Nicole Scherzinger
American singer, dancer
Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Elikolani Valiente Prescovia Scherzinger; June 29, 1978; is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, model and actress. Scherzinger is well known as the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls. Previously, Scherzinger was a backing vocalist for the late-1990s rock group Days of the New and was a part of reality TV girl group Eden's Crush.
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British Fashion Awards 2016: Gigi Hadid looks sensational in silver - Daily Mail
Google News - 3 months
Daily Mail British Fashion Awards 2016: Gigi Hadid looks sensational in silver Daily Mail Not to be outdone in the style stakes, Nicole Scherzinger gave the supermodel a run for her money as she proved to be an equally dazzling sight in a barely there catsuit that clung to the former Pussycat Doll's undeniably toned body. The eye-catching ... The Victorias Secret Fashion Show Starred a Handsy Lady Gaga and Ethnic Clichs GaloreDaily Beast Finally! Natural hair celebrated at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowUSA TODAY We're Still Not Over Exes Bella Hadid and The Weeknd's Crazy Chemistry at the Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowCBS 8 San Diego Vogue.com -Hollywood Life -Bustle -Express.co.uk all 333 news articles »
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Disney Pulled That Offensive 'Moana' Costume. Here's Why It Matters.
Huffington Post - 5 months
Less than a week after Disney debuted kids’ costumes for their upcoming film “Moana,” the company has pulled several products from their website after the items sparked outrage for appearing to promote “brownface.” Representatives from Disney told The Huffington Post on Wednesday that the decision to pull the items came when it was brought to their attention that they were viewed as offensive. Among the removed items were a Halloween costume and pajama set for kids, both representing the demigod Maui, the fictional co-star played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. “The team behind ‘Moana’ has taken great care to respect the cultures of the Pacific Islands that inspired the film, and we regret that the Maui costume has offended some,” a Disney representative told HuffPost on Wednesday. “We sincerely apologize and are pulling the costume from our website and stores.” Both the Maui costume and pajamas are essentially brown skin bodysuits, adorned with Polynesian tattoos and a faux- ...
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Watch Nicole Scherzinger Totally Nail Her Britney Spears Impression
Huffington Post - 6 months
Nicole Scherzinger does one helluva awesome impression of Britney Spears. The former Pussycat Doll channeled the pop queen while judging auditions for the United Kingdom version of “The X Factor,” in footage broadcast Saturday night. She busted out a few bars of Spears’ 2000 smash hit “Oops! ... I Did It Again” — leaving the usually snarky head judge Simon Cowell amazed. Scherzinger then did equally impressive impersonations of Rihanna, Shakira and Kermit the Frog singing Adele’s “Hello.” Check out all the fun in the clip above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=57bf65c6e4b02673444f57ef,571e654be4b0f309baee2104,565f270ae4b079b2818cc814 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Night at the museum: will.i.am bigs up the Louvre
Yahoo News - 11 months
The singer will.i.am revealed to the world Tuesday the results of his most unlikely collaboration yet after he was allowed to spend an "awesome" night inside the Louvre museum. The Black Eyed Peas frontman shot a video of his song "Smile Mona Lisa" in the Paris landmark as a tribute to his hero, Leonardo da Vinci -- and found the place "so cool" he decided to make a documentary about it. In the music clip will.i.am appears in some of the museum's greatest masterpieces, including as a gun-toting revolutionary in Delacroix's "Liberty Leading the People", while singer Nicole Scherzinger slips into the clothes of the enigmatic Mona Lisa.
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Jennifer Lopez Is Second To None In Jaw-Dropping Las Vegas Debut
Huffington Post - about 1 year
BRB, moving to Las Vegas real quick to see JLo slay your faves.  Jennifer Lopez launched her Las Vegas residency on Wednesday night at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and made sure to leave everything on the floor. The "American Idol" host treated an audience chock full of celebs (we'll get to that later) with a jaw-dropping display of her considerable talents: dancing, singing and looking better than a 22-year-old in a sheer bodysuit.  Britney Spears has performed her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood since late 2013. The two will alternate nights until Lopez's show ends in June 2016.  Lopez performed some of the biggest hits of her career as part of her show, dating all the way back to her breakthrough debut album "On the 6," like "Waiting for Tonight" and "If You Had My Love." The show, titled "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have," was directed by choreographer couple Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) and featured a live five-piece band and 16 dancer ...
