Now I Have Never been a fan of the pussycat gang, or dolls, or clan, whatever they are, and i kind of think Nicole is a douchrocket, but when i heard one of the kittens was getting her solo debut, before Nicole had a chance to reprise her failed attempt at making a hit song & or album, i was all ears baby! Melody Thornton (born September 28, 1984) is an American R&B singer-songwriter, dancer,model, and television personality who rose to stardom as a member of the successful pop group the Pussycat Dolls. The youngest member of the group, Thornton assumed the second most prominent vocal role, after lead vocalist Nicole Scherzinger, and was distinguished for her melismatic vocal runs. According to Slant Magazine, she was often recognized as "the group's best vocalist". As of 2010, Thornton has departed the group. and all i can say is GO girl! i think she is beautiful and very iconic looking. i mean in a world of Rihanna's and Beyonce's you have to have sex appeal, and this cat has it. Thornton graduated from Camelback High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 2003. She was born to a Mexican mother and an African American father. Her talent was first discovered at an elementary school talent show when she sang Mariah Carey's remake of Badfinger's "Without You". In 2003, soprano vocalist Thornton was recruited in the Pussycat Dolls order to add vocal strength to the group. She saw the Pussycat Dolls on MTV Diaries featuring Christina Aguilera and heard they were auditioning for a new group member. Thornton went to the audition and was recruited in December 2003. For her audition, Thornton only sang and was still accepted into the group. As with the other Dolls, she is a salaried employee of Interscope Records. Her nickname for the group is "Baby Doll" because she is the youngest of the group. As of 2009, she announced during a concert that she usually introduces herself as "Baby Doll", but she wants the world to know her as "Melody". The Pussycat Dolls achieved worldwide success in 2005 with their album PCD, which debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and produced the hits "Don't Cha", "Buttons", and "Stickwitu", the last of which earned the group a Grammy Award nomination. Following the departure of Carmit Bachar in March 2008, the group continued as a quintet and in 2008 released their second studio album, Doll Domination which included the hits "When I Grow Up", "I Hate This Part", "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" and "Hush Hush". She was the only member to have contributed vocals apart from Scherzinger on Doll Domination (Standard Edition). She provides additional backing vocals and ad-libs to many of the songs, although on "Elevator","Love The Way You Love Me" and "Painted Windows" she can be found sharing the lead vocals with Scherzinger. Additionally on "Takin' Over the World" she sings secondary vocals. She also recorded her very first Pussycat Doll solo song called "Space" which was included in the deluxe edition of Doll Domination. Thornton started her solo career collaborating with rapper Jibbs on the song "Go Too Far" which is taken from Janet Jackson's song "Let's Wait a While" from his debut album Jibbs Featuring Jibbs. She has stated on several interviews for fans to keep an ear out for her music. In an interview at the Cabanna Club in Hollywood, she confirmed that she has been recording and writing songs for her solo efforts. Thornton recently stated on an interview with Chilosagirl that she would like to have a few Spanish-language songs to show her linguistic heritage and to get her learning her Mexican background. During the Doll's break she worked on number of different projects. She was one of the panelists of the show Bank of Hollywood. She made a cameo on Keri Hilson's, music video "Slow Dance" and appeared in two songs of Timbaland's second album Shock Value II. In an interview for The Source (Magazine) she said her songs will be different from the group’s sound but she's not going to abandon that pop demographic that she acquired through the Pussycat Dolls.
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September 11, 2010, Thornton confirmed on her Twitter account that "Love Gun" was leaked and is not her first single. "Feeling pretty sick right now... Someone who has been very kind to me is very upset and I completely understand since "Love Gun" was leaked... And not meant to be my first single... :(" it kinda sucks when leaks happen, but i have heard the track and i love love love it. so leak or not its a strong first track.