Mindless Behavior

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Mindless Behavior
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Mindless Behavior at the Walmart Risers interview
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres R&B, hip hop, pop
Years active 2008–present
Labels Interscope
Website mindlessbehavior.com
Members Princeton
Ray Ray
Roc Royal
EJ
Past members Prodigy

Mindless Behavior is an American boy band, best known for the singles "My Girl" and "Mrs. Right", produced by Walter Millsap. The band was put together in Los Angeles in 2008, by Keisha Gamble, Walter Millsap (who has previously worked with Beyoncé and Timbaland) and Vincent Herbert (Lady Gaga, Toni Braxton), and the band trained in dance and singing for two years before releasing a recording.[1] The members are all in their early teens.[2] They performed "My Girl" on The Today Show in November 2010.[1] Their debut album, #1 Girl, was released on September 20, 2011.[3] It debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart at number seven.[4]

Mindless Behavior toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derülo, and was the sole opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour.[5] Mindless Behavior also headlined the first BET Closer to My Dreams Tour alongside Diggy Simmons, Lil Twist, Tyga, Trevante and Jawan Harris.[6] In 2011, Mindless Behavior headlined the SCREAM Tour with Diggy Simmons and featuring The OMG Girlz, Jacob Latimore, and Hamiliton Park. They have been predicted as Future Stars by This Must Be Pop.[7]

In July 2012, they embarked their own 25-city tour, (#1 Girl Tour) with opening acts Jacob Latimore, Lil Twist, and rising star Kayla Brianna.[8]

In November 2013, it was reported that member Prodigy had left the group.

In April 2014, the group announced that they replaced former member Prodigy with a new member known as EJ.

Band members

Present members

  • Princeton
  • Ray Ray
  • Roc Royal
  • EJ

Past members

  • Prodigy

Discography

Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[9]
US R&B
#1 Girl 7 2
All Around the World
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Label: Interscope, Streamline
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 1
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Singles

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[12]
US R&B
[13]
"My Girl"
2010 40 #1 Girl
"Mrs. Right"
(featuring Diggy Simmons)
2011 72 8
"Girls Talkin' Bout"
50
"Christmas with My Girl"
96 Non-album release
"Valentine's Girl"
2012
"Keep Her on the Low" 2013 47 All Around the World
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Awards

BET Awards Coca Cola's Viewer's Choice Award (Winner)

References

  1. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (December 4, 2010). "Just the beginning", Billboard 122 (48): 27
  2. ^ Vena, Jocelyn (November 16, 2010). "Mindless Behavior Break Down Ode To Texting, 'My Girl'", MTV News. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
  3. ^ Caramanica, Jon (September 26, 2011). "Albums by Mindless Behavior and LeAnn Rimes", The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  4. ^ Trust, Gary, and Caulfield, Keith (September 29, 2011). "Mindless Behavior, Cody Simpson: Teenagers Hit the Charts", Billboard.biz. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
  5. ^ Sciarretto, Amy (February 2, 2011). "Janet Jackson to Take Mindless Behavior on Tour". Retrieved March 5, 2011.
  6. ^ Thompson, Erica (July 29, 2011). "Tyga, Diggy Simmons and More Realize 'Dreams' in NYC Show", Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
  7. ^ "brings you Future Pop! (Issue #05)". This Must Be Pop. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  8. ^ "News : MINDLESS BEHAVIOR ANNOUNCES THE #1 GIRL TOUR". Mindless Behavior. 2012-05-15. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  9. ^ "Mindless Behavior - Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  10. ^ http://music.broadwayworld.com/article/Mindless-Behaviors-ALL-AROUND-THE-WORLD-Debuts-at-1-on-Billboards-RBHip-Hop-Chart-20130322
  11. ^ http://923now.cbslocal.com/2013/03/22/mindless-behavior-top-the-charts-go-behind-the-scenes-of-all-around-the-world/
  12. ^ Peak positions for US Billboard 100:
  13. ^ Peak positions for R&B/Hip-Hop songs:

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