The Dolls began as a burlesque troupe based in Los Angeles, California, U.S., and expanded to Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The group, which was founded by choreographer Robin Antin in 1995, eventually got a record deal in 2003 with A&M Records and Interscope Records. They were transferred and moulded into a music group and by 2005 they had recorded their first album PCD. PCD, was released September 12th 2006 in the UK and Septemeber 13th in the US. It placed #1 in 5 countries including New Zealand. It peaked at #5 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, #7 on the UK album chart and #8 on the Australian album chart. It was certified Multi-Platinum in 7 countries including the UK and the US and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide to date. Their second studio album, Doll Domination, was released Septemeber 19th 2008 and reached #1 in 5 countries. It peaked at #4 on both the UK album charts and the US Billboard 200, selling 79,000 copies in it's first week. The group officially split in 2010 as Kimberly Wyatt, Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts and Nicole Scherzinger all exited the group one by one. The group was to be reformed with six new members; Vanessa Curry, Lauren Bennett, Tiffany "Taz" Zavala, Crystal "Lyndriette" Smith, Paula van Oppen, and Kia Hampton. The girls eventually became G.R.L. instead.