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Kimberly Wyatt

Background information
Birth name Kimberly Kaye Wyatt
Born February 4, 1982 (1982-02-04) (age 28)
Warrensburg, Missouri, U.S.
Genres Pop, Electronica
Occupations Singer, dancer
Years active 2001 – present
Labels A&M (2004 - present)
Associated acts Pussycat Dolls

Kimberly Kaye Wyatt (born February 4, 1982) is an American dancer, recording artist and choreographer. She was best known as a singer and dancer for pop/R&B group the Pussycat Dolls from 2003-2010. She is currently recording her debut solo album expected to be released in 2010.

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Biography

Wyatt was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, a university town near Kansas City.[1] Her father is a trucker and her mother travels with him. Before dancing, she attempted Tee-Ball, basketball and Brownies,[citation needed] which ended unsuccessfully. Wyatt began dancing at the age of seven.[2] When she was fourteen, she earned a scholarship to study in New York's Joffrey Ballet[1] and the Broadway Dance Center. 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,[1][3] and visited most of Southern Europe.

Career

Pussycat Dolls

Kimberly Wyatt at the Tacoma Dome in Washington

She moved to Los Angeles in 2001 to pursue her dance career,[1] despite an offer from the Hubbard St. Dance Coompany in Chicago. In 2002, Wyatt became one of the dancers on the comedy sketch show, Cedric the Entertainer Presents.

In 2003, Wyatt participated in the Black Eyed Peas' video "Shut Up" along side fellow Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar, and was the choreographer and dancer for a music video for Nick Lachey's solo album. During the video shoot, choreographer Robin Antin, founder of the Pussycat Dolls, asked Wyatt to join the group.[4] Like her fellow members, she was a salaried employee of Interscope Records.

She is best known with her dance sign, standing oversplit, which is shown in most of Pussycat Dolls music video. She stated herself in Loose Women that it is her trademark move, as she said that "her leg has become a celebrity in its own rights." [5] Because of the standing oversplit, she got her nickname "Flexy Doll." [6] Wyatt's first & only 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, on February 26, 2010 Wyatt was the next member to announce her departure from the group. She made the decision before but she stated it officially in the UK Loaded Magazine. [7] She said the Dolls gave her more than she could ever have before, but there were difficulties, and it wasn’t always easy. She left the group because she wasn't happy of her position in the group stating

"Money and fame can’t buy happiness. Ultimately I think that happiness is the most important thing in life and I think that once I started to get to know myself more and more I was like 'You know, I don’t think that my happiness is within this group right now'. I wish that it was different because I love what we do on stage. I love being a Doll, but as far as variables off-stage are concerned - I just couldn't do it anymore".[8]

She also said:

Everything was very set, and is very set with the Dolls. It is a brand. Well, I mean, it's a huge brand. It's a name and we were hired to do our job and I did just that. I feel like I can relate to anybody in a corporate job - because it's just a job, nothing more![9]

Solo career

Kimberly Wyatt is currently recording her first solo album, she has exclusively revealed to Digital Spy. The Pussycat Dolls star confirmed that she is in talks to collaborate with Missy Elliott and has already worked with rappers Paul Wall and Baby Bash and producers from "The Cold Chamber" like Mickaël on the record.

"I've recently been in the studio a lot. It started because I wanted to write but the more I did it, the more comfortable I got in the booth and started creating my own album. A lot of it so far has a dance feel, because it came about from what I could do on stage. I love electronica music, so there's a lot of inspiration from that. I've been very fortunate to work with people like Paul Wall and Baby Bash who have made appearances on my album. I've even been talking to Missy Elliot about a possible collaboration. Singing is something that has always been second nature to me, but it's also a challenge and I love a challenge. Singing is kind of my future and music is my engine."

