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Pussycat Dolls
The Pussycat Dolls performing in December 2005.
Background information
Also known as PCD, The Dolls
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Pop, dance-pop, R&B
Years active 1995–2003
(burlesque troupe)
2003–2010
(music group)
Labels Polydor, A&M, Interscope
Associated acts Eden's Crush, Girlicious, Paradiso Girls, Busta Rhymes, Timbaland, A.R. Rahman, Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Missy Elliott & Robin Antin

The Pussycat Dolls (sometimes called PCD) was an American pop-R&B girl group and dance group started by choreographer Robin Antin.

The group began in 1995 as a burlesque group based in Los Angeles, California. Antin was able to arrange a record deal with A&M Records and Interscope Records in 2003, and the Pussycat Dolls changed into a music group. By 2005 the group was lead singer Nicole Scherzinger, with Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt and Carmit Bachar. The group also went into reality television programs, a Las Vegas act, merchandising and other money making activities organized by Antin, Interscope, and their partners.

The Pussycat Dolls became famous around the world in 2005 with their album PCD. It reached number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart. The album included the hit singles "Don't Cha", "Buttons", and "Stickwitu"; a song that earned the group a Grammy Award nomination. After Carmit Bachar left the group in March 2008, the group continued as a quintet. They made their second album in 2008, Doll Domination. This album included the singles "When I Grow Up", "I Hate This Part" and "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)".

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