Danity Kane (album)

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Danity Kane
Studio album by Danity Kane
Released August 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)
Recorded 2005—2006;
The Hit Factory (Miami, Florida)
Genre
Length 49:28
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
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 5/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

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.

Production[edit]

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 history[edit]

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)
Switzerland
Philippines January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05)

Chart performance[edit]

The album sold over 90,000 copies in its first day of release, Danity Kane officially sold 234,662 copies its first week, 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 1 million copies shipped domestically.[5]

Singles[edit]

The debut and lead single from the album was the Billboard top 10 hit, "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".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "One Shot"   Cox 3:41
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
Jonsin 3:49
6. "Hold Me Down"  
Jerkins 3:57
7. "Come Over" (Interlude)
Mario Winans 1:44
8. "Oooh Ahh"   Ryan Leslie Leslie 2:51
9. "Press Pause"  
  • Deric Angelettie
  • Michael Carlos Jones
  • Mike Winans
  • Mario Winans
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"  
Leslie 3:42
13. "Back Up"  
Cox 3:59
14. "Stay with Me"  
  • Rami
  • Arnthor
3:54
15. "Sleep On It" (Bonus track)
Storch 3:23
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)

Credits[edit]

  • 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ PopMatters review
  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. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  6. ^ "Love @ First Sight". ASCAP. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
  7. ^ a b c "Danity Kane - Danity Kane - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  8. ^ "Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-06-23. 
Preceded by
Back to Basics by Christina Aguilera
Billboard 200 number-one album
September 3, 2006 - September 9, 2006
Succeeded by
Modern Times by Bob Dylan