Page protected with pending changes

PrettyMuch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

PRETTYMUCH
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Years active2016–present
Labels
Associated actsFrench Montana, Rich the Kid
Websiteprettymuch.com
Members
  • Brandon Arreaga
  • Edwin Honoret
  • Austin Porter
  • Nick Mara
  • Zion Kuwonu

PrettyMuch, stylized as PRETTYMUCH, is an American-Canadian pop boy band based in Los Angeles, California. The group consists of Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, Nick Mara and Zion Kuwonu. The boy band was formed by Simon Cowell in 2016.

Career[edit]

The members of PrettyMuch were pursuing solo careers until Syco Music founder Simon Cowell and former label president Sonny Takhar merged them into a group.[2][3] Since 2016, the members of PrettyMuch have been based in Los Angeles where they have shared a home since March 18, 2016, in which they have worked on their dancing skills in addition to recording their debut EP.[2][4]

In 2017, PrettyMuch gained attention on social media with their cover songs and dancing videos, including a rendition of Charlie Puth's "Attention" and choreography tributes to Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars.[1][5][6] PrettyMuch's debut single, "Would You Mind", written by Savan Kotecha and Jacob Kasher, was released in July 2017.[6][7] A month later, the group performed the song at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards and sang an a cappella version on the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.[4][1] A music video for the song was then released in September. Directed by Emil Nava, it depicts the members dancing and jumping over each other in empty alleyways, along with scenes from a road trip the group had taken.[8][9] The clip was inspired by boy band videos of the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as Backstreet Boys' "We've Got It Goin' On" and NSYNC's "I Want You Back".[9] The single peaked in the top 40 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 charts.[10]

PrettyMuch performed "Would You Mind" on MTV's Total Request Live in October 2017 and released their second single, "Teacher".[11] This single and its video clip have been accused of being very similar to those of Dead Obies' "Where They @".[12]

On October 27, 2017, they released their single, "Open Arms". In November 2017, they confirmed via Twitter that they would perform during the final of Series 14 of The X Factor in the United Kingdom, performing their single, "No More".[13] PrettyMuch had their own tour called PRETTYMUCH EVERYWHERE Tour across the United States.The group performed on Good Morning America on January 15. PrettyMuch performed their singles "Open Arms" and "No More" on MTV's Total Request Live on January 17.

They released their debut EP, PRETTYMUCH an EP on April 19, 2018, including their single "10,000 Hours".

On June 21, 2018, they released their summer single "Summer On You", written by Ed Sheeran and produced by Steve Mac.[14] They also performed it on the Late Late Show with James Corden. On August 20, 2018, the group performed at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards on the Push Artist Stage.[15]

On September 28, 2018, they released their single "Solita" featuring Rich the Kid.[16]

They released their song "Real Friends" on October 17, 2018 to promote their fall tour, the Funktion Tour.

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
PRETTYMUCH an EP

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
NZ
Hot

[17]
UK
[18]
"Would You Mind" 2017 100 Non-album singles
"Teacher"
"Open Arms"
"No More"
(featuring French Montana)
77
"10,000 Hours" 2018 PRETTYMUCH an EP
"Healthy"
"Summer On You" Non-album singles
"Solita"
(featuring Rich the Kid)
"Real Friends"
"Jello"[19] 34

Members[edit]

Name Date of Birth Hometown
Brandon Michael Lee Arreaga December 14, 1999 Corinth, TX
Edwin Joel Honoret February 12, 1999 The Bronx, NY
Austin Dale Porter August 14, 1997 Mount Pleasant, NC
Nicholas Carter Mara November 8, 1997 Englishtown, NJ
Caleb Zion Kuwonu June 29, 1999 Ottawa, ON

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Nominated
2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards[20] Best Boyband PRETTYMUCH Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards[21] Push Artist of the Year Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards[22] Best Push Nominated
Best Group Nominated

Tours[edit]

Headlining

  • PRETTYMUCH Everywhere Tour (2018)
  • FUNKTION Tour (2018)

Opening act

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hosken, Patrick (September 15, 2017). "PRETTYMUCH's Sunny 'Would You Mind' Video Looks Like It's From 1997". MTV. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Angermiller, Michele Amabile (July 28, 2017). "PrettyMuch, Simon Cowell's Latest Boy Band Discovery, Poised to Pop". Variety. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  3. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. (August 24, 2017). "Meet the Next Wave of Boy Bands: PRETTYMUCH, Why Don't We and CNCO". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Monell, Ray (September 17, 2017). "New Simon Cowell boy band is Pretty Much the latest thing". New York Daily News. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  5. ^ Corinthios, Aurelie (May 13, 2017). "Meet Simon Cowell's New Boy Band,PRETTYMUCH (Spoiler: They're Adorable and They Can Really Dance)". People. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Diaz, Thatiana (September 19, 2017). "Simon Cowell's boy band PRETTYMUCH drops 'Would You Mind' music video — watch now". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  7. ^ Wass, Mike (July 7, 2017). "Meet Your New Favorite Boy Band: PRETTYMUCH Teases "Would You Mind"". Idolator. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  8. ^ Armstrong, Megan (September 15, 2017). "PRETTYMUCH Drops 'Would You Mind' Video". Billboard. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Hosken, Patrick (September 19, 2017). "PRETTYMUCH Director Breaks Down The Influences Behind 'Would You Mind' Video". MTV. Retrieved September 23, 2017.
  10. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/prettymuch/chart-history
  11. ^ Roth, Madeline (October 5, 2017). "PRETTYMUCH's New Single Is All About 'Women Empowerment, 100 Percent'". MTV. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  12. ^ Plante, Stéphane. "[VIDÉO] Dead Obies plagié par un boys band américain?". Le Journal de Montréal (in French). Retrieved 2018-04-21.
  13. ^ "'Twitter'". Twitter. November 29, 2017. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  14. ^ Mele, Sofia (June 21, 2018). "PRETTYMUCH Drops Sunny Ed Sheeran-Penned Single 'Summer on You': Listen". Billboard. Retrieved June 24, 2018.
  15. ^ "2018 VMA Performers". MTV. August 17, 2018. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  16. ^ Spanos, Brittany (September 28, 2018). "Hear PrettyMuch's Feisty New Song 'Solita'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  17. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. December 24, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  18. ^ "PrettyMuch | full Official Chart history". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  19. ^ "Jello – Single by PRETTYMUCH on iTunes". iTunes Store. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  20. ^ "2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards: See The Full List Of Nominees & Winners". iHeartRadio. 2018-03-10. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  21. ^ "Vote for the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards Push Artist Of The Year Nominees". MTV. 2018-07-16. Retrieved 2018-07-16.
  22. ^ "Camila Cabello, Ariana Grande, Post Malone Lead 2018 MTV EMA Nominees". Billboard. October 4, 2018.

External links[edit]