Doll Domination

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Doll Domination
Studio album by The Pussycat Dolls
Released September 19, 2008 (2008-09-19)
Recorded July 2007–May 2008
Genre Pop, dance, R&B
Length 62:40
Label Interscope
Producer
The Pussycat Dolls chronology
Live from London
(2006)
Doll Domination
(2008)
Doll Domination – The Mini Collection
(2009)
Singles from Doll Domination
  1. "When I Grow Up"
    Released: May 27, 2008
  2. "Whatcha Think About That"
    Released: September 9, 2008
  3. "I Hate This Part"
    Released: October 7, 2008
  4. "Out of This Club"
    Released: October 12, 2008
  5. "Bottle Pop"
    Released: February 23, 2009
  6. "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)"
    Released: February 23, 2009
  7. "Hush Hush; Hush Hush"
    Released: May 12, 2009

Doll Domination is the second and final studio album by American pop girl group The Pussycat Dolls. It was released on September 19, 2008 by Interscope Records. Initially titled To Those Who Wait, the group later stated in an interview that the album had been renamed Doll Domination after many requests from fans. Doll Domination was the first album released following the departure of group member Carmit Bachar, and was the last album released with the remaining group members from the original lineup—Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, Kimberly Wyatt and Nicole Scherzinger. Throughout 2009 the album was reissued in several different forms.

Doll Domination generally received mixed to negative reviews, with most critics citing poor efforts to offer better material than their debut album. Nevertheless, the album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 80,000 copies in its first week.[1] It experienced similar peaks on charts worldwide, reaching the top five on the albums chart in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Doll Domination sold less than PCD in the United States, however has sold 5 million copies worldwide.[2]

Six singles were released in support of Doll Domination. The album was preceded by the release of the lead single, "When I Grow Up", which reached the top ten in 16 countries. The second international single, "I Hate This Part", reached number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100 and also charted within the top ten in most countries. "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" caused controversy as the single was credited as "Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger", which caused tension within the group and rumored that Scherzinger would be going solo. It peaked atop the charts in 17 countries and reached a milestone in United States for the largest single-week leap from number 100.

Background[edit]

MTV initially reported that the album would be called To Those Who Wait but the Dolls would go on to say in an interview that the album had been retitled Doll Domination after they received many requests from fans. From mid-2007, production began with Rodney Jerkins, Sean Garrett and Timbaland with The Clutch. Other producers came on board as the project progressed. Initially the process was slow as lead singer Nicole Scherzinger was supposed to release her own solo project Her Name Is Nicole while production was ongoing. However the album did not materialize after Scherzinger had four failed US singles (despite "Baby Love" being successful in Europe). Consequently "When I Grow Up", "Who's Gonna Love You" and "Happily Never After"—originally songs from the solo project—became songs for Doll Domination.[3] Lead Doll Nicole Scherzinger spoke about the release on reality show Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll where she name-dropped and performed a fourth song titled "Just Say Yes", recorded for her own solo album. After being scrapped the song was placed on the early track listing for the Dolls album by MTV, Amazon and HMV but never made the actual release. The release of Doll Domination came after the departure of member Carmit Bachar. It was officially confirmed, after months of speculation, on March 4, 2008 that Bachar had left the group to follow "other performance interests". At the time of her departure, she had been the longest member of the group, joining in 1995 when they were a burlesque act.[4]

Development and release[edit]

Indian composer A. R. Rahman provided guest vocals on "Jai Ho!".

All in all the lack of sales over 2008 and 2009 triggered several re-releases meaning that the album now exists in around eight different versions. Initially the album debuted in the US at number 4 (one spot higher than their debut album) after first week sales of around 79,000; however, the album failed to have much chart longevity and struggled to stay in the top 25 in the run up to the end of the year. In its second week, the album dropped to number 17, and in its third week, it sat at number 30.[5] It spent seven weeks in the top 100, compared with their debut album which spent almost a year there. In other territories its performance was similar. However in the week of January 10, 2009, it re-entered the top 100 at number one hundred.

