Seoul will get a taste of Doll Power when American pop group Pussycat Dolls finally arrive for their first ever concert here in June.
The Pussycat Dolls will be performing June 6 at the Olympic Cycling Stadium, Olympic Park, southern Seoul, as part of their “Doll Domination” world tour.
The Pussycat Dolls are Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Melody Thornton. Known for their sexy style and provocative dance moves, the Dolls have been churning out hit songs since they released their debut album, “PCD,” in 2005. Their hits include “Don’t Cha,” “Buttons,” “Stickwitu,” and “When I Grow Up.”
The Pussycat Dolls started out as a burlesque dance ensemble formed by choreographer Robin Antin in Los Angeles in 1995. The troupe performed 50s and 60s pop songs while dressed in lingerie at nightclubs such as The Viper Room and The Roxy and attracted great media attention appearing in movies such as “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” magazines and TV shows.
In 2003, the troupe was re-cast as a pop recording group and signed with Interscope Records. Scherzinger and Thornton joined the group as lead singers.
In 2005 PCD, filled with pop-R&B songs and collaborations with hip-hop stars like Busta Rhymes, Will.i.am, Snoop Dogg and Timbaland, was released. Their first single, “Don’t Cha” became a number one hit around the world.
The band’s success spawned a Pussycat Dolls Lounge and Casino at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, as well as two reality TV series, “Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search For the Next Doll” and “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.”
Their second album, “Doll Domination,” came out in September 2008. Although not as successful as their debut album, the Pussycat Dolls released several singles such as “I Hate This Part,” and “Bottle Pop.”
Recently, the Pussycat Dolls collaborated with Oscar-winning musician A.R. Rahman on a remix version of “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny),” originally part of the “Slumdog Millionaire” soundtrack.
The Pussycat Dolls are embarking on a world tour next month, with concerts in United States, Australia, Thailand, and the Philippines. (Korea Times)