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Aubrey O'Day Biography

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Genres: Comedy/Spoken Word, Electronica/Dance, Pop

Signed to Combs' Bad Boy Records, Danity Kane released its self-titled debut album in 2006. With the help of the girls' appearance on "Making the Band 3," the album landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon release and spawned two Top 10 singles: "Show Stopper" and "Ride for You." Issues with management and tensions between the band members and Combs prevented a third single from being released. They managed to release a second album in early 2008 titled Welcome to the Dollhouse, which yielded the hit single "Damaged." Danity Kane's behind-the-scenes drama, however, made for entertaining television. The perky and curvaceous O'Day, backed by her powerful singing ability, became the group's breakout star, but her growing ego often conflicted with her mentor's direction. On a 2008 episode of "Making the Band 4" (MTV, 2007-09), Combs announced O'Day (and D Woods) were no longer members of Danity Kane. The group disbanded the following year. O'Day stretched her 15 minutes of fame by returning to her theater roots and joining the cast of Broadway's "Hairspray" (2002) as the bratty Amber Von Tussle. In an effort to further distance herself from her Danity days, O'Day graced the cover of Playboy magazine in 2009. She attempted a solo music career and documented it on her own reality series "All About Audrey" (Oxygen, 2011). Already familiar with being famously "fired," O'Day was a perfect choice to compete on Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ), joining a cast that included singers Clay Aiken and Deborah Gibson, and comedian Adam Carolla.

By Candy Cuenco