In the United States Doll Domination was originally set to be released on September 16, 2008, but was pushed back a week to September 23 without further explanation.[6] The album was released internationally throughout September and October 2008. The standard edition featured 16 tracka. International markets received two of the four bonus tracks. In the US and Europe a deluxe edition was released at the same time featuring 5 bonus songs (each one sung by a different member of the group). In December 2008 the collector's edition was released in Australia and the US featuring all of the songs from the deluxe edition but adding two extra bonus tracks. UK fans were only able to buy the deluxe edition while the group were on the UK leg of their tour at selected arenas. In April 2009 Billboard magazine stated that The Dolls had only sold around 400,000 copies. Subsequently Scherzinger confirmed that the current album would be re-released with new songs. In the interview she said: "it's a new life, a new push for Doll Domination. In this industry these days, that's what we're trying to do, always put new music out there and get people to pay attention. So this is a way for people to get new songs of ours and for people who haven't picked up the album so far to get another spin of our music."[7]

Mainland Europe received the 2009 edition featuring all of the original songs plus 3–4 new songs/remixes. The 2009 edition was released with the same cover art in many European countries: April 14 in France and April 24, 2009 in Germany[8] and the Netherlands. At the end of April, Doll Domination 2.0 was released in Australia, a compilation album featuring 6 of the original songs and 4 new ones. On April 27, 2009 an EP titled Doll Domination – The Mini Collection was released in the UK featuring the four singles that had been released from Doll Domination up to that point plus two new songs. Two weeks later the UK received its own deluxe edition of the album, identical to the international deluxe edition except that it included a new remix of Scherzinger's solo song "Baby Love" previously not released as a bonus track in the UK. On August 10, it was announced that Doll Domination 3.0 would be released in the UK following the success of the five singles which all reached top 20 positions on the UK Singles Chart, making it one of the group's most successful markets. The 3.0 edition was also released to most of mainstream Europe.

Critical response[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars link
Digital Spy 3/5 stars
Entertainment Weekly C+[9]
Los Angeles Times 1.5/4 stars[10]
musicOMH 1/5 stars[11]
Now 1/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[13]
Uncut 2/5 stars[14]
Yahoo! Music UK 6/10 stars[15]

Doll Domination received generally mixed to negative reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 51, based on 12 reviews.[14] August Brown of the Los Angeles Times stated that the album does not live up to its 2005 predecessor, and gave the album one and a half stars out of four.[10] Likewise, Nic Oliver of musicOMH gave the album four stars out of 10, remarking that, besides the tracks "Out of This Club" with R. Kelly and "Love the Way You Love Me", "This is an album that reels off one clunker after another...this is an album heading straight for the bargain bins."[11] Elan Priya of The Times gave the album three out of five stars and said that it "lacks any distinct personality. The exceptions include 'I Hate This Part', a break-up number on which Nicole Scherzinger is allowed to emote fully, and 'Whatcha Think About That?', which contains a cheeky rap from Missy Elliott."[16]

The Boston Globe summarised the album thus: "Great trashy, hook-laden songs that make your lips smack never need to be apologized for, just enjoyed. The Pussycats' debut from 2005 was that kind of disc, and though this follow-up tries darn hard to follow that formula, it comes up just short. Still, it's often filled with giddy, brilliantly produced goofy pleasures with nothing on its mind beyond love and pleasure. Oh, sure, there are a couple of ballads about heartache and regret, but lead singer Nicole Scherzinger sounds more like she's pining for a good facial than a guy. Especially as the disc wanders to its fatiguing 21st track. We know the Dolls want staying power, but c'mon..."[17]

