Her debut solo album, The Dutchess (2006), saw commercial success and spawned three Billboard Hot 100 number one singles: "London Bridge", "Glamorous", and "Big Girls Don't Cry".
The Black Eyed Peas were recording their third album, Elephunk (2003), when will.invited Fergie to try out for a song called "Shut Up".
She secured the gig and instantly bonded with the trio, going on to record five additional songs on the album.
Their next and last commercially released single from the album was "Pump It", which borrows much of its sound from "Misirlou", specifically Dick Dale's version; it peaked at number 8 in Australia but 18 in America.
The album's first single, "Don't Phunk with My Heart", was a hit in the United States, reaching number three on the U. Hot 100 and earned them another Grammy for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. 14, although becoming somewhat more successful in the UK and Australia, reaching a peak of No.6 in both countries.
By 1992, the girls began meeting with record labels, but they still could not get a recording contract.
They eventually signed a music publishing deal with Sony Publishing before signing a record contract with RCA Records in 1994.
is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actress.
She originally achieved chart success as part of the hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas.
"Don't Lie", the second single from the album, saw success on the U. "My Humps", another song from the album, immediately achieved commercial success in the U. and fairly substantial radio play despite the sexually suggestive lyrics, reaching number three on the U. Hot 100 and number one in Australia, making it their fourth Australian number one single.
However, many mocked the song for its poor lyrical content; John Bush, writing for All Music, described it as "one of the most embarrassing rap performances of the new millennium".
In autumn 2005, The Black Eyed Peas toured with Gwen Stefani, as supporting act.