Boy bands of the 90s: the ten best guy groups of the time


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10. Dream street

At the end of the 90s, American heartbeat Jesse McCartney has teamed up with Matt Ballinger, Frankie Galasso, Greg Raposo and Chris Tousdale to create the downright dreamy but extremely fleeting teenager group of boys, Dream street.

The group found success with their eponymous 2001 studio album which included hits like i say yeah, but the major fame of this group of five musicians was short-lived and they parted ways soon after to continue solo careers and other projects.

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9. 5iv

British group of boys 5ive was created as the male alternative to Spice girls in the mid-90s.

Singers Scott Robinson, Sean Conlon, Ritchie Neville, J Brown and Abz Love topped the UK charts with songs like the 1998 Banger When the lights go out (don’t say you don’t know).

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8. B2K

American quartet B2K roughly matches the profile of a group of boys from the 90s as they got together just before the millennium.

Lil ‘Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B and Omarion – who have been relatively successful solo career – stole the heart of American girls with their album Chaos! which included hits like Bump, Bump, Bump.

B2K dissolved in 2004 to let Omarion pursue his own path.

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7. O-City

All the good kids of the 90s remember the MTV reality show Make the group, and the most famous group on the show was probably O-Town.

Lead by American singer-songwriter Ashley Parker Angel, aspiring pop stars started their careers on solid foundations with the 2001 studio album O-Town (how original) but suffered a major flop with their second release 02 one year later.

The band unexpectedly reunited in 2014 without Angel to release a third album titled Lines and circles, and they always do their thing!

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6. Westlife

Irish pop group Westlife was voted best group of boys of all time by 12 million MTV viewers in a 2012 poll, beating the wanted and Disney superstars The Jonas brothers.

The quartet came out on top of 32 groups in the poll that was created using a American and European public.

Formed in 1998 in Dublin, Ireland, the group originally consisted of Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, Shane Filan and ex-Delta Goodrem flame Bryan McFadden, who left the group in 2004. to pursue a solo career.

They were originally signed by Simon Cowell, who is also credited with making the biggest boyband of the 10s, A direction, in the UK and Clive Davis in the US and managed by Irish producer Louis Walsh and Sonny Takhar.

Westlife achieved worldwide success with hitting singles As If i let you go, I want to grow old with you, a cover of Billy Joel Uptown Girl, Fool Again, Flying Without Wings, Bop Bop Baby and Queen of my heart.

The group has won several awards including a World Music Award, two Brit Awards and four MTV Rewards.

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5. Take this

Perhaps the most famous group of boys from the United Kingdom, British pop group Take that was formed in Manchester in 1989 on the model of the already successful New Kids On The Block.

Originally called Boots it and created with five members of the group, the line-up consisted of Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Howard Donald and Mark Owen.

The first public performance of the young group of adolescents took place on The hitman and her in 1990 where they performed the unreleased song by singer-songwriter Barlow My kind of girl, but their revolutionary hit would be a cover of the 1975 Tavares hit It just takes a minute.

This success was followed by Barlow’s self-written ballad A million love songs and a successful cover of Barry Manilow’s Can it be magic.

The very popular group of boys won the award for best live in 1995 MTV Europe Music Prize but this year was also the beginning of the end for Take that as they knew when Robbie williams left the group ahead of their scheduled world tour. The musician has had a fairly successful solo career.

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4. New kids on the block

One of the earliest and most popular groups of boys of their time, NKOTB has had a series of resounding successes thanks to the chemistry of group members Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and real brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight.

The group started with an eponymous standard first album in 1986, releasing another in 1988 and another in 1990.

The boys took a break after their fourth outing Face the music but reunited in 2013 for an epic 90s boy group tour with the Backstreet Boys, 98 degrees and Boyz II Men.

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3. Boyz II Men

And speaking of the iconic Boyz II Men, they’re next on our list!

These R&B giants burst onto the entertainment scene with their debut in 1991 studio album Cooleyhigh harmony (hey, at least that wasn’t another eponymous collection) and this is the biggest hit in singalong End of the road.

Their 1994 offer II and 1997 album Evolution raised the four-room apartment group of boys to new heights thanks to the unforgettable track, I’ll make love to you.

The boys fell a bit behind in the 2000s, failing to make it to the top of the charts, but they kept posting new ones. studio albums with their most recent creation Under the lamppost on shelves in 2017.

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2. The Backstreet Boys

They don’t need to be introduced, and Backstreet never needs to come back to our minds – they never left!

One of the most popular in the world groups of boys with the strongest chart topping hits, BSB rose to fame in Europe in the early 1990s by gaining a strong fan base in Germany – an unusual move for a American group of boys.

The group, consisting of AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson and the girls favorite, Nick Carter, captured the hearts of American industry with the 1997 studio album Street boys, before gaining international fame with the years 1999 Millennium.

It warms our hearts to hum BSB hitting singles like everyone (Backstreet’s Back), I want it like this and Bigger than life – seriously, we wish it was the 90s again.

The five pieces group of boys surprised fans with the release of In A world like this in 2013 and went on tour with the album in June 2015.

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1. * NSYNC

Kings, emperors, sheikhs, lords – call them whatever you like – * NSYNC win the crown of the world’s most popular and famous 90s boy group. ALREADY.

The iconic American group of boys was formed in Orlando, Florida in 1995 and, just like Street boys, launched for the first time in Germany thanks to an agreement with BMG Ariola Munich.

* NSYNC was a five-piece arrangement consisting of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Spear Low.

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The boys enjoyed stratospheric success with early songs like I want you to come back, Tear my heart apart and (God must have spent) a little more time on you, before exploding world sales records with the 2000s studio album No strings attached with the hit Goodbye goodbye.

The five enjoyed international fame and several Grammy appointments, execution and registration with a laundry list of the largest in the world, including Michael Jackson, Elton John, Britney Spears and Stevie Wonder, until it became clear that Justin Timberlake’s charisma was just a little (a lot) brighter than the other four.

But proving that there is no bad blood, the group came together for an incredible performance at the 2012 MTV Video Music Award.



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