Radio Facts: Day26 will guest host Power 99 fm's Morning Show this Monday August 17, 2009 between 6:00-10:00 AM. The appearance is especially timely since Day26 was formed during MTV's Making the Band 4 while Power 99 fm in the middle of deciding who will be the next permanent host through it's “Making the Morning Show” try outs. Over the past two weeks the station has been holding auditions with Power 99 fm' Shamara, Golden Girl and the Hotboyz along with Monie Love, Lil' Mo, Jonesy, Laiya, Big Lip Band it and Al B Sylk each taking over the airwaves in turn. For audition audio and video go to www.power99.com.
With a sound somewhere between 112 and an urban *NSYNC, the vocal group Day26 formed during the fourth season of MTV's Making the Band . The name of the band references August 26, 2007, the date that MTV's reality show turned band members Brian Andrews, Mike McCluney, Qwanell Mosley, Robert Curry, and Willie Taylor into major-label recording artists. As winners of the show, Day26 were immediately signed to Bad Boy Records by the label's boss, Sean “Puffy” Combs. Combs partnered the band with producer Mario Winans for their debut single, “Got Me Going.” The track was released in February 2008, with their self-titled debut album following that March. (David Jeffries, All Music Guide). Day 26 released their second studio album Forever in a Day in 2009.
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