Kelly Rowland and Frank Gatson had viewers hooked each week their BET talent search ‘Chasing Destiny.’
The end result of that journey saw the birth of Epic Records‘ newest girl-group June’s Diary.
Now, a month on from the season finale, fans have started a petition in hope’s of the show’s return.
There’s no official word on whether it’s received a pick-up, yet both Rowland and Gatson have expressed their desire to use a second cycle to create a male ensemble. A point the rally hopes to bring to fruition.
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The petition, which was started by fan Tyrah Chanel, read:
Now that season one is over and we have our talented R&B girl group, June’s Diary, formed and rising to the top, it’s time to see what the males have up their sleeves.
When I think about big and iconic R&B girl groups of the past like En Vogue, SWV, and Destiny’s Child, I can’t help but to think about the great R&B male groups like Boyz 2 Men, New Edition, Soul For Real, and Jodeci as well. In a time where real R&B is becoming more and more non-existent, we need to quickly make moves to get them back. We need to get back to a time where music had meaningful messages. A time where there were groups and they represented brotherhood and sisterhood, respect and love. It’s time to make a male R&B group.
Over the past couple of weeks since Chasing Destiny ended, I’ve seen so many males all over social media begging for a season 2, asking about auditions, ready and eager to share their craft.
These males are driven, passionate, and hungry to help bring R&B back, just like the ladies of June’s Diary. BET Network, please allow Kelly and Frank to create a season 2 of Chasing Destiny.
With the mentorship of Kelly and Frank, we can have two R&B groups impacting a generation that is in desperate need of seeing artists that convey diversity and love for one another. The females were given a chance to follow their dreams. Please give these males a chance to follow theirs. Hopefully, one day, we can say that we love and support June’s Diary AND __________. There is no such thing as too much real R&B. We need it and it will have an impact. Thank you, BET.