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Jennifer Lopez Is Second To None In Jaw-Dropping Las Vegas Debut
Huffington Post - about 1 year
BRB, moving to Las Vegas real quick to see JLo slay your faves.  Jennifer Lopez launched her Las Vegas residency on Wednesday night at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and made sure to leave everything on the floor. The "American Idol" host treated an audience chock full of celebs (we'll get to that later) with a jaw-dropping display of her considerable talents: dancing, singing and looking better than a 22-year-old in a sheer bodysuit.  Britney Spears has performed her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood since late 2013. The two will alternate nights until Lopez's show ends in June 2016.  Lopez performed some of the biggest hits of her career as part of her show, dating all the way back to her breakthrough debut album "On the 6," like "Waiting for Tonight" and "If You Had My Love." The show, titled "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have," was directed by choreographer couple Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) and featured a live five-piece band and 16 dancer ...
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Nicole Scherzinger oozes sex appeal at the Victoria's Secret Angel Suite
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 2 years
Nicole Scherzinger flaunted her stunning figure while wearing lacy lingerie by Victoria's Secret on her Instagram page on Tuesday.
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Is Nicole Scherzinger Leaving The X Factor U.K.?
Seattle Pi - about 3 years
Less than a week after Simon Cowell announced his return to the U.K. version of The X Factor, Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly quit, according to The U.K. newspaper The Sun. Scherzinger's exit may pave the way for the return of Cheryl Cole, who quit the show when she was hired for the inaugural season of The X Factor's U.S. version in 2011.
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Jena Malone Rocks Sheer Dress, No Underwear At 'Catching Fire' L.A. Premiere
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It's apparent that the cast of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" were all about being transparent at the Los Angeles premiere on Monday night (Nov. 18). Jena Malone rocked a sparkly gold gown with sheer panels that made it very clear she wasn't wearing any underwear. The daring dress was cut strategically, but it made sure all eyes were on her -- even though co-star Jennifer Lawrence donned quite the show-stopping see-through number, herself. Malone follows in the sheer footsteps of Nicole Scherzinger, Gwyneth Paltrow and "Thor" actress Jaimie Alexander, who all wore outfits that revealed what they were or -- in all three cases -- weren't wearing underneath.
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Nicole Scherzinger Goes Without Underwear in Skintight, Sheer Catsuit: Picture
US Magazine - over 3 years
Going commando! Nicole Scherzinger is the latest celeb to go without underwear -- hitting London eatery Sushi Samba on Tuesday, Nov. 12 in a lacy, metallic catsuit that left little to the imagination. PHOTOS: Stars without underwear The singer's sexy Julien Macdonald jumpsuit featured a fishnet, cutout side panel that fell from her ribcage down to her ankles. Paired with black pumps, the former Pussycat Doll's daring one-piece exposed her incredibly toned figure and lean legs. PHOTOS: Best girl groups of all time Partying with fashion designer MacDonald (the creator behind the catsuit) and Nick Grimshaw, Scherzinger, 35, looked happy as she danced and mingle -- with on-an-off love Lewis Hamilton nowhere in sight. In a new interview, Scherzinger insisted to British paper The Sun that she and the Formula One driver are now "just friends." PHOTOS: Most controversial dresses of all time  As previously reported by Us Weekly, the former flames ended their rocky, on-and-o ...
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Nicole Scherzinger enjoys an X Factor style overhaul in a dramatic canary yellow fishtail gown... as Sharon Osbourne opts for gothic glamour
Daily Mail (UK) - over 3 years
The 35-year-old singer pulled out all the stops in the glamour stakes for The X Factor's Big Band night on Saturday.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nicole Scherzinger
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    In June 2016, it was confirmed that Scherzinger will return as a judge on The X Factors thirteenth series along with Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger will voice Sina in the upcoming animated feature Moana which will be released on November 23 through Walt Disney Pictures. Scherzinger will star as Penny in the television film of the movie Dirty Dancing which will air on ABC and produced by Lionsgate Television. Nicole Scherzinger possesses a lyric-soprano vocal range which spans over four octaves. She is known for her strong soprano vocals and conviction to convey emotion in her tracks. A classically trained singer, Scherzinger is comfortable singing in a variety of styles (Jazz, Theater, Classical). Along with control and power, Nicole is able to sing complex melisma throughout her range, expertly alter the dynamics of her voice mid-phrase and, thanks to excellent breath control, hold notes effortlessly. Her mid-range is versatile and can be manipulated to add character and emotional colouring to a vocal. Nicole also possesses a whistle register.
