Nicole Scherzinger Biography

Nicole Scherzinger is a well known American recording artist, actress, and TV personality. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

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Nick Name: Cola, Elikolani, The Lead Pussycat, Nikki

Birthday: June 29, 1978

Nationality: American

Famous: Singers Reality TV Personalities

Age: 41 Years, 41 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger, Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente

Born in: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Famous as: Singer

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

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father: Gary Scherzinger

mother: Rosemary Elikolani

siblings: Keala Scherzinger

U.S. State: Hawaii

City: Honolulu, Hawaii

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education: Wright State University

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Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente, popularly known as Nicole Scherzinger, is a well known American recording artist, actress, and TV personality. Born in Hawaii in the United States, Nicole initially gained fame as a participant in the reality TV show ‘Popstars’. She later became the lead singer of the musical group ‘Pussycat Dolls’ which eventually became one of the world’s most popular and best selling girl groups. Till date, the group has released two hit albums, ‘PCD’ and ‘Doll Domination.’ After the disbanding of the group, she was seen in the American dance competition series ‘Dancing with the Stars’, as well as in an American singing competition ‘The Sing-Off’. Her debut studio album ‘Killer Love’ was released in 2011. With hit singles such as ‘Poison’, and ‘Don’t Hold Your Breathe’, the album was a commercial success, and became the year’s twentieth best selling album by a female artist. She is also known for her charitable activities. Deeply involved with the UNICEF, she was honored with the ‘Global Gift Philanthropist Award’ at the Global Gift Gala. In addition to her singing career, she has appeared in films such as ‘Men in Black 3’, and ‘Moana’ as well.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente was born on 29 June 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii, in the United States. Her father Alfonso Valiente is of Filipino descent, whiles her mother, Rosemary Elikolani, is of Native Hawaiian and Ukrainian ancestry. Her parents separated while she was still a baby. Her mother later married Gary Scherzinger, whose surname Nicole eventually adopted.
  • She was inspired to become a singer after she received a cassette tape of Whitney Houston. She attended the Youth Performing Arts School at duPont Manual High School. Though her family was of humble background, she remains immensely thankful to her parents for the support she has always received. Later, she also attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she studied theatre as well as dance.
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  • Nicole Scherzinger decided to leave college when she was hired by the popular band ‘Days of the New’. She made contributions to the group’s second self-titled album.
  • She eventually quit the band and auditioned for the reality TV show ‘Popstars’. Later, she joined the all-girls group ‘Eden’s Crush’. The band’s debut single ‘Get Over Yourself’, turned out to be a hit, which peaked at eighth position on the US Hot 100 and at first position a the Canadian Albums.
  • Around this time, she also made her film debut in the 2003 comedy film ‘Chasing Papi’, where she played a cameo role. Directed by Linda Mendoza, the film follows the hilarious adventures of three women after they discover that their boyfriend has been dating all three of them at the same time. The same year, she made an appearance in another comedy film ‘Love Don’t Cost a Thing’.
  • Later she joined another all-girl band named ‘The Pussycat Dolls’. The group’s debut album ‘PCD’ was released in September 2005. It included hit singles such as ‘Don’t Cha’ and ‘Wait a Minute’. Debuting at number five on the US Billboard 200, the album became a huge commercial success, and has sold over seven million copies worldwide.
  • After the success of the group’s debut album, Nicole also began working on her first solo album, along with the group’s second album ‘Doll Domination’. In September 2008, the group’s album released, peaking at fourth position on the US Billboard 200. However, the album didn’t perform as expected on the commercial level. It received mostly mixed reviews from critics.
  • Later in 2010, after she had quit the band, Nicole was seen in a season of the American dance competition series ‘Dancing with the Stars’, which she won along with her partner Derek Hough.
  • The following year, Nicole Scherzinger released her debut solo album ‘Killer Love’. The album peaked at eighth position at the UK albums. With hit singles such as ‘Poison’, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ and ‘Right There’, the album turned out to be a commercial success.
  • Her next album ‘Big Fat Lie,’ which released in 2014, was also a moderate success. It included singles such as ‘Your Love’, ‘On the Rocks’, and ‘Girl with a Diamond Heart’. It received mostly mixed reviews.
Major Works
  • ‘PCD’, the studio album released by Nicole Scherzinger’s group ‘The Pussycat Dolls’, in 2005 can be regarded as the first significant work in her career. The album, which explores themes such as feminism and romance, debuted at fifth position on the US Billboard 200. It became a huge success commercially too, and eventually sold seven million copies worldwide. Including hits such as ‘Don’t Cha’, ‘Beep’, ‘I Don’t Need a Man’, and ‘Feeling Good’, the album also topped the charts in several countries such as Australia, Belgium, New Zealand, and UK.
  • ‘Killer Love’, Scherzinger’s debut solo album, was released in 2011. The album debuted at fourth position on the UK Digital Albums, and was a commercial success, eventually becoming the twentieth best-selling album by a female artist of the year. The album included hit singles such as ‘Killer Love’, ‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’, ‘Right There’, and ‘Wet.’
  • ‘Men in Black 3’, released in 2012, is among the few films Scherzinger has made appearances in. The film, which was directed by popular American filmmaker Barry Sonnenfield, featured her in a supporting role as Lilly Poison, the former girlfriend of Boris the Animal, a ruthless criminal. The film performed well commercially, and grossed more than $600 million worldwide. It received mostly mixed reviews.
Awards & Achievements
  • Nicole Scherzinger has won the Cosmopolitan Award twice, in 2012 and in 2013, for ‘Fun Fearless Female’ and ‘Ultimate TV Personality’. She has also received the Asian Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.
  • She has won several nominations as well throughout her career. She has been nominated for the ‘Teen Choice Award’ for Choice Movie Stealer for her role in Men in Black 3.
Personal Life
  • Nicole Scherzinger has been romantically involved with several men, such as singer Nick Hexum, racing champion Lewis Hamilton, and the tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.
  • Inspired by her aunt who suffers from Down’s syndrome, she has made immense contributions towards charitable organizations. She has been involved with UNICEF, and has travelled to countries such as the Philippines to look for ways to help needy children.

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