Melody Thornton (born September 28, 1984) is an American singer, dancer, songwriter, and occasional model who rose to stardom as a member of the successful pop/R&amp;B group <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/The+Pussycat+Dolls">The Pussycat Dolls</a>. Thornton assumes the second most prominent vocal role in the group, after lead vocalist <a target='_blank' href="http://www.last.fm/music/Nicole+Scherzinger" class="bbcode_artist">Nicole Scherzinger</a>, and is distinguished for her melismatic vocal runs. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.