OMG (group)

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OMG
Also known as Officially Miss Guided (OMG Girlz)
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres R&B, pop, hip hop
Years active 2009 (2009)–2015
Labels Grand Hustle, Interscope, Pretty Hustle
Associated acts Jacob Latimore Diggy Simmons Trevor Jackson Tyler James Williams Tequan Richmond Mindless Behavior
Website www.omggirlz.com
Past members Reginae Carter
Lourdes Rodrguez
Zonnique Pullins
Bahja Rodriguez
Breaunna Womack

OMG (initialism of "Officially Miss Guided") was an American teenage girl group, initially known as The OMG Girlz.[1] Their name is a play on words; it represents being young ladies "Miss" that are "Guided" in positive ways.[1] Formed in 2009, by Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, the Atlanta-based girl group performed publicly for the first time on an episode of BET's Tiny and Toya reality television series.[2] They also have made appearances on the 2012 series T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.[1] Their mission was to inspire throughout the world and let them know they could stand together as friends,[1] teens, and young women. Their singles "Can't Stop Loving You", "Where the Boys at", and "Gucci This (Gucci That)" have been their most famous singles with a working mixtape coming soon.

On December 31, 2017, OMG reunited to perform as a special guest during Zonnique's opening set on the Great Xscape Tour with Xscape. This performance sparked questions if the group will be returning. The group failed to confirm, however, they did update their Instagram and Twitter pages. Fans are waiting for answers.

On the night of New Years the group was seen in rehearsal at Soul Asylum Studios in Atlanta.

On January 3, 2018 the group updated their Facebook page. Fans are still wondering when OMG will announce the official comeback.

History[edit]

Prior to the group's debut, Zonnique Jailee Pullins was a member of the duo QT Posse, with QT Jazz.[3][4][5] Shortly after the release of their first single "Ain't Nobody" in 2010, Reginae "Baby Carter" Carter, daughter of rapper Lil Wayne and Toya Carter, departed from the group.[3] A few months later, the OMG Girlz' second single, "Haterz" (stylized as H.A.T.E.R.Z) was released.[6] OMG later performed the single on Good Day Atlanta.[7] The group downsized once more after Lourdes "Lolo" Rodriguez, sister of Bahja Rodriguez, left the group, given her young age. Bahja was also known as the lead singer of the group.[8] However, after a well accepted online search, during which time the group’s fourth single "So Official" was released, Breaunna Womack became the group's newest and third member due to finding her on a YouTube video dancing to Beyoncé's song "Ego".[9]

In 2011, the girls were added to line-up of the Scream Tour: Next Generation, by way of a national contest, which featured Diggy Simmons, Mindless Behavior, Jacob Latimore, Jawan Harris and TK-N-Cash. This tour helped the group gain fans across the country. Their first single as a trio, "Gucci This (Gucci That)" was a featured song on the tour. After the tour was over, in December 2011, The OMG Girlz were signed to Interscope/Streamline Records via Pretty Hustle/Grand Hustle (labels by Tameka "Tiny" Harris & Tip "T.I." Harris).

The single "Gucci This (Gucci That)" was released as their first official single under Interscope/Streamline Records, available for public download on February 28, 2012. Their second single "Where The Boys At?" which was written by fellow young artists Lil Will and Trevante was released on June 12, 2012. They also released their single "Lover Boy". In 2013, the group made a video for their song "Baddie". The group, also made a cameo appearance in T.I.'s video for "Hello. In fall of 2013, their singles "Cant Stop Loving You", and "Baddie" where released. In the summer of 2013, two days before they were scheduled to begin the All Around The World tour with teen male pop group Mindless Behavior, they released three singles titled "Do You Remember", "Incredimazable", and "Ridin' Slow". In the spring of 2014, the group released their first mature single called "Boy It's Over" (which samples the R&B group Jagged Edge single "Girl It's Over").

Solo careers[edit]

On March 12, 2015, OMG had unexpectedly announced that they would no longer be pursuing a career as a group on their Official Instagram account. Since the disbandment, each member has since released solo projects. Bahja "Beauty" Rodriguez has released three singles titled "Jealous Type", "Lipstick" and "Next One" via ITunes and Soundcloud. On June 23, 2015, Zonnique "Star" Pullins released the single "Nun For Free" featuring Atlantic Records rapper Young Thug.[10] She has released three additional singles in 2015 — "Cool Kids",[11] "My Nigga",[12] and "Can't Trust Em".[13] In 2016 she released the single, "Worst Friday".[14] Zonnique released her debut EP, Love Jones on March 24, 2017. Zonnique later released visuals for the lead single from her Love Jones EP Should've Been August 23, 2017, following her visuals for her song Patience October 5, 2017. In 2017 announced she would be returning to Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta for another season, she also announced she would be joining her mother Tameka Cottle and her group Xscape (group) for The Great Xscape Tour alongside Tamar Braxton, Monica (singer) and June's Diary.[15] Breaunna "Babydoll" Womack has released a song featuring Mindless Behavior member Princeton titled "Don't Believe In Love" she also later released her 2nd single titled "Selfish" in 2017. In July 2015, Bahja released a video on her YouTube account, introducing her as a solo artist. Also, reasoning on why OMG had disbanded.[sentence fragment] Since the three are above the age of 18, they have put out more mature and personal projects. Bahja Rodriguez's debut EP It Gets Better was released on November 20, 2015. She also recently did a cover shoot for DOPE Magazine.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Result
2013 44th NAACP Image Awards[16] Outstanding New Artist Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "OMG Girlz - Official Website of OMG Girlz". www.omggirlz.com. Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  2. ^ "T.I.'s And Sione fat Daughter Start Group, OMG Girlz". MTV News. Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  3. ^ a b "T.I.'s And Lil Wayne's Daughters Start Group, OMG Girlz". mtv.com. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  4. ^ "R&B Singer, Songwriter and Dancer QT Jazz on "The Focal Spot"". BlogTalkRadio. Archived from the original on 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  5. ^ "T.I.'s And Lil Wayne's Daughters Start Group, OMG Girlz". MTV News. Archived from the original on 2015-05-23. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  6. ^ "OMG Girlz - Gucci This (Gucci That)". February 11, 2012. Archived from the original on May 22, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Video: OMG Girlz Perform on 'Good Day Atlanta'". Rap-Up. Archived from the original on 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2015-05-20.
  8. ^ "About The OMG Girlz - The OMG Girlz". theomggirlz.com. Archived from the original on 13 March 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Tiny's Girl Group "OMG Girlz"Gets New Group Member - FreddyO.com". freddyo.com. Archived from the original on 6 February 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Nun For Free (feat. Young Thug) - Single by Zonnique". apple.com. 23 June 2015. Archived from the original on 24 March 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Cool Kids - Single by Zonnique". apple.com. 4 September 2015. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  12. ^ "My N***a - Single by Zonnique". apple.com. 19 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Can't Trust Em - Single by Zonnique". apple.com. 20 October 2015. Archived from the original on 9 September 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  14. ^ "Worst Friday - Single by Zonnique". apple.com. 18 March 2016. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Love Jones - EP by Zonnique". apple.com. 24 March 2017. Archived from the original on 5 January 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  16. ^ Couch, Aaron (February 1, 2013). "2013 Image Award Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 3, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2016.

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