Nicole Elikolani Valiente Prescovia Scherzinger born on June 29, 1978, is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, record producer, model and actress. Scherzinger is well known as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls. Previously, Scherzinger was a backing vocalist for the late-1990s rock group Days of the New and was a part of reality TV girl group Eden’s Crush. After the disbandment of the group, she joined the Pussycat Dolls and became the group’s lead vocalist during their transition into a career in music.
After leaving the group in December 2010, Scherzinger began a solo career with the release of her debut studio album Killer Love. The album’s second single, “Don’t Hold Your Breath” peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, marking her first number one hit as a solo artist. Scherzinger became the winner of the tenth season of Dancing with the Stars in early 2010. She was a judge on the first season of the US version of The X Factor, which premiered in September 2011.