Auditions followed suit, for a separate group which would not include celebrity members. Singers Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton and Kaya Jones were recruited, joining Bachar, Roberts, Sutta, Wyatt, Batten, Campbell and Antin to form a new recording group. In February 2004, they performed “Big Spender” live at the MTV Asia Awards. In 2004, they recorded “We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going” for the Shark Tale soundtrack and recorded the single, “Sway” which is featured on the soundtrack of Shall We Dance? The group briefly reunited with Electra for a guest performance at VH1 Divas 2004 where they performed “Tainted Love”, “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “Girls on Film” before joining the headliners in a finale of “New Attitude” alongside Patti LaBelle.
On November 7, 2012, it was confirmed that Ashley Roberts would compete in the twelfth series of the British reality show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! In January 2013, Roberts became a member of the ice panel for the final two series of British skating show, Dancing on Ice on ITV. In June 2014, Roberts announced her debut album, titled Butterfly Effect, would be released on September 1, 2014. Since the Pussycat Dolls were originally a burlesque dance troupe, Scherzinger and Thornton were the only members specifically hired for singing role when the group turned into a pop act in reapir outlook 2003. Ron Fair stated that even though “there were some adequate voices in the original group,” Scherzinger and Thornton were needed “to bring the ability.” Despite Thornton taking the sole lead vocals for their debut performance as a music group at the 2004 MTV Asia Awards, Scherzinger eventually assumed the majority of the vocals on the group’s recordings. As part of a Behind the Music special on Scherzinger’s career, she claimed that she was responsible for singing both lead and background vocals on both of the group’s studio albums, with hardly anything sung by her fellow members.
However, despite their commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict due to the emphasis on Scherzinger, the group’s lead vocalist, and the subordinate treatment of the other members. Bachar’s departure from the group preceded the release of their second and final studio album Doll Domination , which contains hit singles “When I Grow Up”, “I Hate This Part”, and “Jai Ho! “. Following the completion of their 2009 world tour, the group went on hiatus and fully disbanded in 2010. The original recording line-up, minus Thornton, announced their reunion in 2019 with an upcoming tour and a new album. However, with the worsening situation arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, along with breaches of contracts and logistical issues, the reunion tour was cancelled in 2022, leaving the group’s fate uncertain. The Pussycat Dolls were an American girl group and dance ensemble, founded in Los Angeles, California, by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995 as a burlesque troupe.
The album included second single, “Don’t Hold Your Breath” which debuted atop the UK Singles Chart. The album’s third single, “Right There”, was remixed featuring 50 Cent and released as the lead single for the US version of Killer Love. It peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100, and reached the top ten in countries such as Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland and the United Kingdom. In May 2011, Scherzinger was hired as a judge on the first season of the American version of The X Factor, alongside Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A.
In January 2009, the Pussycat Dolls embarked on the Doll Domination Tour, their second headlining worldwide concert tour, which highlighted stops in Europe, Oceania, and Asia, and grossed over $14 million. Between the first two legs, the group opened for The Circus Starring Britney Spears in North America. In May 2009, Jessica Sutta suffered a back injury during the first Sydney show, leaving the group performing as a foursome throughout the following shows. While on tour in Europe, Nicole Scherzinger was asked to re-write pop version of “Jai Ho” from the film Slumdog Millionaire . The song was entitled “Jai Ho! ” and credited Scherzinger as a featured artist.
Kaya Jones left the group in September 2004, while Batten and Campbell left in January 2005. Antin would eventually shift into a strictly managerial and creative role. Originally an opening act at Johnny Depp’s Viper Room in Los Angeles, the Pussycat Dolls now is a phenomenon unto itself, having appeared in men’s magazines and on late-night talk shows.