Fergie Among Artists Donating Autographed Items for Charity Auction to Benefit Girls Rock Camp Alliance

Here’s your chance to walk in Fergie’s shoes… And all for a good cause.

The 43-year-old part-Mexican singer and Black Eyed Peas member is among the women donating their gear to be auctioned off on online marketplace Reverb.

Fergie

The proceeds from the auction will benefit the non-profit Girls Rock Camp Alliance, which works to provide summer camps and education opportunities for female, transgender and gender non-binary youth.

Fergie is donating an autographed pair of Fergie Footwear Black Prestons, beautiful studded mule shoes in a Womens 9.

Other artists donating their gear and memorabilia include Lady Gaga, Dolly Parton, Paramore‘s Hayley Williams and Kacey Musgraves.

The auction begins on May 10.

All information about the auction can be found on Reverb’s website.

Fergie to Host Fox’s New Singing Competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom”

It’s a case of Connect Four for Fergie

The 42-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member will host Fox’s new primetime singing competition show The Four: Battle for Stardom, the six-episode series that will air at 8:00 pm Thursdays beginning January 4.

Fergie

“This is a unique and modern show format that I believe will set the standard for the next generation of singing competition series on TV,” said Fergie, who has hosted the Los Angeles segments of ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve for the past few years. “I am looking forward to being by the contestants’ sides during what could be the most important performances of their lives. Along with these amazing panelists whom I know and love, I hope my experiences as a solo artist and as a member of the Black Eyed Peas can help guide them in their quest to make it in the music industry.”

Created by Armoza Formats and produced by ITV Entertainment in association with Armoza, The Four also features expert panelists Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled, singer-songwriter Meghan Trainor and record label exec Charlie Walk.

The format works backwards from typical competition shows: Four finalists, chosen from their auditions, will try to defend their coveted spots on the stage, as they are challenged by new singers determined to replace them. Each week, if any of the four are outperformed as determined by a panel of judges, they’ll go home and their challengers will take their place.

The singer who is the last standing at the end of the competition will see the panel of industry experts become key players on their team. The elite group will then guide the winner’s career to help make him or her a breakout star.

“Fergie is a genuine superstar,” said Rob Wade, President of Alternative Programming and Specials at Fox Broadcasting Company. “She’s fierce, she’s a force in her own right, and she knows exactly what these singers are going through. So who better than her to help guide them as they fight their way to the finish?”

The Four will beat to air ABC’s reboot of former Fox mega hit American Idol, which will launch in March and air on Sundays. Fox’s response to Idol 2.0 also will air while NBC’s rival singing competition The Voice is on hiatus, on one of the nights the original aired on Fox toward the end of its run.

Selena Gomez Named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year

Selena Gomez is the belle of the Billboard ball…

The 25-year-old Mexican American singer has been named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year.

Selena Gomez

Gomez, a two-time Billboard 200 chart-leader will be presented with the award on November 30 at the annual Women in Music dinner and awards gala, held at Los Angeles’ Ray Dolby Ballroom.

Gomez, an award-winning singer, producer and actress, will join an all-star cast of previous Woman of the Year honorees including Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Pink, Katy Perry, Fergie, Beyoncé and last year’s winner, Madonna, who delivered a moving speech that touched on feminism, sexism and much more.

“Not only is Selena soaring on the charts, but she continuously inspires young women everywhere to be authentic, give back and to not be afraid to use their voice,” said John Amato, president of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group. “She is never afraid to speak her mind and has used her platform to advocate for the needs of others. We are thrilled to be able to honor her as our Woman of the Year.”

Gomez’ career has never been in better shape. In 2015 and 2016, she enjoyed top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smashes with “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself” and “We Don’t Talk Anymore.” The trend continues, with hits “Bad Liar,” “Fetish” (featuring Gucci Mane) and “It Ain’t Me” (with Kygo) in the past year.

Five of her albums have cracked the top 10 of the Billboard 200, with the studio albums Revival (2015) and Stars Dance (2013) leading the chart.

Not confined to music, Gomez also executive-produced the Netflix drama 13 Reasons Why, launched partnerships with Coach and Puma, and worked tirelessly across various philanthropic endeavors, from the Step Up Foundation to coaching for World Kindness Day, and raising more than $500,000 for the Lupus Research Alliance. Also, Gomez has been an active ambassador for UNICEF since 2009.

The event, held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music issue, also recognizes the most powerful female executives in the industry. Additional Women in Music honorees will be revealed at a later date.

For the first time, the Women in Music event and a red-carpet pre-show will be broadcast live for on Twitter from 9:00 pm-midnight EST on November 30.

Fergie Releases Official Music Videos for New Singles “Enchanté” & “Like It Ain’t Nuttin'”

Fergie is giving her fans a twofer

The 42-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member has released not one, but two new videos.

