JANET JACKSON LAUNCHES TEEN GROUP MINDLESS BEHAVIOR, ON HER U.S. TOURFebruary 1, 2011
(Beverly Hills, CA) If the past predicts the future, Janet Jackson may be hastening the stardom of four thirteen year olds by selecting the LA-based teen group Mindless Behavior to open for her in select North American cities of her upcoming Janet Jackson NUMBER ONES: Up Close & Personal Tour. As with previous opening acts such as Usher and *NSYNC, Janet looks forward to bringing their musical talent to her wide audience. Mindless Behavior will join JANET for twelve dates, most of which are already sold out.
Mindless Behavior is comprised of four teenagers, Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton. Mindless Behavior was formed at a Los Angeles based audition hosted by Conjunction Productions head Walter Millsap and Streamline Records head Vincent Herbert in 2008. Prodigy, Princeton, Roc, and Ray Ray were the stand out performers due to their skill in dance, vocals and overall performance. After two years of artist development, Herbert, who also discovered Lady Gaga and has executive-produced all of her music, introduced Mindless Behavior to IGA Chairman Jimmy Iovine, who immediately offered the talented teens a record deal.
The young men hail from the city of Los Angeles where they learned to fuse their sound of Pop, R&B, Rap, and Soul. They have worked with top producers including Walter Millsap (Beyonce, Timbaland) and Polow da Don (Fergie, Usher, Nelly) to create their epic sound. The teens previously performed to rave reviews and roaring crowds at malls and schools across the US, and opening sets with the Backstreet Boys (This Is Us 2010) and Justin Bieber (Pop-con 2010 & My World Tour 2010). Joining Janet Jackson’s tour will be the largest tour for them to date.
“I am showcasing 20 kids under 20 who have changed their communities in positive ways. It’s exciting to have Mindless Behavior open for me in these cities because they are enriching our global community with their love of music, and that is what 20 under 20 is all about. I first listened to them on YouTube and think they are great. I hope you enjoy these kids as much as I do, they are very talented,” said JANET.
“We’re so excited to be joining someone as legendary as Janet Jackson on her tour,” Princeton said. “We can’t wait to perform on her stage and show the crowd how to get Mindless!’”
Nominations for 20 under 20 are currently being accepted on janetjackson.com. The chosen nominees and those who submit them will be invited as VIP guests by JANET to the concert and a backstage meeting with the Icon.
Mindless Behavior joins Janet on the selected dates listed below:
|Sat-Mar-12|Toronto|Sony Centre for the Performing Arts|
|Sun-Mar-13|Toronto|Sony Centre for the Performing Arts|
|Fri-Mar-18|New York|Radio City|
|Sat-Mar-19|New York|Radio City|
|Mon-Mar-21|New York|Radio City|
|Tue-Mar-22|Washington DC|Constitution Hall|
|Thu-Mar-24|Washington DC|Constitution Hall|
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