SOURCE: Atlantic Records

April 22, 2009 20:08 ET

Day26 Spend "Forever" at #1; "Making The Band 4" Stars Make Smash Chart Entry With Long-Awaited Second Album; "FOREVER IN A DAY" Debuts Atop Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" Chart as "Imma Put It On Her (Feat. Yung Joc & Diddy)" Blows Up at Urban Radio Nationwide

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Bad Boy recording group Day26 has made a blockbuster chart debut with their just-released second 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.

"FOREVER IN A DAY" (Executive Producer: Sean "Diddy" Combs/ Co Executive Producer: Harve Pierre) -- which follows the "Making The Band 4" stars' self-titled Billboard 200-topping 2008 debut -- has also proven an online sensation, coming in at #5 on the week's "Top Digital Albums" tally. Further, the album is currently standing tall at #1 on iTunes' "Top R&B/Soul Albums" sales ranking, having previously reached #3 on the overall iTunes "Top Albums" chart.

"Imma Put It On Her" -- which serves as theme song to Diddy and MTV's smash reality series, "Making The Band 4: Season 3, Part 2" -- is ascending the top 40 at Urban radio outlets nationwide, after impacting at the format's #2 Most Added track. In addition, the song's companion video is scoring across the MTV spectrum, including "Heavy" rotation at MTV Jams and "Power" rotation at MTV Hits. Day26 are slated to perform "Imma Put It On Her" during tomorrow's live season finale of MTV's "Making The Band 4" (check local listings).

Day26 -- Brian Andrews, Mike McCluney, Qwanell Mosley (a.k.a. "Que"), Robert Curry, and Willie Taylor -- are currently celebrating the album's phenomenal success with the "26 Days of Day26" promotional tour, a non-stop itinerary that sees the group performing and meeting fans across the country. Among the highlights thus far have been appearances on BET's "Spring Bling Beach Towel Throwdown" and "106 & Park" (where "Imma Put It On Her" was named "New Joint of the Day"); a live chat on Diddy's PTwitter TV, and a slew of national radio interviews.

On Tuesday, April 14th, Day26 visited Best Buy on New York's Fifth Avenue for one of the retailer's most successful in-store events to date. The line stretched around the block as the R&B superstars signed countless copies of "FOREVER IN A DAY." The in-store was hosted by legendary Power 105 DJ Ed Lover, who spun tracks and kept the fans fired-up to meet and greet the group.

Having toured the world as part of last year's "P. Diddy Presents The Making The Band 4 Tour," Day26 is now getting set to embark on their next live itinerary, this time co-headlining a series of west coast dates alongside J. Holiday. Full details can be found on Day26's hugely popular MySpace page, located at www.myspace.com/day26.

The five gifted performers that comprise Day26 were chosen by Diddy and MTV viewers around the world on 2007's record-shattering "Making The Band 4: Season One" finale. 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 includes 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.

For up-to-the-minute information, please visit www.day26online.com, www.myspace.com/day26, and www.badboyonline.com.

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