Fergie Named Billboard's Woman Of The Year

Fergie performs with the Black Eyed Peas at London's O2 Arena, May 28, 2010 Fergie performs with the Black Eyed Peas at London's O2 Arena, May 28, 2010

The Dutchess is being crowned “Woman of the Year” by Billboard magazine.

Fergie will be given the honor on Dec. 2 at a ceremony in New York City. The only female member of the Black Eyed Peas says she’s “humbled” to accept the award and called it a “great career achievement.”

The honor pays tribute to a trailblazing female artist and her accomplishments. Though Fergie’s only solo album was 2006’s mutli-platinum “The Dutchess,” she’s continued to sell out venues and score hits with the Black Eyed Peas. They have a new CD, “The Beginning,” out Nov. 30.

Previous Billboard “Woman of the Year” honorees were Beyonce, Ciara and Reba McEntire.

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