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Danity Kane Duo Sign With Group’s Ex-Manager For Dumb Blonde Venture

Published: Monday 13th Apr 2015 by Sam
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One year ago, Danity Kane were gearing up to hit the road on their ‘No Filter Tour.’ Fast forward to today and the climate is altogether different.

The group have once again disbanded and its members have spun off in different directions.

For Aubrey O’Day and Shannon Bex, the journey continues as a duo – which they’ve named Dumb Blonde.

Billed as a Pop/Electronic outfit, the pair are planning to debut a visual EP later this month.

Interestingly, they’ve roped in DK’s ex-manager to shepherd their career.

Details below…

Per O’Day, Justin Timberlake‘s manager Johnny Wright has signed on as the ladies manager.

Many will remember Wright during his stint as part of the Danity Kane camp during Making The Band. He would go on to manage the group until their first disbanding in 2008. He briefly returned to the position when the girls reformed as a four-piece in 2013. That agreement dissolved due to a dispute with the quad preceding the release of comeback single ‘Lemonade.’

Time will tell if it proves a fruitful union.

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  1. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 13, 2015

    Wasn’t Johnny originally managing Aubrey when she went solo and she still flopped hard? Now theres another person he can go and fail to make happen LOL. Anyways DumbBlonde should travel overseas and try to appeal to the Eurodance market, Ibiza would eat them up.

    • Kitty Puurrzz April 13, 2015

      Aubrey didn’t flop tho

      • Zave April 13, 2015

        Aubrey did flop tho. Whether yall want to believe it or not Dawn is then “beyonce” of Danity Kane. This includes her business to performances. Not hating tho…I’ll see what they have musically because image wise they on point

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 13, 2015

        Hmmmm… she only had 1 charting single out 5 singles she was on, and her EP did hit the top 100, so what is flopping by your standards? I’m just calling it like it is, if she and Shannon want to truly close the DK chapter they should really be hiring fresh faces. By the looks of it she’s trying to completely change her look and style and re-sell us broken goods we didn’t buy the first time (Unless you were 1 of the 15k that bought her album, if so my bad lol)

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 13, 2015

        OK @Zave, you better call it what it is and keep it 100 LOL!

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 13, 2015

        *EP didn’t hit the 100
        [Excuse me, I need to read my reads ]

  2. What now April 13, 2015

    FLOP

  3. Dev April 13, 2015

    Stale ass laid back Johnny? hmmmm
    didn’t he worked with solo Aubrey before?

    Promo pics be on point, in paps pics they look a mess

    Anway. I want to hear the music.

  4. Dumblonde April 13, 2015

    Dumblonde. One word. One ‘b’

    • SoFresh April 13, 2015

      That’s really been annoying me that they’ve been spelling it incorrectly

  5. Dumblonde Fan April 13, 2015

    Girls get your facts together. Aubrey’s Album would have done better than any of dawns, but because of dk she lost her distribution deal.

    • Deena April 13, 2015

      ^ she swears

    • Milk Tea April 13, 2015

      Aubrey signed a record deal after her reality tv show, that did not go anywhere, she was dropped. Danity Kane reunion buzz helped her a lot because she released her EP during that time, capitalising on the buzz. No one was checking for Aubrey musical endeavours lets be honest.

      • Dumblonde Fan April 13, 2015

        She was dropped by the new C.E.O of the record label she was signed to. She released stuff on her own without the label helps. No matter how you guys take it she’s had the highest peak position on the billboard 200 than any other dk girl

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 13, 2015

        *sips some Milk Tea*

  6. Everyone’s A Critic April 13, 2015

    Who are these girls you keep pushing??? LIke.. I’ve NEVER heard of them, never heard a single song yet the way you guys post about them is like they’re the biggest group going. Find new musical interests

    • Dumblonde Fan April 13, 2015

      So you’ve been living under a rock

      • Everyone’s A Critic April 13, 2015

        Better than the closet you’re living in boo

  7. Liam April 13, 2015

    well i’ll be looking out to see what they have to offer! i really like Shannon so i’m piqued to see what they bring

  8. Indie April 13, 2015

    So Proud of Aubrey and Shannon aka Dumblonde, they have really worked so hard, I read many reviews from fans who went to there listening party and every single fan said the music was amazing! This isn’t a flash in the pan project for them, they are tuyly are brand new duo who plan to be around for awhile! There new sound is very international so i hope they do come to europe and focus on the world, not just America!

    • Dumblonde fan April 13, 2015

      will say I was kinda iffy about a twosome with these two I actually went to their release and their music is AMAZING honestly it is so great they just have the IT factor it’s very mainstream and dancey yet with urban undertones Travis Garland which is Aubrey BF has them singin alotta harmonies and Backgrounds so it is amazing honestly I wish we coulda taken R phones in but we couldn’t but the music is gonna slay !!!!

  9. why yall hating April 13, 2015

    Aubrey didnt flop lets compare tbh She is the only one who was still booking red carpets tv spots and others. Automatic has sold more then Dawn’s songs. Her EP had no promo it sold 3k its first week the same amount as dawn’s album that had tons of promotion. Neither are the Beyonce but if Aubrey and shannon stick this out and do it right they could become that. Also aubrey’s networth is more than dawn so….

