Nicole Scherzinger

American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and television personality

Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Scherzinger (née Valiente; born June 29, 1978) is an American singer-songwriter, television personality, and philanthrophist. She was the lead singer of the girl group The Pussycat Dolls. Scherzinger is also known for being a judge on TV talent shows such as The X Factor and The Masked Singer.

Nicole Scherzinger
Scherzinger in 2011
Scherzinger in 2011
Background information
Birth nameNicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente
Born (1978-06-29) June 29, 1978 (age 45)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
GenresR&B, pop, hip hop, dance, soul
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, dancer, model
Instruments
  • Piano
  • vocals
Years active1999-present
Labels
Website

Early life

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Her father is of Filipino ancestry. Her mother is of Hawaiian and Ukrainian ancestry.[1] Her Catholic parents separated when she was a baby. At age six, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky. She took her German American stepfather's surname when he adopted her.

Career

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Scherzinger was one of the group members in Edens Crush after winning a spot from the reality show Popstars. Scherzinger was later a member of the Pussycat Dolls. On November 16, 2007, she released her first solo album, Killer Love.

She was a judge on The Sing-Off in 2009 and 2010. She was a judge on The X Factor in the United States in 2011. She was also a judge on The X Factor in the United Kingdom from 2012 to 2017. Scherzinger is also a panellist on The Masked Singer USA.

will.i.am is the executive producer of her second album.

Personal life

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Since 2006, Scherzinger has had an on-off relationship with Lewis Hamilton.[2] She has had bulimia nervosa.[3]

Discography

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Scherzinger on stage with the Pussycat Dolls

Solo singles

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Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. UK CAN AUS GER IRE AUT SWI SWE
2007 "Whatever U Like" (featuring T.I.) 104 57 Her Name Is Nicole [shelved]
"Baby Love" (featuring will.i.am) 108 14 58 5 15 21 14 51
"Supervillain" (feat. Mad Scientist)
"Puakenikeni" (featuring Brick & Lace)
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Year Title Main artist Chart positions Album
U.S. UK CAN AUS GER IRE AUT SWI SWE
2006 "Lie About Us" Avant 76 Director
"You Are My Miracle" Vittorio Vittorio
"Come to Me" Diddy 9 4 11 6 3 8 3 44 Press Play
2007 "Scream" Timbaland (also featuring Keri Hilson) 122 12 41 20 9 10 18 45 8 Shock Value
2009 "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" A.R.Rahman & Pussycat Dolls 15 3 4 1 29 1 18 7 40 Doll Domination
"Hotel Room Service" (Official Remix) Pitbull 8 9 7 15 22 6 22 11 14 Rebelution

Album appearances

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Year Song Artist Album
2001 "I Saw You" F.O.B. Love's a Woman's Game
"I'm Getting There"
2003 "I'll Be Your Love" (English Version) Violet UK Exposition of Global Harmony
2004 "Breakfast in Bed" Various Artists 50 First Dates Official Soundtrack, appeared on one track as 'Nicole Kea'
2005 "If U Can't Dance (Slide)" Will Smith Lost & Found
"Supa Hypnotic" Shaggy Clothes Drop
"Don't Ask Her That"
2007 "Scream" Timbaland Shock Value (album)
"Papi Lover" Daddy Yankee El Cartel: The Big Boss
"Fire" 50 Cent Curtis
2009 "Until U Love U" Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination Deluxe Edition
2010 TBA Slash Slash & Friends

References

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  1. Nicole Scherzinger, retrieved 2023-05-17
  2. Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton step out together
  3. I didn't get help for my bulimia