Digital Spy judged that "Doll Domination is an over-long, patchy album that lacks any kind of lyrical cohesion. This isn't to say that individual tracks don't hit the spot. Nothing here matches the hyperactive brilliance of 'When I Grow Up', but future single 'I Hate This Part' is wonderfully melodramatic and each of the four Timbaland productions is bang on the money. Overall 3/5 stars."[18] The New York Times opined "were they, strictly speaking, human? That's what their new album, Doll Domination sets out to establish. Between dance tracks concocted by big-time producers like Rodney Jerkins, Timbaland, Sean Garrett and Polow Da Don, the Pussycat Dolls flaunt a newly prominent accessory: a breakable heart. In the 16 songs on this fully packed album, each striving to be a single, the Dolls still flirt and strut most of the time. But now, every so often, they ache. Ms. Scherzinger's small, flexible voice thrives in the programmed, computer-tuned R&B tracks. No less crafty or calculated than their bump-and-grind numbers, the farewell songs are a move toward expanding the franchise. Now the Pussycat Dolls are stocking a little empathy along with the attitude."[19]

Accolades[edit]

On his list of the five worst albums of 2008, Chris Willman from Entertainment Weekly placed Doll Domination fifth, criticizing the songs' "double entendres" aimed at their "target audience of 15-year-olds."[20] IGN ranked Doll Domination third on their list of the ten worst albums, commenting that it the "record stands out because it is so exceptionally retched."[21] It was voted as the third worst album in the 2008 Popjustice Readers' Poll.[22]

Chart performance[edit]

In the United States, Doll Domination debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart, having sold 79,000 copies.[23] In doing so, The Pussycat Dolls attained their highest peak in the United States, but with a lower first-week sales tally. Their debut album PCD (2005) shifted 99,000 copies in its first week.[24] During its second week of release, Doll Domination dropped to number fourteen.[25] The album was a commercial disappointment in the U.S. selling less than 400,000 copies by April 2009.[26] In Canada, Doll Domination entered at number three on the albums chart with sales of 12,000 in the week ending October 11, 2008.[27] The album managed to chart for only 5 weeks, and was certified platinum by the Music Canada for shipments exceeding 80,000 copies.[28]

In the United Kingdom, the album debuted at number four on the UK Albums Chart dated September 28, 2008, selling 31,823 units and eclipsing the number eight debut (23,800 sales) and number seven peak of their debut album PCD.[29] On November 28, 2008 the album was certified Gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[30] As of May 2009, Doll Domination has sold a total of 205,881 copies in the UK—less than a sixth as many as the PCD, which has sold 1,246,769 copies.[31] In France, Doll Domination debuted at number sixteen on the French Albums Chart on September 29, 2008, staying at that spot for two weeks.[32] It has been certified Gold by the Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique.[33]

Singles[edit]

The album's fifth single, which features guest vocals by A. R. Rahman, features an "indian-pop" style and a backing track with "heavy R&B". Critics praised Scherzinger's vocal performance in the song, as well as the world nature and its romantic tones.

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The album's lead single "When I Grow Up" was released on May 27, 2008 and serviced to contemporary hit radio stations on June 1, 2008.[34] The single was received favorably by contemporary music critics, many of whom highlighted it as a stand-out track from Doll Domination. The song peaked at number nine on Billboard Hot 100, becoming the group's highest charting single since "Buttons".[35] The accompanying music video was nominated in five categories at the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, and went on to win Best Dance Video.[36] "Whatcha Think About That", which features guest vocals by American recording artist Missy Elliott, was released as the album's second single;[37] it was released and serviced to contemporary hit radio stations on September 9, 2008.[38] The song failed to enter the Billboard Hot 100, however it did manage to peak at number nine on the UK Singles Chart.[39] "Out of This Club", a collaboration between R. Kelly and Polow da Don, was sent to urban contemporary stations on October 12, 2008 as the third single in the United States.[40] The song debuted and peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles, a component chart that represents the 25 songs that failed to make an impact on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[41]

