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Fergie to Perform at Summer Sonic 2016: Comeback Album to Follow?

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It was over three years ago that Fergie first announced (read: teased) that she was working on a followup to her critically acclaimed solo debut The Dutchess—which spawned five top-five hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Now, WWD claims that album will drop in March. The site reports that Fergie shot her new album art and she’s set to shoot two new videos, one in Paris on Tuesday and a second in London soon after.

We made it to Paris! #thecrew #bonjour

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Fergie released “L.A. Love (La La)” back in September 2014—her first single in over half a decade—and its official video in November that same year. Yet her sophomore album seemed no closer to seeing the light of day, to fans’ dismay.

This past summer, Fergie updated fans on the status of the album, saying she was putting the finishing touches on it. As Idolator highlights, Fergie promised a 2015 release date, explaining “I’m getting all of my visuals together, all of my vision boards. Every song has a different character. I get completely into the details of an album… so this year it’s coming. I’m comin’ for ya!”

However, the remainder of 2015 came and went without a new album. Alas.

But as of today (January 25), it seems we may be closer to a Fergie comeback than we thought, thanks to a Japanese music festival announcement. The annual Summer Sonic festival tweeted its official 2016 lineup and, much to our delight, Fergie is slated as one of the headliners, as is Charlie Puth, whom she’s reportedly been working with in the studio.

Could this really be the Fergie comeback we’ve all been waiting for? The other high-profile artists on the docket would seem to suggest so. With names like Radiohead, Weezer, Two Door Cinema Club, and The 1975, Summer Sonic seems as good a place as any for Fergie to finally unleash her bombastic pop takeover.

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