    • Dumblonde Fan April 13, 2015

      Yassssss!!!!!

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig April 13, 2015

      They could never become ‘that’, if you’re referring to Beyonce. They are basically the same age and would have 17+ years of catching up to do with zero talent LOL. And why are you concerned with Dawn, y’all are making this about Dawn who doesn’t even give two monkeys about what Dumblonde does. Aubrey was on red carpets and tv spots because she was stripping off for playboy and playing up for the camera’s on reality TV – meanwhile Dawn was actually perfecting her craft. And just face it, in the real world Aubrey’s sales figures just didn’t cut it. LOL 3K Gurl bye! that’s the size of 4 high schools.

  10. HOWYOULIKEIT April 13, 2015

    Why did they choose such a dumb name?

    • Dumblonde Fan April 13, 2015

      Lmao…. Stereotypes….

  11. Dumblonde fan April 13, 2015

    I will say I was kinda iffy about a twosome with these two I actually went to their release and their music is AMAZING honestly it is so great they just have the IT factor it’s very mainstream and dancey yet with urban undertones Travis Garland which is Aubrey BF has them singin alotta harmonies and Backgrounds so it is amazing honestly I wish we coulda taken R phones in but we couldn’t but the music is gonna slay !!!!

    • musicMatters101 April 13, 2015

      You have me hyped for it now. LOL how much of it was Alternative influences?

  12. musicMatters101 April 13, 2015

    Well he is a proven manager, but look how many Mariah Carey has went thru over the years. Whomever was before Jackson, Randy jackson, Jermaine Dupri, and now a new set of managers.

    If Wright has been with Timberlake since 2003, thats something to be proud of, and also DK was massive during their MTB run. Just saying if he has had success he can find it again. They’re not trying to be the next Rihanna/Katy Perry IMO.

  13. Dev April 13, 2015

    Booking red carpets and D list Tv spots aren’t achievements darling. Aubrey is a z lister so y’all still in this z list mind frame when discussing these things. I know all what Aubrey did because I WAS a fan back then waiting for her to blow up but she never did.

    Kim K is an amateur pornstar made it to vogue, has a massive empire and brand all over the world, that’s what I am talking about. Aubrey has not done 1 percent of that and the sad thing is she had the opportunity to do so but she wasted a crucial moment fresh and hot out of DK split and that moment is not coming back.

    Dawn won me over with her indie masterpiece GoldenHeart which sold 30K world wide. Dawn and Aubrey are apples and oranges. They never had the same ambition and never will.

    I am not judging Dumblondes until I hear their music.

    • isdickacarb April 13, 2015

      lmao GoldenHeart sold 3k worldwide not 30. Let’s not blatantly blow up numbers. Aubrey’s single “Automatic” sold 70k. The only time any of the DK girls have seen sales that high post break up was when Lemonade sold 40k. Dawn Richard will never be a successful solo artist. It’s the sad truth :-/

      • Dev April 13, 2015

        Please stop pulling numbers out of your ass and Lemonade did not sell no 40K and I liked the song.

    • AmbeRussell April 13, 2015

      Well lets be fair, if the girls were still signed to bad boy post break up, it would be hard to do anything when you are still on contract to someone u were “fired” from. I mean that was a tv firing, but he hoped it would change but the girls were over the whole thing n didn’t come back for the last season besides dawn and aundrea.

  14. Dev April 13, 2015

    TGJ is not making me post my receipts correctly aka links to websites but GoldenHeart sold 3k in it’s first week and 30k worldwide.

    Flavour Mag Uk

    “Goldenheart sold 30,000 copies to date and received universal acclaim from many music critics. This was a big response for an Independent release. Were you surprised by the success and recognition that Goldenheart received?”

    LATime said Armon On sold 30k too

    “she released the EP “Armor On” exclusively on iTunes. It sold more than 30,000 copies and went to No. 4 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, as well as going No. 1 on iTunes’ R&B albums chart.”

    So Dawn sold 30k twice
    Just like another poster said y’all want to make this about Dawn. Fine. I like talking about Dawn.

  15. Royalkev April 13, 2015

    I didn’t plan on paying much attention to any of the girls (post DK), but I’m getting very curious about what these 2 have in store now.

  16. former r**** stan April 14, 2015

    They have more chance making it than that dark skin black girl, who is now known as violent. Radio will play them over dawn.

  17. Mike will Shade it April 14, 2015

    Plastic Surgery no talent featuring filler back up dancer…dumb alright.

  18. Chilli April 14, 2015

    Lets face it, Jonni is only here for Aubrey. Poor Shannon….forever the ‘also ran’ of the group.

    He quit as DK4 manager because Aubrey had to share the spotlight with Drea & Dawn now he’s back coz Shannon will fall in line.

    • Nod April 14, 2015

      Lol Shannon is a nice girl, I like her and she improved a lot over the years, but her star quality, well, she has none of that. I don’t know why anyone would want to be in a group with her. In fact, that person is better off by them self collecting all their checks. Shannon was a filler in DK and most people who like her will admit that.

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