Danity Kane is an American girl group comprising founding members Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard. Formed on the third installment of MTV's Making the Band reality television series in 2005, they were soon signed to Bad Boy Records by Diddy. The group was originally a quintet with the addition of member Wanita "D. Woods" Woodgett.
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 single "Show Stopper" and the ballad "Ride for You". Their second studio album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, was released in 2008, following the release of their second top 10 single "Damaged". The band became the first female group in Billboard history to debut their first two albums at the top of the charts.
Despite initial success, tension in the group led to a meeting with Diddy where, in the October 2008 finale episode of Making the Band 4, he removed O'Day and Woodgett from the group. The three remaining members of the group carried on with already scheduled promotional events before officially disbanding in early 2009.All group members were ultimately released from their contracts with Bad Boy Records later within the year. In 2013, four of the five group members (O'Day, Bex, Richard and Fimbres) reunited, and made an official announcement with regard to their reunion at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.