Forever in Your Mind is an American pop boy band formed in 2013, consisting of lead singers Emery Kelly, Ricky Garcia and Liam Attridge. Their debut EP, FIYM, was released on Hollywood Records on July 1, 2016.


Formation (2013–2015)

In 2013, when they were 16 and 14 years old, respectively, Emery Kelly (as a solo artist) and Ricky Garcia (as part of a group) auditioned for The X-Factor season 3. They were both eliminated during the boot camp round, but judge Simon Cowell asked Kelly and Garcia to remain on the show, teaming them with Garcia's group member Jon Klaasen to form a trio he named Forever in Your Mind. They sang a cover of "Lovebug" by the Jonas Brothers and were the last contestants cut before the final 16. On November 7, 2013, their first music video, "She Lights the World", premiered on Just Jared Jr. The song was written by Charlie Midnight and Allen Copeland.

In June 2014, Klaasen left the band. He was replaced the following month by Kelly's cousin Liam Attridge.

Forever in Your Mind released the song "Sweet Little Something" on March 12, 2015; a second version featuring Jordyn Jones was released three days later, on March 15. The band signed to Hollywood Records in November 2015. In December 2015, they released a music video for their holiday-themed song "Wrapped Up for Christmas".

FIYM (2016)

Following the High School Musical 10-year anniversary special that aired on Disney Channel on January 20, 2016, Forever in Your Mind created a three-minute medley of songs from the movie. They later recorded a medley of five songs from Disney Channel movies ("Wildside" from Adventures in Babysitting, "This Is Me" from Camp Rock, "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'" from Teen Beach Movie, "Rotten to the Core" from Descendants, and "Breaking Free" from High School Musical), which was included on the 2016 soundtrack Your Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original Movies. Other cover versions of songs the band has recorded include Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams", the DNCE single "Cake by the Ocean" and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk".

On April 29, 2016, Forever in Your Mind released "Hurricane", the first single from their EP. Garcia, Kelly and Attridge wrote the song with Doug Rockwell and Dustin Atlas. It premiered on Radio Disney three days earlier. On June 30, 2016, Teen Vogue premiered the music video for the EP's second single, "Enough About Me" which the group co-wrote with Grammy certified songwriter Bill Grainer and Doug Rockwell. On July 1, 2016, Forever in Your Mind released their debut EP, FIYM.

Band members

  • Emery Kelly – vocals
  • Ricky Garcia – vocals
  • Liam Attridge – vocals, guitar


Forever in Your Mind has performed live with Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Jesse McCartney and Bea Miller, touring North America as a part of DigiTour in 2015. The band presented an award on stage at the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards on May 1, 2016, and made their national television debut in a performance on ABC's Good Morning America on July 4, 2016.


In May 2015, it was announced that Disney Channel is developing a series for the trio that involves them acting and singing. Garcia stars as Naldo on the Disney Channel comedy Best Friends Whenever, which premiered on June 26, 2015. Kelly made an appearance on the show's first episode. The Forever in Your Mind song "Whenever" is the theme song on Best Friends Whenever, and their cover of KC and the Sunshine Band's "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" was in the seventh episode of the show, a '70s flashback, that aired on August 23, 2015.


Extended plays



"She Lights the World"2013N/A
"Naughty List"2014
"Sweet Little Something"2015
"Wrapped Up for Christmas"2015
"Enough About Me"

Other appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Whenever" (from Best Friends Whenever)2015N/AN/A
"Shake Your Booty" (from Best Friends Whenever)N/A
"DC Classics Medley"2016N/AYour Favorite Songs from 100 Disney Channel Original Movies