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{{Infobox musical artist

| name             = Brockhampton

| image            = Brockhampton 2018.jpg

| caption          = Brockhampton performing in 2018; from left to right: Merlyn Wood, [[Kevin Abstract]], Joba, Matt Champion, Dom McLennon, Ameer Vann, and Romil Hemnani

| landscape        = yes

| background       = group_or_band

| origin           = [[San Marcos, Texas]], U.S.

| genre            = {{flatlist|

  • [[Hip hop music|Hip hop]]<ref>{{cite web|url=http://beta.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-brockhampton-20171027-story.html|title=Hip-hop collective Brockhampton puts a new spin on the 'boy band' concept|author=Makeda Easter|date=October 27, 2017|accessdate=December 19, 2017}}</ref>
  • [[alternative hip hop]]<ref>{{cite web|first=Amy|last=Rowe|url=http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music/brockhampton-offer-glimpse-hip-hop-future-nyc-show-article-1.3489927|title=Brockhampton offer a glimpse of hip hop’s future at NYC show|publisher=Ny daily news|date=September 12, 2017|accessdate=December 25, 2017}}</ref>
  • [[alternative R&B]]<ref>{{cite web|first=Nicole|last=Shaker|url=https://thetenaflyecho.com/2091/showcase/what-it-means-to-be-a-boy-band-the-brockhampton-story/|title=What It Means to Be a Boy Band: The BROCKHAMPTON Story|publisher=The Echo|date=October 25, 2017|accessdate=December 25, 2017}}</ref>
  • [[pop-rap]]<ref>{{cite web|first=Chris|last=Duncan|url=http://dailytexanonline.com/2017/08/29/brockhampton-follows-up-on-their-explosive-debut-with-an-introspective-sequel|title=Brockhampton follows up on their explosive debut with an introspective sequel|publisher=The Daily Texan|date=August 29, 2017|accessdate=December 25, 2017}}</ref>

}}

| years_active     = 2015−present 

| label            = {{flatlist|

* [[RCA Records|RCA]]

* Question Everything

* [[Empire Distribution|Empire]]

}}

| associated_acts  = {{flatlist|

  • [[Ryan Beatty]]<ref>{{cite web|last1=Scott|first1=C.|title=Ryan Beatty and BROCKHAMPTON: What’s the Deal?|url=https://centralsauce.com/ryan-beatty-brockhampton|website=centralsauce|date=December 21, 2017|accessdate=13 April 2018}}</ref>

}}

| website          = {{URL|brckhmptn.com}}

| current_members  =

* [[Kevin Abstract]]

* Matt Champion

* Merlyn Wood

* Joba

* Dom McLennon

* Bearface

* Romil Hemnani

* Jabari Manwa

* Kiko Merley

* Henock "HK" Sileshi

* Ashlan Grey 

* Robert Ontenient

* Jon Nunes



| past_members     = 

* Ameer Vann

* Rodney Tenor

* Albert Gordon

* Franklin Mendez

* Anish Ochani



}}


'''Brockhampton''' (stylized as '''BROCKHAMPTON''') is an American musical group<!-- Before changing musical group with boy band, please gain consensus on talk page --> formed in [[San Marcos, Texas]], in 2015 and currently based in [[California]]. Led by [[Kevin Abstract]], Brockhampton formed partially through the online forum "KanyeToThe", and describe themselves as a [[boy band]].<ref name=":0">{{cite web|author=Isabelle Hellyer |url=https://i-d.vice.com/en_au/article/meet-brockhampton-the-internets-first-boyband |title=Live Review: meet brockhampton: the internet's first boyband |publisher=i-D |date=October 8, 2015 |accessdate=June 16, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last1=Skelton|first1=Eric|title=The reasons behind Brockhampton's decision to call themselves a boyband instead of a rap collective.|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/news/2017/10/brockhampton-boyband-meaning|website=Pigeons and Planes|accessdate=October 4, 2017}}</ref> The group consists of vocalists Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Merlyn Wood, Dom McLennon, Joba, and Bearface, and producers Romil Hemnani, Jabari Manwa, and Kiko Merely (the latter two of which function as the duo Q3), as well as graphic designer Henock "HK" Sileshi, photographer Ashlan Grey, web designer Roberto Ontenient (who also features prominently in voice skits), and manager Jon Nunes.


The group released their first mixtape ''[[All-American Trash]]'' in 2016. Their debut album ''[[Saturation (Brockhampton album)|Saturation]]'' was released on June 9, 2017, followed by ''[[Saturation II]]'' on August 25 and ''[[Saturation III]]'' on December 15. On March 30, 2018, Brockhampton announced that they had signed a record deal under [[RCA Records]].