  • 2015
    Age 36
    She performed the American national anthem at the A Capitol Fourth concert in Washington, D.C. on 4 July and several days later opened the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
    More Details Hide Details The following month, Scherzinger was announced as the co-host the hour-long live comedy-variety series, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris which premiered on September 15 on NBC. On October 22, the new music panel show Bring the Noise premiered on Sky 1 hosted by Ricky Wilson with Scherzinger and Tinie Tempah joining him as team captains.
    On June 30, 2015 Scherzinger was crowned as the winner of the variety show I Can Do That where six celebrities compete each other by performing skills that they never knew they had.
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    In February 2015, Scherzinger and Hamilton split up again.
    More Details Hide Details In 2012, Scherzinger publicly revealed her eight-year struggle with bulimia, explaining how during her time in the Pussycat Dolls, "I just hated myself. I was in a group but I never felt so alone in my life... I never did drugs, but hurting myself was my addiction. The music is what saved me. That's the only thing I can trust." Paula Abdul applauded Scherzinger for overcoming her bulimia. Scherzinger is a distant cousin of Korean underground rapper Dok2.
  • 2014
    Age 35
    In 2014 Scherzinger and Hamilton went on a pilgrimage to the Vatican.
    More Details Hide Details They viewed a papal chalice and met with Pope Francis for a blessing on their engagement.
    She later performed "Brave" with the SU2C choir for Stand Up 2 Cancer to raise money for cancer research on October 17, 2014.
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    In 2014, Scherzinger traveled to Guyana to work with disabled children for UNICEF charities.
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    In December, Scherzinger made her West End debut starring as Grizabella in the 2014 revival of the musical Cats at the London Palladium where she played the role for a 12-week run until February 8, 2015.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger's portrayal of Grizabella received acclaim from critics particularly praising her rendition of the song standard "Memory". Besides her career in music, Scherzinger has also contributed to various charities.
    In December, Scherzinger made her West End debut starring as Grizabella in the 2014 revival of the musical Cats at the London Palladium where she played the role for a 12-week run until February 8, 2015; her performance received rave reviews from critics particularly praising her rendition of the song standard "Memory" and garnered a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
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  • 2013
    Age 34
    In July 2013, Scherzinger posed semi-nude for a "Protect the Skin You're In" T-shirt, part of a campaign by fashion designer Marc Jacobs to raise awareness and cash for melanoma research.
    More Details Hide Details All sales benefit the NYU Cancer Institute and NYU Langone Medical Center. The outfits she wore as a Pussycat Doll and sexual dance moves they performed has continued ever since she embarked on her solo career. Scherzinger said: "I think I am able to handle myself in a good manner and hopefully I'm a positive role model for other girls out there." Scherzinger also wore the first Twitter dress at the EE launch party. Described as the "driving force" behind the Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger is credited for the result of the group's international success in the music industry, during a time when girl groups were non-existent. With only two studio albums, the band became the best selling girl group of the past decade, digital era, and fourth of all time. Since beginning her career with the group in 2003, Scherzinger has sold 54 million records worldwide, and another 16 million as a solo artist. Scherzinger has been given several pop culture titles, including, "Pop Princess" and the "Hawaiian Pop Goddess" becoming an international pop culture icon following her debut.
    On November 20, 2013, Scherzinger was honored with the "Global Gift Philanthropist Award" at the Global Gift Gala for her contributions.
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    In November 2013, Scherzinger was announced as the global ambassador of the Special Olympics for which she recorded "O Holy Night" for the 2013 edition of A Very Special Christmas with all proceeds benefiting the organization.
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    Scherzinger has also contributed to human trafficking charities such as the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking where, in May 2013, she participated in the "From Slavery to Freedom" event to raise money.
