Pussycat Dolls.
The Pussycat Dolls (aka PCD) is an American
pop girl group and dance ensemble founded by
choreographer Robin Antin. The group was
originated during 1995 as a burlesque troupe
based in Los Angeles, California. After
attracting national attention, Antin eventually
negotiated a record deal with A&M Records
and Interscope Records in 2003, and the troupe
was transformed into a music group. Following
further personnel changes, by 2005 the group
was composed of lead singer Nicole
Scherzinger alongside Melody Thornton,
Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt
and Carmit Bachar. Subsequently the group
also diversified into reality television programs,
a Las Vegas act, merchandising and other
ventures overseen by Antin, Interscope, and
their partners. 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
successful singles "Don't Cha", "Buttons", and
"Stickwitu"; a song that earned the group a
Grammy Award nomination. Following the
departure of Carmit Bachar in March 2008, the
group continued as a quintet and during 2008
released their second studio album, Doll
Domination, which included the successes
When I Grow Up", "I Hate This Part", "Jai Ho!
(You Are My Destiny)" and "
Hush Hush".