Get to know more about singer and actress, Fergie. Below are all details about the singer that you ought to know including her net worth.
Fergie: American singer
Most of the adults of this day grew up listening to Fergie since when she was in the Black Eyed Peas, and she is still rocking our ears since then. Most of her songs turned to be household hits and club bangers. She is one of the singers who can stand out there and say that they have been lucky all this while and haven’t had a backdrop in their career. Fergie is the voice in songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Glamorous”, and “M.I.L.F. $.” She has also starred in movies, one of them being “Poseidon,” and TV shows. Fergie has also been the host of the TV show, “The Four: Battle for Stardom.” 42-year-old Fergie was born in Hacienda Heights, California and she has a mixture of ancestry. Her forefathers are English, Mexican, Irish, Native Americans and Scottish. The singer grew up a Roman Catholic and was a student at Mesa Robles Middle School and finally Glen A. Wilson High School where she graduated. Fergie was a cheerleader, a bright student who got all A’s, and a spelling bee champion, not to mention an active Girl Scout. After high school, Fergie joined a dance school and started doing voice-overs. She voiced several cartoon shows and starred on “Kids Incorporated.” Fergie tried her luck in music when she formed an all-girl band known as Wild Orchid with Stefanie Ridel and Renee Sandstorm. By the year 1992, the singer and her band members were already meeting record labels to strike deals, but they never signed any contract. Finally, in 1994, they got a deal with RCA Records and Sony Publishing. The first single the band released was “At Night I Pray” that debuted in 1996 and it ranked on the Billboard charts. The next year, Fergie’s band released a self-titled debut album that ranked 153 on the Billboard 200. They released their second album in 1998. Fergie left the band in 2001.
Why is Fergie Trending?
The singer and “Poseidon” actress performed the NBA All-Star National Anthem in her own rendition, and American people didn’t think it was cool. On Monday 19, Fergie sang the NBA All-Star National Anthem just as normal as possible but decided to spice it a little since she is a singer and singers are allowed to twist any song in any way to affect the emotions of the listeners. But we live in a world that everything that you do, especially if you are a celebrity, gets both positive and negative reactions regardless of what one was doing. Even if you take a selfie with an elephant, some will say that the photo is awesome, while others will start asking why you never fed the elephant or say that you hated yourself and wanted to die. However, nothing can be done because before the internet, there was the freedom of expression and it is there to stay. If criticism killed somebody, President Trump would have died in his campaigns. The conversation about Fergie is unexciting, yet she didn’t botch the national anthem in the way people are trying to express insanely. So how did it happen?
She looked elegant and ready for the performance
Fergie stood in front of the mi wearing a very elegant black-lace cocktail dress. The singer dressed to impress and for her, it was her big moment. She held the mic and everyone could see that her nails were long and decorated and her lips wonderfully glossed and those watching were waiting to see them move and hear her beautiful voice. Fergie was supposed to perform the song, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and even though it’s an honor to perform the song, it is known to be tough to wrangle. A good singer is supposed to play with the range required, lowest and highest notes without the backing of musical accompaniment. Something was off judging from the outset, an upright bass was plucked, and snare drum was brushed, and so the song was jazz inspired as she sang. The NBA players were shifting from one foot to another with the rhythm. People were actually laughing, and mouths were agape. Fergie and her team didn’t sense that something was wrong with her NBA All-Star National Anthem rendition because that’s how she sings most of her songs. The singer was enjoying adding some little sexiness and playing with her different riffs. After she was done, it’s when she realized that things were not right and she probably wished the earth could open and swallow her.
Jimmy Kimmel spoke about Fergie’s performance
The NBA All-Star National Anthem song that Fergie performed attracted views from all over the country and one Jimmy Kimmel, a certified joker couldn’t just keep his hands off the controversy. Anything that Kimmel ignores is not trending and if he does, be glad you are famous for the right or the wrong reason. Kimmel attended to watch the game and witnessed the “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Glamorous”, and “M.I.L.F. $” singer perform the “The Star-Spangled Banner. Kimmel was captured with a small grin and got his phone buzzing just immediately then he realized that he had been captured on camera. So when he was asked, he said that he was smiling because he loves the national anthem. He described “Poseidon” actress Fergie’s rendition as ‘unusually sultry’ and that he couldn’t hold it anymore. After Fergie issued an apology stating that she was taking a risk, Kimmel advised the singer not to take risks when doing brain-surgery, driving a school bus and singing the national anthem.
