That Time I Met Fergie & You Can See Her On The #AMAs
Another great highlight of my recent trip to LA was and interview with Fergie. My husband is a huge Black Eyed Peas fan so he was super excited about it as well. I wasn’t sure what to expect from her when we walked in the room and sat down waiting for her arrival but as soon as she walked in the room warmed and filled with energy.
When Fergie sat down to talk to us about the AMAs but the first question about her family lead us into a whole session about her family life, being a mom and wife. She spoke lovingly about her son and husband. She told us about their personal family songs they make up and sing to their son at bedtime. It was like we were chatting with a friend we had known for a long time. We did talk about how she came about creating the song L.A Love, her first single since 2006. She stated the song was her contribution to the L.A. music scene, she was seeing all the things other California artist were doing and she wanted to make sure she made an impact as well.
Fergie says she reads WD magazine each morning. That’s when she gets her ‘me time’ to relax and spend some time on herself. She also shared that she thinks it’s important for everyone to have some time scheduled for themselves.
A great tip she shared for keeping her life organized is iCal. She said each member of her family has their own color tabs and she shares that calendar with all the important people in her life so everyone always knows whats going on. I need to download that app for sure. You can get your own dose of Fergie this weekend.
The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on ABC. Fergie will take to the stage to make her worldwide television debut performing her first single, since 2006, “L.A. LOVE (la la),” from her upcoming album. Also scheduled to appear at the world’s biggest fan-voted award show are previously announced 5 Seconds of Summer, Charli XCX, Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith and the evening’s host, Pitbull.
Fergie recently announced that she has been in the studio working on the follow-up 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 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 1.8 billion times on their YouTube channel.
The American Music Awards is voted on by the fans. Winners will be determined through online and Twitter voting. Voting begins on October 13 for all categories except New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s. Fans can vote once per day at the Coca-Cola AMA voting site, AMAvote.com, as well as once per day via Twitter by including the nominee’s name, category name and #AMAs within a tweet.
This year, fans can use the WATCH ABC app for desktop and mobile devices to gain unprecedented access to one of music’s biggest nights. The “AMAs Backstage Live” on the WATCH ABC app will feature feeds from exclusive live cameras strategically positioned throughout the theater, including the audience and press room. WATCH ABC can be accessed from ABC.com or via the WATCH ABC app, which is free on select iOS and Android devices via the App Store and Google Play.
For the latest American Music Awards news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the AMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #AMAs.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015” will air on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Television Network. Fergie returns for the ninth year to host the Billboard Hollywood Party and will treat the audience to a special performance. The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight, and before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, global music sensation Taylor Swift will perform live for more than one million fans in Times Square. Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum will perform live from Music City’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway in downtown Nashville.
The complete lineup Wednesday night, December 31 on ABC is:
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015”
11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 1”
1:10 – 2:13 a.m.– “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, Part 2”
Disclosure: I was provided an all expenses paid trip to LA with Disney and ABC Television. Any opinions expressed are my own.
- Fergie Shares How to Balance Life – #ABCTVEvent (5minutesformom.com)