Wyatt opening for the Circus Tour in 2009
|Birth name||Kimberly Kaye Wyatt|
February 4, 1982 |
Warrensburg, Missouri, U.S.
|Genres||Pop, dance, electro, R&B|
|Occupations||singer, dancer, choreographer, television personality|
|Labels||A&M, Chime Entertainment|
|Associated acts||Pussycat Dolls, Her Majesty & The Wolves|
Kimberly Kaye Wyatt (born February 4, 1982) is an American singer, dancer, choreographer and television personality. She is best known as a former member of the American pop/R&B girl group and dance ensemble the Pussycat Dolls. She joined the Pussycat Dolls in 2003 and left the group in 2010. She started a new band Her Majesty & The Wolves in 2010.
- 1 Life and career
- 2 Discography
- 3 Filmography
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Life and career
Childhood and youth
Wyatt was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, a town near Kansas City. She began dancing at the age of seven. At the age of 14 she earned a scholarship to study in New York's Joffrey Ballet and the Broadway Dance Center. At the age of seventeen, she graduated from high school and flew to Las Vegas to audition for cruise ship and casino shows. She worked in a revue on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas for two years.
2001-2010: Career beginnings and The Pussycat Dolls
In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles despite getting an offer from Hubbard St. Dance Co. In 2002, Wyatt became one of the dancers on the comedy sketch show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents as a Cedsation. In 2003, she was a dancer for Nick Lachey's music video. Robin Antin was the choreographer, and it was here where she asked Wyatt to join the Pussycat Dolls. Wyatt does the standing oversplit in most of Pussycat Dolls music video, which she called her trademark move.
In 2008, the band returned with a comeback single, "When I Grow Up" which became another hit single, charting in the top 10 in numerous countries. "Whatcha Think About That" was released with Missy Elliott as a single before the album and had moderate success internationally. Doll Domination was released on September 19, 2008 and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, with 80,000 copies sold in its first week of release. Worldwide, Doll Domination sold over five million copies. Three more successful singles were released from the album — "I Hate This Part", "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" and "Hush Hush" One less successful single was also released, which was a collaboration with Snoop Dogg — "Bottle Pop". The band began their second world tour, Doll Domination Tour in early 2009. Her first vocal role in the Pussycat Dolls came when she recorded a solo song called "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" for the Deluxe Edition of their second album, Doll Domination. After Jessica Sutta, Wyatt was the next member to announce her departure from the group. She made the decision before but she stated it officially in the Loaded Magazine. She said the Dolls gave her more than she could ever have before, and gave her a great platform to help her in the industry, since leaving, Kimberly has gone on to pursue a range of projects, including judging on top show Got To Dance
2010-present: Got To Dance, Her Majesty & The Wolves and solo music career
Wyatt became one of three judges of Sky1's dance show, Got to Dance, alongside Ashley Banjo and Adam Garcia, in 2010. In September 2010, it was announced that Got to Dance would return for a second season. She featured on Aggro Santos track "Candy". "Candy" was the lead track for the film StreetDance 3D, the first 3D dance film starring Flawless, Diversity and George Sampson. The song charted at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. In October 2010, it was announced that Wyatt along with Paula Abdul and Travis Payne will be judges on Live to Dance, the US version of Got to Dance. Taio Cruz performed "Higher" on ITV's Daybreak on and BBC's Let's Dance for Comic Relief with Wyatt filling in for Kylie Minogue.
In 2010, Wyatt teamed up with former a Jupiter Rising member Spencer Nezey, forming a group Her Majesty & The Wolves. Their album called 111 was released in UK in July 11, 2011. Wyatt revealed to Digital Spy that she is recording her first solo album and confirmed that she has already worked with rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash and producers from "The Cold Chamber" like Mickaël on the record. In January 2013, Wyatt announced that her debut solo single "Derriere" will be released very soon. Wyatt performed her brand new single "Derriere" for the first time at Got To Dance on February 24, 2013.
|2010||"Candy" (Aggro Santos featuring Kimberly Wyatt)||5||14||20||5||Aggro Santos.Com|
|2010||"Not Just a Doll"||Digital download||Available through Amazon.com and iTunes.|
|2008||"Don't Wanna Fall in Love"||Pussycat Dolls||Doll Domination||Included on the Deluxe edition.|
|"Candy" (with Aggro Santos)||2010||Emil Nava|
|"Stars in Your Eyes"||Justin Harder|
|2002||Cedric the Entertainer Presents||Dancer|
|2004||Starsky & Hutch||Nightclub Dancer|
|13 Going on 30||Dancer|
|2005||Be Cool||Pussycat Doll|
|2009–pre||Got to Dance||Judge|
|2010||Shooting Stars||Guest (as 'Kimberley White')|
|Never Mind the Buzzcocks||Guest|
|2011–pre||Live to Dance||Judge|
|Daybreak||As guest performing "Higher" with Taio Cruz|
|Chris Moyles' Quiz Night||Guest|
|2011-12||Ask Rhod Gilbert||Guest|
|2011||8 Out Of 10 Cats||Herself|
|2012||Mad Mad World||Herself/Panellist|
|2013||Got to Dance - Tylko Taniec (Poland)||Guest judge|
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- Lo, Ricky (2008-11-02). "In the Valley of the Dolls". The Philippine Star (PhilStar Daily, Inc.). Retrieved 2010-06-22.
- Raftery, Brian (2006-06-19). "Pussycat Dolls: Pussy Galore!". Blender. Retrieved 2010-05-05.
- "Loose Women - Kimberly Wyatt". ITV. Retrieved 2010-09-06.
- "The Pussycat Dolls – Top 75 Releases". The Official Chart Company. Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "The Pussycat Dolls Album & Song Chart History". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "Whatcha Think About That – The Pussycat Dolls – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-11-08.
- "About The Performer - Nicole Scherzinger". Hollywood Bowl. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
- "Purr-fect Pussycat Dolls hit Aberdeen". Evening Express (Aberdeen Journals). 2009-01-19. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Aggro Santos Ft Kimberly Wyatt - Chart History - The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- "Kimberly Wyatt Irish discography". Irish Recorded Music Association. Irishcharts at Hung Medien. Retrieved 2010-09-02.
- "European Hot 100 Week of May 22, 2010". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved 2010-05-16.
- "BPI > Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 2010-07-11.
- "Not Just A Doll by Kimberly Wyatt". Amazon.com. 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-09.
- "Not Just a Doll – Single by Kimberly Wyatt". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- "Doll Domination (Deluxe Edition) by The Pussycat Dolls". iTunes. Retrieved 2010-08-27.
- "MC Aggro’s Candy (feat. Kimberly Wyatt) by Emil Nava". Promonews.tv. Retrieved 2010-10-18.
- Gorman, Bill. "Kimberly Wyatt - IMDb".
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