Fergie issued an apology
Yes! Fergie said that she is a risk taker, but it’s like this risk didn’t go as she intended. And with all that reaction with Twitter not sleeping, she had to issue an apology. Fergie told TMZ that she was always honored to perform the national anthem and she was just trying something special for the NBA by playing her NBA All-Star National Anthem rendition. She added that she was a risk taker artistically but was saddened that the rendition didn’t strike the intended tone she thought it would. Fergie added that she loved the country and that she tried her best.
Interesting facts about the singer and her net worth
She was a member of the Black Eyed Peas
The Black Eyed Peas were recording “Elephunk” their third album and will.i.am invited Fergie to try out in 2003. She got the gig and bonded with the trio instantly. The singer went ahead to record five more songs for the group’s album. Shortly after the album was out, Interscope offered Fergie a permanent spot to become the main vocalist and fill the place of Kim Hill who had departed in 2000. The first hit song from The Black Eyed Peas’s album was “Where is the Love?” It also topped several charts around the world. Two other singles that were accepted in the same way were “Shut Up,” and “Hey Mama.” The released their fourth album “Monkey Business” in 2005 and it was a controversial song “My Humps” which critics felt was embarrassing. This day, Black Eyed Peas still perform together, their most recent song being the rendition of “Where is the Love?” starring other singers and rappers including The Game.
The singer also had her solo career
Fergie’s first solo album, “The Dutchess,” was released to her fans in 2006. The whole album had been recorded in 2005. The president of Interscope, Jimmy Lovine, heard the songs and he said the album was great and he requested it to be released. Fergie stated that the album was meant to inspire the young girls to be strong. She was expressing her personal struggles and casting her demons away as well as renewing her feminine power through the songs. In 2007, Fergie revealed in an interview that she was addicted to sex and drugs right after she turned eighteen. She added that she had lesbian experiences and slept with many men. She couldn’t tell how many but she had been a very sexual person. So, the singer was using the album to touch the hearts of all young girls and encourage them through the hardships they were experiencing. The songs of the album were a hit. She began writing her second solo album in 2013, and it also did well on the charts. Some of the biggest hits that Fergie is known for are “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Glamorous”, and “M.I.L.F. $.”
She was the host of The Four: Battle for Stardom
“The Four: Battle for Stardom” was created by Fox to give aspiring artists a platform to compete against each other and get the approval of the fans and the judges. Fergie was selected to be the host of the show. Fergie spoke about her experience as the host of “The Four: Battle for Stardom” that she was one of the people who would get emotional from the performances. The singer stated that she would hold back her tears because she was touched by the artists who were determined to achieve big things on the show. The show comprises of four judges, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Meghan Trainor, DJ Khaled and Charlie Walk. The judges select four singers each week and the new singers challenge them trying to steal their spot on “The Four: Battle for Stardom.” Fergie added that she felt strong connections to the performing artists. The artists make the singer remember her past and the rough spots she experienced in her career.
Fergie separated from her husband
Fergie and her ex-husband Josh Duhamel were a lovely couple and admired by their fans. Duhamel saw Fergie on “Hey Mama” video and made a move on her. They used to go to church together, but then came a time when Duhamel was accused was sleeping with a stripper and their marriage started hitting the rocks. Duhamel told Oprah that the accusations were not true. He also stated that he had a two-week rule with his former wife which stated that despite their tight schedule, the would meet before two weeks were over. After eight years of marriage, the couple separated. They have one son known as Axl Jack Duhamel.
Her net worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Fergie has a net worth of $45 million. She has made her net worth from entertainment. Hit songs like “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Glamorous”, and “M.I.L.F. $” made her good money as well as the money made while starring in the movie “Poseidon.”
Fergie is one of the most successful singers in the world and to reach there, she has been through a lot of hardships. Apologizing for her national anthem performance didn’t mean that she was very hurt by the reaction. Fergie has been through much worse than that.