Three Groups Who Brought Boy Bands Back
We’ve all sang along to an infamous NSYNC or Backstreet Boys song at least once (or a lot more than that) in our lives. Boy bands were the “in” thing during the 90′s and early 2000′s, but then the trend suddenly disappeared. It seemed that boy bands were uncool as time progressed and we all got a little older, but lately, the tables have turned.
When the Jonas Brothers began to make it big in 2007, it was like Hanson was reincarnated in the form of the three Jonas boys. Their catchy, upbeat songs and undeniably gorgeous hair made girls of all ages swoon, causing the brothers to become international superstars. They had their own Disney Channel television show as well as numerous sold out tours to back up the fact that they were more than just a boy band; they were true musicians.
Following the Jonas Brothers’ footsteps, boy bands began to pop up like flowers in the springtime. People started to see that a group of guys could sing and/or dance together without it being viewed as strange. In fact, these current chart-topping boy bands are ruling the radio as well as television.
Big Time Rush came together for their self-titled Nickelodeon television show. Kendall, Logan, James, and Carlos entered the homes of young people everywhere and made themselves household names. Soon after, more people began to recognize BTR for more being more than just a Nickelodeon band; they were seen as true artists in the music world. The boys show the world why we loved 90′s boy bands so much through their pop melodies and their choreographed hip-hop dance moves. It doesn’t hurt that they’re all very attractive either.
Most recently, America has been experiencing a Beatle-like phenomenon with the boys of One Direction. These teenage males came from the UK and were put together on the British version of X-Factor. Harry, Louis, Zayn, Niall, and Liam have stolen the hearts of many girls, young and old, around the world. Their 2013 tour is already sold out, and their album “Up All Night” hit the top of the American charts. These Brits (except for Niall, who is Irish) make us go gaga when we hear their powerful voices, but then again, we might all by slightly more obsessed with their adorable accents.
No matter how many years go by, boy bands will always be an exciting part of the music industry. Whether they are American or from a foreign country, these boys all know how to show us what they’ve got.