P. Diddy’s B5 Debuts In Top 20 On Billboard Charts

Bad Boy Entertainment’s B5 made an impressive debut at #19 this week on the Billboard Top 200 and also enter at #11 on the Billboard R&B Top 200 Album’s Chart with their highly anticipated self-titled CD. The Atlanta-based brothers — Dustin, Kelly, Patrick, Carnell, and Bryan Breeding — merge the old school flair, finesse and energy of the Jackson Five with the modern day pop appeal of N’Sync. B5 have drawn acclaim for their electrifying, high-energy stage shows — complete with street dancing, old school stepping and acrobatics — and have already performed with the likes of Mario Winans, Kanye West, Ginuwine, Usher, Fantasia, Bow Wow, Joe and others.

B5 have been the highlight of the eagerly awaited “BET Presents Scream Tour IV Festival: The Heart Throbs 2005.” The cross-country trek features some of the biggest young names in R&B, including Bow Wow, Omarion, Marques Houston, and Bobby Valentino. Scream Tour IV kicked off July 20th at Trenton, NJ’s Sovereign Arena and will spend the summer rolling through amphitheaters and arenas in close to 30 cities, including an August 24th stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

B5 are also headliners this summer on the “Teen People Rock N’ Shop Mall Tour,” sponsored by Teen People magazine. The tour kicked off in Minneapolis’ Mall of America on Friday, July 8th with an amazing turnout. Their signing session scheduled for after their performance, however, was shut down when the boys were mobbed on their way from the stage to the signing area by over 1,000 excited and screaming teenage fans all wanting autographs.

Describing them as “the group that fills a void in the music industry,” Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and his team pulled out all the stops when it came to B5, hooking them up with some of the top producers in the business, among them Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Brandy, Whitney Houston), Ryan Leslie (Britney Spears, Carl Thomas), Sean Garrett (Usher, Ciara), Corna Boyz (Jagged Edge), Veit Renn (Backstreet Boys), and, of course, Harve Pierre and P. Diddy himself.

B5’s second single, “U Got Me,” is currently impacting at multi-format radio and video outlets coast to coast. They are #9 this week on the Radio Disney chart and are making a steady climb! The video appears on BET’s 106 & Park Countdown show weekly and is also getting attention at MTV with spins on MTV Hits. B5 are well known among teen music fans. Their website, B5online.com, received more than 10 million hits just during the month of June and a chat with B5 on Teenmusic.com, one of the top teen website, crashed when more then 10,000 kids tried to log on at once. The site received more then 5000 questions for B5 before crashing.

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