MTV’s ‘Making the Band’ is Back and Diddy is Now Casting!

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actor and Musican Sean Diddy Combs attends the 'Changeling' Premiere at the Palais des Festivals during the 61st Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2008 in Cannes, France. (Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com)

MTV’sMaking the Band’ is now casting and looking for singers, dancers, and rappers.

MTV is the world’s premier entertainment brand, the cultural headquarters of the millennial generation and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV displays pop culture with award-winning content produced around compelling storytelling, music, and activism across media platforms.

‘Making the Band’ is an ABC/MTV reality series that created musical acts O-Town, Da Band, Danity Kane, Day26, and Donnie Klang. The first series featured O-Town, all seasons of ‘Making the Band’ have been overseen by Diddy, acting as the leader of the house who makes the final decision on who will be in the band. On July 15, 2019, it was announced that the series was revived and will premiere in 2020

Now, MTV is partnering with Diddy to bring back ‘Making The Band’. According to the casting call, MTV’s ‘Making The Band’ is returning in 2020.

Per the casting call:

Making the Band was an MTV cultural phenomenon that changed the face of reality television by bringing together diverse talent on a global scale, while being mentored by legendary artist and mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs. Making The Band is back and ready to usher in a new era of young, successful stars. Diddy is searching for multi-talented performers who can sing, dance and rap. If you think you’ve got what it takes to impress the hardest working man in show business, submit your best material now!

Must be 18 years or older to apply to be a contestant. Additional eligibility requirements can be found HERE.

Judges and Open Casting Calls:

The business/music mogul has picked his three sons, who are called the “Combs Cartel” to judge the revived show airing in 2020. MTV’s promo video on Wednesday revealed Christian Combs, 22, Quincy Brown, 28, and Justin Combs, 26, as they announced a four-city casting call and explained what they’re looking for in the next musical star.

“You know we had to be involved in the return of Making the Band,” Christian Combs said in the video. “It’s only right. So stay tuned, it’s a movement.”

“We not settling for just anybody,” Brown added in the clip. “If you feel like you got what it takes to compete in today’s industry — y’all know how our pops does it. So expect nothing but the best to be showing up.”

Making The Band is back. We back, we back, we back,” Diddy said, as he joined his sons at the end of the video.

Choreographer and So You Think You Can Dance judge Laurieann Gibson, who was associated with the original Making The Band, is also set to participate as a judge.

Open Casting Call Dates & Locations:
  • The castings will take place in Atlanta from Feb. 28-29, Houston from March 7-8, Charlotte, N.C., from March 13-14, and New York City from March 21-22. Hopefuls can also submit auditions online.

Casting dates and locations include:

  • February 28-29: Atlanta, GA
  • March 7-8: Houston, TX
  • March 13-14: Charlotte, NC
  • March 21-22: New York, NY

For more information and “Making The Band” updates, follow @MakingTheBand on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. Use #MakingTheBand to join the conversation.

To audition online for MTV’s ‘Making the Band’ click here.

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WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEB 26: Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com)
About Sean Combs:

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), who is also known by other names including Puff DaddyP. DiddyPuffy, or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and actor. Sean Combs was born in New York City but was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, in the early 90s.

Sean Combs’ first album, No Way Out (1997), has been certified seven times platinum. No Way Out was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues… (2001), and Press Play (2006). In 2009, Combs formed the musical group Dirty Money and released the critically and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2010).

Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. In 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $825 million, making him the second-richest hip-hop recording artist, after Jay-Z.

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