Pop singer Nicole Scherzinger has been honoured with artist of the year prize by Harvard University.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer was selected for the honour in recognition of her music career and philanthropic efforts for women and those with special needs. CS presents some trivia:
>> Scherzinger joined The Pussycat Dolls in 2003 as a lead singer, when they were re-cast as recording artists. The newly formed recording group’s first single was Sway from Shall We Dance?, with a music video inspired by the movie.
>> In June 2011, Scherzinger was announced as one of the judges for the first season of Simon Cowell’s U.S. version of The X Factor. She created immense controversy on the show when her vote was put to deadlock and the public vote sent home contestant Rachel Crow. She also faced backlash from the fans of the show, which included boos from the audience and later, death threats
>> She has recorded in Hindi when she performed the song, Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) and also in English.