As Told To Jonathan Hay
Many know her as the sultry front-woman of The Pussycat Dolls, but Nicole Scherzinger's quiet-as-kept career began on Kentucky band Days of The New's 1999 sophomore album, commonly referred to as "the green album" on Geffen Records. Lead singer and band leader Travis "Maestro" Meeks told HipHopDX, "I was looking for a female vocalist that could execute and
deliver some more world/operatic textures and sounds in approach to
the composition of the [Green] album."
As fate would have it, a college-aged Scherzinger would record the vocals and allegedly hit the road with the platinum-selling band responsible for such hits as "Touch, Peel and Stand" and "The Down Town." Meeks continues, "So I hired
her. I hired her to record the [album] and I
wrote [all] the parts for her and she sung backup pretty much on one,
two, three, four, five, six