|Also known as||PCD|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Past member(s)||Carmit Bachar |
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 | change source]
- Carmit Bachar (2003–2008, 2019–2022)
- Nicole Scherzinger (2003–2010, 2019–2022)
- Ashley Roberts (2003–2010, 2019–2022)
- Melody Thornton (2003–2010)
References[change | change source]
- Raunchy Pussycat Dolls Fined in Malaysia Archived 2009-06-15 at the Wayback Machine. 2006-10-08. Retrieved 2009-01-18.
- "Doll Domination Archived 2013-06-30 at the Wayback Machine". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 17, 2008.
- Review: Pussycat Dolls' new CD is the dull 'Domination'[permanent dead link], Detroit Free Press. September 23, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2008.