The Pussycat Dolls performing in December 2005.
|Also known as||PCD, The Dolls|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Pop, dance-pop, R&B|
|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|
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. Some people have said they use lead singer Nicole Scherzinger too often; she sings nearly all of the group's lead and background vocals.
Members[change | edit source]
Robin Antin Founder
|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|
- Christina Applegate (1995-2002)
- Carmit Bachar (1995-2001)
- Nadine Ellis (1995-2003)
- Staci Flood (¿?-2003)
- Etty Lau Farrell (2002)
- Carmen Electra (2002-2003)
- Cyia Batten (1995-2002)
- Casey Campbell (1995-2004)
- Jessica Sutta (2002)
- Ashley Roberts (2002)
- Kimberly Wyatt (2002)
- Jamie Lee Ruiz (2008-Present)
- Michelle "Jersey" Maniscalco (2008-Present)
References[change | edit source]
- Raunchy Pussycat Dolls Fined in Malaysia. 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
- "Doll Domination". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
- Review: Pussycat Dolls' new CD is the dull 'Domination', Detroit Free Press. September 23, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2008.