Pussycat Dolls

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Pussycat Dolls

The Pussycat Dolls performing in December 2005.
Background information
Also known as PCD, The Dolls
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Years active 1995–2003
(burlesque troupe)
2003–2010
(music group)
Labels Polydor, A&M, Interscope
Associated acts Eden's Crush, Girlicious, Paradiso Girls, Busta Rhymes, Timbaland, A.R. Rahman, Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Missy Elliott & Robin Antin
Website www.pcdmusic.com

The Pussycat Dolls (sometimes called PCD) was an American pop-R&B girl group and dance group started by choreographer Robin Antin.

The group began in 1995 as a burlesque group based in Los Angeles, California. Antin was able to arrange a record deal with A&M Records and Interscope Records in 2003, and the Pussycat Dolls changed into a music group. By 2005 the group was lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, with Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt and Carmit Bachar. The group also went into reality television programs, a Las Vegas act, merchandising and other money making activities organized by Antin, Interscope, and their partners.

The Pussycat Dolls became famous around the world in 2005 with their album PCD. It reached number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. The album included the hit singles "Don't Cha", "Buttons", and "Stickwitu"; a song that earned the group a Grammy Award nomination. After Carmit Bachar left the group in March 2008, the group continued as a quintet. They made their second album in 2008, Doll Domination. This album included the singles "When I Grow Up", "I Hate This Part" and "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)". The group has been criticized for being too sexual in their image and dances.[1] Some people have said they use lead singer Nicole Scherzinger too often; she sings nearly all of the group's lead and background vocals.[2][3]

Members[change | change source]

Robin Antin Founder

RECORDING GROUP

Doll Year Line-up
Carmit Bachar 2001-2008 1st Line-up, 2nd Line-up(brief)
Cyia Batten 2002-2005 1st Line-up
Casey Campbell 2002-2005 1st Line-up
Jessica Sutta 2002-2010 1st & 2nd Line-up
Ashley Roberts 2002-2010 1st & 2nd Line-up
Kimberly Wyatt 2002-2010 1st & 2nd Line-up
Kaya Jones 2003-2004 1st Line-up
Melody Thornton 2003-2010 1st & 2nd Line-up
Nicole Scherzinger 2003-2010 1st, 2nd & 3rd Line-up
Asia Nitollano 2007 2nd Line-up(brief)
Jamie Lee Ruiz 2010-¿? 3rd Line-up
Rino Nakasone Razalan 2010 3rd Line-up(brief)
Kherington Payne 2010 3rd Line-up(brief)
Vannesa Curry 2010-present 3rd & 4th Line-up
Lauren Bennett 2011-present 4th Line-up

DANCE TROUPE

References[change | change source]

  1. Raunchy Pussycat Dolls Fined in Malaysia. 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
  2. "Doll Domination". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
  3. Review: Pussycat Dolls' new CD is the dull 'Domination', Detroit Free Press. September 23, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2008.