PCD (album)

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PCD
Studio album by The Pussycat Dolls
Released September 13, 2005 (2005-09-13)
Genre
Length 44:16
Label
Producer
The Pussycat Dolls chronology
  • PCD
  • (2005)
Singles from PCD
  1. "Don't Cha"
    Released: April 26, 2005 (2005-04-26)
  2. "Stickwitu"
    Released: September 26, 2005 (2005-09-26)
  3. "Beep"
    Released: February 28, 2006 (2006-02-28)
  4. "Buttons"
    Released: April 11, 2006 (2006-04-11)
  5. "I Don't Need a Man"
    Released: September 25, 2006 (2006-09-25)
  6. "Wait a Minute"
    Released: November 26, 2006 (2006-11-26)

PCD is the self-titled debut studio album by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls, released on September 13, 2005 by A&M Records and Interscope Records. Singers Melody Thornton and Nicole Scherzinger were added to the group and after releasing two singles, the album was released. The majority of the album was produced by Ron Fair and Tal Herzberg with other producers contributing: Timbaland, CeeLo Green, will.i.am, and Rich Harrison, amongst others. It incorporates a mixture of contemporary pop, dance-pop, R&B originals, jazz-influenced tracks, and cover versions. Lyrically, most of the songs from the album discuss the theme of female empowerment, while a few other songs talk about sex and feminism. The group have cited among their influences Gwen Stefani, Janet Jackson, M.I.A. and Paula Abdul. PCD is their only album to feature all six original members of the group.

Upon its release, PCD received generally mixed reviews from music critics, who were particularly critical of the covers that made up the second half of the record. However, the album received multiple accolades including a Grammy Award nomination. Commercially, PCD debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 chart. Consequently, it was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping over 2.9 million copies in the region alone. The album also charted within the top ten of charts in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland and number one in New Zealand. It became one of the best-selling albums of the 2000–09 decade in the United Kingdom with 1.25 million copies sold. As of June 2008, PCD had sold 10 million copies worldwide.

Six singles were released from the album; Its lead single "Don't Cha" was released in April 2005 and was a commercial success, peaking atop the charts of 15 countries and selling more than 7 million copies worldwide. The song, which is often recognized as the group's signature song, is the highest selling girl group single and one of the best-selling singles of all time. Follow-up singles "Stickwitu" and "Buttons" also reached the top five on multiple charts worldwide. Other singles include "Beep" and "Wait a Minute", which gained moderate success. The Pussycat Dolls performed several songs from PCD during a number of shows, notably during the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards and American Music Awards of 2006. A headlining world tour, PCD World Tour (2006–07) and two supporting concert tours were held to promote the album, joing the Honda Civic Tour (2006) and opening for Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics Tour (2006).

Background and recording[edit]

The Pussycat Dolls were created by choreographer Robin Antin and her roommate Christina Applegate in 1993 after inviting several dancers to explore Antin's idea of classic Las Vegas-style burlesque and give it a more contemporary spin.[1] In 1995, the group began performing every Thursday at Johnny Depp's Los Angeles club, the Viper Room. In 2002, Gwen Stefani was invited to sing and perform with the Dolls and brought along Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine and then-president of A&M Records; both took interest into turning it in a singing group.[2] In 2003 Antin struck a joint venture with Interscope Records to develop the Pussycat Dolls into a brand, with Iovine assigning the project to Fair.[3] Auditions followed suit, for a separate group which would not include celebrity members.[3] Singers Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton were recruited, joining Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt to form a new recording group.[4] In 2004, they recorded "We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going" for the Shark Tale soundtrack and recorded their debut single, "Sway", which is featured on the soundtrack of Shall We Dance?.[4] Both songs were produced by Fair.[4]

Prior to the formation of the group, MTV reported that Ron Fair and Robin Antin met with producers The Neptunes, Outkast, Rockwilder and Cory Rooney.[5] However, none of the producers mentioned contributed to the album. Fair stated that he wanted to create an album which would "involve music and visuals".[5] He explained that "there's going to be some technological changes as well as creative changes in the way we go about it."[5] Recording sessions began in 2004 and ran until the summer of 2005, taking place predominantly at The Record Plant in Hollywood and The Hit Factory in Miami, Florida.[6] According to Scherzinger, they took the time to put out the best record possible.[6] She further explained that they were very selective with their songs and producers.[6] As one of the executive producers, Fair enlisted a wide range of songwriters and producers for PCD, including CeeLo Green, Rich Harrison, Timbaland, and will.i.am.[6][7]

Composition[edit]

PCD is predominately a dance-pop album which incorporates elements of many different genres, including soul, R&B, rock, disco and Latin music.[8][9] The opening track and lead single, "Don't Cha" features Busta Rhymes. The song was described as a "self-empowerment" song which taunts a hapless man with lines such as, "Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me/ Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me." The chorus of the song is based on Sir Mix-a-Lot's song "Swass".[10]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[11]
AllMusic 3/5 stars[12]
Entertainment Weekly (unfavorable)[13]
IGN (5.9/10)[14]
Jam! 1.5/5 stars[15]
musicOMH (unfavorable)[16]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[17]
Slant 3/5 stars[18]
Sputnikmusic (2.5/5)[19]
USA Today 3/4 stars[20]

