The Ottumwa Courier

August 19, 2013

Singer Fergie officially changes her name


Ottumwa Courier

---- — NEW YORK (AP) — She's the F to the E, R, G, the I, the E.

Fergie has officially changed her name: The singer born Stacy Ann Ferguson is now Fergie Duhamel.

The Grammy winner's representative confirmed the name change Friday.

Fergie is one-fourth of the Black Eyed Peas. She released her solo debut, "The Dutchess," in 2006. It launched five big hits, including "Fergalicious" and "Big Girls Don't Cry."

The 38-year-old singer is married to 40-year-old actor Josh Duhamel (du-MEHL'). She is pregnant with their first child.