Why we love boy groups

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Boy groups enjoy the height of fandom

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter Says There’s Something For Everyone



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Boy bands never become man bands, at least that’s what Nick Carter believes.

As a member of the Backstreet Boys and one of the “architects” of ABC’s “Boy Band” reality series, Carter should know that.

The Backstreet Boys were formed in 1993, but it might as well be yesterday for their followers.

“I don’t think you ever get old from being a boybander, and that’s both the beauty of it and my gift,” Carter told CNN. “We can have fun and still be boys. [Fans] We still call us boys to this day.

And boy, what a ton of diehard fans there are.

You do not believe it ? Tweet something negative about British boy band One Direction and see if their followers won’t come for your soul.

Directionals (as the devoted are called) should not be disturbed. GQ UK Edition Staff received death threats following a 2015 article about the group that fans criticized.

What makes boy groups so attractive that adult women (and men) show up at concerts screaming like they’re still tweens?

Here’s why we think boy groups are – and always will be – a thing.

From The Beatles to One Direction, every generation seems to have a band that fans love to sigh.

And while screenshots may have replaced posters on bedroom walls, youth devotion remains the same or higher as social media now allows artists to interact directly with their followers.

If you like the bad boy, the guy next door, or the guy who makes you laugh, boy bands have someone to love.

And, of course, there’s always this one that stands out from the crowd (looking at you, Justin Timberlake!)

“People love boy groups because you can relate to at least one member,” Carter said.

“Boy bands give people the right to choose who their favorites are and who they can relate to. Anyone can find someone they can call their own, ”Carter added.

Whether it’s The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones, Menudo vs. New Edition, Backstreet vs. N’Sync or One Direction vs. 5 Seconds of Summer, fans regularly argue THE boy band of the moment.

Sometimes there’s also a debate about which member of a particular band is the cutest, most talented, or most likely to have a great solo career.

Even the boy band members are aware of this.

One Direction member Louis Tomlinson recently told the Guardian that of his fellow band members, Zayn Malik has the “fantastic voice”, Liam Payne has “a good stage presence”, Nial Horan is “fearless” and Harry Styles “looks very cool”.

“And then there’s me,” Tomlinson said.

For older fans, Boy Groups offer a chance to relive days when homework, dates, and curfew were life’s biggest concerns.

A really good song from a favorite band can bring anyone back to those days, and the best songs are timeless.

Don’t take our word for it. Find out what happened when New edition produced at the BET Awards earlier this year.

The look, the stage presence, the dance steps, the voice, the boy band members have to have it all – and all together.

Carter said there’s a special chemistry boy bands have to have, and that’s what he and fellow producer architects Timbaland and former Spice Girl Emma Bunton are looking for on “Boy Band.”

“We’re looking for people who want to be a part of something special when it comes to being part of a team or being part of a brotherhood family,” Carter said. “If you put a rotten apple in a pile, it’s going to ruin the whole lot.” ”


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