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Fergie: 'Beyonce was an inspiration for my new album'

FERGIE credits Beyonce and her album Lemonade for inspiring her new visual record Double Dutchess: Seeing Double.

The Black Eyed Peas singer released the album on Friday (22Sep17) and it includes videos for several of the songs including Enchante and Big Girls Don't Cry. Fergie insists she and Beyonce's albums are "completely different," but the Drunk in Love singer is an inspiration to her in other areas.

"Performance, drive, balance - I mean, she is the Queen B," she tells Entertainment Tonight. "How can you not be inspired by her?"

"Beyonce, of course, paving the way (with Lemonade), Justin Bieber doing his version, having Parris (Goebel) choreograph and all the dancers... it keeps it interesting. It used to be, back in the day, you'd do one video, because you're waiting for a video channel to play that video, but now, on cell phones, everywhere, in iPic (theaters), you can go see everything, so why not make it a visual feast and a visual treat."

However, she insists her album is uniquely hers and showcases what's been going on in her life.

"I kinda just stumbled," she adds. "You know me, I'm kind of clumsy, so mine's more stumbling in each experience and adventure, and that's more what it is. It's kind of like a photo album of the last few years of my life."

Fergie recently revealed she and husband Josh Duhamel split, but she previously insisted the album is not all about her breakup.

"Josh and I are great friends," she told Extra. "A lot of those emotional songs are his favorite songs on the album; they have been there for a while."

She added, "This was the right place for these songs to come out... You got to let it out somewhere as long as it comes out with love."