Boy Band Breaks

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Really, how many boy bands last into manhood? When the members of One Direction announced they were going on hiatus last week, it wasn 't all that surprising. Although unthinkable to the group 's fans, it turns out these things are fairly common with boy bands. In the past few decades, there have been a litany of boy bands that gained popularity and took "breaks" for a variety of reasons. These are the 10 biggest boy-band breakups in the last 25 years.The California-based group won a Grammy in 1995 for I Swear. The song stayed No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 11-consecutive weeks. Following the success of the 90s school-dance favorite, there was a four-year hiatus between albums. A beef between their independent label and their major…show more content…
Sounds like family drama.Unlike many other boy bands that are assembled by music industry insiders, 98 Degrees formed on their own. The group first hit the music scene in 1997 with the single Invisible Man, and built a strong following with True to Your Heart, Because of You, The Hardest Thing, and I Do (Cherish You). From 2003 to 2012, the quartet was on an "extended hiatus" because of fatherhood, television opportunities (Dancing with the Stars for Drew Lachey and Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica for Nick Lachey and his then-wife Jessica Simpson, and Mission Man Band for Jeff Timmons), political aspirations (Justin Jeffre ran for mayor of Cincinnati), and solo projects. The band reunited in 2012.The Philly boys are probably the best singers, as a collective group, on our list. Heartfelt lyrics, robust harmonies, and a smooth, soulful sound led to Boyz II Men owning the mid 90s. The R&B group 's hits like Motownphilly, It 's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday, End of the Road, On Bended Knee, I 'll Make Love to You, Water Runs Dry, and One Sweet Day (with Mariah Carey) led to critical and commercial success. Over the years, label issues, side projects, and health problems have led to occasional breaks and shrinking from a quartet…show more content…
What gives the Backstreet Boys the edge is they are the best-selling boy band in history, with over 130-million records sold. Solo ventures, health issues, drug addiction, and creative differences led to several "breaks" for BSB in the 2000s. Fans begged the group to quit playin ' games with their hearts, so the group has reunited a few times over the years and even toured with

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