The Pussycat Dolls Biography

 

 
The Pussycat Dolls can be described as a very popular American pop group made up of only females. The current members are the lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt. Former members are Carmit Bachar and Asia Nitollano. This group has featured many hits in the top American charts and has seen considerable success in the overseas market, too. The group was founded by Robin Antin. She was a music choreographer and she has started the group as a burlesque troupe. The group was then later reformed into the singing group that we have come to know as the Pussycat Dolls. There were many changes in the members of this fantastic pop group from their first founding in 1995. As the singing group, only a few of the original members remain. Now in 2008, only few of their original members remain in the group.

 
The Pussycat Dolls have come a long way from being an underground group, to being one of the hottest bands, which have become a major label in the music market. The debut album of the group was called “PCD” and the album featured their #1 smash single “Don Cha”. The song was a big success and as a result, the popularity of the song propelled the group into stardom. The song was performed as a duet and it was produced by Cee-Lo. The Pussycat dolls have been often complimented on being extraordinarily beautiful and with tremendous voices. They have worked with some of the most prominent producers in the industry, like Ron Fair and Timberland. With talent and experience, they are ready to produce more good music, to leave a lasting mark in the music industry.

 

Nicole Scherzinger is the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls. She is a former member of the winning band of pop stars called Eden Crush. When the band was first formed, there were several merchandises released with the PCD logo on them. These were sold via the website, as well as in their live performances. The sale of merchandises generated tremendous profit and it exceeded the sales of their previous line of clothing that were without the PCD symbol.

 

The music of the group was modified from being a just “all girls” pop group, to include elements of rap, hip hop, rock and R&B into their songs. There were many hit producers, as well as guest rappers working on their songs. However, they continued to retain many elements from their original pop music, which was the original foundation for the Pussycat Dolls.

 

In 2004, the group performed for the sound track of two movies. These two movies were the “Shark Tale” and “Shall We Dance”. The song, which was the title track of “Shall We Dance” was the group’s first single and was also immensely popular in the market after the debut of the movie.

 

In September 2005, with the release of their debut album PCD; the song “Don Cha” became a massive hit. The song appeared at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and it also reached number one spot in many countries like the UK and Australia. In addition, the group won a billboard music award for the song “Don Cha”, which also featured the famous rap singer Busta Rhymes. The song was originally meant to be a cover for the single performed by Tori Alamaze. The song gained immense popularity with its catchy tunes and propelled the group towards mainstream success. Even today, this song still generates a quite bit of excitement.

 

As the popularity of the group continued to grow immensely, the album PCD had six more single hits and the ballad “Stickwitu” was another song that made it into the top five of the Billboard 200. As a result of these high successes, the group managed to sell over 3 million CD’s, as well as many digital downloads world wide. Thus, this led to an even more increasing of the popularity of the group by many times and it caused the group name to be established in the minds of their fans for good.

 

Their song “Stickwitu” was also nominated for the world famous Grammy Award, for best performance by a Duo or a group award. Their third single was “Beep” featuring Guest Rap Singer William from the famous pop group Black Eyed Peas and their immediate follow up was with the single called “Buttons”, which reached number three on the UK charts very quickly.

 

The second album of the group was called “Doll Domination”. It was released after a period of break up by the group in the year 2008. The new single released in the May of 2008 was named as “When I Grow Up”. This song was performed for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live. In addition, this song was performed by the group on the final show of “So You Think You Can Dance”. The song was released in the May of 2008, and it immediately charted in the Top 40, on the various charts around the world.

 

In 2006, the Pussycat Dolls supported the pop group Black Eyed Peas and they toured all over North America. Furthermore, as headliners, they also toured the UK, Philippines and Malaysia. From November 2006 until January 2007, the Pussycat Dolls toured Europe on their European Tour concert and they featured Rihanna in their opening act and it provided a tremendous success. In addition, on February 2007, the group performed at the Manchester Evening News Arena and this performance was streamed on the internet, available for viewing through MSN music. In fact, this streaming was so successful; the MSN servers were blocked that day due to over demand. After that success, the Pussycat Dolls traveled as a supporting act to Christina Aguilera’sBack to Basics” tour all over North America.

 

The Pussycat Dolls also have a television series to their credit. The series was called “Pussycat Dolls Present: Search for the Next Doll.” This reality series was focused on

finding a new group member for the Pussycat Dolls. The show was a huge success in the ratings as it drew a fanatical viewer crowd, at times that it was aired. The winner of the show was Asia Nitollano. Although she was a winner to become the next Doll; after some time she went on to pursue her own solo career.

 

As a result, the new show that kicked off in the year 2008 based on the Pussycat Dolls tag was titled “Pussycat Dolls present: Girlicious”. Due to the outcome of the previous show, this show was not about finding a new member of the band; but rather it was about forming a new pop band group that would be called “Girlicious.” This band was originally planned to be a 3 member group; however, the finale episode of the show revealed that the band would be a quartet.

 

In general, the Pussycat Dolls represent female empowerment and they also represent the concept of being confident in one self. This is well evident in their songs, as well as in their lyrics. In addition, the styles of clothing of the girls in Pussycat Dolls have become a huge hit in the market. There is much demand for the Pussycat Dolls merchandise and clothing that is sold on the internet. Also, Pussycat Dolls line of make up is also released from Stila and this shows the amount of successful interest that girls show for this group. Because of the success of the Pussycat Dolls merchandise, the Pussycat Dolls Lounge has also opened up in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas, which features various performances of many forms. Although, many similar pop star restaurant establishments don’t generate too much excitement, the Pussycat Dolls Lounge has provided tremendous success.

 

So, it can be said that the Pussycat Dolls represent the American idols, as they are seen as the concepts of female empowerment and American success joined together to bring hope and entertainment to the music industry. Although, their success is also tied closely to the mood of the society in whole; they continue to raise the level of success and achievement in the music performance industry.

 

They are successful both in the sense of being a pop star group that is liked and viewed by many fans; but they are also successful in the sense of becoming idols that many girls aspire at and thus perhaps this is where their real success lays. During the course of pop history, many groups achieve success, but they rarely become idols. Thus, the achievement of Pussycat Dolls marks an important milestone. One of the other important points that marks the success of the Pussycat Dolls is the fact that they have been able to change with the times to accommodate the needs of their audience. Hence, this explains the growing accelerated expansion of success that they have enjoyed in the last 10 years. In any case, Pussycat Dolls will continue to pave the way for success and entertainment in the American music industry and in the European Pop Music Industry.

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