Nicole Scherzinger not only claims to have sung over 90 percent of Pussycat Dolls songs, she has back up in the form of record exec Ron Fair.
Speaking out on “Behind The Music” Sunday, Scherzinger said the girls in the group were brought into the studio after she completed an album. In other words, she was the one singing and they were pretty much there to dance, even if they had vocal parts here and there.
“I love those girls. They’re like my sisters, but people don’t even know the story. They have no idea,” says Scherzinger. “I was in the center because I was the one singing… I’ll never forget after I finished the album ‘PCD,’ and Ron and I brought the girls into the studio and played it for them. And this was the first time they had heard the music. Do you understand what I’m saying? We played the album for the Pussycat Dolls. It was the first time they had heard the songs … I probably did 95 percent of the album on my own.”
According to Ron Fair, the other girls should have been grateful for their spots in one of the last decade’s top female groups.
“Melody (Thornton) sang a bit, here and there, but the records were Nicole, with the exception of an occasional ad lib. They were created with Nicole. The other girls worked just as hard. They traveled just as hard. They showed up. They rehearsed. They were all part of it,” Fair said on “Behind The Music.” “It was just a group, but Nicole was the singer. The girls should have been gracious all along and said that the whole time.”
Nonetheless, angered Pussycat Dolls talent Ashley Roberts said the girls wanted to have a voice and essentially a break from Nicole. She got her wish but it wasn’t singing lead or having a major part, instead Roberts and the rest of the “Dolls” split one by one.
Today, Nicole is working on her second solo studio album and promises it will be raw and personal.