At long last, the boys who won in last season's Making the Band
4 to form Diddy's new recording quintet finally have a name. Diddy announce the all-male group's identity earlier this week, following the premiere of Making the Band
4's second season last week.
, Mike McCluney
, Qwanell Mosley
or “Q,” Willie Taylor
and Robert Curry
are now officially known as DAY26.
Now that the new season of Making the Band
4 has begun, premiering to impressive ratings Tuesday last week, the all-male quintet from the previous season has finally been christened as DAY26. The name comes from the date August 26, when the band officially took shape, after Diddy and MTV viewers from around the world chose the five members at the close of Making the Band
4 season 1.
It's about time the quintet got its name, since their first album is set to hit the shelves on March 11. But while the group is no longer nameless, their debut CD still awaits a title. It is executive produced by Diddy, Bad Boy Entertainment CEO, and Harve Pierre, president of the same production outfit. DAY26's first single is entitled “Got Me Going” which is produced by Mario Winans, who has worked with Diddy, The Notorious B.I.G., Destiny's Child and Mary J. Blige to name a few.
In the current second season of Making the Band 4
, DAY26 must share living quarters with Making the Band
3's Danity Kane girls and fellow Making the Band
first season hopeful, Donnie Klang, who now goes by the name Donnie J. All three acts have deadlines staring them in the face, with Danity Kane set to come out with their second album on March 18. Donnie J, who scored his own contract as a solo artist, is due to release his first album sometime this spring.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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