Pussycat Dolls

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The Pussycat Dolls (formed 1995)

The Pussycat Dolls originally started out as a burlesque troupe but was later re-cast as a pop group. In this new guise, the group has enjoyed large-scale success across the globe.

The Pussycat Dolls: Formation

In 1995, the Pussycat Dolls made their first public performance. At this time, they were a modern burlesque troupe, formed by the choreographer Robin Antin, along with her friend Christina Applegate. They performed a number of 1950s and '60s pop songs, dressed in vintage-style pin-up costumes and lingerie. Between 1995 and 2001, the group maintained a residency at The Viper Room, the Los Angeles club formerly owned by Johnny Depp (and also the location of River Phoenix's death).

In 1999, the group appeared in a Playboy picture feature. Moving to The Roxy, the group became infamous around the world and were the subject of MTV specials, VH1 programmes, as well as films and advertising campaigns. They appeared in the promotional video for Pink's song 'Trouble', as well as featuring in Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle.

In 2002, the group was featured in a Maxim photo shoot. Carmen Electra (the group's main performer for many shows) and Christina Aguilera were featured in the shoot. The public interest that followed the publication of the shoot led record producers Jimmy Iovine and Ron fair to become involved with them. The group was re-cast as a pop group and were signed to Interscope Records, owned by Jimmy Iovine. The only original group members left after the re-cast were Kasey Campbell, Ashley Roberts, Cyia Batten, Carmit Bachar, Kimberley Wyatt and Jessica Sutta. Not all of these members remained in the group. Carmen Electra went on to form a new burlesque troupe, called The Bombshell Babies which featured ex-Pussycat Dolls, Staci Flood, Kasey Campbell and Nadine Ellis.

The Pussycat Dolls: Musical Career

In 2003, with a line-up of Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Kimberley Wyatt, Ashley Roberts, Melody Thornton, Kaya Jones and Jessica Sutta, the band was launched as a pop act, with PCD branded costumes, hit producers working for them and guest rappers on board. In September 2005, their debut album, PCD was released. 'Don't Cha' was the lead single and was an international hit. The tracks 'Stickwitu', 'Beep' (featuring will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas) and 'Buttons' (featuring Snoop Dogg) were also released as singles. The last single from the album, 'Wait A Minute' was produced by Timbaland.

In March 2008, Carmit Bachar left The Pussycat Dolls. Her vocals are now shared by Kimberley Wyatt and Ashley Roberts.

In May 2008, the band released 'When I Grow Up', the debut single from their second album. They first performed the song live on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

The second album was entitled Doll Domination and was produced by Timbaland, Dr Dre, New Kids On The Block and Taio Cruz, amongst others. The second single from the album was 'I Hate This Part'.

In 2008, The Pussycat Dolls were confirmed as one of the acts booked for the Royal Variety Performance 2008, which is a major British cultural event, attended by members of the Royal family.

The Pussycat Dolls: Side Projects

Nicole Sherzinger has released four solo singles. 'Baby Love' was particularly popular in Europe and Brazil. Her solo album Her Name Is Nicole is waiting for a release date.

Melody Thornton appeared on 'Go Too Far' by the rapper Jibbs.

Ashley Roberts appeared in the film Make It Happen, in 2008.

Jessica Sutta was featured in a successful dance track by Paul Van Dyk.

The Pussycat Dolls have been the subject of two reality TV shows. The first, Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll was unsuccessful in finding a new member for the band. The second series, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious auditioned women in order to form a new group, named Girlicious.

The band have released a line of Pussycat Dolls make up under Estée Lauder's Stila brand. Antin also worked alongside LaSenza to release a line of Pussycat Dolls-style lingerie called 'Shhh. by Robin Antin'.

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Kyla Morin

hello pussycat dolls i idolized all of you i wathing allmost your music video mostly stickwitu and buttons i love the PCD....nicole,kimberly,ashley,melody,carmit,jessica...im a 10 years old kid.my name is kyla cassandra m. tonog i love you PCD...........

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Raluca

well guys i love the PCD...they are the best...u know u can registrate on www.pcdmusic.com and u can find many people that really talk to them....once a month and after every video they enter and talk to all fans...they are great....u`ll find many about them..each of them has her own journal and for example if u think that nicole is the best u can talk only with nicole...i am writing these for those who don`t know...so come on their official website

8 years 3 months ago
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dordy

i give up, i bought the pcd album for my daughter and when she opened it like many teenage girls,she wanted nicoles hoodie,but oh no don't be silly it can't be that easy can it,go to the offcial website.yeah right thats a joke for over a month she has tried to get on the site,it re-directs then says cannot find so now she has said sod it she don't want it that bad. very disappointing.

8 years 11 months ago
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dawndreamy

I had the same problem buying the PCD Hoodie from bandmerch I kept trying to place my order with them both over the net and several phone calls to them in America!! their system doesnt appear to like UK registered cards my bank says its given them 6 authorizations but they never get my order and I have never recieved any emails from them its very disappointing. I even tried emailing several different departments and all my emails got bounced back to me its such a shame a lovely item but us Brits just cant get our hands on them.

8 years 4 months ago
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NICOLITTA

HELLO EVERYBODY!I AM NEW TO THIS WEBSITE AND I WANT TO SHARE OPINION ABOUT ''THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS''.THEY ARE FANTACTIC.I LOVE THIS GROUP VERY MUCH.I SING EVERY DAY THEIR SONGS,DANCING.WHEN I COME HOME FROM SCHOOL,I ALWAYS LISTEN THEIR SONGS.MY BEST SONG IS ''DON'T CHA''.IT'S COOL!!!AND I SAW THEIR VIDEOS.IT'S FABOULOUS.MOREOVER, I WANT TO LOOK LIKE NICOLE.SHE IS VERY BEUTIFUL.ALTHOUGH ALL GIRLS ARE BEUTIFUL.THAT'S ALL WHAT I SAID.I LOVE PUSSYCAT DOLLS VERY MUCH AND I DREAM TO MEET THEM!!!

8 years 3 months ago
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emmmmmmma

there is a pussycat dolls hoodie on ebay at the moment. I have one and there so cute- but for any1 out there that wants 1!!!

8 years 3 months ago
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Ghanoujti

Am new here and i want to add some comments. I lovepussycat dolls much and ilike them too. i want to be as Nicole she is glomorous. i wish some day icanmeet them. they are awesome.!

7 years 6 months ago
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Shake Ur-Balla

Hi everybody!PCD 4 ever!I really enjoyed the CD and I love to hear the sound of the pussyctadolls voice.Keep on rockin in the free world!!! stay as U are Balla

8 years 10 months ago
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