Who remembers the Pussycat Dolls? They were the iconic girl group from the early 2000’s best known for singles like “Dont Cha” and “Jai Ho! (You are my Destiny)”
The group was founded in LA by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995 as a burlesque troupe. It was made up of members Nicole Scherzinger, Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt.
After a few years of success including the release of two albums, PCD and Doll Domination, the band had a brief hiatus which was later announced as their official break-up.
A spin-off series about the band and singing groups followed their trail. By the end of their singing career, they were ranked as the 80th most successful musical act of the 2000s. They sold over 54 million records, making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time. But have you ever wondered what they’re up to now?
Despite their commercial success, the group experienced conflicts due to the emphasis that was put on the ‘lead singer’ of the group, Nicole Scherzinger.
When Carmit Bachar left the group it was before their second and final album had been released which featured singles such as “When I Grow Up” and “I Hate This Part”
Despite the conflicts that the girls dealt with, they were still a super iconic girl band of the early 2000’s that many young girls looked up to.
Now that it’s been almost 7 years since their hiatus, there’s been a lot of time for each of the six members to develop and grow. Here’s what they’ve all been up to in that time.
Nicole Scherzinger: After her time with the Pussycat Dolls, Nicole pretty much dipped into all aspects of media. She had a winning spree on Dancing with the Stars, and she was a judge on The X Factor where she helped put together One Direction. She was the co-host for a while before getting replaced by Britney Spears.
After getting a permanent shtick as a judge on The X Factor UK, she left to focus on her career as a pop star. She went on to receive an Olivier Award nomination for playing Grizabella in a recent revival of Cats. Recently, she’s done some more hosting for UK television, lent her voice as Sina in Disney’s Moana, and has been cast as Penny in an upcoming TV remake of Dirty Dancing.
Melody Thorton: After the end of the PCD, Melody went on to be a judge on the E! show Bank of Hollywood. Later, she competed in the UK ITV show Popstar to Operastar.
There has always been a discussion of a debut album in the works, but so far fans have only received a mixtape. She had some vocals recorded as a guest on LL Cool J’s album Authentic in 2013 and made a cameo in Fat Joe’s music video for “Ballin.” Recently, she has been in a Dior commercial and has been working as a model since 2011.
3. Kimberly Wyatt: Kimberly went on to become a judge on the British talent show Got to Dance. She was a part of a UK Top Five Hit “Candy” alongside Aggro Santos. She then signed up to become a judge on the American version of ‘Got to Dance’ which was renamed Live to Dance alongside Paula Abdul and Travis Payne.
She also took a stab at being a leading woman with the group Her Majesty & The Wolves. Their debut album 111 came out in 2011. Recently, she took part in ITV’s Give a Pet a Home, and then went on to win Celebrity Masterchef. She then moved to the UK and had a daughter named Willow with English model Max Rogers.
Jessica Sutta: After the end of the PCD, Sutta has been determined to achieve a solo career. The singer and songwriter started with her debut single “I Wanna Be Bad” and in 2011 “Show Me” was at the top of US dance charts.
There had been some rumors that Sutta would be working with Lady Gaga producer RedOne while she was at Hollywood Records, but nothing was released. Her unreleased debut album I Say Yes is out there somewhere. Maybe we’ll get a chance to hear it in the future.
Ashley Roberts: People in the UK would probably be the most familiar with Robert’s post-pussycat career. In 2012 she placed second in the series I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here which made her pretty popular there. She then went on to become a judge on ITV’s Dancing on Ice.
She released a solo album in 2014 called Butterfly Effect but it wasn’t widely successful. She went on to host Ants & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. She is a spokesperson for Garnier, has a guest spot on This Morning, and she’s made a cameo in the 90210 revival.
Carmit Bachar: Similar to Sutta, Bachar’s post PCD career has been strongly focused on music. She formed the group Lady Station in 2011 and released the single “Body in Motion.” She’s also done a couple of collaborations including one with Macy Gray on her 2010 album The Sellout.
As well as music, Bachar keeps busy with her charity work. She continues to work as an ambassador for cleft palate charities and fuels her passion from having suffered from the condition as a child herself. She is also the mother of a 4-year-old named Keala Rose.