Prior to worldwide success with The Pussycat Dolls, Scherzinger initially began work on her debut studio album back in 2005. The project, titled Her Name Is Nicole, saw the singer recording 75–100 songs, with some of the songs later ending up with the Pussycat Dolls. Amongst those working on the album were Akon, Gary Lightbody, Dr. Dre, Ne-Yo, T.I., Timbaland, will.i.am, and Kanye West. However following four unsuccessful singles, Scherzinger admitted she was going to restart her album. In an interview with Billboard magazine in April 2009, she said "the current incarnation of [my album] is just in talks and in the writing process. I haven't started recording yet". Singer-songwriter Keri Hilson, confirmed that Scherzinger's album was not released so that Scherzinger could focus on releasing new music with the Pussycat Dolls instead.
"Whatever U Like" featuring guest vocals from T.I. was released as the album's lead single in the US. After the poor success of the previous single, "Baby Love" was released worldwide and managed to reach the top twenty in most countries. Two promotional singles were released from the album — "Supervillain" and "Puakenikeni" respectively and also both failed to chart. As a result of both singles charting poorly in the US, Scherzinger decided not to release any further singles from the album.