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Don’t Hold Your Breath

Nicole Scherzinger

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Story of Song

This empowering anthem concerns a female protagonist who ends a relationship with her man. Scherzinger told the story of her song on Behind the Scenes while shooting her video on NScherzingerVEVO: “The song is about letting go and moving forward in your life. It’s a very empowering song even though it comes from a very broken dark place originally… just makes the victory of it much more powerful.”

Release date

Released March 10, 2011


Josh Alexander – Billy Steinberg – Toby Gad



Chart Rankings

US – 86

UK – 1


‘Don’t Hold Your Breath’ topped the UK Singles Charts and sold over 400.000 copies. The British Phonographic Industry certified it Gold. In the US, the song reached number 2 on the Dance Club Songs, number 32 on the Mainstream Top 40, and peaked at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Australia, it peaked at number 17 on the charts and was certified Double Platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). The song also reached number 2 in Belgium, number 70 in Canada, number 4 in Ireland, number 15 in the Netherlands, and it topped the Scottish Charts.

Artist’s age on release date

Nicole Prascovia Elikolani Valiente aka Nicole Scherzinger was 33 years when this song was released.

Cover Versions

Caylana – Very few amateur artists covered this song on Youtube.

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