DANITY KANE IS BACK! PLATINUM-CERTIFIED STARS OF MTV’S MAKING THE BAND RETURN WITH EAGERLY AWAITED SOPHOMORE ALBUM; SUPERSTAR GIRL GROUP CELEBRATES RELEASE WITH TV PERFORMANCES, RADIO PROMO TOUR, AND EXCLUSIVE NYC IN-STORE EVENT; “DAMAGED” A TOP 10 POP SMASH AT iTUNES; “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE” DROPS ON MARCH 18TH
Bad Boy Records has announced the upcoming release of “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE,” the eagerly anticipated sophomore album from Danity Kane. The album – which features the new hit single, “Damaged” – arrives in stores and at all online retailers on March 18th.
“Damaged” sees the RIAA platinum-certified girl group – currently starring in the latest and greatest season of MTV’s blockbuster reality series, Making The Band – joining forces with the up-and-coming production team, Stereotypes, known for their hit collaborations with such artists as Cupid, Ne-Yo, and Omarion. The track is currently a top 10 smash on iTunes’ “Top Pop Songs” chart, while also scoring at a variety of radio formats, including Urban, Rhythmic, and Top 40 outlets nationwide. In addition, the single’s companion video – directed by Syndrome (Pretty Ricky, Lupe Fiasco, Trey Songz) – had its world premiere on MTV’s TRL earlier this week.
On Tuesday, March 18th, Dawn, Aubrey, D. Woods, Shannon, and Aundrea will appear live on TRL to herald the arrival of “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE.” The week will also see visits to MTV’s The Big Ten and Sucka Free, as well as BET’s 106 & Park. Additional upcoming TV performances include the nationally syndicated Tyra Banks Show and Fox’s The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (check local listings).
Danity Kane – currently featured on the covers of both King and Right On! – are now in the midst of a month-long promo tour, with stops slated for radio stations in major markets across the country through mid-April.
Last – but most certainly not least – Danity Kane will perform live on the eagerly anticipated season finale of MTV’s Making The Band, set to air Sunday, March 23rd at 8 pm EDT (check local listings). The broadcast will also feature the official announcement of Danity Kane’s upcoming North American concert tour, slated to hit the road in May.
Danity Kane will celebrate the March 18th release of “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE” with an exclusive in-store event at New York City’s Best Buy (located at 529 Fifth Avenue). The group will be meeting fans and signing copies of their new CD, beginning at 7pm.
“WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE” follows the Making The Band 3-winning group’s blockbuster debut, which made a spectacular #1 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 album chart upon its initial 2006 release. Fueled by the top 10 smash, “Show Stopper,” the self-titled album went on to achieve RIAA platinum certification for U.S. sales exceeding one million units.
Now, with “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE,” Danity Kane have more than matched their Cinderella story debut, crafting an irresistible collection of new hits in association with such studio superstars as Danja, Stereotypes, Bryan Michael Cox, and Seven Aurelius (LL Cool J, Ashanti, Vanessa Carlton). “WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE” is Executive Produced by Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment president Harve Pierre.