Simone Sherise Battle (born June 17, 1989) is an American actress and singer from Los Angeles, California. She was a finalist on The X Factor in 2011. She is the second child out of three to Donna Morgan and Anthhony Battle. She has a sister Joyeux and Brother Elliott.
2012-present: Success and formation of G.R.L
In August 2012, Simone Battle was initially part of The Pussycat Dolls' proposed new line-up after their past members disbanded in 2010. Her admission to the group was revealed during the opening of the Pussycat Dolls Dollhouse at the Keating Hotel in San Diego. Robin Antin later announced on February 2013 that they will instead continue as the "next generation" of the Dolls as a group called "G.R.L".
The discography of American recording artist Simone Battle has released ten YouTube videos, four singles and one music video.
She is most notable for competing on a FOX reality TV talent competition The X Factor created by Simon Cowell. Cowell has also noted Battle as being one of his favorite contestants that he has mentored. She is a new member of The Pussycat Dolls line along with Lauren Bennett, Paula Van Oppen, Natasha Slayton and Natalie Mejia. Battle replaced Amanda Brandche in the new line-up. In August 2012 publicity photos showed the 'new' line-up including Simone Battle replacing Branche. Battle has also recently signed to record labels Kemosabe/Sony/RCA. Her hit single "He Likes Boys" was released online on October 24, 2011. It was written by Simone Battle  It was produced by The Movement. Upon Steve Jones' announcement that she had been eliminated from The X Factor, Battle plugged the online release of her new music video "He Likes Boys." She was the only contestant on the show to release a music prior to their elimination. The video has received both positive and negative feedback from fans. The video was shot and directed by Shane McLafferty. Battle has her own YouTube channel called simicocopop and currently writes and records music on it. Prior to recording songs on her own YouTube channel. She has released several singles and plans to release more solo singles on her new PCD album while working alongside with the girls. You can also catch Battle dancing in the background behind the scenes her Cali Swag District hit music video Teach Me How to Dougie.