"I Hate This Part" was released as the third single in United States, Canada, and United Kingdom and second elsewhere. The song received positive feedback from critics, who praised its melodramatic sound.[18] The song reached number one in Romania, making the top ten in countries such as Australia, Belgium, France and Canada as well as the top twenty in other countries.[42] The song peaked at number eleven on the Billboard Hot 100.[35] "Bottle Pop" was released as the third single in Germany and Oceania only. The single version does not feature Snoop Dogg but instead a small rap intro by Scherzinger. It reached the top 20 in Australia and New Zealand.[43] In the United States the song topped the Hot Dance Club Play chart.[44] Following A. R. Rahman's win at the 2009 Academy Awards for Best Original Song and Best Original Score for "Jai Ho" and the soudtrack of Slumdog Millionaire, the English pop version entitled "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" was released the day after.[45] Nicole Scherzinger was credited as a featured artist, creating tension within the group.[46] The track peaked at number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100, after charging eighty-five places to make the largest weekly leap from number 100.[47] Internationally, it achieved greater success across Europe and Oceania, reaching the top of the charts in 17 countries including Australia, Finland and Ireland.[48][49] The accompanying music video recreated the last scene from the movie Slumdog Millionaire.[50] "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" was solicited to contemporary hit radio stations on May 26, 2009 as the final single of Doll Domination.[51] The song was met with controversy when Scherzinger was again credited as a featured artist, prompting furthered tension and dissatisfaction between members.[46] The song peaked at number seventy-three and forty-one on the United States and Canada respectively.[52] Internationally the single reached number two in Turkey, ten in Australia, and the top twenty in most European countries.[52] Additionally the song went on to become the group's sixth consecutive number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.[53]

Promotion[edit]

Main article: Doll Domination Tour
The Pussycat Dolls performing "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" on The Circus Starring Britney Spears Tour.

The Pussycat Dolls first performed "When I Grow Up" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on May 20, 2008, on June 1 at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards and on June 12 on So You Think You Can Dance.[54] The album was additionally promoted through an episode of the documentary series E! True Hollywood Story, which premiered through E! on May 23 and hosted VH1's special Maxim Hot 100 on May 27.[54][55] In August 2008, The Pussycat Dolls traveled to Asia to open the 2008 MTV Asia Awards in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, performing "Buttons" and "When I Grow Up" on August 2 and appeared on the second day of the Singfest music festival in Singapore on August 4.[56][57] On August 29, they performed "When I Grow Up" on Today[58] and several days later performed at the annual charity fundraiser event Fashion Rocks.[59]

They also performed five songs at a Wal-Mart Soundcheck showcase: "I Hate This Part", "Takin' Over the World" and "When I Grow Up" from Doll Domination, and "Buttons" and "Don't Cha" from PCD.[60] On October 14, 2008 the group performed at the Sydney Opera House as part of a series of concerts promoting Xbox 360 and the video game Lips.[61] On October 15, 2008, the Dolls appeared on Australian TV show Sunrise and performed "When I Grow Up" and their latest single "I Hate This Part". In December 2008, The Dolls performed a medley of some of their most successful singles on the Royal Variety Show for her majesty Queen Elizabeth in the UK; the performance consisted of "Don't Cha", "I Hate This Part" and "When I Grow Up". To further promote the album the Dolls kicked off their second headline tour on January 18, 2009. The Doll Domination Tour visited venues across Europe and Oceania with Lady Gaga as the main opening act.[62] Ne-Yo also featured as a support act on the European leg of their tour at selected venues. The Dolls then toured North America, performing as the opening act for Britney Spears' The Circus Starring Britney Spears tour. This constituted the North American leg of the Doll Domination Tour.[63]

Track listing[edit]

