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16th Apr '18 12:31:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* Music/{{Westlife}}: Irish group founded by the same manager as Boyzone, Louis Walsh. Also co-managed by Simon Cowell. Took over from Boyzone as top UK boy band as they started to decline. Credited by non-fans with helping to end the 1990s UK boy band boom by being so sentimental and lacking in musical or lyrical edge or sexuality that they seemed to be designed more for the '''over-sixty''' demographic than the under-sixteen.
** Which made their win at MTV's [[http://www.mtv.com/content/news/2012/boybandbattle/ Boy Band Battle]] even more baffling and earned {{Death Glare}}s from all the losing fandoms, especially since the big ones like the Jackson 5, NKOTB, Backstreet, and *NSYNC were all wiped out in the first stages.

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* Music/{{Westlife}}: Irish group founded by the same manager as Boyzone, Louis Walsh. Also co-managed by Simon Cowell. Took over from Boyzone as top UK boy band as they started to decline. Credited by non-fans with helping to end the 1990s UK boy band boom by being so sentimental and lacking in musical or lyrical edge or sexuality that they seemed to be designed more for the '''over-sixty''' demographic than the under-sixteen.
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under-sixteen. Which made their win at MTV's [[http://www.mtv.com/content/news/2012/boybandbattle/ Boy Band Battle]] even more baffling and earned {{Death Glare}}s from all the losing fandoms, especially since the big ones like the Jackson 5, NKOTB, Backstreet, and *NSYNC were all wiped out in the first stages.


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* Music/{{B5}} started out as a boy band featuring five brothers. They began in the 1990s with four of the brothers but hit the mainstream in the mid-2000s thanks to Disney. The group is best know for their Jackson 5 cover "All I Do". [=B5=] was more R&B-geared than pop-geared. By their second album the boys had outgrown their "boy band" image and were a straight up R&B group. They lasted a few more years but the brothers split up either to go solo, focus on their kids, or do something else.
6th Mar '18 12:15:24 AM honeybrown1976
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* The Boys: A successful four brother act (Khiry, Hakeem, Taji, and Bilal Abdulsamad), consisting of bubblegum R&B-Pop in the late eighties and early 90s. OlderThanTheyLook and favored after Music/{{The Jackson Five}}, their baby faces, smooth moves, and sweet voices top both the R&B and Pop charts with "Dial My Heart", "Lucky Charm", "Happy", and "Crazy". By their second album, they produced and sang their own music, while producing for other musicians. Prior making music, they acted in several t.v. shows, like Series/{{A Different World}} and Series/{{TwoTwoSeven}}. They even appeared in Music/MichaelJackson's movie, {{Moonwalker}}, in the kid's version of his hit video, "Bad", titled "Badder". Now, they write and produce their own music, as well as other acts, in Gambia, West Africa, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.

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* The Boys: A successful four brother act (Khiry, Hakeem, Taji, and Bilal Abdulsamad), consisting of bubblegum R&B-Pop in the late eighties and early 90s. OlderThanTheyLook and favored after Music/{{The Jackson Five}}, their baby faces, smooth moves, and sweet voices top both the R&B and Pop charts with "Dial My Heart", "Lucky Charm", "Happy", and "Crazy". By their second album, they produced and sang their own music, while producing for other musicians. Prior to making music, they acted in several t.v. shows, like Series/{{A Different World}} and Series/{{TwoTwoSeven}}. They even appeared in Music/MichaelJackson's movie, {{Moonwalker}}, in the kid's version of his hit video, "Bad", titled "Badder". Now, they write and produce their own music, as well as other acts, in Gambia, West Africa, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
5th Mar '18 4:51:07 PM honeybrown1976
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* The Boys: A successful four brother act (Khiry, Hakeem, Taji, and Bilal Abdulsamad), consisting of bubblegum R&B-Pop in the late eighties and early 90s. OlderThanTheyLook, their baby faces, smooth moves, and sweet voices top both the R&B and Pop charts with "Dial My Heart", "Lucky Charm", "Happy", and "Crazy". By their second album, they produced and sang their own music, while producing for other musicians. Prior making music, they acted in several t.v. shows, like Series/{{A Different World}} and Series/{{TwoTwoSeven}}. They even appeared in Music/MichaelJackson's movie, {{Moonwalker}}, in the kid's version of his hit video, "Bad", titled "Badder". Now, they write and produce their own music, as well as other acts, in Gambia, West Africa, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.

