Fergie, the Black Eyed Peas star who embarked on a successful solo career with 2006’s “The Dutchess,” is no longer on Interscope Records, Variety has learned. Says a label source: “The decision was made to part ways. We were all in concert and want what’s best for Fergie.”
The singer is planning her next release with BMG, adds an insider, though it’s not clear if the ink is dry as yet. At BMG, Fergie would be joining such acts as Avril Lavigne, Blink-182, Blondie, and At The Drive-In on the company’s recorded music roster.
Fergie has released three singles since 2014, “L.A. Love,” “M.I.L.F. $” and “Life Goes On,” none of which cracked the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The tepid reception was surprising considering it had been so many years since “The Dutchess” was released, selling more than 5 million albums, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
Post by Cosmic Boys on May 24, 2017 15:45:26 GMT -8
She has been talking about releasing Double Dutchess for quite a long time, but no date or tentative time period has been revealed, including as part of today’s announcement. The release did state that new music is “expected to begin its rollout towards the end of the summer,” but that doesn’t give too much insight as to when the album might finally arrive in full.
Last year, the Grammy-winning star released two more songs, “M.I.L.F.$.” and then “Life Goes On,” but there was still no mention of an album. While the first single did break into the top 40 thanks to an especially eye-catching video featuring Kim Kardashian and plenty of milk (yes, milk), the latter underperformed and never reached the Hot 100, and it’s not clear if the two tracks will be featured on Double Dutchess when it finally sees the light of day...whenever that is.