The Dutchess

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The Dutchess
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 13, 2006 (2006-09-13)
Recorded2005–2006[1][2]
Genre
Length58:00
Label
Producer
Singles from The Dutchess
  1. "London Bridge"
    Released: July 18, 2006 (2006-07-18)
  2. "Fergalicious"
    Released: October 23, 2006 (2006-10-23)
  3. "Glamorous"
    Released: January 23, 2007 (2007-01-23)
  4. "Big Girls Don't Cry"
    Released: May 22, 2007 (2007-05-22)
  5. "Clumsy"
    Released: September 25, 2007 (2007-09-25)
  6. "Finally"
    Released: February 25, 2008 (2008-02-25)

The Dutchess is the debut studio album by American recording artist Fergie. It was released on September 13, 2006, by A&M Records and the will.i.am Music Group. Musically, The Dutchess is mainly a hip hop and R&B album that also has roots in reggae, dance and soul. The name is also a references to Sarah Ferguson, the real Duchess of York. They share a surname and nickname of Fergie. The title had media attention.[3]

Three of the album's songs ("London Bridge", "Glamorous", and "Big Girls Don't Cry") reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. "Fergalicious" and "Clumsy" also reached the top five in the US.

Reviews[change | change source]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic58/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com4/5 stars[5]
Allmusic2/5 stars[6]
Boston Phoenix3/5 stars[7]
Robert Christgau(choice cut)[8]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[9]
Los Angeles Times2/5 stars[10]
PopMatters2/10 discs[11]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine2.5/5 stars[13]
Yahoo! Music(7/10)[14]

The Dutchess received mixed to positive reviews from music critics.

Track listings[change | change source]

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Fergalicious" (featuring will.i.am)will.i.am 4:52
2. "Clumsy"  
will.i.am 4:00
3. "All That I Got (The Make Up Song)" (featuring will.i.am)
4:05
4. "London Bridge"  
Polow da Don 4:01
5. "Pedestal"  
Board 3:22
6. "Voodoo Doll"  
  • Ferguson
  • Adams
will.i.am 4:23
7. "Glamorous" (featuring Ludacris)
Polow da Don 4:06
8. "Here I Come" (featuring will.i.am)
will.i.am 3:21
9. "Velvet"  
4:53
10. "Big Girls Don't Cry"  
  • will.i.am
  • Fair[a]
4:28
11. "Mary Jane Shoes" (featuring Rita Marley and the I-Threes)
will.i.am 3:55
12. "Losing My Ground"  
  • Boldt
  • Fair
4:08
13. "Finally" (featuring John Legend) (includes hidden track "Maybe We Can Take a Ride")
  • Legend
  • Fair
  • Ridel[a]
8:26
Total length:
58:00
Notes

Charts and certifications[change | change source]

Preceded by
Time on Earth by Crowded House
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
July 30, 2007 – August 20, 2007
Succeeded by
Where We Land by Damien Leith

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