Doll Domination – Standard version
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "When I Grow Up"   Jerkins 4:05
2. "Bottle Pop" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Garrett
  • Garibay
  • Clubba Lang[a]
3:30
3. "Whatcha Think About That" (featuring Missy Elliott)
3:48
4. "I Hate This Part"  
3:39
5. "Takin' Over the World"  
  • Jesse Woodard
  • Tiffany Gouche
  • Davion Faris
  • Danniel Farris
  • Myles Sims
  • Emmanuell Chisolm
  • Daniel Groover
Chase N Cashe 3:35
6. "Out of This Club" (featuring R. Kelly and Polow da Don)
  • Kelly
  • Jamal Jones
Kelly 4:08
7. "Who's Gonna Love You"  
  • Polow da Don
  • Fair[b]
4:00
8. "Happily Never After"  
4:49
9. "Magic"  
3:41
10. "Halo"  
  • Mosley
  • Harmon
  • Lewis
  • Muhammad
  • Smith
  • Nelson
  • Timbaland
  • Harmon
5:24
11. "In Person"  
  • Mosley
  • Harmon
  • Lewis
  • Muhammad
  • Smith
  • Nelson
  • Timbaland
  • Harmon
3:36
12. "Elevator"  
Jerkins 3:41
13. "Hush Hush"   3:48
14. "Love the Way You Love Me"  
3:21
15. "Whatchamacallit"  
  • Mosley
  • Harmon
  • Lewis
  • Muhammad
  • Smith
  • Nelson
  • Timbaland
  • Harmon
4:19
16. "I'm Done"  
  • Fair
  • Tal Herzberg[a]
3:18
Total length:
62:40

Disc 2[edit]