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    In March 2013, Scherzinger contributed to Comic Relief, which aims to "bring about positive and lasting change in the lives of poor and disadvantaged people, which we believe requires investing in work that addresses people's immediate needs as well as tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice".
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    In May 2013, Scherzinger endowed the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School with a $2,000 scholarship named after herself, titled the "Nicole Scherzinger Performing Arts Scholarship".
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    On March 31, 2013, Scherzinger performed "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" for an Andrew Lloyd Webber televised program and was met with critical acclaim.
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    In April 2013, it was announced that Scherzinger will be the face of Müller Corner, a range of luxury yogurts and front TV and print campaigns.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2014, Scherzinger designed and released her very own clothing line for the fashion company Missguided and can be seen on their website. In September 2014, Scherzinger joined Proactiv+ as the new celebrity ambassador for the skin care company. Scherzinger majored in acting and musical theatre at Wright State University, where she played Velma Kelly in Chicago and Julie La Verne in Show Boat. In late 2009, it was reported that Scherzinger was working closely with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the musical Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Although she has not yet appeared in the show, her version of the title song – Love Never Dies – was played on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Friday April 1, 2011. As part of the 25th Anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera, Scherzinger performed the title song at the Royal Variety Performance – held in the Lowry, Manchester – on Monday December 5, 2011. The performance was aired on ITV1 on Wednesday December 14, 2011. To celebrate the 35th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Scherzinger sang "Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me" as performed by Janet (Susan Sarandon) in the film adaptation in the Hollywood Bowl in 2010.
    In March 2013, Scherzinger was announced as an ambassador for British Airways promoting first class routes to Moscow.
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    In 2013, Fuse included Scherzinger on the list of 50 Girls Who Run the World, and the Top 100 Pop Breakthroughs.
    More Details Hide Details She also made history in season nine of The X Factor, where all three acts in Scherzinger's category made it to the final five, the first time this has happened in the history of the show. She also had both lasting contestants in the final show. Scherzinger had re-recorded "Don't Cha" in Simlish for inclusion in the computer game The Sims 2: Pets. In Brazil, Scherzinger released in April 2010, a line of products for C&A, she traveled the country, to promote the launch, where she participated in press conferences, and recordings of the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. She has also recorded a version of "GoldenEye" – the theme song of the 1995 Bond film GoldenEye – for the 2010 video game GoldenEye 007. She also appeared in character form in the computer game Asphalt: Urban GT 2 in November 2006. Scherzinger's solo and Pussycat Dolls songs have been featured in an array of dance and singing games including – Just Dance 2, Zumba Fitness 2, Get Up and Dance, Everybody Dance, Just Dance: Greatest Hits and SingStar. In 2010, she made a commercial for the C&A campaign. In December 2011, Scherzinger began endorsing the imPress Nails manicure line and has her own signature series.
    In April 2013, she was awarded with the "Outstanding Achievement in Music Award" at the Asian Awards for "inspiring achievements in the fields of business, sport, entertainment, philanthropy and popular arts and culture".
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    Scherzinger has received many accolades throughout her career. Rolling Stone recognized her instant success as one of the best dancing musicians ranking her ninth in the world. In February 2013, Scherzinger was honored by the Harvard Foundation as "2013 Artist of the Year" for her contributions in performing arts, support for breast cancer research and initiatives for adults and children with special needs.
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    In August 2013, Scherzinger returned as judge on the tenth series of The X Factor UK for reported $2.5 million.
    More Details Hide Details In January 2014, it was reported that Scherzinger landed a $4.5 million recording deal with Sony Music Entertainment. It was later confirmed that Scherzinger left her long-time label, Interscope Records, for Sony's UK imprint label, RCA Records. In February, Simon Cowell confirmed that Scherzinger would not return as a judge on The X Factor UK for its eleventh series. Scherzinger's second studio album, Big Fat Lie was released in October. Commercially the album didn't perform well on the UK Albums Chart spending two weeks inside the top 100 peaking at number 17. The album was preceded by the singles "Your Love", "Run" and "On the Rocks"; the foremost peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart and was a moderate success on other international markets.
    In March 2013, Scherzinger released "Boomerang" which debuted and peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart.