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* The Boys: A successful four brother act (Khiry, Hakeem, Taji, and Bilal Abdulsamad), consisting of bubblegum R&B-Pop in the late eighties and early 90s. OlderThanTheyLook, OlderThanTheyLook and favored after Music/{{The Jackson Five}}, their baby faces, smooth moves, and sweet voices top both the R&B and Pop charts with "Dial My Heart", "Lucky Charm", "Happy", and "Crazy". By their second album, they produced and sang their own music, while producing for other musicians. Prior making music, they acted in several t.v. shows, like Series/{{A Different World}} and Series/{{TwoTwoSeven}}. They even appeared in Music/MichaelJackson's movie, {{Moonwalker}}, in the kid's version of his hit video, "Bad", titled "Badder". Now, they write and produce their own music, as well as other acts, in Gambia, West Africa, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
5th Mar '18 4:32:56 PM honeybrown1976
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* Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock: Enormously successful in the late 80s and early 90s, [=NKotB=] is the best candidate for TropeCodifier: they're the group that many people will think of when asked "Who was the first boy band?" They became bigger than New Edition by appealing to a wider audience, while New Edition mostly attracted the African-American demographic. It should be noted that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys got along real well together for years and, due to that goodwill, eventually even combined into the supergroup NKOTBSB.

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* The Boys: A successful four brother act (Khiry, Hakeem, Taji, and Bilal Abdulsamad), consisting of bubblegum R&B-Pop in the late eighties and early 90s. OlderThanTheyLook, their baby faces, smooth moves, and sweet voices top both the R&B and Pop charts with "Dial My Heart", "Lucky Charm", "Happy", and "Crazy". By their second album, they produced and sang their own music, while producing for other musicians. Prior making music, they acted in several t.v. shows, like Series/{{A Different World}} and Series/{{TwoTwoSeven}}. They even appeared in Music/MichaelJackson's movie, {{Moonwalker}}, in the kid's version of his hit video, "Bad", titled "Badder". Now, they write and produce their own music, as well as other acts, in Gambia, West Africa, Los Angeles, and Atlanta.
* Music/NewKidsOnTheBlock: Enormously successful in the late 80s and early 90s, [=NKotB=] is the best candidate for TropeCodifier: they're the group that many people will think of when asked "Who was the first boy band?" They became bigger than New Edition by appealing to a wider audience, while New Edition mostly attracted the African-American demographic. However, they're mostly derided by their lack of actual vocals in comparison to New Edition. It should be noted that New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys got along real well together for years and, due to that goodwill, eventually even combined into the supergroup NKOTBSB.
3rd Mar '18 1:57:51 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/TakeThatBand: Not [[TakeThat the trope]], but Music/RobbieWilliams' old band. Massive in the UK for most of the nineties, they split in 1996 at the height of their fame and just as they were about to cross-over into the United States. They have since reformed as a "man band" with a demographic of "their existing fans, now older". Notable for having almost all of their material written by a member of the band, Gary Barlow, instead of outside songwriters. The band was initially assembled to be the British answer to New Kids on the Block, but the concept changed to target a slightly older audience when their manager discovered the then-20 year old Barlow first and couldn't pass up on his combination of good looks and credibility through his songwriting skills. They were the most successful U.K. boy band of all time for two decades before being dethroned by One Direction.

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* Music/TakeThatBand: Not [[TakeThat the trope]], but Music/RobbieWilliams' old band. Massive in the UK for most of the nineties, they split in 1996 at the height of their fame and just as they were about to cross-over into the United States. They have since reformed as a "man band" with a demographic of "their existing fans, now older". Notable for having almost all of their material written by a member of the band, Gary Barlow, instead of outside songwriters. The band was initially assembled to be the British answer to New Kids on the Block, but the concept changed to target a slightly older audience when their manager discovered the then-20 year old Barlow first and couldn't pass up on his combination of good looks and credibility through his songwriting skills. They were the most successful U.K. boy band of all time for two decades before being dethroned by One Direction.
3rd Mar '18 1:57:09 PM thelivingtoad
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* Music/TakeThatBand: Not [[TakeThat the trope]], but Music/RobbieWilliams' old band. Massive in the UK for most of the nineties, they split in 1996 at the height of their fame and just as they were about to cross-over into the United States. They have since reformed as a "man band" with a demographic of "their existing fans, now older". Notable for having almost all of their material written by a member of the band, Gary Barlow, instead of outside songwriters. They were the most successful U.K. boy band of all time for two decades before being dethroned by One Direction.

