Melody Thornton is a well-known American singer, dancer and television personality. She first came to prominence as a member of the successful music group Pussycat Dolls.
Melody Thornton, the youngest member of the group, was known for her melismatic vocal runs, and she landed the role of second most important singer behind singer Nicole Scherzinger. When she was in elementary school, she took part in a talent show singing a Mariah Carey song. This is where her talent was discovered.
Thornton left the band in 2010 to focus on her career as a solo artist. Their first mixtape titled POYBL was released to the public on March 15, 2012. Thornton’s debut extended play, Lioness Eyes, opened to the public on August 7, 2020.
Net worth of Melody Thornton
According to website Celebrity Net Worth, Melody Thornton is said to have a net worth of $4 million. The Pussycat Dolls gave Melody the nickname “Baby Doll” when she began her career at the age of 19. She has the distinction of being the youngest member of the group.
Thornton has participated in a number of projects, including a cameo in the music video for Keri Hilson’s song “Slow Dance” and serving as a judge on E! Bank of Hollywood television show hosted by Ryan Seacrest. According to Rap-Up, she split from the band in June 2010 and immediately began work on a solo record.
Melody Thornton was victorious after four rounds of competition at The Masked Singer Australia.
On February 20, 2010, The Source did an interview with her. Thornton made it clear that despite the fact that her solo tracks will have a different sound compared to the band’s, she won’t give up the pop success she’s gained thanks to the Pussycat Dolls.
According to the original Rap Up report, Thornton began work on her solo album in June 2010, featuring musicians such as Cee Lo Green, Polow da Don and Lil Wayne.
During an interview with Vibe Magazine, she brought up the fact that she was dating Dr. Dre and Vidal had worked together. It was around this time that Thornton’s rendition of the song “Love Gun,” produced by Cee Lo, was spotted on the internet. Eventually, Green and Lauren Bennett recorded the song, which was included on his album The Lady Killer.
Earnings and prize money accumulated by Melody Thornton
Melody Thornton is a well-known media figure who travels extensively for both work and personal commitments. She has mentioned that traveling is another of her favorite things to do in her free time. It is believed that she has amassed a considerable fortune through her singing career.
After appearing on the second season of the E4 reality series Celebs Go Dating in 2017, Melody Thornton took part in the eleventh season of Dancing on Ice in 2019 with her professional partner Alexander Demetriou.
She placed fifth after losing to Saara Aalto in a Week 8 skate-off and being eliminated from the competition. In June 2019, Thornton joined the cast of the 1970s based musical Rip It Up The Show. In November 2019, the tour will perform at the London Palladium.
Melody Thornton can be seen in the picture.
The song “Love Will Return”, which serves as the introduction to Thornton’s upcoming Extended Play (EP) titled Lioness Eyes, was released online on November 15, 2019. Cinderella is performing at the New Wimbledon Theater on December 7, 2019 , she began playing the title role of Cinderella in the show.
Following the release of second single “Phoenix Rises” on July 24, 2020, she released her debut extended track titled Lioness Eyes on August 7, 2020.
In the fourth season of The Masked Singer Australia, which aired in August 2022, Thornton competed as “Mirrorball” and eventually won the competition.
Era of Melody Thornton and the Pussycat Dolls
Melody Thornton was called to join The Pussycat Dolls in 2003. Widely regarded as one of the most commercially successful girl groups of all time, the Pussycat Dolls have moved more than fifty million copies of their discography around the world.
Thornton did nothing but sing during her audition; Despite this, the band decided to include her in the line-up as a soprano singer because of her powerful voice. Like the other Dolls, she was a salaried employee at Interscope Records and performed her duties there.
The other members of the group referred to her as “Baby Doll” because she is the youngest and smallest of the bunch. She was the only other band member besides Scherzinger to contribute vocals to the Doll Domination (Standard Edition) album. On some of the tracks she provides ad libs as well as additional background vocals.
They were nominated for a Grammy Award and won two MTV Video Music Awards in addition to the Billboard Music Award they took home. Their debut album PCD sold ten million copies worldwide, including three million in the United States.
Their three biggest hits, “Don’t Cha”, “Buttons” and “When I Grow Up”, together have sold more than two million copies. Thornton left the band in 2010 to focus on her career as a solo artist. She released her first solo single entitled “Sweet Vendetta” in June 2011.
Details on Melody Thornton’s career
2003-2010: Pussycat Dolls period
In 2003, Thornton watched an episode of MTV Diaries with Christina Aguilera and learned that The Pussycat Dolls were auditioning for a new member of the group. Thornton auditioned on December 2, 2003 and was cast for the role later that month. Thornton did not play any other types of music during her audition; However, due to the need for extra vocal strength, she was included in the group as a soprano singer. She worked full-time as a clerk for Interscope Records along with the other Dolls. Because she is the youngest and smallest member of the group, the other members of the group refer to her as “Baby Doll”.
