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Danity Kane is the self-titled debut album by American girl group Danity Kane. It was first released by Bad Boy and Atlantic Records on August 22, 2006 in the United States. After winning the third installment of the reality talent contest Making the Band in late 2005, Diddy and Bad Boy vice president Harve Pierre consulted a wide range of musicians to work with the quintet, including Timbaland, Danja, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Mario Winans, Bryan Michael Cox, Rami, Ryan Leslie, Scott Storch and Jim Jonsin.

Danity Kane
Danity Kane (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)
Recorded2005—2006
StudioThe Hit Factory (Miami, Florida)
Genre
Length49:28
Label
Producer
Danity Kane chronology
Danity Kane
(2006)
Welcome to the Dollhouse
(2008)
Singles from Danity Kane
  1. "Show Stopper"
    Released: August 22, 2006
  2. "Ride for You"
    Released: December 11, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com3/5 stars[1]
PopMattersmixed[2]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[3]

The album sold over 109,000 copies in its first day of release, eventually selling 234,662 copies in its first week according to Hits Daily Double, placing it at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. According to Soundscan, the album has sold over 935,000 copies to date.[4] In early 2007, it was certified Platinum for over one million copies shipped domestically.[5]

Contents

SinglesEdit

The band's debut lead single from the album was "Show Stopper" with Yung Joc. The song was followed by the moderately successful ballad, "Ride for You". The label wanted to release "Hold Me Down" as the third single, however the band lobbied for "Right Now" or "Want It". No definitive answer surfaced for the lack of singles on the debut album but this is attributed to management issues with the next single decision and the less than stellar chart performance of "Ride for You". Further singles were cancelled and Danity Kane returned to the studio in 2007 to record new material for their second album.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."One Shot"Cox3:41
2."Heartbreaker"
  • Jim Jonsin
  • Supa And Tight Writer
3:03
3."Want It"3:22
4."Right Now"
  • Hills
  • Hilson
  • Mosley
  • Washington
  • Timbaland
  • Danja
3:32
5."Show Stopper" (featuring Yung Joc)
  • Hunte
  • Oliver
  • Puckett
  • Romano
  • James Scheffer
Jonsin3:49
6."Hold Me Down"
Jerkins3:57
7."Come Over" (Interlude)
Mario Winans1:44
8."Ooh Ahh"Ryan LeslieLeslie2:51
9."Press Pause"
3:12
10."Ain't True" (Interlude)
  • Mike Winans
  • Mario Winans
  • Mario Winans
1:34
11."Ride for You"
  • Cox
  • Dean
  • Shropshire
4:11
12."Touching My Body"
Leslie3:42
13."Back Up"
Cox3:59
14."Stay with Me"
  • Rami
  • Arnthor
3:54
15."Sleep On It" (Bonus track)
Storch3:23
Notes and sample credits

^[A] denotes co-producer

Left over tracks
  • "I Wish" (Produced by Jeremy "Yogi" Graham)
  • "Love at First Sight" (written by Tijuan Frampton, Jeremy "Yogi" Graham, Shannon Douglas)[6]
  • "Take It Further"
  • "Tell Me" (re-recorded version appeared on Diddy's 2006 album Press Play)

CreditsEdit

  • Executive producers: Sean Combs, Harve Pierre
  • Vocal producer: Jim Beans, Conrad Dimanche, Makeba Riddick, Adonis Stropshire, Supa Tight Writer
  • Vocal assistance: LaShay Winans,
  • Engineers: Noel Burdick, Andy Haller, Robert Marks, Sean Tallman, Sam Thomas
  • Assistant engineers: Jan Fairchild, Andy Geel, Joe Gonzalez, Ryan Kennedy, Kev O, Kevin Wilson
  • Mixing: Rich Keller, Kevin Krouse, Robert Marks, Sam Thomas
  • Mastering: Chris Athens
  • A&R: Gwendolyn Niles
  • Design: Mark Obriski
  • Art direction: Mark Obriski
  • Photography: Chapman Baehler

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States August 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)
United Kingdom August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
Germany November 10, 2006 (2006-11-10)
Switzerland
Philippines January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ PopMatters review of Danity Kane by Danity Kane on September 5, 2006 by John Bergstrom
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "Ask Billboard: Mariah Carey, Danity Kane, Mindless Self Indulgence". Billboard.com. 2008-07-26. Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  5. ^ "RIAA Certifications". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2007-06-18. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
  6. ^ "Love @ First Sight". ASCAP. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-06-23.
  7. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Danity Kane – Danity Kane". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  8. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Danity Kane – Danity Kane". Hung Medien. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  9. ^ "Danity Kane Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Danity Kane Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Year-End Chart – Billboard 200 (2006)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "Year-End Chart – Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (2006)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 21, 2018.