Show Stopper

Show Stopper

Single infobox
Name = "'Show Stopper|

Artist = Danity Kane featuring
Yung Joc
from Album = Danity Kane
B-side ="' | Released = August 4, 2006 (U.S.) October 20, 2006 (EU)
Format = CD single, vinyl single, digital download
Recorded = The Hit Factory,
New York City; 2006
Genre = R&B, snap, hip hop
Length = 3:49
Label = Bad Boy, Atlantic
Writer = Angela Hunte, Krystal Oliver, Calvin Puckett, Frank Romano, James Scheffer
Producer = Jim Jonsin
Certification =
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Danity Kane
Type = singles
Last single =
This single = "Show Stopper"
Next single = "Ride for You"

"Show Stopper" is a R&B-snap song written by Angela Hunte, Krystal Oliver, Calvin Puckett, Frank Romano, and James Scheffer for Danity Kane's debut album "Danity Kane" (2006). It features guest vocals by rapper Yung Joc and was produced by Jim Jonsin. The song was released as the album's lead single on August 4, 2006 (see 2006 in music) in the United States and on October 20, 2006 in Europe. While "Show Stopper" peaked at number 8 on the official "Billboard" Hot 100 chart, it managed to enter the top 30 in Germany.

Music video

The music video for "Show Stopper" was directed by Jessy Terrero (director of the movie "Soul Plane" and many of G-Unit's videos), and was filmed in various locations throughout Los Angeles, California between June 27 and 28, 2006. Apart from rapper Yung Joc whose part was filmed inside his van while he was on his way back to the airport because of a lack of time, Diddy also recorded a sequence with his verse in the song which appears in the remix version of the music video and features only the girl's full dance portion of the original version.

Thematically, the video starts with the band members in the recording studio listening to their album cut "Want It" with Diddy as he tells them to go straight to bed and not go out and club hop. Then the girls go into a van and get "made up" and then go out on the town in expensive cars, looking for boys and flirting. The video ends with the girls dancing on the Hollywood Boulevard.

The final version of the video premiered at the end of "Making the Video" on MTV on August 4, 2006. It reached a peak position of number two on "TRL" on September 8, 2006. The video also finished #6 on MTV's top videos of 2006 countdown.

Chart performance

The single was released on the U.S. iTunes Music Store on August 15, 2006, and peaked at number two on the top 100 songs after two days of downloading only. The following week "Show Stopper" instantly debuted at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the one of the highest debuts of 2006 behind Taylor Hicks's "Do I Make You Proud" and Beyoncé's "Ring the Alarm". While the song reached its peak position of number 8 in its second week, radio play and popularity on iTunes declined and it eventually fell out of the top 25. However, about 5 weeks after the radio release, the song finally started gathering airplay and subsequently moved back up the Hot 100, again peaking at number 12. It was certified Gold by the RIAA in late 2006.

While the song failed to chart or sell noticeably in Austria, the song became a top 30 success in Germany with a peak position of number 27. "Show Stopper" also enjoyed airplay success in the Philippines and Lithuania, and peaked at number 27 on the World R&B Top 30 and at number 34 on the World Top 40 Singles chart.

Formats and track listings

These are the formats and track listings of major single releases of "Show Stopper".
*International CD single
#"Show Stopper" (Album version)
#"Show Stopper" (Remix; featuring Diddy)
#"Show Stopper" (Instrumental)
#"Show Stopper" (Acapella)
*Vinyl single
#"Show Stopper" (Main version)
#"Show Stopper" (Instrumental)
#"Show Stopper" (Acapella)
*Official remixes
#"Show Stopper" (Alternate version) - 4:15
#"Show Stopper" (Bad Boy Remix; featuring Diddy & Yung Joc) - 4:42
#"Show Stopper" (Jim Jonson Remix; featuring Pitbull & B.O.B.) - 4:13
#"Show Stopper" (Saul Mojica Mix) - 4:19
#"Show Stopper" (Garbz Mix) - 3:52
#"Show Stopper" (Dave Audé Club Mix) - 7:26



External links

*Youtube|IHdxZbeE|"Show Stopper" music video

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