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Mindless Behavior

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Mindless Behavior
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B, hip hop, pop
Years active 2008–Present
Labels Interscope, Epic
Associated acts Jacob Latimore, Diggy Simmons, Soulja Boy, Tyga, Ciara, Lil Twist
Members Princeton
Ray Ray
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.[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 March 2013, the band released their second studio album, All Around the World on March 12, 2013 and their feature film documentary, Mindless Behavior: All Around the World.

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.

Band members

Current members

  • 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)

Past members

  • Roc Royal (Chresanto August) - Former Main Rapper (2008-2014)
  • Prodigy (Craig Crippen) - Former Lead Singer (2008-2013; 2014-2015)


Studio albums

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
#1 Girl 7 2
All Around the World
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Label: Interscope, Streamline
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 1
  • To be released: 2015
  • Label: Interscope, Streamline
  • Format: CD, digital download
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.


List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"My Girl"
2010 40 #1 Girl
"Mrs. Right"
(featuring Diggy Simmons)
2011 72 8
"Girls Talkin' Bout"
"Christmas with My Girl"
96 Non-album release
"Valentine's 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)


  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", 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. ^ "Mindless Behavior's ALL AROUND THE WORLD Debuts at #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Chart - BWWMusicWorld". Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  11. ^ [1][dead link]
  12. ^ Peak positions for US Billboard 100:
  13. ^ Peak positions for R&B/Hip-Hop songs:

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