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Attention pop fans—this is not a drill. After splitting up in 2010, it appears that The Pussycat Dolls have purred and made up, which means we may be getting a new album of pop hits soon. Don’t cha wish everyday was full of news like this?
After selling 50 million records between 2005–2010, PCD split over group tension in 2010, largely in part many of the members say because of an emphasis on lead singer Nicole Scherzinger. Before splitting, members Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, Kaya Jones, Kimberly Wyatt and Scherzinger released two albums, including 2005’s PCD and 2008’s Doll Domination.
The group was created by burlesque show owner Robin Antin and represented one of the last big pop groups of the 2000s that was formed outside of a reality series. Known for their risqué dance moves and barely-there outfits, PCD quickly became a guilty pleasure for many listeners, never earning the respect as a ‘real’ group. This could have largely been due to the band’s promotion, which kept Scherzinger at the forefront and left the remaining members a mystery to fans, which in turn made them difficult for fans to connect with.
But even with their lack of promotion and nontraditional origin story, the impact of PCD should not be underestimated, and neither should be how exciting the news of the reunion truly is for fans.
Here are five reasons why you should be excited for the return of The Pussycat Dolls.
Rihanna was their first opener.
Dream. Tour. What could be next? PCD and Fifth Harmony joint tour? An opening spot for Taylor Swift’s next tour? Let’s make herstory, ladies.
Their songs were undeniable jams.
PCD had no problem releasing hits and with pop music ruling the charts, now is the best time for a comeback. Plus, a little “Don’t Cha” with an EDM flavor? We’d play that.
Reunions are everywhere right now.
Have a favourite TV show from childhood? Maybe a movie you wish would release a sequel? Reunions are everywhere right now and we’re loving it. Even better, the early 2000s are having a comeback. Shania is on the top of the charts with Pink and Kelly Clarkson in the Top 10. Would it be weird to see PCD back on top? Weirdly perfect.
We already have a list of hip hop heavyweights ready for collaborations.
PCD made their mark in the early 2000s working with hip hop’s biggest names like Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, will.i.am and Busta Rhymes. This time around we’d love to hear the women team up with Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper and more. Plus, you know DJ Khaled would be all over a PCD collab. (Another one!)
This time will hopefully be different.
An emphasis on Scherzinger is what split the band up in the first place, so seeing a more even distribution of singing parts among the members would help fans get to know the artists better and create PCD 2.0.