Pussycat Dolls

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Pussycat Dolls
The Pussycat Dolls performing in December 2005.
The Pussycat Dolls performing in December 2005.
Background information
Also known asPCD, The Dolls
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Years active1995–2003
(burlesque troupe)
(music group)
LabelsPolydor, A&M, Interscope

The Pussycat Dolls (sometimes called PCD) was an American 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


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


References[change | change source]

  1. Raunchy Pussycat Dolls Fined in Malaysia Archived 2009-06-15 at the Wayback Machine. 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'[permanent dead link], Detroit Free Press. September 23, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2008.