== History ==


=== 2010–2014: Formation and AliveSinceForever ===

In 2010, [[Kevin Abstract]] made a post<ref>{{cite web|title=Anybody wanna make a band? « Kanye West Forum|url=http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=51240.0|website=www.kanyetothe.com|accessdate=21 December 2017}}</ref> on the KanyeLive online forum (now known as KanyeToThe) asking if anyone wanted to form a band, to which over 30 users responded. After this AliveSinceForever was then formed, although the band only went active in 2012. In 2013, AliveSinceForever released their debut EP album, The ''ASF'' EP.<ref>{{cite web|title=ALIVESINCEFOREVER|url=https://officialasf.bandcamp.com/|accessdate=December 3, 2017}}</ref> The lineup consisted of Abstract, Ameer Vann, Dom McLennon, and Mic Kurb (later known as Rodney Tenor). At the end of 2014, AliveSinceForever disbanded to rebrand as Brockhampton.<ref>{{cite web|title=Imgur|url=https://imgur.com/8Ympyzm|accessdate=December 3, 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|last=Tanners|first=Jon|title=Premiere: Matt Champion ft. Jon Waltz - "BURN"|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2014/12/premiere-matt-champion-ft-jon-waltz-burn|work=Pigeon & Planes|date=December 31, 2014|accessdate=December 3, 2017}}</ref>


=== 2014–2016: Name change and ''All-American Trash'' ===

Following the release of Abstract's ''[[MTV1987]]'', AliveSinceForever rebranded as Brockhampton and added several new members, some of whom were recruited through [[Kanye West]] fan forum KanyeToThe.<ref name=":0" /> In January 2015, Brockhampton released their debut single, "Bet I" accompanied by a video directed by members Henock "HK" Sileshi and Franklin Mendez.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://theearlyregistration.com/2015/01/27/01279/|title=Check Out BrockHampton’s (Kevin Abstract and Friends) New Track ‘Bet I’|date=28 January 2015|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> "Bet I" was removed from all streaming platforms in 2017, although the music video can still be found on YouTube.<ref>{{Citation|last=brockhampton vault|title=BROCKHAMPTON - BET I|date=2017-07-24|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjYJD-8ofSo|accessdate=2018-02-27}}</ref> On June 16, 2015, Brockhampton released their second single, "Hero".<ref>{{cite web|url=https://noisey.vice.com/en_us/article/rdz3yx/premiere-brockhampton-hero|title=PREMIERE: Fall in Love with Brockhampton's Blissed Out "Hero"|date=16 June 2015|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> That same month, Brockhampton won the VFiles Loud contest, winning them a professionally directed music video for their next single "Dirt", released through [[Fool's Gold Records]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2015/08/brockhampton-dirt|title=Brockhampton - "Dirt"|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref>

On March 24, 2016, Brockhampton released their debut mixtape, ''[[All-American Trash]]'' for free. The project focuses on highlighting the group's individual members, and was led by the music video "Flip Mo", performed by Merlyn Wood and featuring Dom McLennon.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2016/03/brockhampton-all-american-trash|title=Download Brockhampton's Debut Mixtape, 'All-American Trash'|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=https://massappeal.com/merlyn-wood-flip-mo-ft-dom-mclennon|title=Merlyn Wood "Flip Mo" ft. Dom McLennon - Mass Appeal|date=29 March 2016|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref>


=== 2017: ''Saturation'' trilogy ===

In January 2017, Brockhampton released a new standalone single and music video, "Cannon".<ref>

http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2017/01/brockhampton-cannon</ref> In May 2017, Brockhampton released "Face", the first single and video promoting their debut album ''[[Saturation (Brockhampton album)|Saturation]]''. Throughout the month, Brockhampton released several singles and music videos in promotion of the album, including "Heat", "Gold", and "Star", all of which were directed by Abstract and shot locally in their neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles, California.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2017/05/brockhampton-heat|title=Watch the Video for Brockhampton's Disruptive New Song "Heat"|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/19154-brockhampton-gold/|title="GOLD" by BROCKHAMPTON Review - Pitchfork|website=pitchfork.com|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.xxlmag.com/rap-music/new-music/2017/06/brockhamptons-star-video/|title=Brockhampton Turn Blue in 'Star' Video - XXL|website=XXL Mag|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> The same month, it was announced that Brockhampton was going to be the subject of the upcoming [[Viceland]] series ''American Boyband,'' set to premiere June 8, 2017.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://variety.com/2017/tv/news/viceland-summer-slate-series-lineup-premiere-dates-1202418902/|title=TV News Roundup: Viceland Announces Premiere Dates for Summer Slate|first=Erin|last=Nyren|date=8 May 2017|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thefader.com/2017/05/22/kevin-abstract-american-boyband-tv-show-trailer-viceland|title=Watch The Trailer For Kevin Abstract's American Boyband TV Show|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> A standalone music video, titled "Lamb" was released on June 8, 2017.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2017/06/brockhampton-lamb-video|title=Watch the Intimate Video for Brockhampton's Touching New Song "Lamb"|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> ''Saturation'' was released on June 9, 2017 to critical acclaim, and brought new attention to the group.<ref name="hotnewhiphop.com">{{cite web|url=http://www.hotnewhiphop.com/brockhampton-saturation-new-mixtape.117218.html|title=Brockhampton - SATURATION [Album Stream]|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref><ref name="hotnewhiphop.com"/><ref>{{cite web|url=http://djbooth.net/news/entry/2017-06-09-brockhampton-saturation-album-review|title=BROCKHAMPTON 'Saturation' Cheat Code Album Review|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref>