Doll Domination – North American deluxe edition (Disc 2)
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "If I Was a Man" (introducing Jessica Sutta)
  • Smidi
  • Fair
  • Ridel
3:31
2. "Space" (introducing Melody Thornton)
  • Andrew Frampton
  • Jack Kugell
  • Jamie Jones
  • Jason Pennock
  • Kugell
  • Jamie Jones
  • Pennock
  • Mischke[b]
3:08
3. "Don't Wanna Fall in Love" (introducing Kimberly Wyatt) Jane Child
3:21
4. "Played" (introducing Ashley Roberts)
  • Nevil
  • Mischke
3:20
5. "Until U Love U" (Nicole Scherzinger) Diane Warren
  • Peter Stengaard
  • Fair
3:38
Total length:
16:58
Notes
  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies a vocal producer
  • ^c signifies an additional producer
Samples
  • "When I Grow Up" samples "He's Always There" as written by Jim McCarty and Paul Samwell-Smith performed by The Yardbirds.
  • "Whatcha Think About That" samples "Je M'appelle Jane" as written by Mickael Furnon performed by Jane Birkin.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Performance credits
Management
  • Gretchen Anderson – production
  • Damian Elahi – business affairs
  • Tanya Greig – business affairs
  • Jeff Haddad – management
  • Buffy Hubelbank – A&R coordinators
  • Terrence Nelson – A&R coordinators
  • Gary Ng – A&R administration
  • Jeff Norskog – management
  • Ginger Ramsey – marketing
  • Dave Rene – A&R coordinators
  • Manny Smith – A&R
  • Jeanne Venton – A&R administration
Technical and production
  • Julian Peploe – art direction
  • Matthew Rolston – photography
  • Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins – production (tracks 1, 12), vocal production, mixing (track 1)
  • Paul Foley – recording (track 1)
  • Mike "Handz" Donaldson – recording (track 1)
  • Roberto "Tito" Vazquez – recording (track 1)
  • Spike Stent – mixing (track 1)
  • Sean "The Pen Garrett – production, instrumentation, programming (track 2)
  • Fernando Garibay – production, instrumentation, programming (track 2)
  • Clubba Langg – co-production (track 2)
  • Miles Walker – recording (track 2)
  • Chris Jackson – recording (track 2)
  • Mike Hogue – assistant recording (track 2)
  • Chris Kasych – assistant recording (track 2)
  • Brian Schunck – assistant recording (track 2)
  • Matt Wheeler – assistant recording (track 2), recording (tracks 3, 5, 14)
  • Kennard Garrett – keyboards (track 2)
  • Raymond "Rayza" Oglesby – keyboards, additional drum programming (track 2)
  • Tony Maserati – mixing (track 2)
  • Jamal "Polow Da Don" Jones – production (tracks 3, 7, 17)
  • Ron Fair – production (tracks 4, 13, 16), vocal production (tracks 3, 4, 7, 13), string arrangement and conduct (tracks 3, 7, 13, 16), vocal arrangement (track 7) wind chimes (track 16)
  • Ester Dean – vocal production (track 3)
  • Mike "Angry" Eleopoulos – recording (tracks 3, 4, 13, 16)
  • Tal Herzberg – recording (tracks 3, 4, 13), Pro Tools (tracks 3, 4, 13, 16) co-production (track 16)
  • Tony Terrebonne – recording (track 3)
  • Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine – recording (track 3)
  • Tony Terrebonne – recording (track 3)
  • Johnathan Merritt – assistant recording (tracks 3, 4)
  • Bryan Morton – assistant recording (track 3)
  • Jason Perry – keyboards (track 3)
  • Melvin Jones – trumpet (track 3)
  • Lissy Rosemond – banjo (track 3)
  • Eric Florence – tuba (track 3)
  • Dave Pensado – mixing (tracks 3–5, 12–14)
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing (tracks 3–5, 12–14)
  • Andrew Wuepper – mixing assistant (tracks 3, 13)
  • Jonas Jeberg – production, recording, instruments, programming (track 4)
  • Peter Mokran – mixing (tracks 4, 7)
  • Eric Weaver – mixing assistant (tracks 4, 7)
  • Chase N Cashe – production (tracks 5, 14)
  • Daniel Groover – guitars (track 5)
  • R. Kelly – production, arrangement, mixing assistant (track 6)
  • Ian Mereness – recording, programming (track 6)
  • Abel Garibaldi – recording (track 6)
  • Jeff Meeks – recording, programming (track 6)
  • Eric Schlotzer – recording, programming (track 6)
  • Donnie Lyle – guitars (track 6)
  • Patrick Hayes – guitars (track 6)
  • Eric Schlotzer – recording, programming (track 6)
  • Donnie Lyle – guitars (track 6)
  • Patrick Hayes – guitars (track 6)
  • Steve Baughman – recording (track 7)
  • Tony Terrebone – recording (track 7)
  • Nicole Scherzinger – vocal arrangement (track 7)
  • Shea Taylor – production (track 8)
  • Shaffer "Ne-Yo" Smith – co-production (track 8)
  • Mike Tocci – recording (track 8)
  • Daniel Laporte – additional recording (track 8)
  • Moses "Big Mo" Laporte – additional recording (track 8)
  • Robert "R.T." Taylor – acoustic guitar (track 8)
  • Bart Buckso – electric guitar (track 8)
  • Glenn Camp – drums (track 8)
  • Kevin "KD" Davis – mixing (track 8)
  • Timbaland – production (tracks 9–11, 14)
  • Jerome "Jroc" Harmon – production (tracks 9–11, 14)
  • Chris Godbey – recording, mixing (tracks 9–11, 14)
  • Julian Vasquez – recording (tracks 9–11, 14)
  • Fareed Salamah – recording (tracks 9–11, 14)
  • Ron Taylor – additional pro-tools editing (tracks 9–11, 14)
  • Dan Warner – additional guitars (tracks 10, 11)
  • Lashawn Daniels – vocal production (track 12)
  • Jordan Omley – vocal production (track 12)
  • Tito Vasquez – recording (track 12)
  • Mike "Handz" Donaldson – recording (track 12)
  • Paul Foley – recording (track 12)
  • Quiz & Larossi – production, instruments, programming (track 13)
  • Frank Wolf – strings recording (track 13)
  • Jonathan Merrit – assistant engineers (tracks 13, 16)
  • Keith Gretlein – assistant engineers (track 13)
  • Greg De Pante – assistant engineers (track 13)
  • Hit-Boy – productions (track 14)
  • Kara Dioguardi – co-production (track 14)
  • Allen Sides – string recording (track 16)
  • Ryan Shanahan – assistant engineers (track 16)
  • Mike Houge – assistant engineers (track 16)
  • Gary Grin – piano (track 16)
  • Gary Novak – piano (track 16)
  • John Goux – guitar (track 16)
  • Rusty Anderson – guitar (track 16)
  • Jack Joseph Puig – mixing (track 16)
  • Dean Nelson – mixing assistant (track 16)
  • Nelly – vocal production (track 17)
  • Adam Messinger – vocal production (track 17)

