PCDWorld > Biography - Kimberly Wyatt

Melody Thornton

Kimberly Wyatt (born 4th Feburary 1982) is from Warrensburg, Missouri.

"I'm a lot shyer than most of the girls, but my personality onstage is full-out. I really go for it." says Kimberly.

Having danced since she was seven, by the time Wyatt was 14 she was earning scholarships to study in New York each summer, from the Joffrey Ballet to the Broadway Dance Center. Graduating high school at 17, she promptly flew to Las Vegas to audition for cruise ship and casino shows. Landing a revue on Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas, then the largest cruise ship in the world, she was able to visit most of Southern Europe.

In 2001, she moved to L.A., despite an offer from the Hubbard St. Dance Co. in Chicago. "All I knew was that L.A. is where dancers got jobs and L.A. was the dot MapQuest led to. My parents thought, 'Oh my God, what is she going to turn into out there?'"

Antin asked Kimberly to join The Pussycat Dolls whilst on set for a video shoot for Nick Lachey. "I had only seen a poster for them," Wyatt recalls. "I remember falling in love with the girls. Not many acts let you be sexy and still be about girl power."

"Small town Middle America is different from the coasts," she says, "and all the girls come from big cities. I have a different perspective. They love my stories about towns where the fancy clothing store is Wal-Mart."

Wyatt is one of three judges of Sky 1's dance show, Got To Dance. Got To Dance premiered 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.

She made her musical debut being featured on Aggro Santos track "Candy". The song was released on iTunes as an EP featuring the single and two remixes on May 2, 2010. "Candy" will be the lead track for the new summer blockbuster StreetDance 3D, the first 3D dance film starring Flawless, Diversity and George Sampson, set to be released on May 21, 2010

Before stating that she has left The Pussycat Dolls she revealed to Digital Spy that she is recording her first solo album and 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.

In a other interview she stated that her album would electro, pop and dance music, but also ballads and softer, sweeter and breathier tracks too.

On November 2009, Kimberly played a mid-tempo track from her album titled "Love Me Tonight (For Now)" featuring Paul Wall Song was produced by Mickaël. Wyatt also revealed two tracks "Kiss And Tell" and "Getaway", which both songs were produced by Mickaël.

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. She said "It's gonna be quite a journey now that we're all venturing out on our own. 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." It has since been released as a promo single in Amazon.com and iTunes.

She has also said that her upcoming LP will contain various influences, including dub-step: "Now I've left I can do all the grimey, indie, different things I've always wanted to do. It's exciting to finally meet people who get me and get different sounds and want to do it with me. So many producers are just pop driven."

As well as her solo album, Wyatt is also working on a dance-driven side project entitled Her Majesty and the Wolves: "Right now, I'm just happy to be doing this track with Aggro called Candy, and I'll be working on a project called Her Majesty And The Wolves," she revealed. "It's me and a friend coming up with some new music, kind of electro-pop and house influences, and we're ready to put on a really good show."

  • Songs recorded for the album
  1. "Not Just A Doll"
  2. "Kiss And Tell"
  3. "Love Me Tonight (For Now)" featuring Paul Wall
  4. "Getaway"