Months later, the boys signed their first recording deal with daWorks Records and added the '03' to their name, in honour of the year they were united. n 2005, they had a busy year opening for artists such as Nelly, Bobby Valentino, Pretty Ricky, Kanye West, Fabolous, Ray J, Montell Jordan, Horace Brown, Lemar, Javine, Girls Aloud and more. Today, as both the label's and the UK's premiere R&B "boy band", they are ultimately a team of singers, dancers, song writers and choreographers, with an overly in-your-face energy, sound and image that places them amongst the freshest batch of today's UK talent. "We're a product of the most 'fundamental' R&B entertainers who came before us, we've studied the best," states Jermaine. "So I want what we do to be necessary, so we can influence future artists and those who love R&B can benefit from us." Come 2006, thousands of fans witnessed the Baby-V, Jermaine and Kyle open for the legendary Jodeci, veteran R&B crooner Donell Jones, global hip-hop icon Missy Elliott, and the UK's multi-platinum Sugababes (adding to the ever-lengthening A-list of celebrity shows).
The boys had assumed the summer's heat was winding down towards the end of August '06, after surviving all their hard work and an unrelenting tour schedule. However, they then recieved a prestigious MOBO Award nomination for "Best UK Newcomer" as Fun*dmental 03. As the proud owners of a high-octane stage show and a repertoire filled with memorable songs, sultry R&B vocals and pioneering choreography, the newly-dubbed FDM continue to show outstanding promise and all the fundamental elements to grant them longevity and inevitable superstardom. After all, this is just the beginning. Read more on Last.fm.
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