Their five-song self-titled album was released on Myspace in 2008 which was sold directly by the band members themselves. A music video for “Warehouse” was later released in 2009. The band did perform locally on a lot of instances, and even won a battle of the bands competition. In 2007, Kiyoko was approached by former pop-star Vitamin C to join an all-girl singing and dancing group. She joined Allie Gonino, Tinashe, Kelsey Sanders (later replaced by Lauren Hudson in 2009) and Marisol Esparza to form the Stunners. Six months after forming, the group signed with Columbia Records and released a single titled “Bubblegum” to iTunes along with the official video for the single and as contributed a song to the iCarly soundtrack. The single and video were later removed from iTunes.
In 2009, the group left Columbia Records and signed a production tackle Lionsgate Entertainment, who also designed a scripted television show pilot based on the group, which was ordered by MTV. In October of that year, the females released a 5-song EP and shot a music video for their promo single “We Got It” which was released on February 22, 2010. They released a holiday single in December 2009, produced by Desmond Child, and written by the five members of the group, titled “Santa Bring My Soldier Home” and encouraged donations the USO for soldiers overseas, not with their families for the holidays.
The group performed the song on The Today Show as well as The Wendy Williams Show. After meeting with various labels interested in the group, they signed to Universal Republic Records in 2010 and released their initial single “Dancin’ Around the Truth” which featured the New Boyz to iTunes as well as Top 40 radio stations. The music video premiered June 2, just before the group was announced as an opening act on Justin Bieber’s My World Tour.
|Date of Birth||3-April-1991|
|Place of Birth||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|