Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, dancer, actress and writer, and is a member of the Pussycat Dolls.
Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger was born on June 29, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
In 1999, Scherzinger was hired by Days of the New frontman Travis Meeks to contribute as a backing vocalist to their second studio album. Moments later, she dropped out of college to tour the US with the band in support of the album. After the tour with Days of the New in 2000, Scherzinger left the band.
A year later in 2001, Scherzinger became known for her participation in the American talent show Popstars, of which she became one of the winners that year. As a result, she ended up in the pop group Eden’s Crush. After leaving this group, she joined the Pussycat Dolls, which went global as a vocal group in 2005 and 2006 with major hits such as Don’t Cha, Stickwitu, Beep, Buttons, I Don’t Need a Man and Wait a minute. In mid-2006, Scherzinger decided to pursue a solo career, but without leaving the Pussycat Dolls.
Her solo album Her Name Is Nicole was scheduled for October 2007. However, because the released singles (Whatever You Like and Baby Love) achieved little success, the release was postponed several times and eventually the entire project was cancelled. After this, the singer focused on Doll Domination, the second album of the Pussycat Dolls, for which she also wrote a few songs.
Scherzinger is known of having a high-profile relationship with Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. They started a relationship after meeting at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich. Their on-and-off relationship lasted 7 years and was a tabloid fixture in the British press. They separated for the final time in February 2015.
Nicole Scherzinger also gives back a lot to the community and the people that need it the most. Below you’ll find some of the charities that she has done.
Haiti earthquake in 2010: Alongside other famous artists, she was feautred on the charity single “We Are the World 25 for Haiti”. Besides that, she also participated in George Clooney’s and Wyclef Jean’s “Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief telethon”, that benefited people affected by the tragedy.
In October 2010, she portrayed Trixie at the 35th anniversary concert of The Rocky Horror Picture Show that raised money for the Painted Turtle, a Hole in the Wall Foundation camp for kids with serious medical conditions.
Inspired by her aunt who has Down syndrome, she became a global ambassador for the Special Olympics and recorded “O Holy Night” for A Very Special Christmas (2013) with all proceeds benefiting the organization.
Helping poverty in Africa (2014): Starting from 2014 Scherzinger is also an UNICEF UK supporter and has traveled to Guyana, Manila, Philippines and Kenya. There she visited the organization’s supported centers benefiting children in poverty.