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Top 10 Facts - Nicole Scherzinger
11.25.2015
Fact #1

Nicole Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American singer, dancer, actress and television personality.

Fact #2

After reaching one-hit wonder success with girl group Eden's Crush, she signed with lnterscope Records in 2003 as a member of the Pussycat Dolls, a burlesque troupe-turned-recording act. During her time as lead singer, Scherzinger generated controversy concerning the emphasis of her role in the group.

Fact #3

Following her departure, Scherzinger won season ten of Dancing with the Stars (2010). In 2011 she released her long-awaited debut studio album, Killer Love to resulting success in sales and on the charts.

Fact #4

Scherzinger left lnterscope Records in late 2013, signed a multimillion-dollar contract with Sony Music Entertainment and released her second studio album, Big Fat Lie (2014). From 2012 to 2013, Scherzinger served as a judge on the UK version of The X Factor and won with James Arthur in her first year, in a season where all three of her acts made it to the top 5.

Fact #5

As an actress she appeared in films such as Men in Black 3 (2011) and received critical acclaim for her performances in Rent (2010) and her West End debut starring as Grizabella for the revival of the musical Cats (2014-15) for which she received a nomination for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical.

Fact #6

Throughout a career spanning over 13 years, she has had 3 UK number one singles, sold over 16 million albums and over 37 million singles worldwide and 16 million records as a solo artist, and a further 54 million with Pussycat Dolls, making the group one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.

Fact #7

Since her ?rst chart entry in 2005, Scherzinger has also scored 20 top 20 hits on the UK Singles Chart. Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Nicole has many other ventures like Herbal Essences, Miiller (company) and more.

Fact #8

She is also is an Ambassador for UNICEF and a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics and is involved in charitable activities.

Fact #9

Scherzinger credits Whitney Houston as being her greatest musical influence and idol, saying she wanted to "be Whitney" when she grew up.

Fact #10

Scherzinger is also a supporter of gay rights. On November 24, 2012, Scherzinger posed for a "Some People Are Gay, Get Over lt" T-shirt, part of a campaign from Stonewall, in support of same-sex marriage.

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