Conflicts with the group's first manager prompted the singers to sign with industry veterans Chris Stokes and Ketrina Askew of the Los Angeles-based Ultimate Group.
The group's four handsome crooners--Omarion, J-Boog, Li'l Fizz, and Raz-B--quickly became teen heartthrobs.
"Luckily, 'b' is the second letter in the alphabet, and we came up with B2K, which is Boys of the New Millennium." After recording with a few small labels, B2K signed with Epic Records in 2001, giving them access to the mainstream R&B music market.
Paired with the teen rapper Lil' Bow Wow, they joined 2001's popular Scream tour, giving them exposure that generated publicity for the group even before it released any recordings.
One exception was the hit single "Bump, Bump, Bump," which was produced, written, and arranged by R&B producer and vocalist R. Other themes included young love on "One Kiss", apology on "Sleepin'", and celebrity on "Everything" and "Would You Be Here".
Though Arnold said in another People review that the album "has its share of filler," he maintained that the group's young fans wouldn't be disappointed as "there are enough good moments here to keep B2K lining the lockers of young girls across America." During the same year B2K released B2K: The Remixes, Vol. The group geared up to launch its Pandemonium tour in March of 2003, along with IMx singer Batman.