    More Details Hide Details Aside from will.i.am producing "Boomerang", Scherzinger appeared on "Far Away from Home" for his fourth studio album, #willpower and provided additional vocals on the song "Smile Mona Lisa".
    On February 23, 2013, Scherzinger was honored by the Harvard Foundation as "2013 Artist of the Year" for her contributions in performing arts, support for breast cancer research and initiatives for adults and children with special needs.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    Scherzinger is also a supporter of gay rights. On November 24, 2012, Scherzinger posed for a "Some People Are Gay, Get Over It" T-shirt, part of a campaign from Stonewall, in support of same-sex marriage.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger's popularity within the gay community increased due to her work with the Pussycat Dolls. One of the songs written by Scherzinger, "I Don't Need a Man", was dedicated to all of her gay fans. She explained: "Whoever I could inspire, I wanted to inspire them. It's about the messages of empowerment and loving yourself for who you are." Scherzinger is also very vocal when it comes to bullying. She believes in acceptance and recalls receiving knock backs and the message of her music releases show how she dealt with them. She admits it is "frustrating" to read about the media's portrayal of her as "a man-eater". Scherzinger has been linked to a number of different men, but insists none of the rumors are true.
    On September 30, 2012, Scherzinger decided to put Rylan Clark through to live shows on The X Factor (UK), which caused controversy for both.
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    In June 2012, it was announced that Scherzinger replaced Kelly Rowland as a judge for the ninth season of The X Factor UK, joining Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos with a reported salary of $1.17 million.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger mentored the Boys category; both of her acts, James Arthur and Jahméne Douglas reached the final with Arthur winning the series. On an episode of Behind the Music, Scherzinger revealed that she endured a decade-long battle with bulimia, saying that it was a very "dark time" for her.
    In February 2012, Scherzinger embarked on The Killer Love Tour, her first solo tour, visiting 6 venues.
    More Details Hide Details In May, Scherzinger continued her acting career portraying Lily Poison, the main antagonist girlfriend in the comedy film, Men in Black 3. The film spent its first weekend atop the US box office and grossed $624 million worldwide.
  • 2011
    Age 32
    On March 18, 2011, Scherzinger released her debut studio album, Killer Love.
    More Details Hide Details The album experienced moderate success in certain territories; on the UK Albums Chart the album debuted and peaked at number eight and by November it sold 140,000 copies. The album included a second single, "Don't Hold Your Breath", which debuted atop the UK Singles Chart, and two other top-three songs, "Poison" and "Right There". The latter one was remixed featuring 50 Cent and released as the lead single for the US version of Killer Love. It peaked at number thirty-nine, remaining her highest charting solo single on the Billboard Hot 100. In May, Scherzinger was hired to co-host along with Steve Jones the first season of The X Factor USA. However, she later replaced Cheryl Cole as a judge alongside Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid, and appeared on the judging panel from the auditions in Newark, New Jersey. She mentored the Over 30s; her final act, Josh Krajcik, was named the runner-up of the season. Scherzinger did not return for the show's second season and was replaced by Britney Spears. Meanwhile, Killer Love was re-released with four additional songs, including the fifth and final single, "Try with Me".
    In 2011 she released her debut studio album, Killer Love to moderate success and featured the top-ten hits "Don't Hold Your Breath" and "Right There".
    More Details Hide Details Later that year she served as a judge during the first season of the American version of The X Factor before heading to the UK version for two years in 2012, before returning in 2016. Her second studio album, Big Fat Lie (2014) had a minor impact on the charts was preceded by three singles including, "Your Love". For starring in the 2014 West End revival of the musical Cats Scherzinger garnered a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical. Throughout a career spanning over 13 years, she has had 3 UK number one singles, sold over 16 million albums and over 37 million singles worldwide, having much greater success in Europe than in her native U.S. where her solo work has had little success. and 16 million records as a solo artist, and a further 54 million with Pussycat Dolls, making the group one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. Since her first chart entry in 2005, Scherzinger has also scored 20 top 20 hits on the UK Singles Chart. Outside her work in the entertainment industry, Scherzinger has many other ventures like Herbal Essences, Müller and helped to create the clothing brand Misguided. She is also an Ambassador for UNICEF and a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and is involved in charitable activities.
