What started out as a burlesque troupe based in Los Angeles has eventually evolved into the dance ensemble we now know as the Pussycat Dolls. With over 7 million records sold, five hit singles worldwide and two world tours, the group, founded by choreographer Robin Antin
, has certainly gone on to international commercial success. Soon, however, fans must face the fact that Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt will eventually go their separate ways.
“It's what we've been waiting for,” Kimberly Wyatt told Blender Magzine
. “We all want individual success.”
On the other hand, it's not always easy to cut loose from the pack. Last year, lead singer Nicole Scherzinger was supposed to launch her solo career with “Her Name is Nicole.” But after two singles flopped, the project was shelved.
“It's not that she didn't have good songs,” will.i.am, the Black Eyed Peas mastermind who produced the song “Beep” on Pussycat Dolls' first album, said. “The reason that Nicole didn't take off was bad planning. No one knew Nicole was going to put out a record, because they didn't develop her as an individual when the Pussycat Dolls were at their height, the way we did with Fergie.”
Nevertheless, Antin remains open to the group's members going solo.
“We want the world to get to know them separately, but the bottom line is that the fans see what they want to see,” Antin said.
Meanwhile, Antin is focused on how to keep “growing the brand.” So far, she has created and hosted the reality series Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll
, which focused on searching for a new member for the recording group. Subsequently, she has also created and hosted Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious
and has come up with a lingerie line, a denim line and Pussycat Dolls lounges.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Blender Magazine
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