Fergie has not released an album in a little over eight years, but the Black Eyed Peas singer may finally be finishing a sequel to The Dutchess.
Sources tell Billboard that Fergie is indeed working on new music for a sophomore album, as the 39-year-old alluded to during a stop by Chelsea Lately last month. According to a source, there’s a “good bet” that the album will finally be released in 2015, with a new single possibly dropping before the end of this year.
Billboard has also learned that Mike WiLL Made-It is involved with Fergie’s next full-length. The hip-hop maestro executive-produced Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz album, and has helmed songs by Rihanna, Ciara and 2 Chainz, among many others.
The Dutchess, released in 2006, produced five Top 5 singles on the Hot 100 chart, including “Fergalicious,” “London Bridge” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry.” Since its release, Stacy Ann Ferguson married actor Josh Duhamel, re-joined the Black Eyed Peas for the group’s blockbuster 2009 album The E.N.D. and gave birth to her first son in 2013. Fergie most recently popped up on “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got),” from last year’s Great Gatsby soundtrack.
Click here for a full, loving retrospective on Fergie’s The Dutchess album.