Updated: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
The origin stories of bestselling bands

The Pussycat Dolls

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Believe it or not, but The Pussycat Dolls were one of the bestselling girls groups of all time. We kid you not. Their catchy tunes and less-than-classy clothing rocketed them to the top of the charts, all the while Robin Antin reclined back to enjoy the royalties. Because that's how they really began, as a burlesque troupe dreamt up by Antin to perform on the Vegas strip. PCD members that were part of the original lineup included Carmit Bachar, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta and Kimberly Wyatt, while Nicole Scherzinger joined the group after moving over from the pop band Eden's Crush...