PRETTYMUCH are an American-Canadian boy band, based in Los Angeles, California, composed of Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu, Nick Mara, and Austin Porter. The group was formed by Simon Cowell in 2016.
• Brandon Michael Lee Arreaga, better know as Brandon Arrega born (1999-12-14) December 14, 1999 , from Corinth, Texas.
• Edwin Honoret, born (1999-02-12) February 12, 1999 , from The Bronx, New York.
• Caleb Zion Kuwonu, better know as Zion Kuwonu born (1999-06-29) June 29, 1999 , from Ottawa, Ontario.
• Nicholas Carter Mara, better known as Nick Mara born (1997-11-08) November 8, 1997 , from Manalapan, New Jersey. At the age of 16 Mara worked at a Pizzeria.
• Austin Dale Porter, better known as Austin Porter born (1997-08-14) August 14, 1997 , from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The members of PRETTYMUCH were pursuing solo careers until Syco Music founder Simon Cowell and former label president Sonny Takhar merged them into a group. Since 2016, the members of PRETTYMUCH have been based in Los Angeles where they share a home in which they have worked on their dancing skills in addition to recording their debut album. The album, to be released on Columbia Records and executive produced by Savan Kotecha, features a guest appearance by French Montana on one track and a song written by Ed Sheeran.
In 2017, PRETTYMUCH gained attention on social media with their cover songs and dancing videos, including a rendition of Charlie Puth's "Attention" and choreography tributes to Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars. PRETTYMUCH's debut single, "Would You Mind", written by Savan Kotecha and Jacob Kasher, was released in July 2017. A month later, the group performed the song at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards and sang an a cappella version on the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards. A music video for the song was released in September. Directed by Emil Nava, it depicts the members dancing and jumping over each other in empty alleys, along with scenes from a road trip the group took. The clip was inspired by boy band videos of the late 1990s and early 2000s, such as Backstreet Boys' "We've Got It Goin' On" and NSYNC's "I Want You Back".
PRETTYMUCH performed "Would You Mind" on MTV's Total Request Live in October 2017 and released their second single, "Teacher".