Stacy Ferguson or Fergie is an American singer and songwriter. She is also a television personality and a fashion designer. Born on March 27, 1975 in California she was very energetic since childhood. She was a cheerleader, a Girl Scout, an A-student and a spelling bee champion. She also attended a dance school. In 1984 Ferguson was cast for a role of Stacy for Kids Incorporated series. The same year she also lent her voice for a cartoon "It's Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown". Ferguson loved singing and in 1991 she joined a group Wild Orchard. A female trio managed to release two albums but after a conflict with a record producer Stacy left the band. It was for best then because in 2003 she joined Black Eyed Peas group. At first Ferguson was invited to record only one song "Shut Up", then it appeared to be not one but five songs and at last she stayed with the trio. A singer released two albums with a group: Elephunk and The E.N.D., which can boast a single "Boom Boom Pow" ranked #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. In 2006 Ferguson decided to follow solo career though still staying with the group. Will.i.am, a Black Eyed Peas member, was Fergie's producer and helped her to release her debut album "The Dutchess". The latter includes five hit singles: Fergalicious, Glamorous, London Bridge, Clumsy and Big Girls Don't Cry, the last became a word wide number one single. Ferguson won several awards for The Dutchess including Juno Award for the best International Album and ASCAP award for a song of the year 2008 "Big Girls Don't Cry".