Johnny Wright (music manager)
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Johnny Wright, born August 17, 1960 in Hyannis, Massachusetts, is an American music manager.
He has managed groups including New Kids on the Block, the Backstreet Boys, *NSYNC, the Jonas Brothers, Menudo, and solo acts such as Janet Jackson, Ian Medley, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Stevie Brock, and Ciara.
In 2004, Wright teamed up with Sean "Diddy" Combs for the third season of Making the Band. After an unsuccessful first attempt, a band was finally chosen (Danity Kane). Wright had served as the girls' manager(which consist of singer, Shannon Bex whom he met in 'Fame'). He quit managing Danity Kane via text message. He now manages the newly assembled Latino boy band Menudo.
As of 2009, Wright announced that he has put together a new boy band group for he wanted fans to vote on a name, which was ultimately One Call. The group consist of two former members of Menudo Chris Moy, José Bordonada Collazo and former member of NLT Justin Thorne and newcomer Anthony Gamlieli.
As of 2011, Wright has been the manager of Aubrey O'Day and is featured on the upcoming Oxygen docu-reality series All About Aubrey. Besides managing O'Day, he's also managing COLOR ME BADD while they were on a worldwide tour in 2011.
Also in 2011, Wright partnered with AT&T, and AOL's music platform, Cambio, to create a new web-reality show series called On the Spot Johnny Wright's Quest to Form the Next Supergroup.
In 2012, Wright also took on a new group known as 89, based out of Orlando, and helped them launched their first single "Give Me Some More (GMSM)" and music video. The group hopes to begin touring in mid-2012.
On the Spot Johnny Wright's Quest to Form the Next Supergroup
"On the Spot" is a global online and interactive talent search to form the next Supergroup. Participants from around the world have the opportunity to audition for Johnny Wright by way of video upload submissions. Powered by AT&T's wireless products and services, Johnny will be connecting with the participants and audience in groundbreaking fashion. Johnny and his team of experts will narrow down the auditions to just 20 participants. Then, from his high tech headquarters, Johnny will put these top 20 finalists to the test, utilizing the power of the internet and the AT&T network to orchestrate a series of challenges that test each contestant’s artistic prowess, business savvy, and passion. The most impressive performers will be flown to LA to participate in Johnny’s famous “Boot Camp”, an intense workshop of rehearsals, dance choreography, vocal lessons, and media training. Even eliminated participants who are active viewers may have the chance to impress Johnny and reenter the competition!
Take The Stage, Starring Johnny Wright
Wright is currently starring in the YOBI.tv singing competition webseries Take The Stage. Along with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and a number of other music and media industry professionals, Wright mentors and challenges the Take The Stage contestants Katelyn, Mykell, Brooklynn, Marquisa, Tyler, Gabrielle, Lyric, Ashlynn, and Luke to see who has what it takes to be the next breakout star. The winner of Take The Stage will win $20,000 and a management contract with Wright Entertainment Group and YOBI.tv.
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