BMG has entered into a worldwide partnership with Black Eyed Peas star Fergie and her newly formed record label Dutchess Music.
Double Dutchess will be the first full-length solo release since her 2006 debut The Dutchess, with new music expected to surface towards the end of the summer.
“This new era, which includes starting my own label and creating a global partnership with BMG, is a dream come true,” Fergie said. “It’s an opportunity to release my solo music as well as develop and nurture new artists. This next chapter in my career will allow me the independence to evolve both as an artist and as a businesswoman.
“BMG has such an incredible legacy in the music industry, and I look forward to working with their very experienced team to make new music, memories and magic.”
As a lead singer with Black Eyed Peas, Fergie has released four multi-platinum albums, which have notched up sales of more than 35 million albums and over 60 million singles worldwide.
Zach Katz, BMG US, president repertoire and marketing, said: “Fergie is part of an elite group of talented artists who continue to evolve and redefine the meaning of originality. From her creativity and style to her stature in pop culture, simply put, there’s only one Fergie.”
Jon Cohen, BMG EVP recorded music, added: “What Fergie has put together with Double Dutchess is so inventive it redefines her as an artist. Her prolific output has already made our collaboration one of my most exciting times with BMG and we can’t wait for its reveal.”