A number of celebrities have also guest-performed
with The Pussycat Dolls. The dancers perform in lingerie
and old-fashioned pin-up costumes and there is no nu---y
or explicit s-- in their performances. The group has
become internationally popular and has been featured in
magazines, television specials for MTV and VH1, ad
campaigns, and movies.
Carmen Electra has been the
group's lead performer for many of these magazine
articles and television appearances, and she has been
featured on stage with the Pussycat Dolls most
frequently of all the celebrity performers. Nicole Scherzinger (a.k.a. Nicole Kea), a former member of the
American Popstars winners Eden's Crush, has now become
the group's lead singer. Other past and present members
of the group include Carmit Bachar, Cyia Batten, Kasey
Campbell, Kaya Jones, Ashley Roberts, Rachel Sterling,
Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.
The Pussycat Dolls congratulated themselves with their first hit "Don't Cha" (featuring Busta Rhymes, originally recorded by Tori Alamaze) in 2005 by performing it in a club for their fans. It has peaked at #2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and reached #1 on the Pop 100 and Hot Dance Music/Club Play singles charts. It has also reached #1 on the Australian ARIAnet Singles Chart, and debuted at #1 on the official UK Singles Chart on September 11, 2005. In doing so, the Pussycat Dolls became only the fourth ever girl band to enter the UK charts at #1 with their debut single. (The other girl bands are the Spice Girls, B*Witched and Girls Aloud). More recently, "Stickwitu" reached the No.1 spot in UK charts on 12/11/05.
The Pussycat Dolls released their debut album, PCD, on September 13, 2005. It debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. The album features tracks produced by will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Rich Harrison, Polow, and Ron Fair. Will.i.am produced and rapped on "Beep", while Timbaland produced and rapped on "Wait A Minute".
In December 2005, the band won a Billboard Music Award for "Don't Cha" as Top Hot/Dance Club Play Single of the Year, the song was also nominated for Top-selling Single of the Year and Top-selling Dance Single of the Year.
Current Members of The Pussycat Dolls
- Jessica Sutta
- Carmit Bachar
- Ashley Roberts
- Nicole Scherzinger
- Melody Thornton
- Kimberly Wyatt
- NOTE: According to the members of PCD, Mia Shittam was never a member of the Pussycat Dolls.
Past Members of The Pussycat Dolls
- Cyia Batten
- Nadine Ellis
- Staci Flood
- Kasey Campbell
- Rachel Sterling
- Rebecca Pickering
- Kaya Jones