Danity Kane is the self-titled debut album by American pop/R&B group Danity Kane, released by Bad Boy Records on August 22, 2006 (see 2006 in music) in the United States and by Atlantic Records on November 11, 2006 in Germany and Switzerland.
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.
August 22, 2006 (2006-08-22)
August 29, 2006 (2006-08-29)
November 10, 2006 (2006-11-10)
January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05)
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. In early 2007, it was certified Platinum for over 1 million copies shipped domestically.
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".
Bryan Michael Cox,
Supa And Tight Writer,
"Show Stopper" (featuring Yung Joc)
"Hold Me Down"
Kelli Nicole Price,
"Come Over" (Interlude)
Michael Carlos Jones,
"Ain't True" (Interlude)
"Ride for You"
"Touching My Body"
"Stay with Me"
"Sleep On It" (Bonus track)
Notes and sample credits
Left over tracks
"I Wish" (Produced by Jeremy "Yogi" Graham),
"Love at First Sight" (written by Tijuan Frampton, Jeremy "Yogi" Graham, Shannon Douglas),
"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,
German Albums Chart
Swiss Albums Chart
U.S. Billboard 200
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums