THE Black Eyed Peas singer and solo music artist Fergie has been crowned Woman of the Year by America's Billboard magazine.
The My Humps hitmaker will be handed the honour - which pays tribute to a trailblazing female music artist - at a ceremony in New York on 2 December (10).
Fergie tells the Associated Press she is "humbled" to accept the award, which she called a "great career achievement".
Previous honourees include Beyonce, Ciara and country music veteran Reba MCEntire.