Fergie welcomes new baby

Fergie's 2006 solo album, 'The Dutchess,' scored three No. 1 hits in the United States.

Fergie's 2006 solo album, 'The Dutchess,' scored three No. 1 hits in the United States.

LOS ANGELES - Fergie, the singer of pop-rap group the Black Eyed Peas, has given birth to a boy in Los Angeles on Thursday, a representative for her actor-husband Josh Duhamel said.

Axl Jack Duhamel weighed 7 lb and 10 ounces Duhamel spokesperson Ruth Bernstein said.

It is the first child for both Fergie and Duhamel, who recently changed her first name from Stacy to her stage name.

Fergie, 38, rose to prominence when her addition to the Black Eyed Peas line-up coincided with a string of breakout hits for the group from their 2003 album Elephunk.

Her 2006 solo album, The Dutchess, scored three No. 1 hits in the United States.

Duhamel, 40, is best known for his roles in the _Transformers _film franchise and romantic comedies Safe Haven and New Year's Eve.

The couple have been married since 2009.