With their dashing good looks, smooth moves and amazing vocals, boy bands have always stolen our hearts and from as early as the 1960s, boy bands have dominated music charts and have influenced some of the biggest pop culture trends.
Let’s look at the top 5 R&B boy bands of the 1990s and early 2000s.
Boys II Men
They rose to fame with their songs “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” and “End of the Road”. The group’s sophisticated fashion sense catapulted it to Billboard history with songs such as “On Bended Knee,” “I’ll Make Love to You,” “End of the Road” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday.”
Although they fell out and whittled down to three members, The 4x Grammy award winning group still performs as a trio, and released their latest album, Collide, 2014.
Backstreet Boys is one of the pop group’s with the most enduring legacy. They had some major hits such as “Quit Playing Games (with My Heart),” “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” “I Want It That Way,” and “Larger than Life,” that most definitely took their music to the main street. They sold over 130 million records worldwide making them one of the best selling boy bands in history.
These Irish buddies sold more than 50 million records around the world. They captivated us with original tracks like “My Love”, “Swear It Again” and “Fool Again”. Their amazing vocals and soulful harmonies will always be remembered as well as their song lyrics that we somehow can’t seem to forget.
They spent 14 years together as a group, and called it quits for good in 2012.
The competition between Backstreet Boys and NSYNC was pretty clear in the 1990s. NSYNC scored several Grammy Award nominations between 2000 and 2003 and are remembered for hits like “I Want You Back,” “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” and “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You.”
Although they split in 2002, each member has made his mark in the entertainment industry as Grammy Award-winning solo artists, actors, television personalities, record producers and authors.
Comprising of Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B, and Omarion, B2K was formed on the eve of the new millennium. Despite their beefs lately, we cannot overlook the fact that they produced really good music. From “Bump, Bump, Bump”, “Uh Huh” to the the holiday record “Santa Hooked Me Up”.