Nicole Scherzinger is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and television personality.
67 Facts About Nicole Scherzinger
Nicole Scherzinger is best known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls.
Nicole Scherzinger has carved out a successful career outside the group.
Nicole Scherzinger shelved her first attempt with her debut album, Her Name is Nicole, but went on to release two studio albums that were moderately successful.
Nicole Scherzinger ventured into television, winning Dancing with the Stars in 2010, and serving as a judge on several other television talent shows, including The Sing-Off, The X Factor US, The X Factor UK, and Australia's Got Talent.
Since its inception in 2019, Nicole Scherzinger has been a panelist on The Masked Singer, which was a ratings success, and she briefly reunited with the Pussycat Dolls for a planned 2020 tour.
Nicole Scherzinger Prascovia Elikolani Valiente was born on June 29,1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Alfonso Valiente of Filipino descent and Rosemary Elikolani Frederick of Native Hawaiian and Ukrainian descent.
Alfonso left the family when Nicole Scherzinger was two years old.
Nicole Scherzinger describes her upbringing as difficult as she grew up "without much money" and supported her parents by being a waitress, taking local modelling jobs, and being part of an entertainment troupe of the local amusement park, Kentucky Kingdom.
Nicole Scherzinger graduated in 1996 from the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School, where she participated in many plays, including Alice in Wonderland, in which she portrayed Alice.
Since 2013, Nicole Scherzinger has endowed YPAS with a yearly $2,000, namesake scholarship.
In 2001, Nicole Scherzinger's mother saw a commercial for the WB's show Popstars USA, a reality series with the aim to chronicle the group's formation until the recording of their debut album, Warner Bros.
Nicole Scherzinger's performance was interrupted by a citywide blackout, and she was forced to leave.
In February 2006, Nicole Scherzinger signed a global publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, which would cover her future songwriting.
Nicole Scherzinger's first solo recording was a feature on Avant's "Lie About Us" that was released in July 2006 and later collaborated with Diddy on "Come to Me", which became Nicole Scherzinger's first solo top-ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In March 2007, Scherzinger announced that her debut studio album would be titled Her Name is Nicole and was initially scheduled for a release in late summer.
Rahman and the Pussycat Dolls while Nicole Scherzinger was credited as a featured artist causing dissatisfaction within the group.
In December 2009, Nicole Scherzinger was announced as the third judge joining Ben Folds and Boyz II Men band member Shawn Stockman on the first season of The Sing-Off.
Nicole Scherzinger returned for the second season before being replaced by Sara Bareilles.
In July 2010, Nicole Scherzinger served as a guest judge on The X Factor UK, where she formed One Direction, by picking up the boys and insisting with other judges that the boys together would have been a smash.
Nicole Scherzinger later received backlash and death threats after sending the result to deadlock in the quarter-final, which resulted in Rachel Crow's elimination.
Nicole Scherzinger mentored the Over 30s; her final act, Josh Krajcik, was named the runner-up of the season.
In December 2011, as part of the 25th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera, Nicole Scherzinger performed the song of the same name at the Royal Variety Performance.
Nicole Scherzinger mentored the Boys category and selected James Arthur, Rylan Clark-Neal, and Jahmene Douglas to compete in the live shows.
Nicole Scherzinger made history and a hugely successful judge on the UK show by becoming the only judge to have all three of her acts in the quarter-final and the second judge to have her remaining two remaining acts as the final two, with Arthur eventually winning the series.
Nicole Scherzinger sang "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" at the Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years tribute show.
In March 2013, Nicole Scherzinger released "Boomerang", which debuted and peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart; after its lackluster success, the associated album was scrapped.
Nicole Scherzinger returned as judge on The X Factor for its tenth series for a reported salary of $2.3 million.
In February 2014, Nicole Scherzinger announced that she signed a record deal with Sony Music Entertainment and RCA Records for a reported $4.5 million.
In December, Nicole Scherzinger made her West End debut starring as Grizabella in the 2014 revival of the musical Cats at the London Palladium where she played the role for a 12-week run until February 8,2015; her performance received rave reviews from critics particularly praising her rendition of the song standard "Memory" and garnered a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.
Nicole Scherzinger was set to reprise Grizabella in the Broadway revival of Cats but a week before rehearsals she quit after producers refused to give her top billing.
