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Music 10 N’s: NSYNC to New Kids on the Block

1. NSYNC
They were my favorite boyband ever. I so love their songs and their choreographs. I also became a fan of Justin Timberlake because he was a former NSYNC member.

2. Natalie Imbruglia
She is a pop rock singer from Australia. She was also seen in the Rowan Atkinson movie “Johnny English”. If you don’t know any song of her, try searching for her version of “Torn”.

3. Nasty
It is a song by Janet Jackson from her breakthrough album “Control”. It is a dancey pop R&B track. Another song with “Nasty” was the song “Nasty Girl” by Destiny’s Child.

4. Nevermind
This is the title of the album by rock band Nirvana. It was their record breaking album ever which was awarded by RIAA with 10x platinum.

5. No Doubt
They were one of the great bands which broke through in music in 1996. Their biggest song? It was “Don’t Speak”. Gwen Stefani was the lead vocalist of the band.

6. Neon Light
This is a song by top country singer Blake Shelton. There’s also a song by Demi Lovato but with the “S” at the last word called “Neon Lights”. Still both artists were good.

7. Natasha Beddingfield
She is a singer from Britain who first became internationally known for the song “Unwritten” She also achieved success with songs such as “Love Like This” and “Pocketful of Sunshine”.

8. Never Again
It was the title of lead track by Kelly Clarkson from her album “My December”. Nickelback also had their song with that same title which was taken from their album “All the Right Reasons”.

9. Nate Ruess
He is the lead singer of indie rock band Fun. The band was the act behind the hit song “We Are Young”. Nate also collaborated with Pink for the song “Just Give Me a Reason”.

10. New Kids on the Block
They were one of the biggest boyband ever. The guys were known for the hit “Step By Step” and “Hanging Tough”.

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Boybands Who Had Number 1 Albums in US and UK: New Kids on the Block / Boyzone / NSYNC /Blue

New Kids On The Block
United States- New Kids On The Block is one of the biggest boybands ever. They had 2 number 1 albums in America namely “Hangin’ Tough” and their third album “Step By Step”. “Hangin’ Tough” is their biggest seller though.
United Kingdom- NKOTB scored a number 1 album in UK with “Step By Step”. Nevertheless, “Hangin’ Tough” which only peaked at number 2 sold more.

Boyzone
United States- Boyzone had attempted to crack the American market but they failed, not scoring a hit album there.
United Kingdom- Boyzone is one of the most successful pop groups in the UK. They had scored total of 5 number 1 albums there. They actually had 4 consecutive number one albums there namely: “Said and Done”, “A Different Beat”, “Where We Belong”, and their compilation album “By Request: The Hits”. Their fifth number 1 was “Brother”, their first album after the demise of their co-member Stephen Gately. Their biggest seller ever was “By Request”.

NSYNC
United States- NSYNC is one of the most popular boybands in America. They had scored at least 2 albums to reach number 1, “No Strings Attached” which was the fastest selling album in US until defeated by Adele, and “Celebrity”, which was the third fastest selling album ever. “No Strings Attached” remained the group’s biggest selling album.
United Kingdom- NSYNC never scored a number 1 album in UK, but its highest peak is number 12 with “Celebrity”.

Blue
United States- Blue was supposed to release their records in United States but never pushed through as it was cancelled, so they never had hit album there.
United Kingdom- The guys was one of the most successful British boybands. They had 3 consecutive number 1 albums there which were: “All Rise”, “One Love” and their third album “Guilty”. Both their first and second album were big sellers in the country.

Credits: Billboard / OCC /Wikipedia

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Biggest Albums by Boybands

Boybands occupied a large space in music industry especially in 1990s, as well as in early 2000s. This 2010s, One Direction brought back the boyband domination and became one of the most successful artists during this era.
Here are some of the most successful boyband albums in the world. Noted, the list do not include groups playing instruments.

Backstreet Boys- Millenium
This is considerably the biggest selling album ever with sales, according to estimates, was 26 million copies. Then, it was the fastest selling album with over 1 million sold in the US during its initial week.

NSYNC- No Strings Attached
This is the group’s biggest album ever after setting the record with more than 2 million sold on its initial week in the US alone. First day even reached more than a million, a record that was never broken ever since.

New Kids on the Block- Hangin’ Tough
Topping the albums chart anywhere plus multi-platinum records and all of its single reaching the top ten, this is the biggest album by early boyband days.

Backstreet Boys- Backstreet’s Back
This is the second international album by the group and scored multi-platinum particularly in Europe and Asia, along with three hit songs.

Boyz II Men- II
The group’s biggest album ever and scored 3 number 1 hits, no other boyband achieved that feat.

