Mindless Behavior in 2012
From left to right: Princeton, Ray Ray, Prodigy and Roc Royal
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||R&B, hip hop, pop|
|Associated acts||Jacob Latimore, Diggy Simmons, Soulja Boy, Tyga, Ciara, Lil Twist|
|Past members||Roc Royal
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. The members are all in their early teens. They performed "My Girl" on The Today Show in November 2010. Their debut album, #1 Girl, was released on September 20, 2011. It debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart at number seven.
Mindless Behavior toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derülo, and was the sole opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour. Mindless Behavior also headlined the first BET Closer to My Dreams Tour alongside Diggy Simmons, Lil Twist, Tyga, Trevante and Jawan Harris. 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.
In November 2013, the group's lead singer, Prodigy left the group to pursue a solo career and later in April 2014, he was replaced with a lead singer, EJ.
Near the end of 2014, it was found out by fans of the group that group member, Roc Royal was fired from the group due to him being accused of stealing a producer's car. At the end of 2014, past member Prodigy also came back for a short time and left again.
In June 2015, the group showed 7 snippets of new songs from their third studio album Recharge, along their new member, "Mike" who is replacing the band's former band member, Roc Royal. The 7 snippets shows the more mature side of Mindless Behavior, Ray Ray being 19, Princeton 19, EJ 17, and newest member Mike also being 17.
- Princeton (Jacob Perez) - Backing Vocals, Occasional Singer (2008–present)
- Ray Ray (Rayan Lopez) - Backing Vocals, Main Rapper (2008–present)
- EJ (Elijah Johnson) - Lead Singer (2014–present)
- Mike (Michael River) - Backing Vocals, Occasional Singer (2015–present)
- Roc Royal (Chresanto August) - Former Main Rapper (2008-2014)
- Prodigy (Craig Crippen) - Former Lead Singer (2008-2013; 2014-2015)
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|All Around the World||
|"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(featuring Diggy Simmons)
|"Girls Talkin' Bout"
|"Christmas with My Girl"
|"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.|
BET Awards Coca Cola's Viewer's Choice Award (Winner)
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- Thompson, Erica (July 29, 2011). "Tyga, Diggy Simmons and More Realize 'Dreams' in NYC Show", Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
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- Peak positions for US Billboard 100:
- Peak positions for R&B/Hip-Hop songs:
- For "My Girl": "R&B/Hip-Hop Sings - Biggest Fall for June 11, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- For "Mrs. Right": "R&B/Hip-Hop Sings - Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
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