‘N Sync wasn’t the only pop group that used the
Members of the urban pop girl group handpicked and developed by Sean "Diddy" Combs on the third season of
Rumors of a reunion have swirled since May, when four of the five original members -- Dawn Richard, Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres and Shannon Bex -- were spotted headed to a lunch meeting at the Grove in L.A.
The group's fifth member, D. Woods won't be joining because she had "signed on to several projects" but wished her cohorts luck in a statement that also included a plug for her new single.
Danity Kane was launched in 2005, and the band's first two albums shot straight to No. 1, a record for girl groups. But after four years of on-camera internal turmoil, Combs dramatically disbanded the group and kept Richard as the sole girl signed to his
Richard later became a member of his hip-hop fusion collective Diddy-Dirty Money and left her deal with Combs to focus on a solo project.
"There is no answer to tell you what happened. It just did not work, and it was no girl's fault. It was a lot to do with this business. It was just bad timing," Richard told Pop & Hiss about her former group in a 2011 interview.