|Genres:||Pop / Rock Soundtrack|
This Los Angeles, California, USA-based boy band was formed by Omarion (Omari Ishmael Grandberry, 12 November 1984, Inglewood, California, USA), Raz B (b. DeMario Monte Thornton, 13 June 1985, Cleveland, Ohio, USA), Lil Fizz (b. Druex Pierre Frederic, 26 November 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA) and J-Boog (b. Jarell Damonte Houston, 11 August 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA). The clean-cut quartet broke into the US pop charts in early 2002 with the infectious Uh Huh, a steamy dance track in marked contrast to the usual anodyne material favoured by boy bands. The single was helped by a stylish Hype Williams video. The quartet had first made their mark on the teenage market the previous summer, opening for Lil Bow Wow on his US tour. They had been discovered a few months previously at an Epic Records showcase for new talent. Their debut album only briefly repeated the success of Uh Huh, with stand-out tracks including Gots...