Day26âs self-titled debut has upended their suite mates Danity Kane from the top to claim the number one spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. This marks the second week in a row that a Making The Band act has topped the chart, as Danity Kane debuted at #1 last week. The new Bad Boy album shifted 190,000 copies this week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a marked decline from Danity Kane’s 236,000-copy start last week. Day26 is the first new male group to open at No. 1 since 2001, when D12 bowed on top with “Devil’s Night.” It’s also the highest bow for a debut album by a group since Danity Kane’s debut release. “We just want to offer love and thanks to our many fans for making this band America’s #1 group,” said Day26, a.k.a. Brian Andrews, Mike McCluney, Qwanell Mosley (a.k.a. “Q”), Robert Curry, and Willie Taylor. “Of course, our endless gratitude goes out to our families and our friends at Bad Boy and Atlantic Records for helping us to achieve success that’s already beyond our wildest dreams.” Executive Produced by Bad Boy CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs and Bad Boy Entertainment president Harve Pierre, “DAY26” was recorded in just three short weeks. The five gifted performers were chosen by Diddy and MTV viewers around the world on the record-shattering “Making The Band 4” season finale last August 26th — the source of the quintet’s moniker. “Got Me Going” — the first single from “DAY26” — looks set to continue Bad Boy’s winning streak. The Mario Winans-produced track has bulleted its way into the Top 25 at Urban radio outlets nationwide, while also drawing serious airplay at Rhythmic, Top 40, and Urban AC.
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