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 36)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • dancer
  • choreographer
  • television personality
Years active2001–present
Television
Spouse(s)
Max Rogers (m. 2014)
Children2
Musical career
Genres
InstrumentsVocals backup
Associated acts
Websitekimberlywyatt.com

Kimberly Kaye Wyatt (born February 4, 1982) is an American singer, dancer, dance judge, 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 now resides in England, UK, and won BBC One's Celebrity MasterChef series in 2015. In 2016, she became the ambassador for the Bloch Dance World Cup.

Life and career[edit]

Childhood and early years[edit]

Wyatt was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, a town near Kansas City, and is of English, Scottish, German and Swiss-German descent.[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]

The Pussycat Dolls performing "Buttons" in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK 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 cover of Jane Child's hit song "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, Wyatt 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 peaked at number five on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Wyatt's ninth top ten hit in the United Kingdom, including eight (with two number ones) as part of the Pussycat Dolls. 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]

On March 7, 2013, Wyatt appeared on BBC Radio 1's Innuendo Bingo.[11]

In October 2014, Wyatt launched her perfume 'Kaydance'.[12]

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.[13] In July 2015, she won the final of Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One, beating Sam Nixon, Rylan Clark and Scott Maslen.[14]

In November 2015, Wyatt became a School Sport Ambassador in the UK for the Youth Sport Trust, promoting health and well-being for young women through dance.[15]

Personal life[edit]

Wyatt got engaged to the English model Max Rogers in September 2013 after dating for two and a half years, and they got 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 and named her Willow. On August 24, 2017, she announced the birth of her second daughter Maple Lyla Rogers. She is based with her family in England.[16]

Discography[edit]

Featured singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
UK
[17]
IRL
[18]
EUR
[19]
POL
[20]
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.[22][23]
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.[24]

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos
Title Year Director(s)
"Candy" (with Aggro Santos) 2010 Emil Nava[25]
"Glaciers" Jess Holzworth[25]
"Stars in Your Eyes" Justin Harder[25]
"Goodbye/Goodnight" 2011 TBA[25]

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
8 Out Of 10 Cats[26] Herself
2011, 2012 Ask Rhod Gilbert Guest
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
Through the Keyhole Guest/homeowner
Storage Hunters: Celebrity Special Herself, participant
2016 Bruce's Hall of Fame with Alexander Armstrong Herself, participant
Now You See It Herself, Participant
The Saturday Show Guest
Lorraine 'Kimberly's Kitchen Garden' sector
The Keith & Paddy Picture Show Penny Johnson
2017 Would I Lie To You? Herself
2016–present Taking The Next Step Judge

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ceremony Year Award Work Result Ref.
Grammy Awards
2007
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals "Stickwitu" Nominated
[27]

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 7, 2008. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  3. ^ Lo, Ricky (November 2, 2008). "In the Valley of the Dolls". The Philippine Star. PhilStar Daily, Inc. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved June 22, 2010.
  4. ^ Raftery, Brian (June 19, 2006). "Pussycat Dolls: Pussy Galore!". Blender. Archived from the original on May 3, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  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. ^ BBC Radio 1 (March 7, 2013). "Innuendo Bingo with Kimberly Wyatt". Retrieved November 18, 2016 – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "Ikon London Magazine coverage from the press launch of Kimberly Wyatt's perfume". Ikon London Magazine. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  13. ^ "ITV's Give a Pet a Home celebs revealed". March 20, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  14. ^ "Celebrity MasterChef 2015 finalists: will Rylan, Kimberly Wyatt or Sam". July 23, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  15. ^ Trust, Youth Sport. "Kimberly Wyatt joins Youth Sport Trust as ambassador - Youth Sport Trust". Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Kimberly Wyatt: I want Willow to be English". Lancashire Telegraph. April 12, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ "Kimberly Wyatt Irish discography". Irish Recorded Music Association. Irishcharts at Hung Medien. Retrieved September 2, 2010.
  19. ^ "European Hot 100 Week of May 22, 2010". Billboard (Nielsen Business Media, Inc.). Retrieved May 16, 2010.
  20. ^ "Listy bestsellerów, wyróżnienia :: Związek Producentów Audio-Video". Zpav.pl. May 30, 2014. Archived from the original on June 3, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  21. ^ "BPI > Certified Awards Search". British Phonographic Industry. Archived from the original on May 11, 2011. Retrieved July 11, 2010.
  22. ^ "Not Just A Doll by Kimberly Wyatt". Amazon.com. 2010. Retrieved March 9, 2010.
  23. ^ "Not Just a Doll – Single by Kimberly Wyatt". iTunes. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2010.
  24. ^ "Doll Domination (Deluxe Edition) by the Pussycat Dolls". iTunes. Retrieved August 27, 2010.
  25. ^ a b c d "MC Aggro's Candy (feat. Kimberly Wyatt) by Emil Nava". Promonews.tv. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  26. ^ Gorman, Bill. "Kimberly Wyatt - IMDb".
  27. ^ "Kimberly Wyatt - Artist". The Recording Academy. Retrieved November 10, 2017.

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