In 2005, the Pussycat Dolls achieved worldwide success with their album PCD. The album debuted at number five on the US Billboard 200 chart and produced the hits “Don’t Cha”, “Buttons” and “Stickwitu”, the latter of which earned the group a Grammy Award nomination. In addition, the album debuted at number five on the UK Albums Chart. The band continued as a quintet after Carmit Bachar left in March 2008, and they released their second studio album, Doll Domination, in 2008. This album contained the hit singles “When I Grow Up”, “I Hate This Part”, “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” and “Hush Hush”. Besides Scherzinger, she was the only other member of the group to do vocals Doll Domination (Standard Edition) She provides additional backup vocals and ad-libs on some of the songs, but she can also be heard singing lead vocals with Scherzinger on “Takin’ Over the World”, “Elevator ‘, ‘Love the Way You Love Me’ and ‘Love the Way You Love Me’ shares Painted Windows. She also provides backing vocals on ‘When I Grow Up’ (music video version), ‘Whatcha Think About That’, ‘In Person” and “Top of the World.” She also recorded her first ever solo song entitled “Space” which was featured on the deluxe edition album Doll Domination.
Between the years 2010 and 2017, POYBL and other initiatives
During the Pussycat Dolls’ hiatus, Thornton was involved in a number of different projects. She had a cameo appearance in Keri Hilson’s music video for the song “Slow Dance” and was a judge on the television show Bank of Hollywood, produced by Ryan Seacrest. She is rumored to have left the group Rap-Up in June 2010 and was working on her debut album as a solo artist at the time. She said of her role in the collective, “I came into the group to sing.” This point drove me home quite a bit. On the other hand, the nature of the situation became clearer as time went on. The roles became less and less important, and when it aired on the show, the message was more or less, “You all play your part, and that’s what it is.” It was difficult because it was a hard-earned one don’t want to miss the opportunity.
On February 20, 2010, The Source was given an interview. Thornton noted that the tone of her solo material will be different from that of the Pussycat Dolls, but she won’t stray too far from the pop fan base she’s built while performing with the group. In June 2010, Rap-Up made the first announcement that Thornton was in the process of working on her solo album with other artists such as Cee Lo Green, Polow da Don and Lil Wayne. She mentioned in an interview with Vibe Magazine that she also worked with Dr. Dre and Vidal working together. Around this time, a bootleg version of Thornton’s recording of the Cee Lo-produced song “Love Gun” hit the internet. Green and Lauren Bennett eventually recorded the song together for inclusion on Green’s album The Lady Killer.
Thornton’s first official song entitled “Sweet Vendetta” went on sale on June 16, 2011. Thorton announced on June 26, 2011 that she intended to release her debut solo album sometime in 2012. The promotional single for Lipstick & Guilt was made available for download on March 5, 2012. Their debut mixtape titled “POYBL” which is an acronym for “Piss on Your Black List” was made available for download on March 15, 2012. Melody is responsible for all ten tracks on the mixtape, including five reinterpretations and four originals. In addition to a duet with Bobby Newberry on a cover of La Roux’s “Bulletproof,” the project has productions from Andre Harris (“Smoking Gun”), Church and State (“Sweet Vendetta”), Mark Vinten (“Intro”), and Melody on the self-produced “Hit the Ground Runnin'”.
On May 24, 2012, the music video for the cover version of POYBL’s “Bulletproof” starring Bobby Newberry was posted online for the first time. She appeared in a cameo role in the music video for Bobby Newberry’s debut single “Dirrty Up,” which was released on June 14, 2012, and she did it alongside former Pussycat Dolls member Ashley Roberts.
On April 30, 2013, Thornton was one of the vocalists on the track “Something About You (Love The World)” from LL Cool J’s 2013 album Authentic. The other vocalists on the track were Charlie Wilson and Earth, Wind & Fire.
Thornton made a surprise appearance as a special guest in the music video for Fat Joe’s song “Ballin” on May 17, 2013.
Stage work, television appearances and the production of Lioness Eyes in 2017 and ongoing.
Thornton appeared on the second season of the reality television show Celebs Go Dating which airs on E4 in 2017. The following year, 2019, she took part in the eleventh series of Dancing on Ice along with her professional partner Alexander Demetriou. She was knocked out in a skate-off against Saara Aalto in Week 8, resulting in her fifth overall in the competition.
Thornton appeared in Rip It Up The Show in June 2019, a 1970s musical which is currently touring UK theaters and will finish at the London Palladium in November 2019.
On November 15, 2019, Thornton has just released the first single “Love Will Return” from her upcoming Extended Play (EP) entitled Lioness Eyes. She was then cast in the title role of Cinderella in the production of Cinderella which opened at the New Wimbledon Theater on 7 December 2019.
On July 24, 2020. After releasing her second song titled “Phoenix Rise,” Thornton released her debut extended track (EP) titled Lioness Eyes on August 7, 2020.
Thornton competed in the fourth season of The Masked Singer Australia as the character “Mirrorball” in August 2022 and eventually won the competition.