Five years after it was formed in the crucible of Diddy's MTV competition series Making the Band, Day26 has announced that it is disbanding.
In a statement released Monday, the group said its members will instead focus on their respective solo careers.
"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," the statement reads. "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."
Day26 began its post-Making the Band career in 2008 with the release of an eponymous debut album for Bad Boy. The album bested expectations by debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard charts with 190,000 copies sold in the first week.
A second album, Forever in a Day, was released in 2009, followed by the departure of original member Qwanell "Que" Mosley.
The status of a planned third album, A New Day, is unclear.
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(Photo: Courtesy Atlantic Records)