Melody Thornton
African-American born female blues and pop soprano vocalist and singer-songwriter of Mexican descents
Melody Thornton
Melody Thornton is an American vocalist and model. She rose to stardom as a member of the successful pop group the Pussycat Dolls. The youngest member of the group, Thornton assumed the second most prominent vocal role, after lead vocalist Nicole Scherzinger, and was distinguished for her melismatic vocal runs. As of 2010, Thornton has departed the group to focus on her solo career.
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Celebrities Lighten Up With Barely-There Makeup On This Week's Best & Worst Beauty List (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - about 3 years
This week in beauty was filled with celebrities wearing barely-there makeup. Halle Berry made a stunning return to the red carpet sporting radiant skin and her signature piecey pixie and Cameron Diaz popped up at the Tag Heuer flagship store opening in New York City emanating a fresh glow and side-swept bangs. Meanwhile, we couldn't help but be envious of Rihanna's sun-kissed complexion thanks to her recent vacation in Brazil. Get inspired by these barely-there beauty looks (plus see more noteworthy hair and makeup below). BEST: Halle Berry The 47-year-old actress must be aging backwards because her skin looks virtually wrinkle-free. And the natural makeup balances out Berry's edgy pixie haircut perfectly. BEST: Cameron Diaz Diaz has that cool-Cali-girl look down pat with her side-swept bangs and pretty pink makeup. Effortlessly chic! BEST: Rihanna Leave it up to Rihanna to rock the wet hair trend like nobody's business. Her bronzed complexion, metallic gold eyesha ...
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Nicole Scherzinger: I Sang "95 Percent" of Pussycat Dolls Songs "On My Own"
US Magazine - over 4 years
Nicole Scherzinger wasn't just the leader of the Pusssycat Dolls -- she was the Pussycat Dolls. In Scherzinger's upcoming VH1 Behind the Music special, the 34-year-old says fellow "Dolls" Melody Thornton, 28, Ashley Roberts, 31, Kimberly Wyatt, 30, Jessica Sutta, 30, and Carmit Bachar, 38, were given undue credit during the group's heyday. PHOTOS: Best girl groups of all time "I love those girls. They're like my sisters. But people don't even know the whole story," Scherzinger says of her career with the multiplatinum girl group. "They have no idea. I was in the center because I was singing." The group was formed in 2003 following the success of the burlesque troupe of the same name. After a series of lineup changes, the band released their first single, "Don't Cha," in April 2005. Scherzinger estimates she "probably did 95 percent" of the singing "on my own" for the band's debut album, PCD. Executive producer Ron Fair stands by the former X Factor judge, saying, "Mel ...
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What was Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton thinking? Just...
Fox News - almost 5 years
What was Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton thinking? Just sayin’. Melody’s and more wardrobe malfunctions.
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The Best, Worst & Wackiest Dressed Stars Of The Week
Radar Online - almost 5 years
By Leah Ornstein - Radar Features Editor What stars had fashions wins this week and who committed style sins? From the red carpet of the hottest events to the city streets, Hollywood’s most talked-about celebrities were dressed to rock and shock in the best, worst & wackiest fashions – and RadarOnline.com has all the photos in our weekly feature. PHOTOS: The Best, Worst & Wackiest Dressed Stars Of The Week Muy caliente!  Jennifer Lopez steamed up American Idol this week, showing off her covetable curves in bondage babe attire.  The star was dressed to thrill in a Catherine Malandrino bandage leather dress, which she perfectly paired with Christian Louboutin spiked heels. And Kat Von D may be patriotic, but it doesn’t make up for the fact that the tattoo princess is tacky! Jesse James’ former fiancée hit the streets in a holy American flag sweater paired with brown leathery pants, clunky shoes, oversized sunglasses and a red purse. As for wacky, former Pussycat Doll Melo ...
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Fashion News: Dressing for Coachella
LATimes - almost 5 years
        Heading out to the desert today for the beginning of the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival? Be sure to take a look at our Essentials for ideas on what to pack. A sandal like the Minnetonka Nicki shown here is just one good option. Think loose airy clothes for day, warm outerwear for cool nights and tons of sunscreen. (And maybe some raingear, given this morning's weather in Southern California.) Then add whatever attitude suits you.   Famed British hat designer Philip Treacy has had quite a twelvemonth. From the much-debated fascinator he made for Princess Beatrice to wear to the royal wedding last year to the helmet headpiece Madonna wore to sing at the Super Bowl, his designs have been drawing even more than the usual global attention. His latest collection goes online Friday at harrods.com. [Telegraph] Speaking of attention, singer Melody Thornton, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, dressed to stun at the Third Annual Elle Women in Music event i ...
