Rumors of a parting of ways with Bad Boy have been plaguing R&B group B5 for a few weeks, according to the groups management the rumors just might be true.
B5, accurately named after the group consisting of five brothers Dustin, Kelly, Bryan, Carnell, and Patrick Breeding, hence “Breeding 5,” signed with Diddy just over six years ago. Although the burgeoning group had a successful run with tours such as the 2005 leg of the Scream Tour, endorsements and two albums, their singles failed to reach crossover/mainstream success.
B5's latest album, 2007's “Don’t Talk, Just Listen” spawned two singles including a collaboration with Bow Wow on “Hydrolics.” The album itself, failed to move on the charts despite the success of “Hydrolics,” only pushing 19,000 copies in it’s first week.
Fast forward to today... After weeks of rumors swirling about the groups next album B5's management team, Jamm Entertainment, released a statement which reads “It is not a rumor, B5 has left Bad Boy Records after 6 ˝ years. After several conversations, Diddy and Exec’s of Atlantic and Warner Music, reluctantly released B5 to continue their career elsewhere. We want to thank Diddy, Harve, Kevin Lyles, Craig Kallman, Julie G, Eric Wong and all the staff for their belief and support with B5 through the years.”
Although there has been no confirmation from Bad Boy at this time, the group has been removed from the label’s website and Myspace network of artists that includes Danity Kane and Day 26.
According to the recent release, B5 is currently in the studio working on their third album.
B5's Dustin, Kelly and Patrick Breeding are also set to join Angie Stone and R&B singer/actor Mishon in the upcoming Warner Bros. film “Nicetown.”