The album received an overall mixed result in terms of reviews. Bill Lamb from About.com stated, "Their first full length album proves that "Don't Cha" was not a fluke. The album includes several very good dance-pop songs. [...] PCD is populated by a number of high quality dance-pop songs put together."[11] Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic commented on Scherzinger stating, "PCD, and their artificiality is made clear: the first page reads "All lead and background vocals by Nicole Scherzinger, [...] There is no pretense that Kimberly, Carmit, Ashley, Melody, and Jessica are [...] providing some serious eye candy for a group that is all about the visuals."[12] Raymond Fiore for Entertainment Weekly said that "not even B-squad urban cabaret pop from A-list production heavyweights (Timbaland, will.I.am, Rich Harrison) can arouse our interest for a whole 45 minutes."[13] Lisa Haines from BBC Online said that the second half of the album does not get attention due to the covers ("Tainted Love", "Hot Stuff [I Want You Back]").[21] Critic Robert Christgau said that the album was "sexier than your average prefab sexpots, but no fabber."[17] Sal Cinquemani from Slant Magazine said that "the album's ballads ("Stickwitu" and "How Many Times, How Many Lies"), [...] are still difficult to take seriously when followed by a song that begs a man to "loosen up my buttons."[18] Darryl Sterdan, when reviewing the album for Jam!, described the covers as "embarrassing" and the ballads as "overcooked".[15] Spence D. of IGN, while commenting on "Feelin' Good", said the song "comes too late in the game to really save the album from spiraling into a melange of innocuous pop-cum-R&B studio crafted fluff."[14] Elysa Gardner of USA Today, however, said "Scratch past the insipid lyrics on this debut and you'll discover that lead singer Nicole Scherzinger and at least a couple of her fellow Dolls have supple voices. [...] Who says catnip can't have a little bite?"[20]

Awards and accolades[edit]

The Pussycat Dolls were nominated for "Favorite New Breakthrough Artist" and "Favorite Band, Duo or Group" at the American Music Awards,[22] "Duo/Group of the Year" at the Billboard Awards,[23] and with "Stickwitu" receiving a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.[24] Internationally, The Pussycat Dolls were nominated for "International Breakthrough Artist" at the BRIT Awards,[25] "Best International Group" at Meteor Music Awards,[26] "Best Group" at the MOBO Awards,[27] "Best Group" at the MTV Europe Music Awards,[28] "Favorite Breakthrough Artist" at the MTV Asia Awards,[29] and "Best New Artist" at the World Music Awards,[30] and also winning "Best International Group Rock/Pop" at the Echo Awards, "Best New Dance Artist Group" at the International Dance Music Awards,[31] and Best International Artist at the Mnet Asian Music Awards.[32]

Commercial performance[edit]

In the United States, PCD debuted and peaked at number 5 on the Billboard 200 chart, on the chart issue dated October 1, 2005.[33] With first-week sales of 99,000 copies, the album was the fourth largest debut of the week.[34] In its 45th week on the chart the album rebounded back to the top ten, selling 43,000 copies.[35] The group became one of the top-selling artists in 2006, while the album appeared at number twelve on the Billboard 200 year-end chart that year.[36] On January 6, 2011, PCD was certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), denoting shipments of over two million.[37] The album had spent 99 weeks on the chart and sold 3 million copies in the United States as of May 31, 2008.[38] To date, PCD has sold 10 million copies worldwide.[39][40]

In the United Kingdom the album debuted at number eight on the UK Albums Chart dated September 24, 2005.[41] The album registered the second highest entry, selling 23,900 copies in its first week.[41] The release of the album's fourth single "Buttons" helped the album to increase sales week-on-week for six frames in a row, setting a new high of seven.[42] PCD has sold over 1,246,769 copies in the United Kingdom making it the best selling American girl group release there,[43] also becoming one of the best selling albums of the 2000–09 decade.[44] The success of the album led them to became the most successful girl group in the world since the Spice Girls in the late 1990s.[45] PCD debuted at number twenty-five on the New Zealand Albums Chart.[46] After fluctuating down the charts the album entered the top ten, peaking at number eight. Following four consecutive number one singles—"Don't Cha", "Stickwitu", "Beep" and "Buttons"— the album reached the top spot for two non-consecutive weeks.[46] The Pussycat Dolls became the first girl group in over six years to top the albums chart with the last act to achieve that feat was Bardot with their debut self-titled album.[46] At the end of 2006, the IFPI reported that PCD was the 12th best-selling album worldwide and third by a female act.[47]

Singles[edit]

"Don't Cha", which was The Pussycat Dolls' first single, was released in April 2005. It was a hit, reaching number one in many countries including Germany, Ireland and New Zealand, while peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at number two. The second single of the album was "Stickwitu". It was also a hit peaking at number one in the UK and Romania, and hitting the top three in Australia, Ireland and Norway. In the United States it peaked at number five and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals but lost to The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps".

