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Nicole Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger, 29.6.1978)
Nicole Scherzinger is a lead member of the Pussycat Dolls and is also dating the Formula One champion driver Lewis Hamilton.
Childhood: Nicole Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Alfonso Valiente and Rosemary. Her father is of Filipino descent and her mother is of Russian descent. Her parents separated when she was a baby and her maternal family moved to Louisville, Kentucky.
It was in Louisville that Nicole Scherzinger began performing, attending the Youth Performing Arts School at DuPont Manual High School. She was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair's talent contest. Studying at Wright State University, Scherzinger majored in acting and musical theatre, performing in productions of Show Boat and Chicago.
In 1999, Nicole Scherzinger put her studies on hold in order to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New.
Entertainment Career: Nicole Scherzinger was picked as one of the girl group Eden's Crush when she was on the TV series Popstars, becoming one of the group's main vocalists. Their 2001 single 'Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)' hit number one in the US sales charts and as a result, Eden's Crush supported Jessica Simpson and *NSync on tour. Since the band split, Nicole Scherzinger has stated that she did not enjoy her time in the band, but that it toughened her up and enabled her to be successful in the Pussycat Dolls.
After Eden's Crush disbanded, Nicole Scherzinger released a few solo records, using the stage name Nicole Kea. One of her tracks, 'Breakfast in Bed' was used on the soundtrack to 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
Nicole Scherzinger joined the burlesque troupe the Pussycat Dolls, as they were being re-moulded as recording artists. Scherzinger had previously seen the troupe perform on The Late Show with David Letterman, when Carmen Electra sang 'Big Spender'.
The debut album from Pussycat Dolls was entitled PCD and was released in 2005. The lead single from Pussycat Dolls was 'Don't Cha', which became a global success. Originally, the song had been performed by Tori Alamaze and featured Busta Rhymes. The second single from the album, 'Stickwitu' was the band's second number one in the UK. A follow-up single, 'Beep', featured will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas but did not perform as well as its predecessors.
'Buttons' featured Snoop Dogg and reached number three on the UK singles chart. The sixth single from the album was 'Wait a Minute', which featured Timbaland.
After being selected to open for Black Eyed Peas on tour, Pussycat Dolls were also chosen to support Christina Aguilera, with Rihanna as the opening act in the UK.
Nicole Scherzinger's vocal talent was singled out by many and she went on to record a number of duets with artists such as Will Smith, Shaggy and Diddy.
To expound on her own popularity, Nicole Scherzinger released a debut album, entitled Her Name Is Nicole. She worked with songwriters such as Sean Garrett and Polow da Don and 'Whatever U Like' also featured the rapper T.I. The album also saw Scherzinger work with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Pharrell Williams, The Neptunes, Sting and Ne-Yo.
The second album from Pussycat Dolls was Doll Domination, in 2008. Following their World Domination Tour, Scherzinger told the press that she planned to work with Lady Gaga and A.R. Rahman. One single from the album, 'Watcha Think About That', featured Missy Elliott.
Their single 'Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)' was featured on the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.
In January 2010, it was reported that Nicole Scherzinger was working on a second album of solo material, working with the likes of Ne-Yo and Jay Sean. Later that year, Nicole Scherzinger took part in and won the TV reality contest, Dancing with the Stars. Other celebrities in the series included Pamela Anderson, Shannen Doherty, Buzz Aldrin and Aiden Turner.
In July, 2010, Nicole Scherzinger attended the Manchester auditions of the UK talent contest, X Factor as a guest judge with Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, whilst Dannii Minogue was on maternity leave.
Personal Life: Having previously dated the actor Talan Torriero, Nicole Scherzinger is now dating Lewis Hamilton, the former Formula One world champion driver.
The band is taking action against the parent company of Daily Mail after an article published in October 2017
Super girl group - the Pussycat Dolls - are suing the parent company of the Daily Mail over an article published which claims the group was used as a ‘prostitution ring’ - citing quotes from a former member. Kaya Jones claimed some members of the band - which were made up of many different women including solo artist and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger - were ‘passed around’ for sex and by music industry executives.
Pussycat Dolls are suing Daily Mail's parent company over an article from 2017
The lawsuit, filed by the band’s manager, Robin Antin, as well as under the Pussycat Dolls Inc. brand name, cites defamation as a result of the article, which was published in the Daily Mail in October 2017.
Continue reading: Pussycat Dolls Suing Newspaper Over 'Reckless' Article
The singer is currently mentoring the over 25s
The X Factor has only been back on our screens for a few months but already one of its judges is looking towards the line-up next year. Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she has already been asked back to the show, despite heavy suggestions by head judge Simon Cowell he would like Cheryl to return.
