OMG (group)

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Officially Miss Guided
OMG group members.jpg
(left) Bahja "Beauty" Rodriguez, (middle) Breaunna "Babydoll/JusBre" Womack, (right) Zonnique "Star" Pullins
Background information
Also known as
  • Officially Miss Guided
  • OMG Girlz
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, United States
Genres
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009 (2009)–2015
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial Website
Past membersReginae Carter
Lourdes Rodriguez
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. They are possibly best known for their singles "Can't Stop Loving You", "Where the Boys At?", and "Gucci This (Gucci That)".

On December 31, 2017, OMG reunited to perform as a special guest during Zonnique's opening set on the Great Xscape Tour with Xscape.

On January 3, 2018, the group updated their Facebook page. However, there has been no official word that the group will reunite.

History[edit]

2009– 2010: Beginnings and departures[edit]

Prior to the group's debut, Zonnique Jailee Pullins (daughter of Tameka "Tiny" Harris then Cottle) was a member of the duo group QT Posse with QT Jazz. QT Posse later disbanded and OMG Girlz was formed. This new group consisted of four members Zonnique "Star" Pullins, (sisters) Bahja "Beauty" Rodriguez/Lourdes "Lolo" Rodriguez, and Reginae "Baby Carter" Carter whose parents were all close friends with Zonnique's mother.[3][4]

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. A few months later, OMG Girlz's second single "Haterz" (stylized as H.A.T.E.R.Z) was released. OMG later performed the single on Good Day Atlanta.[5] The group downsized once more after Lourdes "Lolo" Rodriguez left the group given her young age. Afterwards this left the group as a duo consisting of members "Beauty" and "Star" only.

While searching for a third member, the fourth single "So Official" was released. Shortly after OMG had pinned the newest addition to the group Breaunna "Babydoll" Womack due to finding her on a YouTube video dancing to Beyoncé's song "Ego".[6]

2011– 2013: New Beginning, tours, signed, and breakthrough[edit]

In 2011, the girls were added to the Scream Tour: Next Generation line-up, 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 & Clifford "T.I.P" Harris). The following year on February 28, 2012, "Gucci This (Gucci That)" was released as their first official single under Interscope/Streamline Records, available for public download.[7] On April 28, 2012, it peaked at #59 on two of Billboard's charts R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay[8] for 10 weeks and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[9] for 13 weeks.

Their second single "Where the Boys At?" which was written by fellow young artists Lil Will and Trevante was released on June 12, 2012. On July 14, 2012, it peaked at #77 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and stayed on the chart for 5 weeks.[10]

While performing on tour they previewed a song called "Lover Boy", the unreleased song would later on become the group's most highly anticipated single.

OMG made several cameo appearances for different artists, one being in T.I.'s video for "Hello".

In fall of 2013, their singles "Can't Stop Loving You", and "Baddie" were released.

In the summer of 2013, two days before they were scheduled to begin the All Around The World tour with teen pop boy group Mindless Behavior, they released three singles titled "Do You Remember", "Incredimazable", and "Ridin' Slow".

2014– 2015: Maturity and disbandment[edit]

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" from their third studio album Jagged Little Thrill).

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 put out personal solo projects.

Solo careers[edit]

Beauty[edit]

Bahja Rodriguez (22)

In April 2015, Bahja "Beauty" Rodriguez released a video on her YouTube account, introducing herself as a solo artist.[11] She also explained in an interview, reasons why OMG may have disbanded.

She released her debut EP, It Gets Better on November 20, 2015. On December 12, it peaked at #22 position on Billboard's Top R&B Albums[12] and peaked at #10 position on Billboard's Heatseekers Albums.[13] It stayed on the charts for one week.

As of December 2018, Rodriguez has released four EPs and five non-album singles via iTunes and other Music streaming outlets.

The "Jealous Type" singer also did a cover shoot for DOPE Magazine.

Discography

Albums

TBA (2019)

EPs

It Gets Better (2015)[14]

LUV (2016)[15]

Take 3 (2018)[16]

Coldest Winter (2018)[17]

Non-album Singles

Jealous Type (2015)[18]

Lipstick (2015)[19]

Next One (2015)[20]

Get the Money (2016)[21]

Necessary (2017)[22]

Star[edit]

Zonnique Pullins (23)

On June 23, 2015, Zonnique "Star" Pullins released the single "Nun For Free" featuring Atlantic Records rapper Young Thug.[23] She also released four additional singles that same year and another single in 2016.

Zonnique released her debut EP, "Love Jones" on March 24, 2017. She later released visuals for the lead single of "Love Jones", "Should've Been" August 23, 2017, and visuals for "Patience" following October 5, 2017. In 2017 she announced she would be joining Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta, and would be joining her mother Tameka Cottle and her group Xscape for The Great Xscape Tour alongside Tamar Braxton, Monica, and June's Diary.

Discography

EPs

Love Jones (2017)[24]

Non-album Singles

Nun For Free (featuring Young Thug) (2015)[25]

Cool Kids (2015)[26]

My Nigga (2015)[27]

Heartbreak Kid (2015)[28]

Can't Trust Em (2015)[29]

Worst Friday (2016)[30]

Babydoll[edit]

Breaunna Womack (24)

On June 5, 2015, a song titled "Don't Believe In Love (Remix)" was uploaded to Soundcloud via Mindless Behavior member Princeton.[31] The song features vocals from Breaunna "Babydoll" Womack credited as "JusBre".

Womack released two singles, "Only in America" and "Selfish" under the new stage name.

Discography

Non-album Singles

Only in America (2016)[32]

Selfish (2017)[33]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Category Result
2013 44th NAACP Image Awards[34] Outstanding New Artist Nominated

References[edit]

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