SOURCE: Atlantic Records

September 11, 2007 18:40 ET

B5's Sophomore CD "Don't Talk, Just Listen" in Stores Today

First Single, "Hydrolics," Is "Most Downloaded" on YouTube.com With More Than 940,000 Views; Group to Perform "Hydrolics" This Week on BET's "106 & Park" With Bow Wow

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' B5 have announced the release today of their highly anticipated sophomore CD, "Don't Talk, Just Listen." The follow-up to their 2005 self-titled debut, the CD features tracks with more mature subject matter while not losing sight of the group's teen roots. "Hydrolics," the high-energy first single from the set, features Bow Wow and is heading into the top 20 on Billboard's Top R&B Airplay Chart, while the accompanying video clip has become a phenomenon on the Internet with more than 940,000 views on YouTube.com and 1.7 million MySpace views. The video was "Most Downloaded" on YouTube.com in its first week.

The B5 Dance Contest on YouTube.com has been creating further excitement on the Internet for B5, along with their being chosen as a nominee for the AOL "Breakers" Campaign. Voting for AOL Breakers ends this month.

On "Don't Talk, Just Listen," B5 try their hand at songwriting on a few tracks, with the help of super-producers such as Bryan Michael Cox, Mario Winans, Soul Diggas, Danja, Blaze, The Underdogs, Insomniax, and Mischke. The CD is executive produced by Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, Kevin Wales, and Harve Pierre.

B5's 2005 self-titled debut CD made an impressive debut at #19 in its first week of release on the Billboard 200 and also entered at #11 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The debut gave us the hit singles "All I Do" and "U Got Me," which peaked at Radio Disney at #9 and hung on the BET "106 & Park" Top 10 for weeks!

The Atlanta-based Breeding brothers -- Dustin, Kelly, Patrick, Carnell, and Bryan Breeding -- merge the old-school flair, finesse, and energy of the Jackson 5 with the modern-day pop appeal of *NSYNC. Ranging in age from 13 to 19, B5 are known for their flawless harmonies and high-energy stage shows -- complete with tight choreography and acrobatics. Further expanding their fanbase in 2006, B5 appeared on the 4x platinum "High School Musical" soundtrack with the song "Get'cha Head in The Game." "Get'cha Head in The Game" went from #100 to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second week of release.

B5 spent this summer traveling across the country on a 30-city bus tour sponsored by the Russ Parr Morning Show and packed the house in every city. The tour also featured Young Berg and Huey.

Look for B5 on BET's "106 & Park" this week performing "Hydrolics" with Bow Wow.

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