Fergie

Fergie, who released her new solo album, Double Dutchess: Seeing Double The Visual Experience on Friday, 11 years after her debut solo album, The Dutchess, has put out the official clips for “Enchanté” and “Like It Ain’t Nuttin’.”

In the video for “Like It Ain’t Nuttin’,” (produced by her BEP mate will.i.am) Fergie oscillates between a club, what appears to be a secret parking garage, an abandoned park at night, the studio, an escalator and the back of a car. All the while, she’s either rocking her natural blonde hair or a short black wig while rapping:

What ya gonna do when I step in the room?
Bet y’all ballers gonna rock to the tune
Bet y’all ballers gonna rock to the tune
Get down to the beat and rock to the tune
What ya gonna do when I step in the place?
Bet you everybody gonna rock to the bass
Bet you everybody gonna rock to the bass
I, I get money all day, baby
Like it ain’t nothin’, nothin’, nothin’, nothin’, nothin’

The video for “Enchanté” (Carine) features adorable babbling at the top from Fergie’s son Axl Jack and stars model Kendall Jenner, who starts out asleep in bed until the beat drops and she is startled awake. Throughout the video, we frenetically follow Jenner in various outfits and activities as she makes her way through a deconstructed house while lounging in a tub, playing various brass instruments and generally being fabulous. Over a slinky beat and marimbas Fergie casually sings, “Enchanted, delighted to meet you/ Excited, the people, the music/ I want you, consume it/ It’s sinful, this greeting/ A ritual, a meeting, the first time impressions/ The truest expressions” before transitioning into French.

Cabello Reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Songs Chart with “Bad Things”

It’s a special first for Camila Cabello

The 19-year-old Cuban American singer and former Fifth Harmony member and Machine Gun Kelly have reached the summit on BillboardPop Songs radio airplay chart with “Bad Things.”

Camila Cabello

Cabello and Machine Gun Kelley’s collaboration climbs 2-1 on the list dated February 18.

Cabello reigns in her second visit as a soloist. A year ago, she reached No. 10 with Shawn Mendes on I Know What You Did Last Summer.

As a member of Fifth Harmony (from 2012 until this past December), Cabello charted seven Pop Songs entries, including “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign), which led for two weeks in June 2016.

Cabello, thus, joins an elite troop of artists who’ve topped Pop Songs (which launched in 1992) both as a soloist and as part of a group.

Here’s Cabello’s fellow group-to-solo successes below.

Justin Timberlake (eight Pop Songs No. 1s) / *NSYNC (two)
Beyonce (six) and Kelly Rowland (one) / Destiny’s Child (two)
Adam Levine (two) / Maroon 5 (nine)
Gwen Stefani (two) / No Doubt (three)
Fergie (one) / The Black Eyed Peas (three)
Wyclef Jean (one) / Fugees (one)
Nate Ruess (one) / fun. (one)
Rob Thomas (one) / matchbox twenty (one)

Also for “Bad Things” on Pop Songs: It reigns more than 17 years after the song that originally provided its chorus hit No. 8 on the chart: Fastball‘s “Out of My Head.”

Fergie Releases Timely New Single “Life Goes On”

Fergie is bringing new Life to the world…

The 41-year-old part-Mexican American singer and The Black Eyed Peas member has released her new solo song, “Life Goes On.”

Fergie

Fergie enters tropical pop territory with this latest track, which seems to be apropos following this week’s presidential election.

“Life goes on with or without you/It’s up to you what you’re gonna do/You could go or you could stay/Who cares anyway? Life goes on with or without you,” she sings.

Earlier in the day, Fergie tweeted: “In the midst of all the madness, remember life is beautiful.”

“Life Goes On” is the follow-up to this summer’s “M.I.L.F.$“.

Fergie has been teasing her forthcoming second LP, Double Dutchess, for quite some time and its expected the new song will appear on it.

 

Download the track at iTunes.

Fergie Releases Official Video for New Single “M.I.L.F. $”

Fergie is MILFing it with her famous mom friends…

Hours after the release of her new single “M.I.L.F. $” on Friday, the 41-year-old part-Mexican American singer dropped the official music video.

Fergie MILF Video

The clip, uploaded to YouTube, continues with the raunchy theme of her lyrics, portraying Fergie and her famous mom friends — including Kim Kardashian, Chrissy Teigen and Ciara, among others — as scantily-clad housewives who, at moments, pour milk over their bodies.

“Heard you in the mood for a little milkshake/Welcome to the Dairy Dutchess Love Factory/I could whip it up, fix you up straight away/Come on in the front door, leaving at the back door,” Fergie raps in the video.

