Black Eyed Peas Not Breaking Up, Assures Fergie
During a recent interview with Billboard Fergie revealed that while she's expecting solo projects from fellow Peas will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo to be ready for release by the end of '07, the group still plans to continue working together as well.
"The thing with us is it's such a great family, and we've always been honest with each other," Fergie told Billboard. "I love the beauty of having both, because being a solo artist is my dream, and it's really important to me to have my own voice. But I also love working with the Peas. I think everybody feels the same way."
Fergie, who released her solo debut The Dutchess last September, and has since sold almost two million copies domestically according to Nielsen's SoundScan, says while the group has been too busy to record together as of late, the Peas are still solid.
"We don't have an album yet, a Black Eyed Peas album," Fergie told Billboard. "We haven't had time; everybody's been constantly working, as we always do. But we will have an album. We're not going away."
This year the Black Eyed Peas are scheduled to perform together July 7 at London's Live Earth Concert as well as on August 11 in Tokyo and August 12 in Osaka for Japan's Summer Sonic Festival. The Peas will also reunite for a special international tour as well this year.
"It's 15 different countries featuring 15 shows in some pretty unique places," Fergie revealed. "So that's going to be exciting. This will have been the longest time we have not performed together, so it'll be a nice reunion."
Fergie is currently on tour sponsored by Verizon Wireless. She's also recently released a fourth single "Big Girls Don't Cry," and hopes another will follow.
"I love 'Mary Jane's Shoes,' that kind of chill girl thing," Fergie said. "Or maybe 'Clumsy,' a throwback to oldies. I'd just like to get as much music out there as possible so that I can show as many sides of myself as possible and so people can discover that there's something on the album for them."