AMP Music Minute: Fergie Talks Chill Weekends, Nelly Unleashes Summer Anthem with C. Brown & Carly Rae Jepsen Talks Stardom

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Fergie Trades Wild Parties For Lasagna with the Hubby-

The first lady of the Black Eyed Peas, Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson used to be the life of the party. Any and every party in fact, but those days are behind her now, as she is a happily married woman. Instead she spends as much time as she can with her husband, Josh Duhamel.

Those special moments between them usually include church, nice evenings in with dinner and drinks, “On Saturday nights, we like going to mass, then dinner,” Fergs told reporters. “It feeds our spiritual side, and it’s great to hear Josh sing in church — he’s a great singer. Then we go out and have a really nice wine, like all good Catholics.”

But their time together also includes some pretty heated workout competitions. Hey, you gotta keep in interesting. “Working out with Josh inspires me, but he is competitive. And loud!” she explained. “So are the Peas. Men scream and go crazy in the gym. I’m a silent workout partner, but when my adrenaline gets up, I talk trash.”

In fact, sometimes his mannerisms get to her big time, “When Josh does something embarrassing, I’ll throw a jab!” she admitted. “I used to yell and curse in the gym, but now I’m looking for a more healthy, positive feeling.”

Nelly Released New Track with C. Brown-

St. Louis rapper, Nelly, is coming back in a big way with a new single featuring Chris Brown on the way. The song, called “Marry Go Round” is the first single off Nelly’s seventh studio album, M.O.

The producers behind the upbeat track, Da Interns (“Birthday Cake” remix, “Dance A$$”) have said that old Nelly fans will be excited to hear the new song because it is reminiscent of his former hits. “It’s Nellyville Nelly, all day,” said Da Internz’ Tuo. “It’s the Nelly that you love.”

When it came to the hook for Nelly’s new party anthem, there was one name that kept coming up. “Basically we got in the studio with Nelly, and we were like, ‘Yo, who could be on the hook?’ and we were like, ‘Chris Brown. Let’s go ahead and throw Chris on there,'” said Kosign, half of the production team, said. “Chris got on there and laid the vocals and the rest is history.”

You can check out the new song right here!

And Carly Rae Talks Performing Pre/Post Bieber-

Before Carly Rae Jepsen was plucked from obscurity by none other than Canada’s golden boy, Justin Bieber, she used to only dream of putting on extravagant shows. Luckily, that’s all changed now that she has the financial and emotional support of a label and mentor in the Biebs.

The “Call Me Maybe” singer is about to embark on a tour with Justin and she cannot wait for the opportunity to share her music with a larger audience and has likened the tour to playing dress up, but like…better.

“It’s like playing dress up with better clothes,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. It’s not that I didn’t have my dream show built in my head before all of this — it’s just that I never had the resources together to actually put it to life.”

Jepsen wants to leave a lasting impression on audiences and she’s bubbling to get the chance. “I feel very giddy with the idea of making my imagination take form and being able to put on a show where people leave feeling like they’ve experienced something.”

Before her hit song and a co-sign from one of today’s hottest young stars all of this stardom was merely a dream to the 26-year-old. “And to have a Billboard No. 1 single in the U.S. is farther than I would have dreamed, and I don’t expect that I get six more of those,” she said humbly likely referring to Katy Perry‘s  record album. ” Now I have a great opportunity to put out more music, and that is all I could ever ask for. And if it goes well, it goes well, and if it doesn’t, I mean, I am still a very happy girl.”

We appreciate the positivity. We need more of that in music.

-Khellie Braxton, 97.1, AMP RADIO, L.A.

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