The gorgeous 43-year-old singer Nicole Scherzinger marked the 2000s with her TV appearances, along with her great looks and charming personality.
Nicole, full name Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente, was born in Hawaii and grew up in Louisville, America after her family moved in the 1970s.
One of the highlights of her career (and our childhood taste in music!) was her performance as the lead “doll” in the popular group called “The Pussycat Dolls”.
Nicole Scherzinger rose to fame in 2003 when she became the lead singer of the Pop/R&B group called “The Pussycat Dolls”.
In addition to her appearance in The Pussycat Dolls, Nicole pursued a solo singing career after their breakup in 2009 and released her debut solo album “Killer Love” in 2011.
After seeing how successful her first album sold out, she released her second album “Big Fat Lie” in 2014, but decided to change her career path after this album.
Some of her most popular singles are the songs “Whatever U Like”, “Baby Love” featuring will.i.am, “Poison” and “Boomerang” among others.
She also has several minor acting roles, including “Chasing Papi”, “Men in Black 3” and “Moana” movies.
Nicole Scherzinger leads the Pussycat Dolls to fame
The Pussycat Dolls broke the record when they successfully achieved over 55 million sales in the 2000s.
We’ve all danced in our rooms to their hits “Don’t Cha” and “Buttons”, which have racked up over 1B views on YouTube together!
The group was formed in 2003 after Scherzinger and the rest of the Dolls appeared in an open audition launched by producers Jimmy Iovine, Ron Fair and the Interscope Records house.
Impressed by her soprano voice, Jimmy Iovine set Nicole as lead singer along with girls Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Carmit Bachar and Kimberly Wyatt.
These girls were brought together in a pop group called “The Pussycat Dolls” – the inspiration behind this name comes from the burlesque group of the same name that was also behind the aforementioned open audition.
The Pussycat Dolls released their debut album “PCD” in 2005, which featured most of the singles written solely by Nicole Scherzinger, including the hit songs “Buttons”, “Don’t Cha” and “Stickwitu”.
The band had a successful tour in 2006 which was followed by another in 2007 before making their second album “Doll Domination” in 2008.
Some of the most popular songs from their second and final album are “I Hate This Part” and “When I Grow Up”.
Although the group broke up in 2009, they briefly reunited in 2019, performing several of their most popular songs and even releasing a new song together called “React”.
After another successful tour that revolved around “Doll Domination” in 2009, the singers decided to split up and pursue solo singing careers.
Nicole Scherzinger as judge
Despite a successful acting, dancing and singing career, Nicole Scherzinger has recently come into the limelight for her role as a judge on several talent shows.
Nicole joined the judges on “The X Factor US” in 2011 for one season and then remained a judge on “The X Factor UK” from 2012 to 2016, for a total of 4 seasons.
She returned in 2019 as a guest judge for “Australia’s Got Talent”.
Nicole has praised and assisted many young singers who appeared on these shows, but one of the most significant moments of her judging career was helping form several boy bands in the 2010s, including “One Direction” in 2010.
Nicole Scherzinger Dating History So Far
Nicole made headlines from 2003 to 2015 due to a very successful singing career (both solo and in “The Pussycat Dolls”).
Since she is gorgeous and charming as she is, it’s no wonder that Nicole has attracted several men over the past 20 years, including a few co-workers.
However, she seems to be a rather romantic type of girl as she usually has long term relationships.
Her first publicly known relationship was a two-year relationship with Talan Torriero, which started in 2005 but sadly ended in 2007 as Nicole wanted to focus on her career.
Next, Nicole’s relationship, which has long been dragged into the media, was with Lewis Hamilton, the famous racing driver, with whom she was in a relationship from 2007 to 2015.
From 2015 to 2018, Nicole had a romantic relationship with the beautiful tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.
As of 2020, Nicole began dating Thom Evans, whom she had met when she judged his singing skills in “The X Factory: Celebrity”.
The pair are still going strong, and we can all agree that the two look gorgeous together!