Nicole Scherzinger Says She Recorded Pussycat Dolls Songs Alone, Then Shared With Other Dolls
Don't cha wish ya could sing like Scherzy?
There were six girls in the Pussycat Dolls when they recorded their first album, PCD, but only one of them sang the majority of the songs. Nicole Scherzinger and album executive producer Ron Fair dished on the Pussycat Dolls in an upcoming VH1 Behind the Music special. Us Weekly posted a video clip sneak peek.
The Dancing With the StarsSeason 10 winner and former U.S. X-Factorjudge said she "probably did 95 percent" of the singing on PCD — including background vocals — which featured hit songs like "Don't Cha" and "Buttons." Ron Fair confirmed, adding, "Melody [Thornton] sang a bit here and there, but the records were Nicole, with the exception of an occasional ad-lib. They were Nicole. It was her."
Nicole further said, when she finished recording the album, she and Ron brought the other Dolls into the studio and played it for them — it was the first time they'd ever heard the songs.
It sounds like they're saying the rest of the girls were just sexy lip-syncing dancers. It's not quite on the level of a Milli Vanilli scandal — and it's not too surprising, since Nic was always front and center with the Dolls — but it couldn't be too much fun to be considered one of the Dolls and just be presented with a finished product after the fact. Were they even asked to sing on the records? Could they not sing well? Did they want to be involved more and were shut out? Hopefully the other Dolls will step in to share their sides of this.