NSYNC- NSYNC
This is the debut release of NSYNC which became a diamond platinum in the US along with platinum certifications in other territories.

One Direction- Up All Night
This album revived the boyband scene after topping the charts along with multi-platinum single “What Makes You Beautiful”.

Backstreet Boys- Black and Blue
This became the boys’ second album to sell millions in a week. It might not broke the sales of “Millenium” but was successful intenationally too.

Take That- Nobody Else
Take That took too long to finally hit the worldwide scene despite UK success. Due to the success of “Back for Good”, this album became their most successful album ever.

Boyz II Men- Cooleyhighharmony
This has gone multi-platinum in the US when it was released but its success was credited to the success of the 13-week dominating single “End of the Road”.

NSYNC- Celebrity
Despite failing to break their own record, this album became the fastest selling album ever with over 1.8 million sold on its debut.

One Direction- Take Me Home
This album made global domination when it was released. It is among the biggest selling album in 2012 even just less than 2 months of release.

Boyzone- By Request (The Hits)
The Irish boyband may not have entirely break the US market but this album became one of the biggest selling pop albums in 1999.

Backstreet Boys-Backstreet Boys
This is their debut album which opened the way for the boys to stardom was not released in the US, until they combined the hits from their first and second international albums into one for US. This international album went successful accross Europe and Asia.

One Direction- Midnight Memores
The fastest selling album from the UK and Irish lads and even the number one album in just less than two months just like its predecessor.

New Kids on the Block- Step By Step
The second most successful album from the group, it topped the charts along with number one track in the same name.

Top 16 Boyband Hits of 1990s

Boybands became very popular during 1990s, particularly in the second half despite boybands already existed during the first half. It is the time when the term ‘boyband’ became known. Boybands were hated by many especially those rock fans and they were even stereotype in music. Other boybands even deny themselves as boybands. In the list below were the top 15 boyband hits during 1990s. It is not according to sales, rather, how much a song made impact.

98 Degrees- The Hardest Thing
The group made big hits in 1999 which included this R&B ballad that hit the top 5 of Billboard. Guess what? It even peaked higher than Backstreet Boys’ biggest worldwide hit.

Five- When the Lights Go Out
The five (apparently with their band name) hit the charts with this song and shown a potential to come on par with Backstreet Boys. However, it was not sustained and this song became their biggest and only top 5 in US. While internationally, it was huge especially in Asia and Europe.

Backstreet Boys- As Long As You Love Me
This is a top 5 hit in majority of the countries but did not made it in Billboard Hot 100, though it was an airplay success. It remains one of BSB’s signature mid-tempo hits.

98 Degrees- Because of You
This was 98 Degrees’ first top 5 hit and was cool enough for the ears with its R&B melody. The song was also successful in Asia.

Westlife- Swear it Again
This was the Irish lads’ first ever single and started a string of number 1 hits in the UK. In the US, it remained their only hit as it reach the top 20.

New Kids on the Block- Hangin’ Tough
Before Backstreet Boys, NKOTB already made a handful of hits and this upbeat track is one of their staple hits.

NSYNC- I Want You Back
With the song’s sound, you will think it’s a BSB song. But wait, they eventually became rival of BSB when this song hit top 10 in many countries.

Backstreet Boys- Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)
This upbeat track is one of the most memorable song and video of the band because of its horror theme. It was a top ten hit in many countries.

Boyz II Men- On Bended Knee
One of the biggest ballads of early 1990s and followed the 2 number one hits of the band.

Boyzone- No Matter What
The song only charted in component charts of Billboard and did not made a huge impact in the US, but it was huge elsewhere and one of the biggest selling boyband singles.

New Kids on the Block- Step By Step
This is the memorable hit of the band. Once I heard the words “step by step”, the song comes to my mind. It was a big number 1 hit then.

Backstreet Boys- Quit Playing Games
This is officially the group’s first big hit as it hit top 10 elsewhere it charted, which included a top 2 position in the US.

Boyz II Men- I’ll Make Love to You
This song about romance is a brother of the group’s previous hit at the time with its sound. It eventually became the longest number 1 hit in Billboard Hot 100 by a boyband.

Take That- Back for Good
This beautiful ballad became a big hit anywhere and finally their entrance to US market for hitting the top 10. Nevertheless, it is their only hit there.

Backstreet Boys- I Want it That Way
This song hit number 1 or top 5 in every country it charted. Yet, in the US, it failed the top 5 and only sat at number 6. Still, it remained their biggest hit due to huge impact on people.

Boyz II Men- End of the Road
This is one of the biggest boyband hit ever. It topped the US for 12 weeks! Wow! It was an achievement that only Boyz II Men only achieved! Their succeeding song topped for 13 weeks but this song was a bigger hit internationally.