On June 30,2015, Nicole Scherzinger was crowned as the winner of the variety show I Can Do That where six celebrities compete with each other by performing skills that they never knew they had.
Nicole Scherzinger voiced Sina in the animated feature Moana, which was released in November 2016 through Walt Disney Pictures.
Nicole Scherzinger starred as Penny in ABC's television film Dirty Dancing, a remake of the 1987 film of the same name.
In 2018, Nicole Scherzinger had a voice cameo in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
Nicole Scherzinger began 2019 with appearing as a panelist on The Masked Singer; a reality singing competition where celebrities sing covers of famous songs while wearing costumes that conceal their identities.
In May 2019, Nicole Scherzinger was announced as a judge on the ninth season of Australia's Got Talent.
Nicole Scherzinger voiced Miranda Trese on Netflix original anime series, Trese, which premiered on June 10,2021.
The Pussycat Dolls reunion tour was put on hold after Nicole Scherzinger was sued by the group's founder Robin Antin.
Nicole Scherzinger confirmed that she remains unsigned at the time of writing.
On June 17,2022, and according to Belfast news outlet The Newsletter, it was revealed Nicole Scherzinger is set to debut an interior design range including bedding under the name 'Nalu'.
On 7 May 2023, Nicole Scherzinger performed at the Coronation Concert, held in celebration of the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla the day before.
Nicole Scherzinger performed the song "Reflection", from Disney's 1998 animated film Mulan, accompanied by Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
Nicole Scherzinger has named Whitney Houston as her idol and biggest influence.
Nicole Scherzinger said that she wanted to be "Whitney Houston growing up" and praised the singer's vocal abilities and stage presence.
Nicole Scherzinger has stated that Andrew Lloyd Webber's music has been influential to her as an artist as she grew up listening to musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita.
Nicole Scherzinger cited Janet Jackson's sixth studio album, The Velvet Rope, as her main inspiration for her second album, Big Fat Lie, while the music video for "Your Love" was inspired by Jackson's Love Will Never Do clip.
Nicole Scherzinger's intent was to differentiate herself from her role as the lead vocalist of the Pussycat Dolls and establish herself as a solo artist.
Nicole Scherzinger selects to record songs that would lend themselves to being performed live.
Nicole Scherzinger is best known as the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls and is credited with leading the group into becoming one of the world's best-selling girl groups of all time, selling over 55 million records worldwide.
Nicole Scherzinger opined that despite her possessing natural talents, she doesn't have "Lady Gaga's edge, Katy Perry's chutzpah nor Rihanna's elan" adding her "drive, passion, [and] unstinting commitment to succeed" is what sets her apart from other singers.
Nicole Scherzinger considers herself shy and keeps her personal life to herself and declines to answer questions in interviews that pertain to her relationships.
Nicole Scherzinger commenced a high-profile relationship with Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, after meeting at the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards in Munich.
In January 2020, Nicole Scherzinger confirmed her relationship with former Scottish rugby player Thom Evans.
In late 2012, Nicole Scherzinger spoke of her experiences with bulimia at the height of the popularity of the Pussycat Dolls.
Nicole Scherzinger struggled with body dysmorphia before an early photo shoot with the group triggered her bulimic behavior, which lasted nearly a decade.
Nicole Scherzinger eventually overcame the disorder through therapists and life coaches.
Nicole Scherzinger endorsed Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign; she appeared in the music video for will.
Nicole Scherzinger has taken a public Pro-Life stance, and avoids identifying herself as a feminist.
Since 2014 Nicole Scherzinger is an UNICEF UK supporter and has traveled to Guyana, Manila, Philippines, and Kenya, where she visited the organization's supported centers benefiting children in poverty.
Nicole Scherzinger later performed "Brave" with the SU2C choir for Stand Up 2 Cancer to raise money for cancer research on October 17,2014.
In cooperation with Unilever, Nicole Scherzinger recorded Duran Duran's "Rio".
In December 2011, Nicole Scherzinger began endorsing the imPress Nails manicure line and has her own signature series.
From 2012 to 2014, Nicole Scherzinger was the ambassador for Herbal Essences.
In September 2014, Nicole Scherzinger joined Proactiv+ as the new celebrity ambassador for the skin care company.
On November 29,2016, Nicole Scherzinger was announced as the new face of Perfectil, a vitamin product.
Nicole Scherzinger featured in a television commercial for Vitabiotics' new Perfectil advertising campaign in March 2017.