", which became The Black Eyed Peas' first major hit: it peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in several other countries.The album subsequently spawned "Shut Up", which topped the charts in many markets.On December 31, 2006, Fergie began hosting Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on ABC for the pre-taped Hollywood segments after the New Year Ball came down in Times Square. The overall sound of the album has a more electro hop beat rather than the usual hip pop/R&B feeling of their previous albums.
Fergie was a member of the female trio Wild Orchid, which she fronted with Stefanie Ridel and fellow Kids Incorporated star Renee Sandstrom.
"Don't Lie", the second single from the album, saw success on the U. "My Humps", another song from the album, immediately achieved commercial success in the U. and fairly substantial radio play despite the sexually suggestive lyrics, reaching number three on the U. Hot 100 and number one in Australia, making it their fourth Australian number one single.
However, many mocked the song for its poor lyrical content; John Bush, writing for All Music, described it as "one of the most embarrassing rap performances of the new millennium".
They completed a third album, which their record label declined to release, and Fergie left the group in September 2001.
In 2006, Fergie told Entertainment Weekly that both frustrations with the band's image and personal drug problems led her to leave Wild Orchid.