While Fergie‘s sole solo album, ‘The Dutchess’, pre-dates That Grape Juice, it’s fair to say the Black Eyed Peas star had the industry at her beck and call during her singular breakthrough.
Indeed, hit after mega-hit defined her 2006 solo run; a fact which saw her serve as one of the biggest female acts at the time and a fact which has made her solo silence since then wholly puzzling.
For, even though the Peas went on to achieve even greater success upon their return (see: ‘The E.N.D’, ‘I Gotta Feeling’), many still long for another Fergie singular outing.
Well, it appears the 37 year old has listened to those calls.
At the Cell Phones For Soldiers Voli Light Vodka Party last night, the singer (real name Stacy Ferguson) revealed that she is working on a second solo project.
Watch her speak on it after the jump…
Peep point 2.39 onwards…
Interesting on a number of fronts. For, while so much seems stacked against the success of said project (see: unfortunate industry age/gender bias, 6 year hiatus, and the like), the fact remains…Fergie is a solo force. After all, the numbers don’t lie.
‘The Dutchess’ produced five top 5 US singles – three of which were #1’s – and all of which sold over 2 million copies digitally…each. What’s more, as per the RIAA, the album has been certified 3x Platinum in the US.
Of course, many may point to Nelly Furtado who – like Fergie – dominated the music scene in 2006 only to return six years later with one of 2012’s biggest chart flops. However, it’s important highlight that Fergie has actually been “active” in her solo downtime – racking up millions in sales and dollars with the Peas.
Whatever the project’s fate, it’s one we’ll be keeping a close eye on! For now, vibe with us to some of Fergie’s biggest hits…