Nicole Scherzinger is currently a mentor for the over 25s on The X Factor
The former Pussycat Doll singer, 39, has yet to confirm whether she will return but said it is "most likely".
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Says Its "Likely" She'll Return To The X Factor
Her fellow X Factor judge, Louis Walsh, seems to think so
It’s that time of year again - summer is almost over and TV is letting everyone know the year is in slow decline to Christmas. Never is this more apparent than with BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and ITV’s The X Factor and it seems the singing show judges are ready to provide viewers with their bits of annual juicy gossip.
Has Nicole Scherzinger been lying about her age?
This time it’s the turn of cheeky Irish judge Louis Walsh and he’s ready to spill the beans on former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and her age.
Continue reading: Has Nicole Scherzinger Been Lying About Her Age?
The star has been a judge on the singing show on three separate seasons
Singer and former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger’s rollercoaster relationship with singing contest The X Factor continues with fans still not 100 per cent sure if she will be taking up a seat on the panel.
Nicole Scherzinger could be the fourth judge on this year's X Factor
Nicole, who is famous on the show for coining her own Scherzy-specific phrases including shamazing, appeared as a judge on series nine and ten and again in series 13 but her place has been less than certain for series 14, with super singer Mariah Carey’s name also in the frame.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Addresses X Factor Rumours
Nicole Scherzinger attending the premiere of Disney's 'Moana,' during AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi, held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 14th November 2016
Nicole Scherzinger and James Arthur are set to duet together.
The 38-year-old singer and former Pussycat Dolls band member - who mentored the 28-year-old musician on 'The X Factor' in 2012 - has revealed she will provide the vocals to 'Let Me Love The Lonely' in a new single with Arthur, although it hasn't been done ''yet'' because Nicole's been ''unwell''.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, Arthur said: ''We had a session booked but she was unwell so we haven't done it yet.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger And James Arthur Are Set To Duet Together
Walsh made the slip during an appearance on 'Celebrity Juice'.
The music mogul filmed an episode of the often-explicit game show on Wednesday evening (November 2nd), when he potentially let slip a piece of news that Scherzinger might have wanted to keep from the public.
An audience member told the Daily Mirror the following morning: “The celebs were playing a game called 'What's The Craic' about different stars with secrets and someone made a comment about Nicole's boobs.
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Hints That Nicole Scherzinger Has Had A Boob Job
Scherzinger and Hamilton split up in February 2015 after seven years of on/off dating.
The British Formula One world champion ended his seven-year romance with Scherzinger in February last year. It was widely rumoured that the ex-couple was struggling to maintain a long-distance relationship, with Hamilton travelling for more than half the year, but apparently the real reason is that Lewis felt more strongly about his car collection.
Nicole Scherzinger [pictured] and Lewis Hamilton went their separate ways in February 2015
Continue reading: Lewis Hamilton On Why He And Nicole Scherzinger Really Split Up
Scherzinger and the Formula One ace ended their seven year relationship in 2015.
Simon Cowell made things a little awkward during the filming of the bootcamp stage of this year’s ‘X Factor’ on Sunday (July 10). The music mogul decided to tease fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger about her ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, but the former Pussycat Doll didn't see the funny side.
Nicole Scherzinger was teased by Simon Cowell about Lewis Hamilton.
According to The Mirror, a contestant named Niall Sexton decided to perform Scherzinger’s 2014 hit ‘Run’ and afterwards Cowell decided to take a swipe at his fellow judge. “What’s the song called? Run. Why does it make me think of Lewis Hamilton? He’s fast. Let’s dedicate that to Lewis, shall we?” Cowell said.
The F1 star says he’s “very serious” about making music.
After conquering Formula One, Lewis Hamilton is now setting his sights on the music business. In an interview on CBS News Show 60 Minutes, the triple F1 champion revealed he’s “very serious” about his musical ambitions, as well as showing off two tracks he's been working on.
Lewis Hamilton’s next pit stop could be in the charts.
During the interview Hamilton gave a tour of his in-home recording studio, where he played unreleased songs, 'J'Adore' and 'Lookin' at You’. “Music has been a huge passion of mine since I was really young,” Hamilton said.
Continue reading: Lewis Hamilton Reveals His Musical Ambitions
The pair have been spotted together on a couple of occasions in the last month, and are apparently in the "early stages of dating", according to a new report.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer, 37, is said to be in the “early stages of dating” with the popular 24 year old Sheeran, according to The Sun. Scherzinger apparently found comfort and solace in Sheeran’s songs in the aftermath of her split from Hamilton, and things took off from there.
Nicole Scherzinger is said to be dating Ed Sheeran
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Rumoured To Be Dating Ed Sheeran
Date of birth
29th June, 1978
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