B2K is an American Hip-Hop and rap boy band which rose to fame in the year 2002, with the release of their debut self-titled studio album that sold more than 190k copies within the first week of its release. From there, they went on to release several other hit albums including Santa Hooked Me Up (2002) and Pandemonium! (2002).
- Omari Ishmael Grandberry (Omarion) – 1st Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
- De’Mario Monte Thornton (Raz-B) – 2nd Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals
- Dreux Pierre Frédéric (Lil’ Fizz) – Rap, Backing Vocals
- Jarell Houston (J-Boog) – Vocals, Backing Vocals, Ad Libs, Songwriter, Co-Choreographer
Los Angeles, California, United States
Pop, R&B, Hip Hop
B2k has released its music with various well-known record labels including Sony Music Entertainment Inc., TUG Entertainment, and Epic Records.
- B2K released their debut self-titled studio album on March 12, 2002. It ranked at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart.
- On December 10, 2002, the group released its 2nd studio album titled Santa Hooked Me Up which was also an absolute hit earning #3 on both Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as well as the Billboard 200 charts.
- It was record producer Chris Stokes who put together B2K in 1998.
- Initially, B2K was formed with Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, and Raz-B. Later, in 1999, Omarion met his bandmates while attending the birthday party of singer and songwriter Marques Houston’s that was hosted by Chris Stokes.
- Their band name “B2K” is the acronym for “Boys of the New Millennium” as they met one another at the beginning of the year 2000, which is also the era of “Y2K”.
- They were featured in Lil’ Bow Wow‘s music video for Ghetto Girls in 2000.
- It was their debut single titled Uh Huh that was released in 2001, which gained them fame in the music industry.
- Their album B2K (2002), included several popular songs including Gots Ta Be, Understanding, Why I Love You, and Uh Huh.
- Sometime after the release of the film, You Got Served in 2004, they decided to part ways due to internal disagreements according to a statement by their manager Chris Stokes. Later, in 2018, almost 15 years later, it was announced that B2K was coming back together to perform at “The Millennium Tour”.
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