FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, December 31, 2018
MULTIPLATINUM R&B GROUP B2K REUNITES ON “THE MILLENNIUM TOUR”
Also, performances by Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V
PNC ARENA – RALEIGH – MARCH 29, 2019
(RALEIGH, NC) – Multi-platinum R&B group B2K (Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz-B), will kick off a limited engagement tour March 2019, entitled “The Millennium Tour.” The Iconic group along with special guests; Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, and Bobby V – will visit over 25 cities across the U.S. The tour is produced by G-Squared Events in association with Omarion Worldwide, Hall of Fame Entertainment, and Blvd. Music.
“The Millennium Tour” will stop in Raleigh at PNC Arena on Friday, March 29. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, Jan. 7 at Ticketmaster.com and by phone 800-745-3000.
“Omarion Worldwide and Omarion are excited to be a part of what will undeniably be a nostalgic and electrifying performance that will awaken cherished memories and create new indelible ones for the next generation,” says Michelle Le Fleur, COO, Omarion Worldwide. While admiring their solo successes,’ the fans have consistently demanded a B2K reunion, and with the determination of an incredibly talented team, that dream is now a reality.”
B2K was the quintessential R&B Boys Group of the 2000s whose impact on the culture has remained steadfast. Although the group disbanded over a decade ago, their music has consistently stayed on top of streaming playlists and they remain a hot topic of mainstream conversation on reality tv and social media. Known for their chart-topping tracks including “BUMP, BUMP, BUMP”, “Uh Huh”, “What A Girl Wants”, “Why I love You” and “Girlfriend” – B2K kept the girls screaming. Not only were they breaking hearts – they were breaking records, electrifying the airwaves, and blazing the stage with their signature dance moves. In 2000, B2K made a cameo appearance in Lil’ Bow Wow’s music video “Ghetto Girls” and opened on the “Scream Tour I” and the stage was set. B2K would become one of the most unforgettable and highly sought-after groups in the 2000s.
B2K went on to break pop charts in 2001 with their single “Uh Huh.” The group’s debut album, “B2K” was released on March 12, 2002 which peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs albums chart. The album included follow-up singles “Gots Ta Be,” charting at 34 on the Top 40. The single, “Why I Love You” was released in the spring and the album was certified Gold by the summer.
B2K released their second album, “Pandemonium!” on December 10, 2002 which debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200 and at number 3 on Top R&B/Hip Hop albums. The group released their fourth single, “Bump, Bump, Bump” which featured P. Diddy. The single became B2K’s first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart ultimately reaching number one February 1, 2003. The single, “Girlfriend,” was released in 2003, and broke the top 40 and the R&B Top 20 by charting at number 30 and number 19, respectively. The music video had loads of star power including Will Smith, Vivica A. Fox, and Ronald Isley.
In 2003, B2K filmed the millennial cult classic “You Got Served.” The star-studded cast included; IMx members Marques Houston and Jerome Jones, Steve Harvey, and actress Meagan Good. The film spawned a soundtrack, which included the single “Badaboom”, featuring rapper Fabolous. The single reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100. B2K rounded the year off with a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Music group.
The magic they made on and off the stage could not prevent the group from disbanding as the members sought to pursue their solo careers. Since then, the fans have craved more of what they served in the 2000s. More than a decade later, and after long-awaited reunions and biopics from figures of hip-hop and R&B’s golden years, like Tupac, Guy, RBRM, and Xscape – the ‘90s and early 2000s are primed for reflection and a reunion tour from B2K is right on time.
“The Pandemonium continues! Adds, Damuer H. Leffridge, Managing Partner, Blvd. Music. The undeniable and highly desired reunification of B2K is finally here! Realigning the guys was nothing short of magical. We’re excited to make this tour happen for the fans. On behalf of Boog and the team at Blvd. Music, we’re thrilled to announce that the fans relentless petition for a reunion has not gone unheeded. Through collaborative efforts B2K answered the call. The stage has been set, the journey continues, PLEASE get ready for the triumphant return of B2K.”
Fans can expect to hear the group’s biggest hits as they perform together for the first time in over a decade. For full concert details, including ticketing outlets, visit www.gsquaredevents.com.
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