Okay!!! this is my first post in almost 2 months now… Never thought that this would ever happen!!! I almost forgot the password for my account on WordPress! That’s a sin! Still… I’ll forgive myself this last time!
So… it kinda has already started to drizzle Boybands, with “One Direction”, “The Wanted”, “Big Time Rush” ruling the charts everywhere and filling up arenas with girls screaming at the top of their voices!!! Ironically the music that is playing right now from my playlist is “Chasing the Sun” by “The Wanted”. Regular readers of this blog might be aware that I have been a hardcore Backstreet fan, still not a fan of every other boyband that comes and goes. Well… it kinda appears that, two boybands, namely “Backstreet Boys” and “New Kids on the Block”, uniting forces to form “NKOTBSB”, reminded music industry managers across “ohhh yeah… the boyband thing” and then they started working towards building one of their own.
Other than these new emerging ones, there are other boybands, who have been around since a long time or are re-uniting after a long time. The ones that are re-uniting are “NKOTB” and “Blue”, and the one that has been around for years now is “Backstreet Boys”, which has released 7 studio albums in these years, and now that their fifth member Kevin Richardson has joined the group back, they are recording their 8th album which has been hinted to come out early next year (2013).
There was another boyband that had formed not that long ago, causing girls going wild and crying to get a glimpse of them, a band of brothers, “The Jonas Brothers”. But then again, like they say, somethings never change. Like many other bands that have come and gone in the past, with the rise of fame, the Jonas Brothers considered following their own interest more important than the band’s interest. Something similar happened with a hot among fans boyband in the past, which used to compete with the Backstreet Boys neck to neck, *Nsync.
Not to worry though, we still have enough boybands that would be active and perhaps a few more join the competition soon. Boybands are pretty difficult to form, to maintain, to produce and to manage, but once you hit the right chords with the correct fan base, you can assure a pretty good career at least for a decade in the future and maybe more if you know how to deliver the change that the fans need. Coz time has proven that boybands do have heavy load of loyal, real serious fanbase, ready to do anything to see their favorite band perform live and make new music.
Out of the new bandwagon, if I had to select one, it would be One Direction. And then there always have been my all time favorite the Backstreet Boys, who are better than ever right now. So, what do you feel about the boybands striking back? Love it? Hate it? Doesn’t really matter?