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Mindless Behavior was 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 were all in their early teens when the band was created.[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
The New MB.jpg
From left-to-right: Mike River, Jacob "Princeton" Perez, and Elijah "EJ" Johnson
Background information
Also known as
  • The New MB
  • MB
Origin Los Angeles, United States
Genres R&B, hip hop
Years active 2008-2017
Labels Interscope, Epic
Associated acts
Website officialmbmusic.com
Past members Craig Crippen, Jr.
Chresanto August
Rayan Lopez
Jacob Perez
Elijah Johnson
Michael Martin

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. Mindless behavior announced the all around the world tour starting in July 2013

Mindless Behavior has adjusted to many group member changes. The first being in November 2013, the group's lead singer, Prodigy (Craig Crippen Jr.), left the group to pursue a solo career. He returned for a short period in 2014, but later left again and was replaced with their current lead singer, EJ.[9]

In the later months of 2014, group member Roc Royal (Chresanto August) was fired and removed from the group due to him being accused of stealing a producer's car. He began releasing his own music through the moniker "Santo August", but was soon interrupted due to his issues with the law.[10] He is currently in jail, facing a two-year sentence for battery and robbery.[11][12]

Early within 2015, current group member, Mike River replaced Roc Royal.[13] In September 2015, Ray Ray (Rayan Lopez) decided to leave to pursue a solo career.

Contents

Band membersEdit

 
Original group lineup from left-to-right: Roc Royal, Princeton, Prodigy, and Ray Ray

Past membersEdit

  • Prodigy (Craig Crippen, Jr.) – lead singer (2008–2013), (2014-2015)
  • Roc Royal (Chresanto August) – vocalist, main rapper (2008–2014)
  • Ray Ray (Rayan Lopez) – vocalist, sub-rapper (2008–2015)
  • Princeton (Jacob Perez) – vocalist (2008–2017)
  • EJ (Elijah "EJ" Johnson) – lead singer (2014–2017)
  • Mike River (Michael Martin) – vocalist, sub-lead singer (2015–2017)

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[14]
US R&B
#1 Girl
  • Released: September 20, 2011
  • Label: Interscope, Streamline
  • Format: CD, digital download
7 2
All Around the World
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Label: Interscope, Streamline
  • Format: CD, digital download
6 1
#officialMBmusic
  • Released: June 24, 2016
  • Label: EMPIRE, Streamline
  • Format: CD, digital download
79 4
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[17]
US R&B
[18]
"My Girl"
2010 40 #1 Girl
"Mrs. Right"
(featuring Diggy Simmons)
2011 72 8
"Girls Talkin' Bout"
50
"Hello"
"Christmas with My Girl"
96 Non-album release
"Valentine's Girl"
2012
"Keep Her on the Low" 2013 47 All Around the World
"All Around the World"
"Used to Be"
"#IWantDat" 2016 #officialMBmusic
"#OvernightBag"

"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Outcome Ref.
2011 BET Awards BET FANdemonium Award Nominated [19]
2012 NAACP Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist Nominated
BET Awards BET FANdemonium Award Nominated [20]
BET Awards Best Group Nominated [21]
BET Awards Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award Won [22]
2013 Radio Disney Music Awards Best Music Group Nominated [23]
BET Awards Best Group Nominated [24]

ReferencesEdit

  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", Billboard.biz. 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. November 7, 2011. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  8. ^ "News : MINDLESS BEHAVIOR ANNOUNCES THE #1 GIRL TOUR". Mindless Behavior. May 15, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  9. ^ http://www.rap-up.com/2014/04/04/mindless-behavior-announces-new-member/
  10. ^ http://www.spitfirehiphop.com/santo-august-amazing/music.70726.php
  11. ^ http://thacelebritea.com/former-mindless-behavior-member-roc-royal-sentenced-to-2-years-in-prison/
  12. ^ http://theshaderoom.com/tsrexclusive-former-mindless-behavior-member-roc-royal-sentenced-to-two-years-in-jail/
  13. ^ http://music.allaccess.com/an-interview-with-mindless-behavior-about-their-soon-to-be-released-album/
  14. ^ "Mindless Behavior – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  15. ^ "Mindless Behavior's ALL AROUND THE WORLD Debuts at #1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip Hop Chart – BWWMusicWorld". Music.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2014-07-26. 
  16. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016. 
  17. ^ Peak positions for US Billboard 100:
  18. ^ Peak positions for R&B/Hip-Hop songs:
  19. ^ "2011 BET Awards Winners". 
  20. ^ "2012 BET Awards Nominees". 
  21. ^ "2012 BET Awards Best Group Nominees". 
  22. ^ "Mindless Behavior receives Coca Cola Viewers Choice Award". 
  23. ^ "2013 Radio Disney Music Award Nominees". 
  24. ^ "BET Awards 2013 Nominees". 

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