Fergie - The Dutchess


Interscope Records



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AINT 71901
UPC: 602547819659
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

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10th Anniversary 2LP reissue of Fergie's debut solo smash!

Includes "Fergalicous," "London Bridge," "Glamorous" and "Clumsy"

Available for the first time on standard weight vinyl

Fergie's The Dutchess, released in September 2006, was a play on real-life Dutchess of York Sarah Ferguson and her nickname shared with the Black Eyed Peas vocalist Fergie. The album peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling more than 5.7 million copies in the U.S. and more than 9 million worldwide.

It produced five Top 5 singles, including three No. 1 hits in "London Bridge," (2 million sold in the U.S.), "Big Girls Don't Cry" (4 million sold in the U.S.) and "Glamorous" (3 million sold in the U.S.), along with the No. 2 "Fergalicious" (4 million sold in the U.S.) and No. 5 "Clumsy" (2 million sold in the U.S.), setting the record for most multi-platinum singles from one album.

The autobiographical album offered what Fergie called at the time "a deeper looking into who I am... eclectic, but I'll get to experiment with more of the different sounds of my voice." Much of it was recorded while Fergie was on tour with the Black Eyed Peas with the album's co-executive producer will.i.am (with Ron Fair and DJ Mormile), though many of the songs were written over a seven-year period before she joined the band. The album also featured cameos from Ludacris ("Glamorous"), Rita Marley and the I-Threes ("Mary Jane Shoes,") John Legend ("Finally") and will.i.am ("Fergalicious," "All That I Got [The Make-Up Song]," and "Here I Come").

The album's impact continues to be felt to this day. "Big Girls Don't Cry" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, and its stylistic mix — featuring electronica, hip-hop and dance ("Fergalicious"), neo-girl-group pop ("Clumsy"), reggae ("Voodoo Doll"), ska-punk ("Mary Jane Shoes") and R&B/Pop ("Glamorous") — proved prescient. Along with the autobiographical themes of battling drug addiction ("Voodoo Doll"), dealing with fame and celebrity ("London Bridge") and wanting to be loved for herself, not just how she looks ("All That I Got [The Make-Up Song])," The Dutchess offers a glimpse into the real Fergie.

Reassessing the album two years ago, Billboard's Jason Lipshutz noted: "It is a monster hit by any metric, as well as an underrated pop pastiche that introduced the world to a fearlessly individual female artist that had been hiding in plain sight. It arrived, it conquered and it still has no upshot... It's a weird, wild debut, and one of the most successful of this century. Fergie deserves retroactive praise for an uncompromising first look."

Side 1
All That I Got (The Make Up Song)

Side 2
London Bridge
Voodoo Doll

Side 3
Here I Come
Big Girls Don’t Cry

Side 4
Mary Jane Shoes
Losing My Ground

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