Following the release of ''Saturation'', Abstract stated that Brockhampton were already working on a follow up, tentatively titled ''[[Saturation II]]'' and was set to be released in August.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://twitter.com/kevinabstract/status/882698687272501248|title=our second album. next month.pic.twitter.com/CShMsYZ3d3|first=|last=kevin|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> On August 1, 2017, Brockhampton released the debut single and video from ''Saturation II'', titled "Gummy".<ref>{{cite web|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2017/08/brockhampton-gummy|title=Brockhampton Preview 'Saturation II' With Video for New Song "GUMMY"|publisher=[[Pigeons and Planes]]|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> A week later, they released the second single and video, titled "Swamp".<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.thefader.com/2017/08/08/brockhampton-swamp-video-single|title=Brockhampton Share Video For "Swamp"|publisher=|accessdate=3 December 2017}}</ref> On August 15, they released the third single, titled "Junky", and later that day, they announced via Twitter the release date for ''Saturation II''.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://twitter.com/brckhmptn/status/897639059941715968|title=pic.twitter.com/CJ98JTXAdO|last=BROCKHAMPTON|date=2017-08-15|website=@brckhmptn|access-date=2017-08-16}}</ref>


The album's final single and video "Sweet" was released on August 22. This was followed the same day by the surprise release of "Follow", after which Abstract announced via [[Twitter]] that the Saturation Trilogy would be concluded with ''[[Saturation III]]''.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://twitter.com/kevinabstract/status/900190685717909504|title=SATURATION IS A TRILOGY|date=2017-08-22|access-date=2017-08-22}}</ref> ''Saturation II'' was released on August 25 to further acclaim and attention.


On September 14, 2017 Abstract revealed that the trilogy would be released as a [[box set]] alongside a collection of unreleased demos prior to the year's end.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://twitter.com/kevinabstract/status/908376744981401600|title=dumbass boyfriend on Twitter: "all will be available in a box set before the year is over"|date=2017-09-14|access-date=2017-09-16}}</ref>


On December 1, Brockhampton officially announced ''Saturation III'' as their final studio album; however, the group later clarified that this was not a literal statement, and they were likely to release further albums.<ref>{{cite web|last=Skelton|first=Eric|url=http://pigeonsandplanes.com/news/2017/12/brockhampton-last-studio-album-comments-explained|title=Brockhampton Explain Their "Last Studio Album" Statement|work=Pigeons & Planes|accessdate=December 14, 2017}}</ref> On December 12, they released the album's lead single and video, entitled "Boogie".


=== 2017–2018: ''Puppy'' and Ameer Vann's departure ===


On December 14, 2017, Brockhampton announced their fourth studio album, ''Team Effort'', slated for release in 2018, along with a new single from ''Saturation III'', "Stains". ''Saturation III'' was released on December 15 to even further critical acclaim.<ref name="SIII">{{cite web|url=https://www.thefader.com/2017/12/01/brockhampton-saturation-3-release-date-last-album|title=Brockhampton announces "last studio album," shares release date|last=Darville|first=Jordan|work=[[The Fader]]|accessdate=December 3, 2017}}</ref> The group also filmed a self-funded, feature-length movie to celebrate the ''Saturation'' trilogy.<ref name=TV006>Tiffany, Kaitlyn. [https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/11/16748260/brockhampton-boy-band-interview-kevin-abstract-odd-future Boy Band of the Future]. The Verge. January 25, 2018.</ref> In March 2018, Brockhampton announced that ''Team Effort'' had been delayed indefinitely, and that they would instead release their fourth studio album ''Puppy'' in mid-2018.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://hypebeast.com/2018/3/brockhampton-team-effort-delayed|title=Brockhampton Cryptically Delays 'Team Effort'|work=HYPEBEAST|access-date=2018-03-20}}</ref> The next week, they announced via social media that they had signed a record deal with Sony's [[RCA Records]].<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/8275832/brockhampton-signs-rca-records|title=Brockhampton Signs With RCA Records|work=Billboard|access-date=2018-03-30}}</ref> ''Billboard'' reported that according to label sources, the deal was worth more than $15 million for six albums over three years. <ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/business/8280751/brockhampton-rca-record-deal-worth-15-million|title=Brockhampton's RCA Deal Worth $15M: Sources|work=Billboard|access-date=2018-04-05}}</ref>


