The “boy band” Mindless Behavior is on a lot of people's minds these days. Hours before a scheduled CD signing, fans started lining up at the Beats Store in SoHo to see this teen pop sensation.
You could say everyone is gaga for this group. The soft-spoken youngsters have opened up for the likes of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, and they say they've learned a lot from the superstars.
“Every crowd is very different. Like, Virginia and New York are two different crowds, so on stage you just have to give it your all no matter how loud the screams are and no matter how many people are in the crowd,” said Princeton of Mindless Behavior.
The four teens, now known as Prodigy, Princeton, Roc Royal and Ray Ray, have been giving it their all since an open audition in Los Angeles back in 2008.
Out of hundreds who showed up to be in a new boy band, these four were selected. They've been stars-in-training ever since.
“It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me. I'm loving it, and although I'm kind of young, it's pretty cool,” said Ray Ray.
“Kind of young” might be underselling it: They’re all 14 years old, they’re on tour and promoting their debut album called “#1 Girl,” and they've already got their first hit, "Mrs. Right."
And ladies, they say these love songs come from the heart.
“Love got to do with it,” said Roc Royal. “I'm actually looking for my number one girl, my Mrs. Right by the end of next year.”
They may seem a little bit young to be singing about finding Mrs. Right, but one thing that does seem very age-appropriate is their message. Mindless Behavior has been very active talking about anti-bullying.
“I was bullied in school, so I know how it feels to not be cared about and be tortured in school physically and mentally,” said Princeton.
“We just don't want no one to get bullied, we want everyone to feel like they can just be themselves,” said Prodigy.
It's a great message for any age. Mindless Behavior will continue to win the hearts and minds of the masses at Jingle Ball December 9. They hope to be back in the city in early 2012.