05:38 PM EDT 08/21/2014
Originally posted 08/21/2014 11:00AM
Get ready for another potential OMG boy band moment: 5 Seconds of Summer is about to make its debut on the MTV Video Music Awards.
The Australian pop-punk-loving quartet of tousle-haired hunks (whose members don't consider themselves a boy band) will make its debut Sunday on MTV's over-the-top annual celebration. Boy bands have a long history of VMAs hysteria and much-hyped appearances (think 'N Sync and its 2013 reunion rumors). 5SOS rides the release of a hit album and an opening gig on One Direction's stadium tour into its appearance at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Originally posted 07/30/2014 03:15PM
What's your guilty pleasure song? The one you crank in private but deny in public?
Originally posted 07/29/2014 12:35PM
July 31, 2001, may not seem like a special date to many, but some Top 40 aficionados will remember it as the day Now That's What I Call Music 7 hit shelves and enlivened music lovers of all tastes with their favorite summer jams. Released just a few months before the arrival of the first iPod, this is the last Now album to find its home solely in the slot of Walkmans and CD players across the country.
Thirteen years later, we're up to Now 51 and can get any song we want on our smartphones, but that doesn't mean we should forget the pre-selected simplicity Now 7 brought to teen drivers, road trippers and daily commuters back in 2001. To celebrate this compilation's birthday, we checked up on each of the 19 artists that contributed to this mix of boy bands and pop queens.
Originally posted 07/21/2014 12:45PM
Backstreet's back – just not in Israel.
Originally posted 06/27/2014 12:35PM
Originally posted 04/14/2014 12:30PM
When Nick Carter married Lauren Kitt over the weekend, his fellow Backstreet Boys were there to support him.
Originally posted 04/12/2014 05:00PM
Backstreet Boy Nick Carter wed Lauren Kitt on Saturday, a source confirms to PEOPLE – and it's something the groom himself thought wouldn't happen.
Originally posted 01/27/2014 10:50AM
Justin Bieber is going through a very public rough patch as he not-so-successfully juggles worldwide fame with coming of age. But one person who gets it is A.J. McLean, who quit high school to join the Backstreet Boys in the '90s.
Originally posted 01/22/2014 06:00PM
We can look back at it 15 years later as a festival of hilarious fashion, but the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, held on February 24, 1999, was a glimpse into the future of the music industry.
The 1999 Grammys were billed at the time as the "Diva Grammys,", celebrating the industry's female icons past and present.
The decade's twin titans, Whitney Huston and Mariah Carey, sat the night out, but the belting style they helped popularize was everywhere.
Originally posted 01/06/2014 08:30AM
Boy band members are a lot like ice-cream flavors: There's such a wide variety that it's always hard to pick exactly which one is your very favorite.
But what if every boy-band member actually was an ice-cream flavor?
Well, then they would be the ice-cream flavors on this list.
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