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Melody Thornton Shows Off Her Goodies in See-Through Dress
Gossip On This - almost 5 years
All eyes were definitely on Melody Thornton last night (Wed. Apr 11) as she walked the red carpet at the Elle Women in Music event in Hollywood with a gold, see-through freakum dress on that flaunted ALL of her goodies. The dress showed the former Pussy Cat Doll singer’s bare breasts and nipples, and even her butt cheeks, as she was completely naked underneath with no bra and no panties on. If Melody’s intention was to get attention, she definitely succeeded and she has definitely grabbed ours! Other celebrities spotted at the event were Thornton’s former PCD bandmate Nichole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Elle Goulding and Amy Heidermann from YouTube’s “Karmin” … But who cares? Melody Thornton showed up almost butt naked! Check out the NSFW pics below: Was Melanie Thornton’s outfit Sexy … or Tacky? What are your thoughts?
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Melody Thornton Shows Off Her Goodies in See-Through Dress
Gossip On This - almost 5 years
All eyes were definitely on Melody Thornton last night (Wed. Apr 11) as she walked the red carpet at the Elle Women in Music event in Hollywood with a gold, see-through freakum dress on that flaunted ALL of her goodies. The dress showed the former Pussy Cat Doll singer’s bare breasts and nipples, and even her butt cheeks, as she was completely naked underneath with no bra and no panties on. If Melody’s intention was to get attention, she definitely succeeded and she has definitely grabbed ours! Other celebrities spotted at the event were Thornton’s former PCD bandmate Nichole Scherzinger, Jessie J, Elle Goulding and Amy Heidermann from YouTube’s “Karmin” … But who cares? Melody Thornton showed up almost butt naked! Check out the NSFW pics below: Was Melanie Thornton’s outfit Sexy … or Tacky? What are your thoughts?
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NSFW PHOTOS: Melody Thornton Bares Her Chest On The Red Carpet
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Usually a celebrity wardrobe malfunction consists of a generous dose of sideboob, a visible tush or, most classically, the accidental flash of a pastie-covered nipple. But rarely are we graced with some full-frontal flashing of someone's entire chest. Until Melody Thornton, who showed up to ELLE's Women in Music event in Hollywood last night wearing a sheer dress with nary a pastie underneath. We're taking full exposure, with just a clingy brown lace dress (which honestly looked a bit more like bedroom curtains) to separate her skin from the world. Thornton, formerly of The Pussycat Dolls, also didn't bother with any bum-covering underwear. As far as the rest of the look goes, it wasn't too impressive: a plain-Jane dress with an odd at-the-ankle length and an asymmetrical handkerchief hem. It seems Melody spent more time planning her makeup, which included some of the darkest bronzer we have ever seen. As far as wardrobe malfunctions go, we'd venture to say this r ...
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New Music: Ex-PussyCat Doll Member Melody Thornton Unveils “P.O.Y.B.L.” Mixtape
Bossip - almost 5 years
Powerhouse vocalist, <a class="fplink fp-193107" href="/Melody+Thornton+1">Melody Thornton</a> is finding her way back to the spotlight, but on her own terms. After dropping traces of what will form her upcoming mixtape, which up until this point has been cryptically titled, P.O.Y.B.L, an ancroynm for “Piss On Your Black List”…. she is now ready to bare all. “Piss On Your Black List has nothing to do with being a rebel or fighting against anything. It has everything to do with fighting for myself,” says Thornton. “It’s clever with attitude. It’s kind of funny and gets a strong reaction; all things that, at times, describe my art.” The mixtape consists of 10 tracks which do just that. Through various melodic stories of love, music, and faith, Melody exposes the battles she faces with each, and at times, she even reveals the battle within herself. In addition to the single “Sweet Vendetta” and remake of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” (“Lipstick&amp;Guilt“), the ...
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Melody Thornton, Lipstick & Guilt
Miss Jia - almost 5 years
Unlike many of the folks I know in real life (or follow on Twitter), I never was a big Pussy Cat Dolls fan. The group was nothing more than a front for Nicole Shoiwaooawjoifwsarer who wanted a solo career all along. That hasn’t really taken off as planned. Now that PCD are no longer, Melody [...]
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Kiss dropped from Michael Jackson tribute gig - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - over 5 years
Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Gene Simmons, DJ Caroline D&#39;Amore and many more celebrities attend luxurious poolside afternoon party to raise money and awareness for the award-winning work of the Ludacris Foundation. - Benassi / Splash News The US band
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Nas, Mark Ronson, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna And More: Stars Pay Tribute To Amy ... - JohnJohnSaidIt.com
Google News - over 5 years
Melody Thornton: &quot;the 1 time I met Amy, she was so nice. I was all over her like a crazed fan and she couldn&#39;t not have been cooler about it. I&#39;m angry, sad, shocked! Amy Winehouse… Such a talented human, why is she gone at 27 yrs old. I&#39;m so mad
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Kiss star Gene Simmons finally pops the question - Monsters and Critics.com
Google News - over 5 years
Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton, Gene Simmons, DJ Caroline D&#39;Amore and many more celebrities attend luxurious poolside afternoon party to raise money and awareness for the award-winning work of the Ludacris Foundation
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Stars React to Amy Winehouse's Death - Rap-Up.com
Google News - over 5 years
RIP Amy Winehouse Melody Thornton: The 1 time I met Amy, she was so nice. I was all over her like a crazed fan and she couldn&#39;t not have been cooler about it. I&#39;m angry, sad, shocked! Amy Winehouse… Such a talented human, why is she gone at 27 yrs old
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melody Thornton
    TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    Thornton was featured in an add for Dior 2014 and has been working as a part-time model since 2011.