  • 2010
    Age 31
    In August 2010, RedOne revealed that he was working on Scherzinger's debut album, stating: "I just finished her album.
    More Details Hide Details Her last one never came out because it wasn't consistent. Her new record – it's the real her." Scherzinger said a lot of her first studio album was about her split with Lewis Hamilton before they reunited. Scherzinger said that she wanted to create songs which "lend themselves to live performances". She said she likes to record "empowering" ballads. Scherzinger's vocals on ballads have been compared to Kelly Clarkson. She said that she wanted her debut album to be "in your face and strong". She told MTV "I've always said that in the Pussycat Dolls, I kind of feel like Superwoman. But that's just one of my alter egos. I've got the vulnerable, lovesick side of me amongst others which all appear on my record." Scherzinger credits Whitney Houston as being her greatest musical influence and idol, saying she wanted to "be Whitney" when she grew up. She admired Houston so much that she auditioned with her version of "I Will Always Love You" at her Popstars audition. When Scherzinger was growing up in her home town of Louisville, she received a Christmas gift (at the age of six) of a tiny purple boombox and a cassette of Whitney Houston's chart-topping 1985 self-titled debut album. "My parents had no money, but they got me this player and Whitney's album, which had "The Greatest Love of All" on it," Scherzinger recalls. "That was it for me.
    In June, it was announced that Scherzinger would take on the role of Maureen in the Hollywood Bowl production of the rock musical Rent directed by Neil Patrick Harris, from August 6–8, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance in the musical received praise from critics, Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times stated that "Scherzinger's powerhouse voice was meant for venues like the Bowl." Also in June, Scherzinger appeared as a guest judge on the seventh season of The X Factor UK, temporarily replacing Dannii Minogue during the Manchester auditions. She later temporarily replaced Cheryl Cole during the bootcamp stage, where she was responsible for the formation of One Direction, which consisted of five rejected male solo artists. The group later finished third in the competition.
    In January 2010, Scherzinger began the recording and writing process for her solo album.
    More Details Hide Details In March, Scherzinger appeared as a contestant on season 10 of the ABC reality show Dancing with the Stars, partnered with Derek Hough, ultimately winning the competition which concluded in May. She later attempted to launch her debut album for a second time, which she described as having a "rock, funk, soul edge", and a new single "Nobody Can Change Me".
    However, in late 2010, Scherzinger officially announced her departure from the Pussycat Dolls.
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    In December 2009, Scherzinger was announced as the third judge joining Ben Folds and Boyz II Men band member Shawn Stockman on the first season of The Sing-Off.
    More Details Hide Details She returned for the second season before being replaced by Sara Bareilles.
    On April 5, 2009, Scherzinger performed the "America the Beautiful" at Wrestlemania XXV, at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    In February 2008, Scherzinger along with a variety of other celebrities contributed to will.i.am's "Yes We Can", to support Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Following the cancellation of Her Name is Nicole, Scherzinger focused on the Pussycat Dolls' second and final album, Doll Domination. It was released in the United States on September 23, 2008 and peaked at number four on the Billboard 200. The album included singles "When I Grow Up" and "I Hate This Part" which peaked at number nine and eleven on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. Both songs were originally recorded for Scherzinger's solo effort. The following year, the Pussycat Dolls embarked on a worldwide concert tour, Doll Domination Tour which began on January 18, 2009. While on tour, Scherzinger was asked to re-write pop version of "Jai Ho" from the movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008). The song was entitled "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" crediting A. R. Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls while Scherzinger was credited as a featured artist causing an internal strife within the group. The song reached number one in 17 countries; in the US, it peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100, after charging eighty-five places consequently making the largest weekly leap from number 100.
  • 2007
    Age 28
    In March 2007, Scherzinger announced that her debut studio album would be titled Her Name is Nicole and was initially scheduled for a release in late summer.
    More Details Hide Details Four singles were released from the project—"Whatever U Like" featuring T.I., "Baby Love" featuring will.i.am, "Supervillain", and "Puakenikeni"— however, all failed to make any significant impact on the Billboard charts, although "Baby Love" was a moderate success in international territories. After a number of push backs, Scherzinger decided not to release any further singles from the album and at her request, Her Name Is Nicole was eventually shelved and shifted back her focus on the Doll's second album.
