Nicole Scherzinger is an American entertainer who is best known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls. She was also a member of the former girl group Eden's Crush, created on the reality competition television series Popstars in 2001.
As of 2011 she is a judge on the American version of the reality singing competition The X Factor. She replaced former judge Cheryl Cole on the show.
Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. She is a singer, songwriter, actress, performer and the former lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls.
Scherzinger was asked to join The Pussycat Dolls after appearing on the TV show Popstars as part of the group Eden's Crush. The group's debut album, PCD, went double-platinum in America, sold over 9 million copies worldwide and featured the hit songs Don't Cha, Buttons and Stickwitu.
Following the success of PCD, Scherzinger recorded a series of duets and guest vocal appearances with P. Diddy, 50 Cent, Timbaland and Vittorio.
The second Pussycat Dolls album, Doll Domination, sold over 5-million copies and contains the hits When I Grow Up and I Hate This Part.
In 2009, Scherzinger wrote and recorded an adaptation of A.R. Rahman's Jai Ho (from the film Slumdog Millionaire), which went to No. 1 in 17 countries.
Scherzinger won the 10th season of Dancing with the Stars and starred in Rent at the Hollywood Bowl. She was also a judge on the first two seasons of the a capella singing comeptition The Sing-Off.
She has also featured as a guest judge on The X Factor UK and Britain's Got Talent.
Her boyfriend is Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton.