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. The members were all in their early teens when the band was created. They performed "My Girl" on The Today Show in November 2010. Their debut album, #1 Girl, was released on September 20, 2011. It debuted on the US Billboard 200 album chart at number seven.
From left-to-right: Mike River, Jacob "Princeton" Perez, and Elijah "EJ" Johnson
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|Origin||Los Angeles, United States|
|Genres||R&B, hip hop|
|Past members||Craig Crippen, Jr.
Mindless Behavior toured with the Backstreet Boys, Justin Bieber and Jason Derülo, and was the opening act for Janet Jackson's 2011 tour. Mindless Behavior also headlined the first BET Closer to My Dreams Tour alongside Diggy Simmons, Lil Twist, Tyga, Trevante and Jawan Harris. 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.
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.
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. He is currently in jail, serving a two-year sentence for battery and robbery.
In early 2015, newest group member, Mike River replaced Roc Royal. In September 2015, Ray Ray (Rayan Lopez) decided to leave to pursue a solo career.
On June 17, 2016, they released the music video for their third single, #OverNightBag. They announced that they were going on a tour their third album "No Parents Allowed Tour" but was cancelled soon after for unexplained reasons and are getting ready to release a independent movie titled "Misguided Behavior”. In February 2017, rumors started spreading around that the group had disbanded after Princeton announced it after asking a fan question as he claimed that the group wasn't getting the rights to their music and the members decided that they wanted to do solo careers.
- 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, spokesperson (2008–2017)
- EJ (Elijah "EJ" Johnson) – lead singer (2014–2017)
- Mike River (Michael Martin) – vocalist, sub-lead singer (2015–2016)
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales|
|All Around the World||
|"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.|
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
(featuring Diggy Simmons)
|"Girls Talkin' Bout"
|"Christmas with My Girl"
|"Keep Her on the Low"||2013||–||47||All Around the World|
|"All Around the World"
|"Used to Be"
|"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||BET Awards||BET FANdemonium Award||Nominated|||
|2012||NAACP Awards||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist||Nominated|
|BET Awards||BET FANdemonium Award||Nominated|||
|BET Awards||Best Group||Nominated|||
|BET Awards||Coca-Cola Viewers Choice Award||Won|||
|2013||Radio Disney Music Awards||Best Music Group||Nominated|||
|BET Awards||Best Group||Nominated|||
- Lipshutz, Jason (December 4, 2010). "Just the beginning", Billboard 122 (48): 27
- Vena, Jocelyn (November 16, 2010). "Mindless Behavior Break Down Ode To Texting, 'My Girl'", MTV News. Retrieved February 17, 2011.
- Caramanica, Jon (September 26, 2011). "Albums by Mindless Behavior and LeAnn Rimes", The New York Times. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- Trust, Gary, and Caulfield, Keith (September 29, 2011). "Mindless Behavior, Cody Simpson: Teenagers Hit the Charts", Billboard.biz. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- Sciarretto, Amy (February 2, 2011). "Janet Jackson to Take Mindless Behavior on Tour". Retrieved March 5, 2011.
- Thompson, Erica (July 29, 2011). "Tyga, Diggy Simmons and More Realize 'Dreams' in NYC Show", Billboard. Retrieved October 22, 2011.
- "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.
- "News : MINDLESS BEHAVIOR ANNOUNCES THE #1 GIRL TOUR". Mindless Behavior. May 15, 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
- "Mindless Behavior – Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
- "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.
- "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on June 2, 2016.
- Peak positions for US Billboard 100:
- Peak positions for R&B/Hip-Hop songs:
- For "My Girl": "R&B/Hip-Hop Sings – Biggest Fall for June 11, 2011". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- For "Mrs. Right": "R&B/Hip-Hop Sings – Top 10". Billboard. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
- "2011 BET Awards Winners".
- "2012 BET Awards Nominees".
- "2012 BET Awards Best Group Nominees".
- "Mindless Behavior receives Coca Cola Viewers Choice Award".
- "2013 Radio Disney Music Award Nominees".
- "BET Awards 2013 Nominees".