Please let this be a bad dream! Day26, the four guardians of the watchtowers of R&B, have announced their breakup and launched the music industry into a state of utter despair! Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration but it’s still such a shame nonetheless.
Former by Diddy on MTV’s ‘Making the Band’, Day26 launched their careers as a quintet but became a foursome after the departure of the Que, who had several personal conflicts with Willie. Now, following days of public bickering on Twitter, the band has announced their final breakup with an emotional press release.
Read the statement below as we mourn the loss of yet another Bad Boy Records creation:
“It is with great sadness and deep pain that we regret to inform you that effective immediately, Atlantic Records Platinum recording group, DAY26 have decided to take a break from the group and focus on their own individual projects. On behalf of all the members; Willie, Mike, Rob, Brian and even Que, we would like to thank all of the “fams” aka fans, dj’s across the world, promoters, radio programmers, Bad Boy Entertainment, Starstruck Management, BET, VH1 and FUSE and all DAY26 supporters in general, for your unending support throughout these years.”
“We would also like to acknowledge that this journey would have not been made possible without the vision and mastermind of Sean “Diddy” Combs and of course MTV Networks for making a group of unknown men, the stars that they are today.”
“We simply thank you from the bottom of our hearts and really want you to know that the journey does not end here. We continue to wish each other the very best and continued success in all of our individual endeavors, and all we ask of you is to please give each member a chance and the opportunity to shine in whatever they do.”
…And as the saying goes, this is not a goodbye, but a simply see you later.
God bless you all,
Much Love, DAY26.
What can I say about this? Day26 was such a talented collective with the potential to be a true force on the charts with the right material, promotion and management. Sadly, the boys succumbed to the dreaded Bad Boy curse and have joined the ranks or Danity Kane in the afterlife. Cue the Mariah Carey tears!