Pretty Ricky Trivia

  • Pretty Ricky
    • Famous as : R&B quartet
    • Birth Name : Pretty Rickie and the Maverix
    • Birth Date : 1997
    • Birth Place : Miami, Florida, USA
    • Spouse : -
    • Claim to Fame : Single "Grind on Me" from album "Bluestars" (2005)
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  • According to The Miami Herald, the band was formerly called Pretty Rickie and the Maverix before facing an objection from an American country band, The Maverick, to change the name.
  • Their hit song, "Grind With Me," has reached 13th rank of the most-played clips on MTV.
  • Had their own reality show, entitled "Livin' With the Blue Stars," aired on MTV.
  • Pretty Ricky originally was the name used by their older brother Joseph Smith, Jr. while they themselves were the Maverix.
  • Previously had been joined by their older brother, Joseph Smith. Jr, when they were still under the name of Pretty Rickie and the Maverix before Smith received a lawsuit from AEC, a one-stop distributor of records.
  • "Grind With Me" has another version entitled "Grind On Me."
  • "Grind With Me" has also been the top-played clip for almost 4 months on BET.
  • Single "Grind With Me" has already sold over one million ring tones by the end of June 2005, making it as the number one selling master-tone for Warner Music Group in May and June period.
  • Was also signed under Blue Star Entertainment International owned by their own father, Joseph "Blue" Smith.
  • Was also called "Glitter Boys" because of their flashy fashion style.
  • Has established a clothing line named Marco De Bleu.
  • Recorded a cleaned-up version of album "Bluestars" for Wal-Mart and their young fans.
  • All members are the sons of Joseph "Blue" Smith, but only Spectacular and Baby Blue who have the same mother.
  • In response to The Maverick's objection, the band's personnel then dropped "Maverix" while also replaced "Rickie" with 'Ricky" to be sounded more masculine.