No Authority
Background information
Also known as
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres R&B, teen pop, Pop
Members Josh Keaton
Tommy McCarthy
Ricky Rebel
Eric "Stretchy" Stretch
Danny Zavatsky
Former members
Years active 1995–2003
Labels Work, MJJ Music
Associated acts Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins
Notable Instruments

No Authority, was an American boyband, who was signed to Michael Jackson's record label MJJ music. They are known for their singles, "Don't Stop", "Girlfriend", (which was featured on the Trippin' soundtrack.) and "Can I Get Your Number".[1]


The group, which original members consisted of Josh Keaton, Ricky Godinez (who now performs under the name Ricky Rebel), Eric "Stretchy" Stretch and Danny Zavatsky, were based in Los Angeles, California. They performed in local venues in the Los Angeles area until a music producer sent a demo tape they made to Michael Jackson himself. He later signed them to a record contract with his label MJJ music.[2]

Their debut single "Don't Stop" was written and produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. It was a moderate hit with the Billboard pop and urban charts. Their debut album, "Keep On", was later released on the MJJ and Sony Work labels, with moderate success. After that, releasing a few other singles from their debut album that went uncharted. Josh Keaton, withdrew himself from the group and Godinez, Stretch and Zavatsky continued to stay with the group. Tommy McCarthy joined the group soon after Keaton left, and the group was signed to an album deal with Maverick.[3] They released the single, "Can I Get Your Number",[4] which was a moderate success in the pop charts. Their eponymous second album "No Authority", with Maverick records did not do well at all commercially. The group disbanded shortly after this.[5]

Josh Keaton is known for being the voice of Spider Man and Spyro the Dragon. Ricky Rebel (who was known as Ricky Godinez during his time in the group) is still performing and was on tour as a backup performer with Britney Spears.[6]



Year Album title Chart position
1997 Keep On 18
2000 No Authority -


Year Song title Chart position
1997 "Don't Stop" 38
1998 "Up and Down" -
1998 "One More Time" -
1998 "Girlfriend" -
2000 "Can I Get Your Number" 33
2000 "What I Wanna Do" -


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