SOURCE: Atlantic Records

October 16, 2009 12:27 ET

DAY26 Scores a 2009 American Music Award Nomination in the R&B/Soul Favorite Group, Band or Duo Category

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 16, 2009) - Bad Boy artists and recipients of the 2009 BET Award for Best Group DAY26 have just scored a 2009 American Music Award nomination in the R&B/Soul Favorite Group, Band or Duo category. This marks the group's first AMA nomination. "It feels amazing to be recognized by the American Music Awards committee," says Brian Angel Andrews. "Just being nominated is a feeling that we cannot describe," adds Willie Taylor. The 2009 American Music Awards will air live on Sunday, November 22nd at 8p.m. ET/PT on ABC. Fans are encouraged to cast their vote, as winners will be determined by online voting via www.amavote.com.

DAY26 is presently on the nationwide "BET Live! 106 & Park Tour" featuring R&B crooners Trey Songz and Mario. The LIVE tour kicked off September 29th at the Los Angeles House of Blues, making its way to nearly every major market across the U.S. including New York, Atlanta, Houston Dallas and Chicago (see remaining dates below).

DAY26 recently released their video album "Forever In Your Eyes," available exclusively on iTunes now. "Forever In Your Eyes" is being led by the breezy mid-tempo ballad "So Good," which was the #1 Most Added Song at radio for 2 weeks in a row and premiered worldwide on MTV during Diddy's "Making His Band." The video to "So Good" was just introduced to audiences on "BET's 106 & Park" as the New Joint of the day and can be viewed at http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1513658651?bctid=35110785001.

DAY26 made a blockbuster chart debut this past April with their sophomore album, "FOREVER IN A DAY." The album -- which includes the hit single, "Imma Put It On Her (Feat. Yung Joc and Diddy)" -- entered Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart at #1, while also landing at #2 on the comprehensive Billboard 200 with sales in excess of 113,000.

Last year saw DAY26 enter the record books as the biggest-selling debut album from a male R&B group in the 17-year history of SoundScan. The album -- which included the hit singles, "Got Me Going" and "Since You Been Gone" -- exploded into the #1 spot on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 in its first week of release, while also topping Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart.

Their story is already well-known to their fans, millions of whom tuned in to watch it unfold on MTV's "Making the Band." When he put out the call for vocalists in January of 2007, P.Diddy was looking for talented newcomers with superstar potential and a tireless work ethic. What he got when Robert, Will, Brian, Qwanell (Que), and Mike were finally selected in the blockbuster finale on August 26, 2007 -- the date that inspired the group's name -- was more than he, or the fans, could have ever anticipated.

As their story, and sound, continues to evolve, DAY26 is still at heart a group of five guys with a dream. As Brian says, "We're from five different cities, we have five different ways, and it's definitely tested us." At the end of the day, however, "we're like brothers."

For up-to-the-minute information, please visit www.day26online.com, www.myspace.com/day26, and www.badboyonline.com. Follow DAY26 on Twitter at http://twitter.com/day26.

                            DAY26 On Tour 2009

                   All Dates w/BET Live! 106 & Park Tour
                 Feat. Trey Songz, Mario, and Sean Garrett

OCTOBER
15              Cleveland, OH           House of Blues
16              St Louis, MO            The Pageant
19              Chicago, IL             House of Blues
20              Detroit, MI             Saint Andrews Hall
21              Indianapolis, IN        Egyptian Room at Murat

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