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Danity Kane (album)

Danity Kane is the self-titled debut album by American R&B/pop group Danity Kane, released by Bad Boy Records on August 22, 2006 in the United States and by Atlantic Records on November 11, 2006 in Germany and Switzerland.

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



The album involves production from executive-producer Sean Combs and Bad Boy vice president Harve Pierre, the album features production by Timbaland, Danja, Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Mario Winans, Bryan Michael Cox, Rami, Ryan Leslie, Scott Storch and Jim Jonsin.

Release historyEdit

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

Chart performanceEdit

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] The album is currently Danity Kane's best-selling album.


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

1."One Shot"Cox3:41
  • Jim Jonsin
  • Supa And Tight Writer
3."Want It"3:22
4."Right Now"
  • Hills
  • Hilson
  • Mosley
  • Washington
  • Timbaland
  • Danja
5."Show Stopper" (featuring Yung Joc)
  • Hunte
  • Oliver
  • Puckett
  • Romano
  • James Scheffer
6."Hold Me Down"
7."Come Over" (Interlude)
Mario Winans1:44
8."Ooh Ahh"Ryan LeslieLeslie2:51
9."Press Pause"
10."Ain't True" (Interlude)
  • Mike Winans
  • Mario Winans
  • Mario Winans
11."Ride for You"
  • Cox
  • Dean
  • Shropshire
12."Touching My Body"
13."Back Up"
14."Stay with Me"
  • Rami
  • Arnthor
15."Sleep On It" (Bonus track)
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)


  • 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


Chart (2006) Peak
German Albums Chart[7] 50
Swiss Albums Chart[7] 83
U.S. Billboard 200[7] 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[8] 1


  1. ^ 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". 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. ^ a b c "Danity Kane - Danity Kane - Music Charts". Retrieved 2012-02-12.
  8. ^ "Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-23.