Their third single of the album was "Beep" featuring will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. The song gained moderate success in the United States, peaking at number thirteen but was a hit in Oceania, peaking at number one in New Zealand and at number three in Australia. "Buttons" was PCD's fourth single. Upon its release it featured guest vocals from Snoop Dogg. It was a hit in Australia and New Zealand, peaking at number one in the latter. The song peaked at number three in both the United States and the United Kingdom. The fifth single "I Don't Need a Man" did not gain as much attention, peaking at ninety three in the United States. However, in Australia it was certified Gold and peaked at number six; additionally, it made the top twenty in Germany, France and Switzerland. The final single of the album was "Wait a Minute" featuring Timbaland, which peaked at number twenty-eight in the United States, sixteen in Australia and twenty-four in Canada. In Romania the song became a hit, peaking at number one and gaining massive airplay.

Promotion[edit]

Live performances[edit]

In January 27, 2006 The Pussycat Dolls performed "Sway" and "Don't Cha" on Dancing with the Stars during the results show on January 27, 2006.[48]

Touring[edit]

Main article: PCD World Tour

To further promote the album, The Pussycat Dolls served as the main opening act for the The Black Eyed Peas' Honda Civic Tour 2006 in North America.[49] In July, the group embarked on their first headlining tour, the PCD World Tour. During the tour, The Pussycat Dolls performed in Asia and in Europe. During the opening show of the tour in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, the group caused controversy for violating decency laws in the country and were fined 10,000 Ringgits ($2,714).[50] The tour concluded on February 6, 2007 in Newcastle, England. Along with Danity Kane, they opened for Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics Tour for the first North American leg.[51] In December 2006, the group was selected by the National Basketball Association and ABC to record the opening number for the ABC's coverage of the NBA using an adaptation of its track "Right Now" for the musical segment, which was previewed going into and out of commercial breaks during telecasts.[52]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of PCD.[53]

PCDStandard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Don't Cha" (featuring Busta Rhymes) CeeLo Green 4:32
2. "Beep" (featuring will.i.am)
3:49
3. "Wait a Minute" (featuring Timbaland)
3:42
4. "Stickwitu"  
  • Fair
  • Tal Herzberg[a]
3:27
5. "Buttons"  
3:45
6. "I Don't Need a Man"  
  • Harrison
  • Fair[c]
3:39
7. "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)"  
  • Fahey
  • The Droyds
  • Gallifent
  • Fair[b]
3:47
8. "How Many Times, How Many Lies"   Diane Warren
  • Fair
  • Herzberg[a]
3:56
9. "Bite the Dust"  
3:33
10. "Right Now"  
  • Fair
  • Herzberg[a]
2:27
11. "Tainted Love/Where Did Our Love Go"  
  • Fair
  • Big Tank[d]
  • Herzberg[a]
3:26
12. "Feeling Good"  
  • Bricusse
  • Newley
  • Fair
  • Herzberg[a]
4:19
Total length:
44:16
PCDRevised edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
13. "Sway"  
  • Fair
  • Tal Herzberg[a]
3:12
14. "Flirt"  
  • Wells
  • DioGuardi
2:56
15. "We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going"  
  • Fair
  • Tal Herzberg[a]
3:50
Total length:
54:11
Notes
  • Track listing and credits from album booklet.
  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies a vocal producer
  • ^c signifies an additional producer
  • ^d "Tainted Love" beat producer
Samples
  • "Don't Cha" samples "Swass", as written and performed by Sir Mix-a-Lot.
  • "Beep" samples "Evil Woman", as written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra.
  • "Hot Stuff (I Want You Back)" samples "Hot Stuff", as written by Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer and Keith Forsey and performed by Donna Summer.
  • "We Went as Far as We Felt Like Going" contains a medley of "Far as We Felt Like Going" written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan and "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" written by Harold Clayton and Sigidi.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of PCD.[53]

Managerial
Technical credits

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[110] 3× Platinum 210,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)[111] Gold 20,000x
Belgium (BEA)[112] Platinum 50,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[113] 2× Platinum 200,000^
France (SNEP)[114] Gold 170,700[115]
Germany (BVMI)[116] Platinum 200,000^
Greece (IFPI Greece)[117] Gold 10,000^
Hungary (MAHASZ)[118] Gold 7,500x
Ireland (IRMA)[119] 2× Platinum 30,000x
New Zealand (RMNZ)[120] 2× Platinum 30,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[121] Gold 20,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[122] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Russia (NFPF)[123] 5× Platinum 100,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[124] Gold 20,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[125] 4× Platinum 1,246,769[126]
United States (RIAA)[127] 2× Platinum 3,000,000[38]
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[128] 2× Platinum 2,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Version Format Label
United Kingdom[129] September 12, 2005 Standard edition
Australia[130] September 13, 2005 Universal
United States[131]

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