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".