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 33)
Warrensburg, Missouri, United States
Occupation Singer, dancer, choreographer, television personality, actress
Years active 2001–present
Television
Spouse(s) Max Rogers (m. 2014)
Children 1
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]

Wyatt won the UK series of Celebrity MasterChef in 2015.

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, Wyatt 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 in Nick Lachey's music video for the single "Shut Up." Robin Antin was the choreographer, and it was here that 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]

Wyatt's 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 second member to announce her departure from the group. She confirmed her departure in 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 as a judge on the British reality show Got To Dance.[6]

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. That year, she was also featured on Aggro Santos' track "Candy". "Candy" was the lead track for the film StreetDance 3D. 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 would be judges on Live to Dance, the US version of Got to Dance.[7] The show aired for one season on CBS and was not renewed.[8] 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 2009, Wyatt told Digital Spy that she was 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. She said the album would be released within a year.[9] Wyatt performed her brand new single "Derriere" for the first time on an episode of Got to Dance on February 24, 2013. As of July 2015, no album has been released.

In 2010, Wyatt teamed up with former Jupiter Rising member Spencer Nezey, forming the group Her Majesty & the Wolves. Their album 111 was released in the UK on July 11, 2011.[10]

In March 2015, it was announced that Wyatt would take part in ITV's Give a Pet a Home show which works alongside the RSPCA in Birmingham.[11] In July 2015, she won the final of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One, beating Sam Nixon, Rylan Clark and Scott Maslen.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Wyatt 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, she announced she was pregnant with her first baby.[1] On December 2, 2014, Wyatt gave birth to a girl named Willow. In May 2015 she confirmed that she lives in the UK and travels to America to visit family.

Discography[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[13]
IRL
[14]
EUR
[15]
POL
[16]
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.[18][19]
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.[20]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Title Year Director(s)
"Candy" (with Aggro Santos) 2010 Emil Nava[21]
"Glaciers" Jess Holzworth[21]
"Stars in Your Eyes" Justin Harder[21]
"Goodbye/Goodnight" 2011 TBA[21]

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
2009–2014 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, 2012 Ask Rhod Gilbert Guest
2011 8 Out Of 10 Cats[22] Herself
2012 Mad Mad World Herself, panellist
Britain Unzipped Guest
The Xtra Factor Guest
2013 Fake Reaction Guest
Got to Dance - Tylko Taniec (Poland) Guest judge
2014 The Jump Herself, contestant
Duck Quacks Don't Echo Herself, contestant
Sweat the Small Stuff Herself, panelist
2015 Give a Pet a Home Herself, celebrity contributor
Murder in Successville Herself, cameo appearance (1 episode)
Celebrity MasterChef Herself, winner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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" (PDF). William Morris Endeavor (Interscope Records). Retrieved June 22, 2010. [dead link]
  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. [dead link]
  5. ^ "Loose Women - Kimberly Wyatt". ITV. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  6. ^ Pollen, Lisa (October 25, 2014). "Kimberly Wyatt on nesting, pregnancy yoga and fish and chips". Express. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Paula Abdul's 'Live to Dance' Show Gets Host and Judges". Billboard. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Exclusive: Paula Abdul "devastated" after being told show is cancelled". Radar Online. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Balls, David (December 9, 2009). "Exclusive: Pussycat Doll Kimberly readies solo album". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Her Majesty & The Wolves: 111". Discogs. Retrieved July 6, 2015. 
  11. ^ Julian Clary, Peter Andre, Kimberly Wyatt for ITV's Give a Pet a Home - TV News - Digital Spy
  12. ^ Celebrity MasterChef 2015 finalists: will Rylan, Kimberly Wyatt or Sam Nixon win? - TV - Staying In - London Evening Standard
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "Kimberly Wyatt Irish discography". Irish Recorded Music Association. Irishcharts at Hung Medien. Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  15. ^ "European Hot 100 Week of May 22, 2010". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved May 16, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Zpav.pl. May 30, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014. [dead link]
  17. ^ "BPI > Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 11, 2010. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Not Just A Doll by Kimberly Wyatt". Amazon.com. 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Not Just a Doll – Single by Kimberly Wyatt". iTunes. Retrieved March 10, 2010. [dead link]
  20. ^ "Doll Domination (Deluxe Edition) by the Pussycat Dolls". iTunes. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  21. ^ a b c d "MC Aggro’s Candy (feat. Kimberly Wyatt) by Emil Nava". Promonews.tv. Retrieved October 18, 2010. 
  22. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Kimberly Wyatt - IMDb". 

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