Nicole Scherzingeras Penny
Ambitious and superbly talented, Grammy-nominated triple threat Nicole Scherzinger has accrued #1 singles on both sides of the Atlantic, selling 37 million singles worldwide—16 million records as a solo artist and a staggering 54 million albums as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, making them one of the bestselling girl groups of all time. Last year, Scherzinger teamed up with Neil Patrick Harris to co-host his NBC primetime variety series "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris." Harris previously directed Scherzinger in a special engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical "Rent" at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, in which she received rave reviews for her performance as "Maureen."
The "X Factor" judge (both the United States and United Kingdom versions of the show) has also made a name for herself on the West End stage. By far one of her greatest recent achievements was a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award for her debut performance as "Grizabella" in a revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Cats." In a recent BBC radio interview, Webber called Scherzinger's recording of the famed hit single "Memory" the "best recording of anything of my music ever done," a strong statement with legendary performers, including Barbara Streisand, covering the song in previous years.
With music still her first love, Scherzinger is hard at work on new tracks. In 2015, she wowed an L.A. crowd, sharing the stage with one of the most acclaimed opera singers in the world, Italian classical tenor Andrea Bocelli. The sold-out Dolby Theater concert event featured a musical tribute to the silver screen, featuring songs from Bocelli's most recent album, "Cinema," in which Nicole is featured. The performance aired as part of the 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival "Great Performances" series last Thanksgiving. Scherzinger was also featured on Paul McCartney's recent U.N. Foundation charity single, "Love Song to the Earth," along with Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Angelique Kidjo, and many more, which was written to raise climate change awareness and raise funds for Friends of the Earth and the U.N. Foundation.
Outside of her work in the entertainment industry, Nicole is an Ambassador for UNICEF and a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics. With her stunning looks and undeniable talent, Nicole Scherzinger is unstoppable.