- 02:31 PM, Nov 20
Members of DAY26 met while they are still fellow contestants of P. Diddy's reality show, "Making the Band 4". Each of them auditioned in the hope of becoming Diddy's picture of an ideal band. Willie Taylor who came from Chi Town knew from the very beginning that he is destined to be a singer since started singing in churches. Robert Curry from Detroit, Brian Andrews from Houston and Michael McCluney from South Carolina all too have the same passion of crossing the line to become a celebrity through their talent in music by engaging in several competitions while The Rochester-raised Qwanell "Q" Mosley, pursued a serious education at the same music college as Wyclef Jean.
Early 2007 after successfully forming all-girls group Danity Kane on the third season of the show, Diddy got the idea of gathering an R'n'B all-male group. Over thousands of people turned up but only 58 of them got through, among the crowd were Robert, Brian, Willie, Mike and Q. The cast was quickly narrowed down to 20 who lived together in New York, learning how to sing, dance and perform while tackling some challenges. Approaching the end of the season, Diddy chose only five to be grouped as one and that was when DAY26 was born. Beside getting the priceless experience of being mentored by Diddy, they were automatically signed under the mogul's label, Bad Boy Records.