Fergie Departs Interscope / Launches Own Record Label

Published: Thursday 25th May 2017 by Sam

In a surprising move, it has been reported that Fergie has officially left Interscope – her longtime recording home.

Billed as a “mutual decision,” the star’s departure ends a ten year tenure at the Universal Music imprint, which is also home to her group The Black Eyed Peas.

The news comes after a start-stop roll-out of Fergie’s second studio album ‘Double Duchess’ – which is still yet to hit stores.

Though confirmation is incoming, sources reveal that the singer is moving to BMG to launch her own record label. Said indie imprint has enjoyed chart-topping success in recent years with releases from the likes of Janet Jackson [‘Unbreakable’] and Blink 182.

No word on where this leaves Fergie in regards to the Peas, who are presumably still with Interscope as a group. [Source]

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Clearly something has been awry between Fergie and her former home.

She launched the still blazing ‘LA Love (La La)’ in 2014. Twenty Fourteen. And all that’s followed has been a succession of songs – varying in quality – that were poorly rolled out and not promoted at all.

Where the blame lay is anyone’s guess.

However, it’s – at the very least – warming to hear that she’s making moves of some sort.

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  1. Cred1814 May 25, 2017

    About damn time! Will I am. Is playing her for years and the record company stood with him. 10 years is absolutely ridiculous for a second CD…DAMN! I never liked Will I am QUEEN ass. Best wishes Fergi

  2. Mariah Carey May 25, 2017

    You should have joined Butterfly MC Records dahhhhhhhling!

  3. jec2 May 25, 2017

    No one cares about Fergie. She will go indie and end up with embarrassing numbers comparable to Nelly Furtado. She has limited talents, and her live voice is just…not good…and her artistry is pandering. It’s time for her to start a clothing line and diversify.

  4. Achooo! May 25, 2017

    Fergie should’ve release that cd in 2014 follow by new label and new 2017 cd.

  5. Truth May 25, 2017

    BMG is not “independent”. They are connected to Warner Music. Fergie remains major-label affiliated, even if said label isn’t as big or powerful as Interscope.

    • Tim Brown May 25, 2017

      Truth

    • room319 May 28, 2017

      Actually… only partial true. At this time, 3 major distributors remain : Universal / Sony-BMG/ Warner
      These distributors still provide production and distribution deals to artists who exceed a certain number of individual sales

      The fall of any “major” artist is coming out of pocket to be financially responsible for all marketing / promotion campaigns which usually ensures the same of amount of popularity granted you could afford to continue to be in everyone’s face every 5 seconds (a la Beyonce… who has an imprint deal with Sony-BMG, owns all rights and masters to her work but can’t afford to sleep to make good on the partnership contract)

      Honestly, Fergie had a great run. 2 groups, one solo opportunity, and a celebrity husband/partnership later…

      She’s fine.

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