is the second studio album by American Welcome to the Dollhouse R&B/ pop group Danity Kane, released by Bad Boy and Atlantic Records on March 18, 2008 in the US and March 25, 2008 in Canada. Danity Kane recorded the album in under five weeks, while filming the second season of [1 ] with fellow label mates Making the Band 4 Day26 and Donnie Klang first in New York City, New York, then in Miami, Florida. It became the group's second consecutive album to debut at #1 on the chart. The album was the last album released before the group broke up in early 2009, and was their final album released with Billboard 200 D. Woods who did not rejoin the group following their reunion.
Production [ edit ]
For this album, all of the girls had written and/or produced some kind of song, that they thought was suitable for their second effort. As mentioned in interviews, Danity Kane has stated that they came up with the name of the album when they all had brought in their own material into the studio to see which tracks would make the cut. They also expressed, that it felt as if they were in a music box, hence getting the name,
Welcome to the Dollhouse. Each of the girls, also, were given chances to co-write a handful of the tracks that are on the record.
Commercial performance [ edit ]
Welcome to the Dollhouse debuted on top of the US , with first week sales of 236,000 copies making it the band's second consecutive #1 album. Billboard 200 [2 ] Danity Kane is the first female group in [3 ] history to have both their debut and sophomore albums enter the main charts at #1. Less than a month after its release, Billboard Welcome to the Dollhouse was certified gold by the RIAA as of April 22, 2008. On September 28, 2008, the album had sold over 546,790 copies in the US. [4 ] Billboard's weekly release of its popular Top 200 Albums, known as the Billboard 200, saw the album's biggest gain in sales for the magazine of October 11, 2008. Welcome to the Dollhouse landed at #75 on the year end Billboard 200. [5 ]
The group intended to open for
Janet Jackson's Rock Witchu Tour for promotion, but had to withdraw due to label conflicts. [6 ]
Singles [ edit ]
The album's first
single, " Damaged", was chosen through an online fan poll. In January 2008, Danity Kane had posted a bulletin on their respective [1 ] MySpace page expressing that they were giving their fans the chance to choose their newest single. Fans were given two choices, "Damaged" and "Pretty Boy". Of the two choices, "Damaged" dominated the poll by a vast majority, and thus, became the first single from Welcome to the Dollhouse. The single "Damaged" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart at #64, and in its second week it shot up to #27.
Erik White directed and Gil Duldulao choreographed the music video for " Bad Girl". The video featured [7 ] cameos from Missy Elliott, Qwanell Mosley from their fellow Bad Boy Records band Day26, and Talan Torriero of the MTV show . The concept of the video is a Laguna Beach graphic novel and stays true to the line in the song "When the red light comes on, I transform" as each member transforms into an alter ego of theirs after a flash of red light. This is their last single as a group before their early 2009 breakup, and the last single to be released with now-former D. Woods, peaking at #85 on the . Billboard Pop 100 [8 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
"Make Me Sick"
Antea Joy Birchett
Show Stopper" ( Dave Audé Club remix) 7:26
(Solitaire Club remix) 7:29
(featuring Day26 and Donnie Klang) 3:12
(**): Produced and arranged by:
Backing vocals by Mary Brown. ^ (B):
Vocals produced and arranged by Mary Brown. ^ (C):
Vocals produced by Mary Brown. Addition vocal production by Harve Pierre. ^ (D):
Addition vocal production by Adonis and Voyce Alexander. ^ (E):
Vocal production by Tiff Star and ^ Jim Beanz. (F):
Vocal production by Harve Pierre and Shannon Lawrence. ^
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
According to the album's booklet and the
. BMI Repertoire [9 ] [10 ] [13 ]
Sean Combs – executive producer
Harve Pierre – co-executive producer Conrad Dimanche - associate executive producer,
A&R Shannon Lawrence - A&R
Daniel Mitchell - A&R coordinator
Hughes Felizor - A&R coordinator
Gwendolyn Niles - A&R administration
Sharon Tucker - A&R administration
Francesca Spero - Bad Boy Films/
executive Making the Band 4 Eric Wong -
marketing Kamala Salmon - marketing
Mark Obriski -
art direction and design Rod Gold - art manager
Carolyn Tracey - packaging production
Rodger Erickson -
photographer Marni Senofonte -
styling Julius Erving - management
Kenneth Meiselas - legal representation
Ed Shapiro - legal representation
Brian Gardner - mastering
Akeem Lee -
producer ("Lights Out") Antwan Thompson - producer ("Welcome to the Dollhouse")
Bernard Malik Doss - producer ("Ain't Going")
Bryan-Michael Cox - producer ("Sucka For Love" and "2 of You")
Danja - producer ("Bad Girl", "Pretty Boy" and "Strip Tease")
Flex & Hated - producer ("Lights Out") Fridolin - producer ("Is Anybody Listening")
Harve Pierre - producer ("Welcome to the Dollhouse")
Mario Winans - producer ("Damaged", "Secret Place (Interlude)", "Lights Out", "Picture This (Interlude)", "Poetry" and "Is Anybody Listening")
Rockwilder - producer ("Make Me Sick") Romeo IX - producer ("Flashback Interlude")
Scyience - producer ("Key to My Heart")
Sean Combs - producer ("Damaged", "Lights Out" and "Is Anybody Listening")
Stereotypes - producer ("Damaged")
The Clutch - producer ("Sucka for Love")
The Runners - producer ("Ecstasy")
Wyldcard - producer ("Sucka for Love" and "2 of You") Victor Abijaudi -
engineer Steve Dickey - engineer
Paul J. Falcone - engineer
Andy Geel - engineer
Koil - engineer
Bernard Malik - engineer
Matthew Testa - engineer
Sam Thomas - engineer
Jeff Villanueva - engineer
Kevin Wilson - engineer
Marcella Araica -
mixing engineer Giz - mixing engineer
Ken Lewis - mixing engineer
Bernard Malik - mixing engineer
Fabian Marasciullo - mixing engineer
Matthew Testa - mixing engineer
Sam Thomas - mixing engineer
Adonis - vocal producer
Voyce Alexander - vocal producer
Jim Beanz - vocal producer
Mary Brown - vocal producer
Shannon Lawrence - vocal producer
Harve Pierre - vocal producer
Tiff Starr - vocal producer
Mary Brown -
backing vocals on "Bad Girl" Bryan-Michael Cox -
arranger, bass guitar, drums, keyboards, programming, strings ("Sucka for Love" and "2 of You")* Steve Dickey - mixing assistant
Daniel Mitchell - assistant engineer
Donnie Scantz - bass guitar, drum programming, keyboards ("2 of You") Jahi Sundance - bass guitar, drum programming, keyboards ("2 of You")
Mario Winans - arranger ("Secret Place", "Picture This" and "Is Anybody Listening")
Wyldcard - keyboard, strings ("Sucka for Love"** and "2 of You")
Release history [ edit ]
March 18, 2008
March 18, 2008
April 21, 2008
March 25, 2008
May 9, 2008
September 13, 2008
References [ edit ]
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^ Four months later, it went platinum with one million copies sold in the US. To date, the album has sold 1,650,000 worldwide. Ask Billboard WELCOME TO THE CHARTHOUSE
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^ a b "Make Me Sick (Legal Title)". BMI Repertoire. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Archived from the original on 25 February 2011 . Retrieved 25 February 2011.
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