The Dutchess

Album Listening Post

Fergie's debut album, The Dutchess, was released on September 18th. Her recent stints in the UK (much of the work for the album was done in a Chiswick studio) have obviously had an impact on her.

Click here to listen to all the songs from Fergie's debut album 'The Dutchess' out September 19

Fergie sings about how far she's come on the smooth-as-silk, Glamorous, an ode to luxury living with a freakily distorted rap from Ludacris, while on ballad Make Up Song, she draws heavily on Motown-era Diana Ross.

Sitting in the Executive Producer chair on The Dutchess is Black Eyed Peas' Will.I.Am and the album will be released on A&M/Will.I.Am

The release of The Dutchess by no means spells the end of the Peas and the band will be on tour all over the world for the rest of 2006, with Fergie performing some of her solo tracks within the set. But for the time being at least, it's Fergie's time to shine.