''Puppy'' was delayed following allegations of sexual misconduct against founding member Ameer Vann. Although Vann admitted to being mentally and verbally abusive, he denied allegations of sexual abuse.<ref name=":1">{{Cite web|url=https://pitchfork.com/news/brockhamptons-ameer-vann-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-responds/|title=BROCKHAMPTON’s Ameer Vann Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Responds|website=[[Pitchfork (website)|Pitchfork]]|language=en|access-date=2018-05-24}}</ref><ref>{{Cite news|url=http://www.nme.com/news/music/brockhampton-set-to-delay-puppy-album-release-ameer-vann-sexual-abuse-allegations-2324106|title=Brockhampton set to delay 'Puppy' album release following Ameer Vann sexual abuse allegations - NME|date=2018-05-24|work=[[NME]]|access-date=2018-05-24|language=en-US}}</ref> On May 27, Brockhampton announced that Vann would no longer be a part of the group, stating that they "were lied to" and apologizing "for not speaking up sooner". The group canceled the remainder of their tour dates, including an appearance at the [[Governors Ball Music Festival]].<ref>{{cite news |last1=Kim |first1=Michelle |title=BROCKHAMPTON Kick Out Ameer Vann Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations |url=https://pitchfork.com/news/brockhampton-kick-out-ameer-vann-over-sexual-misconduct-allegations/ |accessdate=June 5, 2018 |work=[[Pitchfork (website)|Pitchfork]] |date=May 27, 2018}}</ref> The next month they announced they would perform on the June 20 episode of ''[[The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon]]''; their first performance since announcing Vann's departure.<ref>{{cite web|url=https://pitchfork.com/news/brockhamptons-first-appearance-after-ameer-vanns-exit-will-happen-on-fallon|title=BROCKHAMPTON’s First Appearance After Ameer Vann’s Exit Will Happen on “Fallon”|last=Minsker|first=Evan|date=June 13, 2018|website=[[Pitchfork (website)|Pitchfork]]|accessdate=June 14, 2018}}</ref>


== Members ==

=== Current members ===

  • [[Kevin Abstract]] – vocals, video direction, creative direction (2015–present)<ref name="Members">{{cite news|last1=Kochhar|first1=Nazuk|title=Get To Know The Members Of Brockhampton, A New Kind Of American Boy Band|url=http://www.thefader.com/2017/07/13/brockhampton-members-kevin-abstract-interview-saturation|accessdate=April 30, 2018|work=[[The Fader]]|date=July 13, 2017}}</ref>

* Matt Champion – vocals (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Merlyn Wood – vocals (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Dom McLennon – vocals (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Joba – vocals, mixing, mastering, production (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Bearface – vocals, guitar, production (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Romil Hemnani – production, recording engineering, DJing (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Q3 – production (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

** Jabari Manwa

** Kiko Merley

* Henock "HK" Sileshi – creative direction, graphic design (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Ashlan Grey – photography (2016–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Robert "Roberto" Ontenient – web design, skit vocals (2015–present)<ref name="Members" />

* Jon Nunes – management (2015–present)<ref name="Former" />


=== Past members ===

* Ameer Vann - vocals (2015–18)

  • Rodney Tenor – vocals (2015–16)<ref name="Former">{{cite news|last1=Brow|first1=Jason|title=Brockhampton: 5 Things To Know About 'The Internet's First Boy Band' Ahead Of Coachella|url=http://hollywoodlife.com/2018/04/11/who-is-brockhampton-boy-band-group-coachella/|accessdate=April 30, 2018|work=[[Hollywood Life]]|date=April 11, 2018}}</ref>

* Albert Gordon – production (2015–16)<ref name="Former" />

  • Franklin Mendez – photography (2015){{cn|date=April 2018}}
  • Anish Ochani – management (2015–17){{cn|date=April 2018}}


== Discography ==

{{main|Brockhampton discography}}


* ''[[All-American Trash]]'' (2016)

* ''[[Saturation (Brockhampton album)|Saturation]]'' (2017)

* ''[[Saturation II]]'' (2017)

* ''[[Saturation III]]'' (2017)


== References ==

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