    From 2007 to 2010, Scherzinger was in a relationship with Formula 1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton. The couple split in 2011 due to conflicting work schedules. They reportedly reunited again in January 2012, but by July 2013 they had once more ended the relationship but got back together again in March 2014.
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  • 2006
    Age 27
    Scherzinger's first solo recording was a feature on Avant's "Lie About Us" that was released in July 2006 and later collaborated with Diddy on "Come to Me" which became Scherzinger's first solo top-ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100.
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    In February 2006, Scherzinger signed a global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, which would cover her future songwriting.
    More Details Hide Details Her work as lead singer furthered Scherzinger's popularity as she continued to work on her own music.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    The success of "Don't Cha" prompted the group to record their self-titled debut album which released in September 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger assumed the majority of the vocals along with being the only member of the group to have a few songwriting credits on the album. The album spawned other number-one hits, "Stickwitu" and "Buttons", the former of which was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. PCD sold nearly three million copies in the United States. Once finishing recording the group's debut album, Scherzinger began working on her solo album.
  • 2003
    Age 24
    In 2003, the creator of the Pussycat Dolls Robin Antin, along with A&M Records former president Ron Fair, launched an open audition for a separate recording group.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger and Melody Thornton successfully auditioned joining Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt with Scherzinger being cast as the group's lead singer. Scherzinger suffered from bulimia following her first photo shoot with the group. She was required to wear a bra, underwear and garters; however, Scherzinger wasn't comfortable in her own body. Her struggle with the eating disorder would last for eight years, during which she would keep to herself. In 2004, the Pussycat Dolls recorded "We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going" for the Shark Tale soundtrack and released "Sway" as their first single for the soundtrack to the film, Shall We Dance? The following year, the group released "Don't Cha" which became their international breakthrough, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of the best-selling singles of all time at around 6 million copies.
    Following her short career with Eden's Crush, Scherzinger subsequently made a few promotional solo appearances under the stage name of "Nicole Kea", including covering "Breakfast in Bed" for the soundtrack to 50 First Dates in 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Scherzinger also worked with Yoshiki of Japanese heavy metal band X Japan on his Violet UK project. She sang the English version of "I'll Be Your Love" live with the Tokyo Symphonic Orchestra. Scherzinger met Nick Hexum of rock band 311 backstage at a concert. They became engaged, but later broke up. During this time, Scherzinger was approached to become a member of the Black Eyed Peas, but she had to refuse because she was "contracted elsewhere."
    With hopes of scoring a solo recording contract, in August 2003 Scherzinger traveled to the Arista Records office in New York with a demo CD of her own written material.
    More Details Hide Details Her performance was interrupted by a citywide blackout and she was forced to leave.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    In 2002, the band's record company, London-Sire Records, went bankrupt, and the group split.
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  • 2001
    Age 22
    By the start of the millennium, Scherzinger left Days of the New in the hopes of becoming a solo artist. In 2001, Scherzinger went on to audition on the WB's television show Popstars, in which she auditioned with Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You".
    More Details Hide Details It aired as part of a reality series until the recording of the group's debut album. Warner Bros. and Sire Records signed the group to a recording contract before the band was named and had finalized its membership, due to the hours of network television exposure the group would receive. Scherzinger won the show as part of the newly established girl group Eden's Crush, in which she was one of the lead vocalists for the group. The group released their first single "Get Over Yourself", which charted at number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, and number one in physical sales. It also reached the top of the charts on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100. They later went on to tour with 'N Sync and Jessica Simpson.
  • 1999
    Age 20
    She then put her studies in art on hold in 1999 to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New.
    More Details Hide Details Band leader Travis Meeks claims that after touring for the album, the two grew apart creatively and that despite being an "amazing entertainer," she "just didn't seem to understand music very well … she's just not much of a musician, nor she understand music."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1996
    Age 17
    As a teenager, Scherzinger was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic contest.
    More Details Hide Details In college, Scherzinger majored in musical theatre and minored in dance at Wright State University, where she had a role in Chicago and in Show Boat.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on June 29, 1978.
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