Once you suppose of boy bands, you possibly reminisce on the Nineteen Nineties. Nevertheless, all-male groups have been spherical since as early as a result of the ‘60s.
Many ponder The Beatles to be the first boy band, and the success of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison led to the creation of The Monkees, The Osmonds, The Jackson 5 and loads of totally different groups all by means of the ‘60s and ‘70s. By the point the ‘80s rolled spherical, followers had been launched to Menudo and New Children on the Block, nonetheless the subsequent decade arguably modified the game with out finish.
Within the ‘90s, NKOTB continued to take off however finally stepped apart as extra pop-oriented teams started to dominate the market. The Backstreet Boys grew to become family names in 1996, adopted by ’NSync in 1998 and LFO in 1999.
Regardless of being in distinction all by means of their careers, Joey Fatone solely instructed Us Weekly in January 2019 that ‘NSync had no factors with Backstreet Boys.
“There was by no means a rivalry, however it was at all times like, ‘Rattling, they received to try this. Man, I need to do this,’” he reminisced. “I imply, ‘I Need It That Method’ is a jam. I don’t thoughts saying it.”
Fatone revealed that “Bye Bye Bye,” nonetheless, is superior to “Everyone (Backstreet’s Again)” in relation to the battle of the boy bands’ iconic dance routines. “’Bye Bye Bye’ dance, positively, as a result of everyone solely is aware of that one factor from ‘Everyone,’ and everyone no less than is aware of the entire neck factor,” he instructed Us. “So, I’d truthfully say ‘Bye Bye Bye’ – not as a result of I used to be within the track – as a result of clearly if it was ‘Everyone,’ I’d give props, however it’s not.”
Following the success of ‘NSync and the Backstreet Boys, there was a resurgence of boy bands throughout the early 2010s as One Course, The Wished and others hit the scene. Across the equivalent time, New Children on the Block and the Backstreet Boys briefly joined forces to kind the supergroup NKOTBSB, which launched one compilation album and toured North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Boy bands moreover grew to turn out to be extraordinarily well-liked in Asia, the place groups paying homage to BTS and EXO amassed massive fan bases.
Thus far, the Backstreet Boys keep the popular boy band of all time in phrases of product sales. One Course moreover broke fairly a number of data all through their six-year run, which resulted in 2016 as Harry Types, Niall Horan, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne went solo (Zayn Malik had already left the group a 12 months prior).
Whereas blasting hits like “Bye Bye Bye,” “What Makes You Lovely” and “I Need It That Method,” scroll by means of the gallery underneath for additional on the 20 largest boy bands of all time!