Is PRETTYMUCH over? The five-member boy band just released news of their indefinite hiatus and fans couldn’t be more heartbroken! Keep reading to learn more about the group.


ICYMI, the five-piece boyband first stepped onto the music scene in 2017 after they were formed by Simon Cowell one year prior. Since then, members Nick Mara, Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Zion Kuwonu and Austin Porter have stolen the hearts of their listeners, who are eager to hear new music. After a brief hiatus, the boys returned with what Brandon told Entertainment Tonight in December 2020 is a “more advanced” version of what people are used to.

“We’re going to have the soulful ballads, we’re going to have the songs that you throw on at a party,” Austin explained. “It’s just going to be exactly what we envisioned when we first got together as a group.”

In a video uploaded to the PRETTYMUCH YouTube account on December 3, 2020, the group announced that with their new label (Sire Records) there will be new music coming in January 2021. “Don’t call it a comeback,” the video’s description reads.

Nearly two years later, the boys announced that member Nick had departed from the group.

“We’d like to start off by saying we love each and every one of you for sticking by us and for showing us endless love for the last six and a half years,” the band shared in an October 2022 social media statement. “We’ve had some very difficult conversations as a band over the past month that is in no way easy for us to inform you about, but necessary. Nick Mara is formally leaving the band.”

They concluded, “This is NOT the end of PRETTYMUCH. It is simply a new beginning where we can finally feed you guys the music and content you deserve in our own way!”


PRETTYMUCH announced they would be taking an indefinite hiatus as a group in October 2023, in favor of focusing on their solo careers.

“Dear Beanz, The last 8 years has been such an amazing journey that was only possible due to the endless love and support you shared with us. We want to thank you for sharing such beautiful memories and making this the best group to ever be a part of,” the guys wrote via social media.

“As some of you may know, all of us in the group have been focusing on our personal careers whether that be musically, physically or creatively and growing as men. It’s important for us to inform you that we will be stepping away from the PRETTYMUCH project to fully pursue what life has to offer for us individually.”

From their whirlwind rise to fame to everything they’ve accomplished so far, meet PRETTYMUCH.

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