Nicole Elikolani Prescovia Scherzinger was born on June 29, 1978, in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is of Hawaiian, Filipina and Russian descent, and comes from a large family of entertainers -- her mother, Rosemary, was a professional hula dancer and her grandmother was a respected Mariachi singer.
When Nicole Scherzinger was just 6 years old, her military father was transferred to Louisville, Kentucky, where she began attending performing arts schools, pursuing an education that would persist throughout her adolescence.
As a teenager, she was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair's Coca-Cola Talent Classic contest, and she appeared in several plays at Louisville's Actors Theater. Nicole Scherzinger first gained fame as the lead singer for the Pussycat Dolls. Her November 2007 single "Baby Love" established Nicole as a solo artist, paving the way for the release of her debut album, Her Name is Nicole. She Said, " To me, a Pussycat Doll is fearless but also vulnerable. We're strong, but we like to play too.