“M.I.L.F. $” also features cameos from Teigen’s newborn daughter Luna, who the new mom nurses in the video; Victoria’s Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her daughter Anja Louise Mazur are also seen posing together with milk glasses in hand.

“M.I.L.F.$.” can be downloaded at iTunes and streamed on gave fans the visual experience with the Spotify, among other digital music services.

Pentatonix to Perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest”

Kirstie Maldonado is Square-ing up for New Years Eve…

The 23-year-old half-Mexican, part Spanish-American singer and her fellow Pentatonix members have been added to the list of performers for this year’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square, New York City.

Pentatonix

It will be Pentatonix’s first appearance on the annual holiday extravaganza.

In addition to Pentatonix, the list of recently added performers includes Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Joe Jonas-fronted DNCE.

Additionally, Alessia Cara, OMI and Nathan Sykes will join the fun of the New Year festivities.

In Los Angeles, there will be the West Coast celebration hosted by Fergie and will feature the last performance from One Direction before their indefinite hiatus.

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve will broadcast live at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, December 31 on ABC.

Lopez: This Halloween’s Best-Costumed Latina Celebrity

There’s no doubt celebrities know how to go all out for All HallowsEve. And some don’t hold back at all.

Here’s a look at the most spook-tacular Halloween costumes by Hispanic celebrities this year, including this year’s best-dressed Latina Jennifer Lopez.

Jennifer Lopez Halloween 2015

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actress and American Idol judge, who is prepping for her Las Vegas residency, was nothing short of drop dead gorgeous as a self-described “haute couture skeleton.”

Lopez and her boyfriend Casper Smart attended Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween bash in New York City.

Jennifer Lopez & Casper Smart Halloween 2015

She may say she’s “trouble,” according to her Instagram account, but Gina Rodriguez looked like she’d found trouble in her costume.

The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star dressed up as a broken china doll.

Gina Rodriguez Halloween 2015

It may be Halloween, but it was more like The Nightmare Before Christmas for Nicole Richie.

The 34-year-old part-Mexican American television personality and fashionista dressed up as Mr. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town in the classic animated film from Tim Burton.

Nicole Richie Halloween 2015

It appears one costume wasn’t enough for Alessandra Ambrosio

The 34-year-old Brazilian supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel traded in her wings for horns as she donned a racy red devil costume to host her Heaven And Hell party in Los Angeles.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

But Ambrosio didn’t just flaunt her supermodel figure and set temperatures soaring in her red costume, she also proved to be one hot momma.

She shot a selfie of herself dressed as Little Red Riding Hood, with her son dressed as an adorable fire house dalmatian.

Alessandra Ambrosio Halloween 2015

She may be the head of The Honest Company, but Jessica Alba is claiming she invented Post-Its.

The 34-year-old half-Mexican American actress and her BFF Kelly Sawyer wore matching costumes worn by the characters on the poster for the classic chick flick Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.

Jessica Alba Halloween 2015

Fergie proved to be the cat’s meow in her Halloween costume.

The 40-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member and her actor-husband were a match made in heaven as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and his beloved cat Chopette at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles Dascha Polanco.

Fergie & Josh Duhamel Halloween 2015

Dascha Polanco knows how to “work it, work it, own it.”

The Dominican actress and Orange Is the New Black star dressed up as Julia Roberts in the iconic ‘90s flick Pretty Woman in New York City.

Dascha Polanco Halloween 2015

Fergie to Co-Host ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Program

It’s back to the block (party) for Fergie

The 40-year-old part-Mexican American singer and Black Eyed Peas member will return to host the Billboard Hollywood Party during this year’s ABC telecast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016.

Fergie

The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 10 years.

In addition to Fergie’s West Coast hosting duties, the television event will include a headlining performance by Carrier Underwood and live reports in Times Square from Jenny McCarthy.

Fergie is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on her highly anticipated sophomore album scheduled for release early next year.

The new album is the follow up to her to her 2006 solo album The Dutchess, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 and spent 94 weeks on the chart. The album went on to sell 6.2 million copies and 28.5 million tracks worldwide and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Hot 100: “London Bridge,” “Glamorous,” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” as well as the Top 5 singles “Fergalicious” and “Clumsy.”

Since The Dutchess’ release, Fergie has also released two monster multi-Platinum albums, The E.N.D. and The Beginning, with The Black Eyed Peas– with whom she has sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide.

The Black Eyed Peas’ videos have been viewed over 2 billion times on their YouTube channel.

Last year, Fergie released the single, “L.A.Love (la la)”which went on to sell nearly 2 million copies worldwide. In 2013, Fergie released  the platinum selling song “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody,” which appeared on the platinum soundtrack to the 2013 film The Great Gatsby.

America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place live from Times Square on Thursday, December 31 beginning at 8:00 pm on ABC.