She also said her album will have electro, pop, fun beats and dance songs, with some ballads in there as well. There will be the softer, sweeter, breathier tracks too. [10]

Kimberly has teamed up with London rapper Aggro Santos for his single titled "Candy", an urban-dance heavy club track with it’s infectious chorus, tight raps from Aggro and throbbing electro beats. "Candy" is written and produced by Swedish production team Andreas "Quiz" Romdhane and Josef Larossi (Quiz & Larossi) who've previously worked on PCD material including Wyatt's last single with the Pussycat Dolls, "Hush Hush; Hush Hush". It is due for release in the UK on May 9, 2010 though the label in unknown. In an interview on The Alan Titchmarsh Show she revealed that she was choreographing the video, which will premiere in April. [11][12]

On March 5, 2010 she posted a solo song named "Not Just a Doll" on her official website and on her YouTube channel, thus discussing why she left the Pussycat Dolls and what she has planned with her solo project.

"It’s gonna be quite a journey now that we’re all venturing out on our own,” Wyatt says in the video. “We’re a sisterhood, and we support each other in everything that we do. I left because I want to be the creative being that I am. I’ve been so blessed to be in the studio working on new music, writing music, writing things that make me feel something, that relate to me, that tell a story." [13]

Also "Not Just a Doll" has since been released as a promo song in Amazon.com[14], and iTunes[15]

Other projects

Wyatt is one of three judges of Sky 1's dance show, Got To Dance. Got To Dance will be on Sky 1 in January 2010. The other judges are Ashley Banjo, choreographer and dancer in Britain's Got Talent winning act Diversity and Actor and West End star, Adam Garcia. The show is presented by Davina McCall. [16]

Personal life

Wyatt resides in Los Angeles, California. She is very active in charity work, and is a big supporter and contributor to RAINN.[17]

Appearances in media

Discography

Also, see Pussycat Dolls discography

Solo songs

Year Song Artist Album
2008 "Don't Wanna Fall in Love"
  • Kimberly Wyatt
Doll Domination Deluxe Edition
2010 "Kiss And Tell" (TV Breakdown)
  • Kimberly Wyatt
TBA
"Love Me Tonight" (For Now)
  • Kimberly Wyatt feat. Paul Wall
"Not Just A Doll"
  • Kimberly Wyatt

Featured singles

Year Song Artist Album
2010 "Candy"
  • Aggro Santos feat. Kimberly Wyatt
TBA

References

  1. ^ a b c d Raftery, Brian (July 2006). Pussycat Dolls: Pussy Galore!. Blender. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  2. ^ Diokno, Pepe (July 28, 2006). Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Inquirer. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Orlando, Nick (August 25, 2006). What’s New, Pussycat?. Celebrity Week. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  4. ^ Harrington, Richard (April 21, 2006). The Cat's Meow: Give the Dolls Their Due. Washington Post. Accessed May 29, 2007.
  5. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xxXcqk7xEs
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHCmMFWNUP4
  7. ^ http://www.imagebam.com/image/571378697
  8. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1254078/Pussycat-Doll-Kimberly-Wyatt-quits-band-differences-bandmates.html?ITO=1490#ixzz0cuXQB73z
  9. ^ http://entertainment.sg.msn.com/Celebrity-Gossip/article.aspx?cp-documentid=3908564
  10. ^ http://www.ilikemusic.com/interviews/Kimberly_Wyatt_Interview_2010-8803/1
  11. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLM5hFtAASM
  12. ^ http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/news/a206945/kimberly-wyatt-reveals-solo-single-details.html
  13. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_PXjjMZyJo
  14. ^ "Not Just A Doll by Kimberly Wyatt". Amazon.com. 2010. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003B8XTC4/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1268072396&sr=8-5. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  15. ^ http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/not-just-a-doll-single/id360398408
  16. ^ "Banjo is plucked for Sky", The Sun, 2009-10-08, http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/britain_got_talent/2672601/Ashley-Banjo-to-judge-Just-Dance-show.html, retrieved 2009-10-17 
  17. ^ http://www.myspace.com/kimberlypcd

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