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Top 3 US Boy Bands
The term ‘boy bands’, was coined in the early 1990s. It was used to describe bands which had only male members, often youngsters in their twenties. All these members were usually vocalists, with the music being played by a team not disclosed to the public. The choreography was also a part of their routine and their videos were hyped and most sought after. These bands were predominantly directed at teens and yet, they were equally popular with the adult community. Here is a list of some of the top ‘boy bands’ we have seen in the past 3 decades. Although the Monkees and the Beatles were also groups with male vocalists, they are left out of this list.
The Backstreet Boys
The Backstreet Boys can be touted as indisputable leaders of the 'boy band' community. They, along with Britney Spears, dominated the decade of 90s with their music, which was impressive to wayward at times. But the fans loved them and every album they released was a chartbuster. Lou Pearlman, a producer, was the man behind bringing these guys together in 1993 in Orlando, Florida. They were extremely successful till the year 2001 after which they took a four year break. They came back with the albums ‘Never Gone’ in 2005 and ‘Unbreakable’ in the year 2007, which were as successful as their previous albums.
New Kids On The Block
Maurice Starr, after his success with New Edition, brought together the ‘New Kids On The Block’. The first appearance of this band was in the year 1986 in Boston. Between the year 1988 and 1990, this group was literally unbeatable and they produced track after track, which topped the chartbusters. They split in 1994 and the members gave a shot at starting individual careers but did not find many takers. They came back in the year 2008 and since then, there has not been much news about them.
The Jackson 5
This band comprised of five brothers from Indiana who gave their first liver performance in the middle of 1960s . One of their audition videos was viewed by Motown Label chief, Berry Gordy, and he offered them a contract. They were officially released in the year 1969, in the month of August. By 1970 January, they had climbed to the number one position and retained it till Michael Jackson arrived on the scene and single-handedly dominated the music industry and overshadowed the Jackson 5.