Kitty Girls

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Kitty Girls
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(L-R) Ayanna Oliva, Tanya Yuquimpo, Jocelyn Oxlade, Nicole Deen and Veronica Scott—The original line up of the Kitty Girls during the 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX launch.
Background information
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres Pop
Years active 2007–2013
Labels Star Records
Associated acts Nathan J, Chris Cayzer
Past members Jocelyn Oxlade (2007–2013)
Ayanna Oliva (2007–2013)
Khai Lim (2010–2013)
Veronica Marsh (2007–2009)
Nicole Deen (2007–2009)
Tanya Yuquimpo (2007–2009)

Kitty Girls is a defunct all-female singing group formed in April 2007, by Cecille Carpio of Elan Models International and Jose Felix Dingcong of JLD Management, in the Philippines. Originally a quintet, the group consisted of Jocelyn Oxlade, Ayanna Oliva, Veronica Scott, Nicole Deen and Tanya Yuquimpo. In 2010, the group relaunched as a trio with Khai Lim joining Oxlade and Oliva.

History

Formation and debut album

In 2007, under the guidance of Cecille Carpio of Elan Models International and Jose Felix Dingcong of JLD Management, the Kitty Girls were signed to Star Records. The original line up, consisting of Jocelyn Oxlade, Ayanna Oliva, Veronica Scott, Tanya Yuquimpo and Nicole Deen, would open up for Akon in the Akon—Live in Manila concert in November and would feature in the cover of FHM Philippines' December 2007 issue.

On January 2008, the group launched their self-titled debut album Kitty Girls. The single "K.I.T.T.Y.".[1] was launched and performed live by the group in ABS-CBN's Sunday variety show ASAP.

On February 15, 2008, the Kitty Girls staged their first major concert dubbed One purr...fect Kitty Night.[2] The same year, the group would become official Philippine endorsers of Sharp televisions.

Line up change, relaunch and new single

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The Promo Image for the Kitty Girls' We On Fire Concert.

Over time the group would become a trio, with Oxlade, Oliva and Scott, in TV appearances.

On June 2010, the group was relaunched in The Fort in Taguig, with Khai Lim joining Oxlade and Oliva, and sang live for the first time their new single We On Fire—which debuted on DWFM U92 a week earlier. In an interview with Nelson Canlas for 24 Oras' Chikka Minute segment, Jocelyn revealed that the other girls left the group to go back to their respective countries and some to go back to their studies.[3]

A year later, the trio would tour Malaysia for Pernod Ricard's Ambassadeurs De La Marques Presents Stellar.

TV appearances

Year Title Role Notes
2007 ASAP '07 semi-regular performers
2008 ASAP '08 semi-regular performers
2008 POP Myx Myx celebrity VJ
2008 Us Girls Summer Fashion TV Special[4] guest performers
2008 Umagang Kay Ganda guest performers
2009 Eat Bulaga semi-regular hosts
2009 SOP Rules regular performers
2009 Showtime guest performers 1 episode
2011 Laugh Out Loud guests 1 episode

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album Certifications
2008 Kitty Girls

Singles

Title Year Certifications Album
"K.I.T.T.Y" 2008 Kitty Girls
"Forever"
"We On Fire" 2010

Compilation appearances

Title Year Album Certifications Label(s)
"Dancing Naked" 2008 ASAP Supah Dance[5] ASAP Music/Star Records

References

  1. "The Kitty Girls". '07 Subaru WRX Impreza Launch. Retrieved 2008-06-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The Kitty Girls First Major Concert". Metro Bar. Retrieved 2008-04-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Kitty Girls on 24 Oras". 24 Oras. July 9, 2010. GMA. 7.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Dimaculangan, Jocelyn (2008-03-30). "Us Girls airs its fashion TV special on Studio 23". The Philippine Entertainment Portal Entertainment Guide/Television. Retrieved 2008-07-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Mata, Paul (2007-10-04). "Star Records launches "ASAP Supah Dance" album". The Philippine Entertainment Portal Entertainment Guide/Music. Retrieved 2008-07-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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