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Danity Kane Biography


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Birth Place: New York City, New York, U.S.
Years Active: 2005–2009
Genres: R&B, Hip Hop, Pop


Danity Kane was an American female music group signed to Bad Boy Records, first established in 2005. Formed on the third installment of MTV's ''Making the Band'' reality television series, the quintet comprised members Aubrey O'Day, Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Aundrea Fimbres. On the finale episode of the third season of ''Making the Band 4'', O'Day and Woods were confirmed as no longer a part of the group. On January 27, 2009, Richard confirmed to MTV.com in an interview that Danity Kane were no longer a group. The final line-up of the group, featured in the 2009 season of ''Making the Band'', consisted of Richard and Fimbres; all group members were ultimately released from their contracts with Bad Boy Records later within the year.

Danity Kane's self-titled debut studio album was released in 2006 and achieved success in the United States, shipping a million copies domestically, while spawning two singles with top 10 hit "Show Stopper" and the ballad "Ride for You". Their second studio album, ''Welcome to the Dollhouse'', was released on March 18, 2008, following the release of their second top 10 hit single "Damaged". The band became the first female group in Billboard history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts. Danity Kane was an American female music group signed to Bad Boy Records, first established in 2005. Formed on the third installment of MTV's “Making the Band” reality television series, the quintet comprised members Aubrey O'Day, Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Aundrea Fimbres.

On the finale episode of the third season of “Making the Band 4,” O'Day and Woodgett were confirmed as no longer a part of the group. On January 27, 2009, Richard confirmed to MTV.com in an interview that Danity Kane was no longer a group. The final line-up of the group, featured in the 2009 season of “Making the Band,” consisted of Richard and Fimbres; all group members were ultimately released from their contracts with Bad Boy Records later within the year.

The group released their self titled debut album in August 2006. The album reached number one on the United States Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Danity Kane's debut single, "Show Stopper", which featured rapper Yung Joc, reached number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. "Ride for You", their second single, reached number 78 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Welcome to the Dollhouse,” Danity Kane's second album, was released in March 2008. It reached number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album's lead single, "Damaged", reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The group's fifth single, "Bad Girl", featured Missy Elliott and reached number 110 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band became the first female group in Billboard history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts.




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