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news - Thu 28 Feb 2013
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Nicole Scherzinger: I nearly joined Black Eyed Peas

Singer was forced to turn down the offer, so will.i.am got Fergie in!

Nicole Scherzinger has opened up about her past and how although shes a successful solo artist nowadays, things could have been very different for her.

In the early days Nicole has revealed she was a goth and toured as a backing singer on the same tour as rock legends the Foo Fighters. Wow!

Back in 1999, the singer joined a post-grunge band called Days Of The New as a backing singer. She told Notion magazine: "We toured with Foo Fighters, we toured with the biggest bands out there. She even went on to describe herself as a "goth".

This unlikely collaboration only lasted a year, after which Nicole auditioned for girl band Edens Crush on the TV talent show Popstars.

While Nicole was in the girl band, she met will.i.am and apparently Will offered her the job of lead singer in the Black Eyed Peas the same night he offered it to Fergie.

Nicole has spoken about this night saying: "We had some radio shows together and he (will.i.am) actually met me and Fergie on the same night and he asked me to join the Black Eyed Peas... I wasn't able to."

Unfortunately, Nicole was contracted to Edens Crush and had to turn down the offer.

Can you just imagine?

Nicoles latest single, Boomerang, is due out on 10 March.

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