Nicole Scherzinger ( ni-KOHL SHUR-zing-ər, born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente; June 29, 1978) is an American recording artist, actress and television personality. She made an appearance on the television series Popstars in which she won the competition as a member of Eden's Crush. She then joined the burlesque-inspired girl group The Pussycat Dolls and released albums PCD (2005) and Doll Domination (2008) while her work as the lead singer established them as one of the best selling girl groups of all time.
Scherzinger's long-delayed debut solo album, Killer Love (2011), incorporated elements of eurodance and club pop music; its singles "Don't Hold Your Breath" and "Right There" charted within the top-ten in several countries worldwide. Scherzinger left Interscope Records in late 2013 and signed a multi-million dollar contract with Sony Music Entertainment and RCA Records. From 2012 to 2013, Scherzinger served as a judge on the UK version of The X Factor and won with James Arthur in her first year.