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  • 2013
    Age 28
    On May 17, 2013, Thornton made a special guest appearance in Fat Joe's music video "Ballin'".
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    On April 30, 2013, Thornton was a featured vocalist on LL Cool J's 2013 album Authentic on the track "Something About You (Love The World)" along with Charlie Wilson and Earth, Wind & Fire.
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  • 2012
    Age 27
    On 14 June 2012, she made a cameo appearance in a Bobby Newberry's music video for his debut single Dirrty Up, alongside ex-Pussycat Doll member Ashley Roberts.
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    On 15 March 2012, her first mixtape "P.O.Y.B.L", an acronym for Piss On Your Black List, was released.
    More Details Hide Details The mixtape contains 10 tracks of five remakes and four originals all written by Melody. The project includes production from Andre Harris ("Smoking Gun"), Church and State ("Sweet Vendetta"), Mark Vinten ("Intro"), and Melody on the self-produced "Hit the Ground Runnin'," plus a duet with Bobby Newberry (a cover of La Roux's "Bulletproof"). On 24 May 2012, a music video for the cover version of "Bulletproof" from P.O.Y.B.L, featuring Bobby Newberry, premiered.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    On 26 June 2011, Thorton announced plans to have her debut solo album released sometime in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details On March 5, 2012, Lipstick & Guilt was released as a promotional single.
    On 16 June 2011, Thornton's first official single, "Sweet Vendetta", was released.
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  • 2010
    Age 25
    In June 2010 Rap-Up reported that she has departed from the group and was working on her solo album.
    More Details Hide Details Speaking about her position in the group she commented, "I got into the group to sing. That was made very clear to me. But it became more and more apparent what was going on. Roles were being minimized and minimized, and then by the time it got on the show, it was very much like 'Y'all play your part and this is what it is.' It was tough because you don't want to shit on your own opportunity."
    In June 2010 Rap-Up first announced that Thornton was working on her solo album with collaborators including Cee Lo Green, Polow da Don, and Lil Wayne.
    More Details Hide Details On Vibe Magazine she stated that she is also working with Dre and Vidal. Thornton's recording of the Cee Lo produced song "Love Gun" leaked to the internet around this time. The song was eventually recorded by Green and Lauren Bennett for his album The Lady Killer.
    On 20 February 2010, in an interview for The Source Thornton explained that her songs will be different from the group's sound but will not going to abandon that pop demographic that she acquired through the Pussycat Dolls.
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  • 2005
    Age 20
    The Pussycat Dolls achieved worldwide success in 2005 with their album PCD, which debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and produced the hits "Don't Cha", "Buttons", and "Stickwitu", the last of which earned the group a Grammy Award nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Following the departure of Carmit Bachar in March 2008, the group continued as a quintet and in 2008 released their second studio album, Doll Domination which included the hits "When I Grow Up", "I Hate This Part", "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" and "Hush Hush". She was the only member to have contributed vocals apart from Scherzinger on Doll Domination (Standard Edition). She provides additional backing vocals and ad-libs to many of the songs, although on "Elevator", "Love the Way You Love Me", "Takin' Over the World" and "Painted Windows" she can be found sharing the lead vocals with Scherzinger. Additionally on "When I Grow Up", "Whatcha Think About That" and "Top of the World" she sings secondary vocals. She also recorded her very first Pussycat Doll solo song called "Space" which was included in the deluxe edition of Doll Domination.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 18
    Thornton went to the audition and was recruited in December 2003.
    More Details Hide Details For her audition, Thornton only sang and was still accepted into the group. As with the other Dolls, she is a salaried employee of Interscope Records. Her nickname for the group is "Baby Doll" because she is the youngest of the group.
    In 2003, soprano vocalist Thornton was recruited in the Pussycat Dolls order to add vocal strength to the group.
    More Details Hide Details She saw the Pussycat Dolls on MTV Diaries featuring Christina Aguilera and heard they were auditioning for a new group member.
    Thornton graduated from Camelback High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details She is of Mexican American descent from her mother Elia, and her father Theolph Thornton of African American descent. Thornton has an older sister named Nichole Thornton. Her talent was first discovered at a Papago Elementary School talent show when she sang Mariah Carey's remake of Badfinger's "Without You".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on September 28, 1984.
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