From The Vault: Fergie – ‘Glamourous’

Published: Sunday 31st Jul 2011 by David

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From the very moment she’d been heard singing lead vocals on ‘Shut Up’ with the Black Eyed Peas, the masses figured out that it was only a matter of time before Fergie pursued a career of her own.

Three years later, the songstress unleashed her solo debut, ‘The Dutchess’. A worldwide smash, the LP spawned five Billboard top 5 hits, including three #1 records.

This week’s From The Vault is dedicated to the album third single, the Ludacris-assisted ‘Glamorous’.

With producer Polow Da Don revealing that the instrumental was initially offered to Gwen Stefani (as a remix to her track ‘Luxuriou’s), this cut serves as solid proof that one person’s trash is indeed another’s treasure. For after Ms. Stefani’s refusal, it went on to become not only one of Fergie’s biggest hits (BEP catalogue included), but also one of 2007 highest sellers.

Although the “I’m-still-the-same-even-though-I-have-money” theme has been done to death and will undeniably continue to live on, Fergie-Ferg’s take on the subject sounds surprisingly “legit”. Trading her trademark belting for a  frank, almost talky tone, she seems rather detached from that “flossy” world that is the showbiz industry (whether actually true or not is another question).

The accompanying video compliments the song’s lyrics and production – albeit a bit too literally. Indeed, the singer is depicted living the high-life, movie sets and all, while reminiscing on her humble start.

With the Black Eyed Peas on hiatus, Ms. Ferguson is reported to use that time to concentrate on her family and not to further her promising solo endeavours. As such, for those who were waiting for some more Fergalicious flavour, you’ll have to wait a little bit more. Whether the industry will welcome her back as openly as they embraced her initial foray into solo stardom will be interesting to see.

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  1. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    As such, for those who were waiting for some more Fergalicious flavour, you’ll have to wait a little bit more.
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    NOT REALLY -_-
    But more power to her,Best of luck in her career and love life.she seems to be such a nice girl

  2. pop royalty (I’m a rude Boy) July 31, 2011

    I’M AGREE WITH @KAT DELUNA FAN !!! plus i like fergie ! her album was so good !

  3. YeaBey DON’T CURR IF THEY TALKIN 2MORROW July 31, 2011

    I won’t lie….Fergalicious, Glamorous, Big girls don’t cry and Clumsy…were my jams back in the day…lol

  4. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 31, 2011

    One of the best songs on the album.It was indeed a solid album and I bought it after this song was released!BEP are screwed after the fiasco that was ‘The Beginning’.I hope they’ll go back to r’n’b’ now or do something innovative.

    ‘Glamorous’ had some flaws, though.Ludacris gave one of his weakest 8-bar ever and I wish Polow wasn’t such a wack producer.The song needed something smoother and softer than his beat.

  5. jamir21:rih,gaga,brit,mimi,nicki,mike,and bey ! July 31, 2011

    This used to be my jam !
    I have her album and its really good…MY FAVORITE SONG IS CLUMSY !!!!

  6. kels July 31, 2011

    this used to be one of my favourite songs back in 07 ….. but big girls dont cry was the bestest song on The dutchess …. i reallly wanted her to continue their solo work ….. Fergie is like Beyonce/Kelly/Michelle…. She is wonderful singing in a group and also a phenomenal solo artiste ……. ( i bet the kelly h8ters are pissed that i typed Beyonce/ Kelly/michelle instead of only Beyonce)
    http://kelsnetwork.blogspot.com/

  7. THE QUEEN OF MUSIC July 31, 2011

    Glamourous Life was my song bac in 07. Every song she released was good but………..London Bridge > every song released in 06.

  8. imgunnacheckuboo July 31, 2011

    “Whether the industry will welcome her back as openly as they embraced her initial foray into solo stardom will be interesting to see.”

    They won’t. That’s how the industry rolls. On to the next. As usual. K.Perry, Rilah and Gaga seem to know this. None of them has taken a break in years. Nor will they. Not till that well has run dry.

  9. iLoveXtina July 31, 2011

    That used to be my shiiiit replay it all day. I can’t wait for the next one.

  10. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 31, 2011

    ^^^yes but it’s not like Fergie vanished after ‘The Dutchess’.She is the front woman of one of the most popular groups of the decade and last year they were still slaying, so she is constantly present as well.

  11. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 31, 2011

    The comment was for @IMGUNNACHECKUBOO

  12. iloverihanna>beyonceislame July 31, 2011

    @imgunnacheckuboo THEY WILL WELCOME HER BACK. THE DUTCHESS WAS MULTIPLATINUM. FERGIE IS A POP PRINCESS AND HAS A FORTE OF MAKING FUN POP SONGS EVERYONE LOVES. SHE’LL SELL.

  13. THATGAGA&BEYJUICE.NET (ISTANN4GAGA) July 31, 2011

    Yesss..I miss this song!Hell,I even played it earlier this year.

  14. KAT DELUNA FAN July 31, 2011

    @IAMGUNNACHECKUBOO

    AMEN

    TAKE FOR THE TRUTH

    HOPE U COMMENT MORE ON THIS BLOG CAUSE IT S FULL OF KIDS AND DELUSIONAL STANS

  15. nice_gurl July 31, 2011

    I used to love this song and still do even now. It’s catchy and has a nice vibe. Hopefully Fergie does release another solo album.

  16. Butch August 1, 2011

    I always thought it was dated LOL

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