112 Reaches Out to Fans, Voting Begins For Battle Of The Boy Bands on MTV

Today, voting went live for MTV’s “Battle of the Bands”, and influential R&B group 112 are among 31crews competing for the coveted title of “Best Boy Band.”

Not just R&B, the competition features groups like Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. Similar to NCAA’s March Madness, the competition pairs off the bands, and as they win, you move on to pair off with another winning group, until there is one final winner.

We spoke to Slim from 112 earlier today (April 23), and here’s what he had to say:

“Right now, they’ve got us paired up with LFO. To pair us off with LFO, no disrespect to them, I’m pretty sure they’re a talented group, but, Naw man, naw! [laughter] So, I’m reaching out to our fans. We’ve put too much hard work into this. Right now, this is crazy. It’s 78% to 21%. How? All of our 112 fans, I’m pretty sure you like one of us in the group. I think we should beat these guys.”

In 1997, Bad Boy’s112 won a Grammy for “Best Rap Performance by A Duo Or Group,” for featuring in the song “I’ll Be Missing You” with Puff Daddy and Faith Evans. They have released five albums, with their final being 2005’s Pleasure & Pain, and its Billboard charting single, “U Already Know.”

Round-one voting closes on this Thursday at noon ET. Vote now at MTV.com.

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