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R&B quartet B2K calls it quits

Members interested in pursuing solo careers
/ Source: The Associated Press

Platinum-selling R&B quartet B2K has split up, their manager said Monday.

The teen heartthrobs gained instant success and legions of screaming fans when they made their debut in 2002. Their hits include “Bump, Bump, Bump” and “Uh Huh,” and they will make their movie debut in “You Got Served,” set for release on Jan. 30.

“We’ve had a great run together making hit songs, albums and now movies. The kids are growing up and are interested in pursing their own careers,” manager Chris Stokes said in a statement. “I have enormous respect for each of them, and I wish them success in their pursuit of their individual careers. B2K was an extremely talented singing group that will surely be missed.”

A call to their publicist at Epic Records wasn’t immediately returned.

According to the statement, disagreements among the group members — Omarion (Omari Grandberry), Lil Fizz (Dreux Frederic), J-Boog (Jarrell Houston) and Raz B (De’mario Thornton) — fueled the breakup of B2K, meaning Boys of the Millennium.

Stokes said he would continue to manage the career of Omarion, who has the starring role in “You Got Served.” The soundtrack to the movie, now in record stores, may serve as the group’s last album together.