Danity Kane unveiled at last

Bad Boy Records has unveiled details of the eagerly anticipated debut album from Danity Kane, the red-hot girl group featured on the hit MTV series, “Making the Band 3.” The self-titled collection—which features the first single, “Show Stopper”—lands in stores nationwide on August 22nd.

Executive Produced by Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs, “DANITY KANE” sees the five-girl outfit—Dawn, Aubrey, D. Woods, Shannon, and Aundrea—teaming up with some of today’s most successful and talented producers. Among the studio superstars bringing their skills to the recordings are such hip-hop and R&B icons as Timbaland (Missy Elliott, Nelly Furtado, Aaliyah), Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey), Mario Winans (P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family, Destiny’s Child, The Notorious B.I.G.), Jim Jonsin (Twista, Jamie Foxx, Trina), Bryan-Michael Cox (Usher, Mariah Carey, Toni Braxton), Rami (*NSYNC, the Veronicas), and Ryan Leslie (Britney Spears, Tha Dogg Pound). The album’s Co-Executive Producer is Bad Boy Executive Vice President Harve Pierre.

“Show Stopper,” the Jim Jonsin-produced first single from “DANITY KANE,” has proven a true sensation, well in advance of its official arrival at multi-format radio outlets in early August. The track has already received nearly a quarter of a million plays on Danity Kane’s official MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/danitykane.

Danity Kane will debut their video for “Show Stopper” on August 4th on MTV’s “Making The Video.” The girls will then appear on MTV’s “TRL” on August 7th and on “Sucker Free on MTV” on August 8th. “DANITY KANE” will also be featured on “The Leak” on “MTV Jams” and “MTV Hits” the week of August 15th.

Dawn, Aubrey, D. Woods, Shannon, and Aundrea were the cream of the crop among hundreds of ladies competing for a spot in Diddy’s new super group during the taping of the smash MTV reality show, “Making the Band 3.” Though each of the five ladies of Danity Kane come from different backgrounds, all have a number of things in common that bond them as a full-fledged group—extraordinary talent, looks, personality, business savvy, an ability to perform under intense pressure, and a lifelong dream of making music.

The women—who describe themselves as independent, outspoken, and empowering—have had a strong hand in shaping their identity, even going so far as coming up with the group’s striking name. Dawn, an avid artist and anime aficionado, caught Diddy’s attention with a sketch of a female superhero she’d dubbed “Danity Kane.” He soon came to the realization that the moniker would make an ideal name for the band, declaring it to be solid and original, just like them.

The sound of Danity Kane meshes contributions from all five singers, resulting in a fluid and funky blend of voices that allows each member to assert her individuality while still uniting together as a whole. As with any group comprised of strong personalities, a variety of musical influences come into play—from Mariah Carey to Prince to Aerosmith—though each bandmate claims a special affinity for the harmony-rich R&B of En Vogue.

Fearless, dynamic, and remarkably gifted, Danity Kane unquestionably have what it takes to make it as a band.