May 19th, 2008: Fergie to appear at Illinois State Fair

By in May 19, 2008 • Filed in: Uncategorized

Pop music superstar Fergie will headline the performing acts at this year’s Illinois State Fair, the governor’s office announced Friday.Fergie rose to stardom as a member of the Grammy-winning group Black Eyed Peas and then launched a successful solo career. Fergie’s 2006 debut album, “The Dutchess,” produced three No. 1 singles, including “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award.State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick said fair officials have been making an effort to bring in a variety of musical acts instead of sticking with traditional country or retro groups that permeate most state and county fairs.She said last year, the fair tried a kids concert by showcasing “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu. However, she said she felt they had missed the boat with the 25- to 30-year-old audience members and wanted to bring in a pop star for this year’s fair.

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