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* Music/TakeThatBand: Not [[TakeThat the trope]], but Music/RobbieWilliams' old band. Massive in the UK for most of the nineties, they split in 1996 at the height of their fame and just as they were about to cross-over into the United States. They have since reformed as a "man band" with a demographic of "their existing fans, now older". Notable for having almost all of their material written by a member of the band, Gary Barlow, instead of outside songwriters. The band was initially assembled to be the British answer to New Kids on the Block, but the concept changed to target a slightly older audience when their manager discovered the then-20 year old Barlow first and couldn't pass up on his combination of good looks and credibility through his songwriting skills. They were the most successful U.K. boy band of all time for two decades before being dethroned by One Direction.
25th Feb '18 8:44:59 PM nombretomado
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Lately, Korea has been getting on the action too with bands like [[Music/DongBangShinKi DBSK]], [[Music/TwoPM 2PM]], Music/{{SHINee}}, Music/B2ST, U-KISS, Music/SuperJunior, etc. This goes hand in and with the general k-pop explosion of the [[TheAughts late 00s]] and [[TheNewTens the past few years]]. They're significantly more popular in the Western world than the Japanese boy bands, but are still nobodies relative to the Anglophone groups.

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Lately, Korea has been getting on the action too with bands like [[Music/DongBangShinKi DBSK]], [[Music/TwoPM 2PM]], Music/{{SHINee}}, Music/SHINee, Music/B2ST, U-KISS, Music/SuperJunior, etc. This goes hand in and with the general k-pop explosion of the [[TheAughts late 00s]] and [[TheNewTens the past few years]]. They're significantly more popular in the Western world than the Japanese boy bands, but are still nobodies relative to the Anglophone groups.



* SHINee is a Korean band that debuted in 2008, sliding into the R&B/pop genre. They've started something of a fashion trend with their style of tight pants, boots, and colourful jackets.
* SuperJunior, from Korea, is known for having a grand total of fifteen members (it depends on whether you ask the purists or those who are willing to accept the Chinese sub-members). Since debuting in 2005, they have broken records and pioneered a unit system for K-pop groups, in which members of the band were put together in smaller sub-groups catering to different fanbases.

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* SHINee Music/SHINee is a Korean band that debuted in 2008, sliding into the R&B/pop genre. They've started something of a fashion trend with their style of tight pants, boots, and colourful jackets.
* SuperJunior, Music/SuperJunior, from Korea, is known for having a grand total of fifteen members (it depends on whether you ask the purists or those who are willing to accept the Chinese sub-members). Since debuting in 2005, they have broken records and pioneered a unit system for K-pop groups, in which members of the band were put together in smaller sub-groups catering to different fanbases.
19th Jan '18 3:03:51 PM eroock
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-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7CHfqg0wd8 The Key of Awesome]]''', a ''Music/OneDirection parody''

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-->--'''[[http://www.-->-- '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7CHfqg0wd8 The Key of Awesome]]''', a ''Music/OneDirection parody''
16th Jan '18 3:39:19 PM fearlessnikki
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* Stolen City are an Irish band whose members correspond quite well to the archetypes - Dave as the Heartthrob, Ian as the Bad Boy and Sean filling the dual roles of Cute One and Older Brother. They do however play their own instruments and write their own songs.
12th Jan '18 8:01:38 PM somimi
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Lately, Korea has been getting on the action too with bands like [[Music/DongBangShinKi DBSK]], 2PM, Music/{{SHINee}}, Music/B2ST, U-KISS, Music/SuperJunior, etc. This goes hand in and with the general k-pop explosion of the [[TheAughts late 00s]] and [[TheNewTens the past few years]]. They're significantly more popular in the Western world than the Japanese boy bands, but are still nobodies relative to the Anglophone groups.

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Lately, Korea has been getting on the action too with bands like [[Music/DongBangShinKi DBSK]], 2PM, [[Music/TwoPM 2PM]], Music/{{SHINee}}, Music/B2ST, U-KISS, Music/SuperJunior, etc. This goes hand in and with the general k-pop explosion of the [[TheAughts late 00s]] and [[TheNewTens the past few years]]. They're significantly more popular in the Western world than the Japanese boy bands, but are still nobodies relative to the Anglophone groups.
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