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Nicole Scherzinger or in full: “Nicole Elikolani Prescovia Scherzinger” aka Nicole Kea is the lead vocalist for The Pussycat Dolls. Nicole was born on June 29 1978 to a Hawaiian/Russian mother and Filipino father (Alex Luu). She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky in the USA with stepfather Gary Scherzinger, mother Rosemary, and sister Ke’ala. Scherzinger was once engaged to the lead singer of 311, Nick Hexum.
Scherzinger worked on a few albums from 1999 to 2001: with “Days of the New” in 1999 and Barry Drake’s F.O.B. in 2001. In 2001 Nicole Scherzinger earned a spot in all-girl group “Eden’s Crush” from WB’s reality TV show “Popstars”. After Eden’s Crush she took on the stage name “Nicole Kea and covered “Breakfast in Bed” which appeared on the soundtrack for “50 First Dates” in 2003. In June 2003 Scherzinger joined The Pussycat Dolls burlesque troupe, who were being re-cast as recording artists. Following the popularity of “Don’t Cha” and the continuing rise of The Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger recorded a series of duets or “guest appearances”, predominantly with male vocalists. In 2005 she appeared on recordings by Shaggy, Vittorio Grigolo, and Will Smith. In 2006 she sang on Avant’s single “Lie About Us”, and P.Diddy’s hit single “Come to Me” (which she also co-wrote). Scherzinger worked on her debut album over the last 2 years with record producers including will.i.am, Timbaland, Kara Dioguardi and Bryan Michael Cox.In A Recent interview Ne-Yo has said that he originally wrote songs for Britney Spears new album (which should be releasing sometime this year) but thinks that they would work better for Nicole’s new upcoming solo album. Her first single “Steam” will be released in late May 2007, with the album scheduled for early June 2007. Nicole announced in a March 17, 2007 interview in Winnipeg, Manitoba, that the album would be called Her Name Is Nicole….
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