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New Kids on the Block

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Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. (1984 – 1994, 2008 – present)

New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) is a successful of the late and early , still performing to this day. Assembled in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. in 1984 by producer Maurice Starr, the members consist of brothers Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. The group went on to sell over 70 million albums worldwide, generated hundreds of million of dollars of concert revenues, and roughly paved the way for acts like Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC.

NKOTB were awkward and enthusiastic on their 1986 debut, which wasn’t surprising considering that the oldest members were barely 16 years old. Music impresario Maurice Starr, struggling for years as a sporadic solo artist, had some success with African-American group New Edition in terms of bringing the sunny and vocal group sound of the early (as played by The Jackson 5, The Osmonds, and others) to an audience. He aimed to do the same thing with NKOTB, but this time to a more white audience.

With their next album, 1988’s ‘Hangin’ Tough’, the group’s image had toughened up and they had the material to support it. From the saccharine ballad “I’ll Be Loving You Forever” to the title track’s stab at something like white , the band had a seemingly endless streak of hits in 1988 and 1989. Their Christmas album even went double platinum.

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  • Ferdokki

    These guys are so magical and awesome. x3 ♥ Sure it sounds cheesy to say that, but which other 80s boy band can still do the stuff these guys do today?

    16 Jul 4:49am Reply
  • creamsicklesky

    Games <3

    13 Mar 10:46am Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    жуткое говно, даже без комментариев

    9 Mar 10:07am Reply
  • gui_x

    just classic

    20 Feb 3:08pm Reply
  • Alexandrina95

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    3 Jan 2:27pm Reply
  • Marlen93

    10 ♥

    2 Jan 11:35pm Reply
  • aekyo

    Face the Music ♥

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Dash_PR

    Of course Backstreet Boys also deserve attention but 10 is better than In a World like This. [3]

    21 Sep 2013 Reply
  • rick_chisholm

    Of course Backstreet Boys also deserve attention but 10 is better than In a World like This. [2]

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jaquedickinson

    Of course Backstreet Boys also deserve attention but 10 is better than In a World like This.

    12 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Dash_PR

    She's A Killer é praticamente um solo do Donnie

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • david_pel

    The Block ♥

    16 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Appo2007

    we have to request the Backstreet Boys' IN A WORLD LIKE THIS on the radios of our nations! c'mon folks! The BACKSTREET BOYS deserve more attention

    15 Aug 2013 Reply
  • iPowers

    Wasted on you is fucking incredible. I can't believe they aren't in the top charts.

    7 Aug 2013 Reply
  • GreenleeDuPres

    just saw them 6/15 in philly.. best concert EVER. these guys know how to put on a show., my goodness.

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • dumblydores

    New album = ♥

    5 Jun 2013 Reply
  • k_r_i

    I´m finally listening to 10 [2] <3

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • Dash_PR

    a tag correta é "Survive You"

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • rawk_out

    Let's go out with a bang!

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • satan_88_level

    ^_^

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
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