Fergie Signs With BMG, ‘Double Dutchess’ Out This Summer

Christina Lee | May 25, 2017 8:06 am
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After 10 years at Interscope, Fergie has partnered with BMG to launch her own label. Through Dutchess Music, she will finally release Double Dutchess, her first album since 2006’s The Dutchess, later this summer. “It’s an opportunity to release my solo music as well as develop and nurture new artists,” Fergie says in a statement. “This next chapter in my career will allow me the independence to evolve both as an artist and as a businesswoman.”

There appears to be no hard feelings from her former label. “The decision was made to part ways,” an Interscope source tells Variety. “We were all in concert and want what’s best for Fergie.”

Fergie’s comeback actually began in earnest with 2014’s “L.A. Love (La La),” featuring locals DJ Mustard and YG. Two years later, she got folks talking with her sexy “M.I.L.F. $” video, which featured Kim KardashianChrissy Teigen and Ciara, to 174 million YouTube views. But not even “M.I.L.F.” cracked Billboard’s top 20 — a disappointment, since The Dutchess yielded three No. 1 singles (“London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry”). All the delays in releasing Double Dutchess didn’t help.

Now, though, Fergie seems truly in charge. And her new partner couldn’t be more excited. “What Fergie has put together with Double Dutchess is so inventive it redefines her as an artist,” says Jon Cohen, BMG’s EVP of recorded music. ” Meanwhile, if her Instagram is any indication, Fergie will soon follow up this news with a music video. See her post below.

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