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[94] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[95] Gold 10,000*
Canada (Music Canada)[96] Platinum 40,000^
France (SNEP)[97] Gold 50,000*
GCC (IFPI Middle East)[98] Gold 3,000*
Germany (BVMI)[99] Gold 100,000^
Ireland (IRMA)[100] Platinum 15,000x
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[101] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[102] Gold 205,881[31]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Edition(s) Label
Australia September 19, 2008 CD, digital download Standard, deluxe Universal Music
Germany[103]
United Kingdom[104][105] Deluxe Polydor
September 22, 2008 Standard
United States[106][107] September 23, 2008 Standard, deluxe Interscope
Japan[108] December 10, 2008 Deluxe Universal Music
Germany[109] April 24, 2009 Re-edition

Doll Domination 2.0[edit]

Doll Domination 2.0
Studio album reissue by The Pussycat Dolls
Released April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)
Length 38:14
Label
Producer
The Pussycat Dolls chronology
  • Doll Domination 2.0
  • (2009)

Doll Domination 2.0 is a reissue of American girl group The Pussycat Dolls' second studio album Doll Domination (2008). It was released on April 24, 2009 by Interscope Records and Universal Music Group. Released six months after the original, Doll Domination 2.0 features ten songs including the remix of "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" and three newly recorded songs.

Response[edit]

Nick Bond of MTV Australia commented although "confusing [...] releasing a succinct package of the better songs from 'Doll Domination' is actually the smartest move they've made for a while." He ended the review writing, "while it's looking increasingly unlikely that the group will survive to a third album, this mini-greatest hits makes for a fitting send-off."[110]

Track listing[edit]

Doll Domination 2.0 – Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "When I Grow Up"   Jerkins 4:05
2. "I Hate This Part"  
3:39
3. "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" (A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
  • Rahman
  • Fair[b]
  • Scherzinger[a]
3:42
4. "Hush Hush; Hush Hush"  
4:13
5. "Top of the World"  
  • Calvin Kenon
  • Quiñones
  • Bogart
  • Nuri
3:14
6. "Halo"  
  • Timbaland
  • Harmon[a]
5:24
7. "Painted Windows"  
  • Jerkins
  • Nwaneri
  • Harper[a]
  • Johnson[a]
3:35
8. "Bottle Pop" (featuring Snoop Dogg)
  • Garrett
  • Garibay
  • Clubba Lang[a]
3:30
9. "Takin' Over the World"  
  • Jesse Woodard
  • Tiffany Gouche
  • Davion Faris
  • Danniel Farris
  • Myles Sims
  • Emmanuell Chisolm
  • Daniel Groover
Chase N Cashe 3:34
10. "I'm Done"  
  • Fair
  • Tal Herzberg[a]
3:18
Total length:
38:14
Notes
  • ^a signifies a vocal producer
  • ^b signifies an additional producer.

Charts[edit]

Notes
  • A^ In these territories, Doll Domination 2.0 was combined with the original chart entry for Doll Domination, and thus re-entered the chart as one release.

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label
Australia[114] April 24, 2009
  • CD
  • digital download
United States[115] May 5, 2009 CD 101 Distribution

Doll Domination 3.0[edit]

On August 10, 2009, Doll Domination 3.0 was released in the UK using the original cover art. It includes all of the songs from the Standard Edition as well as songs from the Mini Collection.[116] It does not include any of the solo songs from the original deluxe edition, nor "Lights, Camera, Action" (featuring New Kids on the Block) or "Top of the World".

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