- 08:13 AM, Oct 12
out to be a massive hit throughout the country. Already the number one song on The Billboard Hot 100, the tune boosted the sale of their sophomore album so that it was granted Platinum status by March 2003. Another track called 'Girlfriend' also became a huge hit, leaping to the 30th rank of the same chart in the following month. By this time, B2K had become extremely busy that they went around U.S. to hold the third part of their Scream Tour. Still in the same year, they ventured into film production, starring alongside Marques Houston and Malcolm David Kelley in 'You Got Served' which was later released in 2004.
While waiting their debut movie to encounter its premiere, the band enthusiastically worked on the soundtrack of this motion picture. Launched in late 2003, the 'You Got Served' soundtrack gained a fair result as it was included in the top 40 of The Billboard 200 and earned second slot on Billboard's Top Soundtracks Chart. Looking on this accomplishment plus the tremendous popularity of B2K, people were certain that the quartet would shine more radiantly in 2004 and continue their unbroken string of success. Sadly, the positive assumption never came to its realization as Stokes shockingly announced that the band had broken up by January 2004. Amid this hurly-burly, 'You Got Served' received its wide release, surprisingly scoring great result of more than $40 million.
Concerning B2K's split, Stokes stated that the personnel decided to break up since they wanted to pursue solo careers. Previously facing an allegation from the three other members who claimed that Stokes' management company, The Ultimate Group (TUG), had done a financial mishandling toward the group, he revealed his intention to be involved in Omarion's individual project. Omarion himself chose to stand by TUG's side for he slammed down his former band mates' accusation. In the meantime, the chairman of CMX, a sports and entertainment company, named Antonio Demetrius Brown confirmed that he was the one who took care the remaining members although it was not clear whether they still carried the name of B2K.
After a month, there had been a report informed that the empty space left by Omarion would be given to Brandy's brother, Ray J. However, the three remaining personnel strongly denied the tidings. Despite the fact that B2K had disbanded, Epic Records managed to launch its 'Greatest Hits' in March 2004.