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Does Donnie Wahlberg Have The Hottest Boy Band Abs Of All Time? VOTE!

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We’ve always carried a torch for the handsome boys and men who comprise our favorite boy bands. So, we wanted to celebrate our enduring love for these hot crooners by ranking the hottest boy band abs of all time. The only problem? After careful research through music videos, candid photos and selfies, it seemed that it was no contest: Donnie Wahlberg might have the best boy band abs of all time.

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It’s Tearing Up Our Hearts: What Happened To Your Favorite Forgotten ’90s Boy Band Crushes?

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Is there anything more changeable than the heart of a teenaged girl? One week she’s plastering her locker door with photos of JC Chasez, and the next she’s moved on to *NSYNC‘s far more mainstream success: Justin Timberlake. The 1990s gave tweens and teens a rotating carousel of cute boys singing songs. Some of those boys grew up to be successful men, like Timberlake or 98 Degrees’s Nick Lachey. However, for every breakout success from a boy band, there are at least two more handsome and talented guys who never made the mainstream cut. So what happened to those other hunks?

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Better Together: 10 Artists That Weren’t Nearly As Successful Solo

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Though some artists found stardom after breaking away from the groups that gave them their start, others weren’t as fortunate.

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First Dibs: What Can Fans Expect From 98 Degrees’ New Album?

Snoop debuts his new app, the lineup for this year’s Austin City Limits is announced, and Vampire Weekend’s new album is available for streaming.

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Hey, Saturday Night Live: Five Artists We’d Like To See As Musical Guests This Season

Justin Timberlake, NKOTB, Ed Sheeran & More SNL Suggestions

It’s so much more than a weirdly tropical Hump Day here in New York City. The funny minds over at Saturday Night Live are letting you–yes, you–make a case for the musical guest you think deserves a shot on the late-night program. No promise on whether they’ll listen, but #SNLMusic Suggestion Day, as you’ve always dreamed, is finally here.

So who should be next to get The Call from Lorne Michaels and his team? The Backstreet Boys, of course! At least that’s what they think:

20 years! Boy bands never really left though, so cue the legion of BSB diehards tweeting until their fingers turn blue:

While they present very logical arguments–and we fully support celebrating any anniversary with china–we have a few ideas of our own. Read more…

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New Kids On The Block, Boyz II Men And 98 Degrees To Star In The Boy Band Tour Of Your Dreams

NKOTB To Tour With 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men

The New Kids on the Block may have lost their most recent tour buddies to the recording studio but it appears they’re still operating under the principle that two (or more) boy bands are better than one. Yes, NKOTB is hitting the road in 2013, and once again they have invited some pals who know what it’s like to have female fans faint in their presence and tattoo their names to their own skin.

Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees will join New Kids on the Block for 28 swoon-worthy nights this summer, akin to those previously confined to our dreams–the kind that usually happen after one two many glasses of red and multiple engagement notifications on Facebook. But this–this!–is why we stick with boy bands through thick and thin: they always come back to us. The group announced the 2013 tour Tuesday morning on The View and is housing all the information you’ll ever need on the subject in a neat and devilishly-named site called The Package. Allow your mind to wander…

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98 Degrees Are Back! Check Them Out On Today Show And Big Morning Buzz Live

It’s mid-August and summer is waning, but 98 Degrees are — as of today! — officially back to make sure things stay hot. They started early, giving their first performance in a decade on the Today Show. And then before shipping off to Hershey, Pennsylvania for the Mixtape Festival, they stopped by VH1 headquarters for Big Morning Buzz Live for a game of “Because of Who” and a little bit of “Because of You.” What we learned? Drew is the prankster, Nick is the reality television buff (of course), Drew and Justin are the worst eaters, and Jeff is always down for one more round. Which, well, because of a few drinks, according to Nick, 98 Degrees is on the comeback: “We basically got together over a few beers and started singing and though, ‘This is not bad!’” And they then sang a little acapella “Because of You,” and we agree, not bad!

Before they left, they improvised a new theme song for the Big Morning Buzz — short but sweet, at 4:50 below — that they promise will be on their upcoming album, at least as a bonus track. Read more…

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98 Degrees Reunion Will Be More Than One Night And Will Include New Music

Earlier this summer and before the temps had truly peaked, word spread that 98 Degrees would be reuniting for one night, and una noche solamente at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania on August 18th. Talk about news that leaves you wanting! Of 98 Degrees’ colleagues in 90′s pop, the Backstreet Boys are back in the studio together, and the Spice Girls are prepping a new musical memoir. No Doubt and Green Day are also both back and running the charts like they never left. Dusting off all those old dance routines and cueing up the hits takes work, and for only one show? It’s best to make it count. And the boys are going to do just that, with a newly announced Today Show performance and new music! “With so much to celebrate, this reunion is going to be one big party,” the band says. “Everyone’s invited.” Count our calenders marked.

The 98 Degrees Reunion Will Now Involve New Music [Vulture]