at the Grammy Awards with John Legend and spending several months on the road, Fergie is slowing down her touring schedule, writing songs and enjoying the string of hits that has kept her debut album, “The Dutchess,” selling briskly.She’s looking forward to spending more time at home in Los Angeles with her fiance, actor Josh Duhamel (TV’s “Las Vegas”), her two dogs, considering more film roles and promoting her line of handbags.Fergie (real name: Stacy Ferguson) no doubt will sing such hits as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Fergilicious” and “Glamorous,” at limited concert dates in 2008.We caught up with Fergie, 32, who also performs with the Black Eyed Peas, at a Los Angeles studio to chat about her red-hot career.QUESTION: Sales of The Dutchess have surpassed 7 million worldwide. Were you initially surprised by the amazing reaction to your first solo effort?ANSWER: Yeah, because I just felt lucky that I’d finally gotten to make my full album. It had been my hugest dream, my lifetime project. And for each song to have a life of its own, it was blessing after blessing for me.

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