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 departing 'X Factor' judge seems intent on revealing the behind-the-scenes rivalries on the long-running singing contest.
Louis Walsh has continued his public spat with his former colleague on ‘The X Factor’ Cheryl Fernandez-Versini by suggesting that she would refuse to be a panel judge alongside Nicole Scherzinger if the latter were to return.
Walsh has already been involved in a recent war of words with the ex-Girls Aloud star, branding her as “lazy” and “irrelevant” in an interview with Heat magazine on Tuesday last week. Cheryl had responded on Twitter by ridiculing Walsh as having an “obsession” with her. “Dear Lou Lou. Try using your mouth to say something positive about something positive,” she continued.
Cheryl Cole will not be a judge alongside Nicole Scherzinger, claims Louis Walsh
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Resumes 'X Factor' Attack On Cheryl Fernandez Versini
Kevin Cahill and Nicole Scherzinger - Nicole Scherzinger and Kevin Cahill light the Empire State Building in celebration of Red Nose Day - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 21st May 2015
The Pussycat Dolls singer has reportedly dumped the F1 star because he doesn't want to get married.
Sources close to the now-broken coupling confirmed the split to Us Weekly, and indicated that the split was down to British Formula One driver Hamilton’s refusal to marry the former Pussycat Dolls singer, who is six years his senior.
Nicole Scherzinger leaving the set of the musical 'Cats'
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger And Lewis Hamilton Are Over. Permanently.
Now in her mid-30's, the Pussy Cat Doll is finding it harder to motivate herself to keep working out.
Nicole Scherzinger is the proud owner of arguably one of the best bodies in all of showbusiness, so it may shock people to realize that she even finds it hard to keep to a fitness routine, especially as she is becoming older.
Scherzinger is finding it harder to maintain a strict fitness routine as she gets older
What makes her toned physique even more impressive is that the Pussy Cat Doll is currently performing six times a week as Grizabella in a revival of ‘Cats’ in London, but when talking with the new issue of Cosmopolitan Body, she credits taking care of her body as the reason behind maintaining such a hectic schedule.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Admits Going To The Gym Can Be ''Like Pulling Teeth''
The former Pussycat Doll is currently staring as Grizabella in ‘Cats’ at the London Palladium.
She’s been a Pussycat Doll, but now Nicole Scherzinger is a fully fledged cat, having made her West End debut in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical. In the revival, Scherzinger stars as Grizabella, the washed up former glamour cat. But how have the critics found the former 'X-Factor' judge in her most challenging role yet?
Nicole Scherzinger has made her West End debut in Cats
The first thing to get over is Scherzinger’s appearance. Although Grizabella is meant to be somewhat repulsive, Scherzinger hasn’t sacrificed much of her Pussycat Doll glamour. As Paul Taylor writes in The Independent, “It has to be said that Scherzinger doesn't make many concessions to appearing past-it.”
Nicole Scherzinger looked stunning in sparkly, loose black pants and an equally loose black crop top as she arrived on the green carpet at the LG Arena in Birmingham ahead of her performance for 2014 Free Radio Live.
Chart stars hit the green carpet at the 2014 Free Radio Live concert held at the LG Arena in Birmingham. Among them were Ed Sheeran, Becky Hill, Olly Murs, Ella Eyre and Nicole Scherzinger - the latter of whom looked super cool in loose black sparkly pants.
Nicole Scherzinger talks us through the tracks on her second solo album 'Big Fat Lie', released in October 2014 through RCA Records, including lead single 'Your Love' which was written by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart.
The former ‘X Factor’ judge will take to the stage at the London Palladium from December 6th.
Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger has found her perfect West End role, as Grizabella in a revival of the iconic musical ‘Cats’. The singer will be playing the feisty feline when the show returns to the London Palladium later this year for a limited run beginning on December 6th.
Nicole Scherzinger will be playing Grizabella in 'Cats'
As the announcement was made by Andrew Lloyd Webber on Sunday Night at the Palladium, the US born singer said, “to have the opportunity to work with Andrew, Trevor and Gillian is a dream come true.” Adding, “I grew up listening to Andrew’s extraordinary music and was lucky enough, a couple of years ago, to record Cats’ beautiful song ‘Memory’.”