Kimberly Wyatt

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Kimberly Wyatt
Kimberly Wyatt 2009.jpg
Wyatt opening for the Circus Tour in 2009
Born Kimberly Kaye Wyatt
(1982-02-04) February 4, 1982 (age 32)
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Residence Beverly Hills, California
Occupation Singer, dancer, choreographer, television personality, actress
Years active 2001–present
Television
Spouse(s) Max Rogers (m. 2014)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels A&M, Chime Entertainment
Associated acts
Website kimberlywyatt.com

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. [1]

Life and career[edit]

Childhood and youth[edit]

Wyatt was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, a town near Kansas City.[2] She began dancing at the age of seven.[2] At the age of 14 she earned a scholarship to study in New York's Joffrey Ballet and the Broadway Dance Center.[3] 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[edit]

Main article: Pussycat Dolls
The Pussycat Dolls performing "Buttons" in Aberdeen, Scotland during the Doll Domination Tour

In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles despite getting an offer from Hubbard St. Dance Co.[2] In 2002, Wyatt became one of the dancers on the comedy sketch show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents as a Cedsation.[4] 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.[2] Wyatt does the standing oversplit in most of Pussycat Dolls music video, which she called her trademark move.[5]

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.[6][7] "Whatcha Think About That" was released with Missy Elliott as a single before the album and had moderate success internationally.[8] 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.[7] Worldwide, Doll Domination sold over five million copies.[9] Three more successful singles were released from the album — "I Hate This Part", "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" and "Hush Hush"[6][7] One less successful single was also released, which was a collaboration with Snoop Dogg — "Bottle Pop".[7] The band began their second world tour, Doll Domination Tour in early 2009.[10] 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[edit]

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 One'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 on an episode of Got to Dance on February 24, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Kimberly got engaged to the model Max Rogers in September 2013 after dating for two and a half years, and married on February 22, 2014. On August 18, 2014, Wyatt announced she was pregnant with her first baby. [11] On December 2, 2014, Wyatt gave birth to a baby girl named Willow.

Discography[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[12]
IRL
[13]
EUR
[14]
POL
[15]
2010 "Candy" (Aggro Santos featuring Kimberly Wyatt) 5 14 20 5 Aggro Santos.Com

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Single Album Notes
2010 "Not Just a Doll" Digital download Available through Amazon.com and iTunes.[17][18]
2013 "Derriere"

Album appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Notes
2008 "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" Pussycat Dolls Doll Domination Included on the Deluxe edition.[19]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Title Year Director(s)
"Candy" (with Aggro Santos) 2010 Emil Nava[20]
"Glaciers" Jess Holzworth[20]
"Stars in Your Eyes" Justin Harder[20]
"Goodbye/Goodnight" 2011 TBA[20]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 Cedric the Entertainer Presents Dancer
2004 Starsky & Hutch Nightclub Dancer
13 Going on 30 Dancer
2005 Be Cool Pussycat Doll
2008 Celebracadabra Herself
2009 Just Dance Dancer
Poor Paul Actress
2009— Got to Dance Judge
2010 Shooting Stars Guest (as 'Kimberley White')
Never Mind the Buzzcocks Guest
2011 Live to Dance Judge
Daybreak As guest performing "Higher" with Taio Cruz
Celebrity Juice Guest
Chris Moyles' Quiz Night Guest
2011-12 Ask Rhod Gilbert Guest
2011 8 Out Of 10 Cats[21] Herself
2012 Mad Mad World Herself/Panellist
2012 Britain Unzipped Guest
2012 The Xtra Factor Guest
2013 Fake Reaction Guest
2013 Got to Dance - Tylko Taniec (Poland) Guest judge
2014 The Jump Herself, contestant
2014 Duck Quacks Don't Echo Herself, contestant

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lucy Buckland (August 18, 2014). "Kimberley Wyatt pregnant! Pussycat Doll discovered she was expecting on her honeymoon". mirror. 
  2. ^ a b c d ""Inside every woman is a Pussycat Doll," says Robin Antin". William Morris Endeavor (Interscope Records). Retrieved June 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (November 2, 2008). "In the Valley of the Dolls". The Philippine Star (PhilStar Daily, Inc.). Retrieved June 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ Raftery, Brian (June 19, 2006). "Pussycat Dolls: Pussy Galore!". Blender. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Loose Women - Kimberly Wyatt". ITV. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "The Pussycat Dolls – Top 75 Releases". The Official Chart Company. Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d "The Pussycat Dolls Album & Song Chart History". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved June 16, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Whatcha Think About That – The Pussycat Dolls – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved November 8, 2010. 
  9. ^ "About The Performer - Nicole Scherzinger". Hollywood Bowl. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Purr-fect Pussycat Dolls hit Aberdeen". Evening Express (Aberdeen Journals). January 19, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  11. ^ Lucy Buckland (August 18, 2014). "Kimberley Wyatt pregnant! Pussycat Doll discovered she was expecting on her honeymoon". mirror. 
  12. ^ "Aggro Santos Ft Kimberly Wyatt - Chart History - The Official Charts Company". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on January 18, 2013. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Kimberly Wyatt Irish discography". Irish Recorded Music Association. Irishcharts at Hung Medien. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  14. ^ "European Hot 100 Week of May 22, 2010". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Zpav.pl. May 30, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ "BPI > Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 11, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Not Just A Doll by Kimberly Wyatt". Amazon.com. 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Not Just a Doll – Single by Kimberly Wyatt". iTunes. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Doll Domination (Deluxe Edition) by the Pussycat Dolls". iTunes. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  20. ^ a b c d "MC Aggro’s Candy (feat. Kimberly Wyatt) by Emil Nava". Promonews.tv. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  21. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Kimberly Wyatt - IMDb". 

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