"Glamorous" is a song performed by American recording artist Fergie, taken from her first studio album The Dutchess (2006). The song features vocals from American rapper Ludacris. It was released as the third single from The Dutchess except for the United Kingdom, where it serves as the second single. The song was serviced to mainstream radios on January 23, 2007 and to Rhythmic radios on February 20, 2007 in the United States, through A&M Records, together with will.i.am Music Group and Interscope Records.
It was written by Fergie, Ludacris, will.i.am, Elvis Williams and Polow da Don; the latter also produced the song. "Glamorous" is an airy pop and R&B song that has a slower feel from the album's previous hip-hop and dance tinged singles. The lyrics deal with the protagonist staying rooted despite her success and fame. "Glamorous" garnered generally mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who commented on its smooth, generic sound and for it lyrics, which have been likened to those of Gwen Stefani's Luxurious and Jennifer Lopez's Jenny from the Block.
The song achieved commercial success worldwide, peaking inside the top ten in several countries, including Australia and Ireland, it reached the top three on the singles charts. "Glamorous" peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became Fergie's second number one hit on the chart as a solo artist. The song also became her third best selling song in the United States, amassing sales of over three million copies as of August 2012, and earning a double platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The music video for "Glamorous" features Fergie in scenes in which she portrays a successful actress and a teenager, acting as flashbacks from her past.
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