Doll Domination – The Mini Collection

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Doll Domination – The Mini Collection
EP by The Pussycat Dolls
Released April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)
Length 23:03
Label
Producer
The Pussycat Dolls chronology
  • Doll Domination – The Mini Collection
  • (2009)

Doll Domination – The Mini Collection is the first extended play by American girl group The Pussycat Dolls. The album contains three songs from Doll Domination (2008) as well as three new songs.

Critical response and commercial performance[edit]

Nick Levine saw the release "a little strange" suggesting "after scoring their biggest hit of the Doll Domination era with 'Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)', [...] the next move seemed obvious.[1] Tack the Slumdog-sampling smash onto the end of the original album, add a couple more new tunes and call it a 'Deluxe Edition'." Levine went on to praise the label's decision to assemble a six track mini album "without the padding that bogged down the original." He awarded The Mini Collection four out of five stars.[1]

Commercially The Mini Collection fared well. In the United Kingdom, it debuted at number 9 on the UK Albums Chart with first-week sales of 13,676.[2] As of June 2009, The Mini Collection had sold over 70,000 copies[3] and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for shipments of 60,000 units.[4]

Track listing[edit]

Doll Domination  – The Mini Collection – Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)" (A. R. Rahman and The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger)
  • Rahman
  • Fair[b]
  • Scherzinger[a]
3:42
2. "When I Grow Up"   Jerkins 4:05
3. "Whatcha Think About That" (featuring Missy Elliott)
3:48
4. "Painted Windows"  
  • Jerkins
  • Nwaneri
  • Harper[a]
  • Johnson[a]
3:35
5. "I Hate This Part"  
3:39
6. "Hush Hush; Hush Hush"  
4:13
Total length:
23:03
Notes
  • ^a signifies a vocal producer
  • ^b 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.
  • "Hush Hush; Hush Hush" samples "I Will Survive" as written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris and quotation of the original string arrangement by David Blumberg performed by Gloria Gaynor.

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Doll Domination – The Mini Collection.[5]

Managerial
  • Gretchen Anderson – production
  • Tanya Greig – business affairs
  • Jeff Haddad – management
  • Buffy Hubelbank – A&R coordinators
  • Terrence Nelson – A&R coordinators
  • Gary Ng – A&R administration
  • Ginger Ramsey – marketing
  • Dave Rene – A&R coordinators
  • Manny Smith – A&R
  • Jeanne Venton – A&R administration
Performance credits
Instruments
  • Ron Fair – keyboards (track 6)
  • Eric Florence – tuba (track 3)
  • Melvin Jones – trumpet (track 3)
  • Gayle Levant – harp (track 6)
  • Jason Perry – keyboards (track 3)
  • Lissy Rosemond – banjo (track 3)
Technical and production
  • Robin Antin – executive production
  • Dave Audé – producer, programming (track 6)
  • Aubry "Big Juice" Delaine – recording (track 3)
  • Ester Dean – vocal production (track 3)
  • Greg DePante – assistant engineer (track 6)
  • Mike "Handz" Donaldson – recording, mixing (track 4)
  • Tal Herzberg – engineering (track 1), Pro Tools (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6), recording (tracks 3, 5, 6)
  • Bruce Dukov – concertmaster (track 6)
  • Blake Eiseman – recording (track 4)
  • Mike "Angry" Eleopoulos – recording (tracks 3, 5, 6)
  • Eric Eyland – assistant engineer (track 6)
  • Ron Fair – executive production, production (tracks 5, 6), vocal production (tracks 1, 3, 5, 6), additional production (track 1), vocal arrangement (track 6), string arrangement and conduct (tracks 3, 6)
  • Paul Foley – recording (track 2)
  • Brian Gardner – mastering
  • Steve Genewick – assistant engineer (track 6)
  • Alex Greggs – special effects and edits (track 4)
  • Keith Gretlein – assistant engineer (track 6)
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Jimmy Iovine – executive production
  • Jonas Jeberg – production, vocal production recording, instruments, programming (track 5)
  • Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins – production (tracks 2, 4), vocal production, mixing (tracks 2, 4)
  • Jamal "Polow Da Don" Jones – production (track 3)
  • Jaycen Joshua – mixing (track 3)
  • Josef Larossi – producer, recording (track 6)
  • Mich "Cutfather" Hansen – production, vocal production (track 5)
  • Kalenna Harper – vocal production (track 4)
  • Meene – photography (inside)
  • Johnathan Merritt – assistant recording (tracks 3, 5), assistant engineer (track 6)
  • Peter Mokran – mixing (tracks 1, 5, 6)
  • D.J. Mormile – executive production
  • Bryan Morton – assistant recording (track 3)
  • Crystal "Cri$tyle" Nicole – vocal production (track 4)
  • Osinachi Nwaneri – production (track 4)
  • Deepak P.A. – engineering (track 1)
  • Dave Pensado – mixing (track 3)
  • Danny Ponce – recording (track 6)
  • A. R. Rahman – producer (track 1)
  • Matthew Rolston – photography (cover, back cover)
  • Andreas Romdhane – producer, recording (track 6)
  • Nicole Scherzinger – executive production, vocal production (tracks 1, 5, 6), vocal arrangement (track 6)
  • Ryan Shanahan – assistant engineer (track 6)
  • H. Sridhar – engineering (track 1)
  • Tony Terrebonne – recording (track 3)
  • Roberto "Tito" Vazquez – recording (track 2)
  • Tommy Vicari – string recording (track 6)
  • Eric Weaver – assistant engineer (track 6), mixing assistant (track 5)
  • Andrew Wuepper – mixing assistant (track 3)

Chart[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
Irish Albums Chart[6] 20
UK Albums (OCC)[7] 9

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[8] Silver 60,000^

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

Release history[edit]

Country Date Format Label Ref
Ireland April 24, 2009 Digital download Universal
[9]
Spain April 27, 2009
[10]
United Kingdom Polydor
[11]
May 15, 2009 Compact Disc (CD)
[12]
Canada July 7, 2009 Compact Disc (CD) Universal
[13]
July 28, 2009 Digital download
[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Levine, Nick (April 29, 2009). "Pussycat Dolls: 'Doll Domination - The Mini Collection' - Music Review". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Dylan scores historic number one". Music Week. Intent Media. May 5, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Universal mini format aims for max impact". Music Week. Intent Media. June 1, 2009. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Certified Awards". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  5. ^ Doll Domination – The Mini Collection (Media notes). The Pussycat Dolls. Polydor Records. 
  6. ^ "Irish Music Charts Archive: Top 75 Artist Album, Week Ending May 14, 2009". GFK Chart-Track. Retrieved November 13, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Pussycat Dolls | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "British album certifications – The Pussycat Dolls – Doll Domination – The Mini Collection". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Doll Domination – The Mini Collection in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  9. ^ "Doll Domination - The Mini Collection (2009) - The Pussycat Dolls". 7digital. (Ireland). Retrieved July 9, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Doll Domination - The Mini Collection: Tienda MP3". Amazon.com (Spain). Retrieved July 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Doll Domination - The Mini Collection: MP3 Downloads". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Doll Domination - The Mini Collection: Music". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Doll Domination - The Mini Collection: Music". Amazon.com (Canada). Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Doll Domination - The Mini Collection (2009) - The Pussycat Dolls". 7digital. (Canada). Retrieved July 7, 2014.