Backstreet Boys are back (…stop, before you regret it) with a new single, album (In A World Like This), 20th anniversary tour, and documentary film slated for 2014. Did we mention that Kevin Richardson has returned after a seven-year absence and the guys are looking better than ever? Read more…
They make girls scream, guys invest in styling product, and the whole world attempt awkward choreo (cue the “Bye Bye Bye” wave thingie). Boy bands are righteous! But most of them cannot dress, let’s be clear. In a summer where they’re hotter than ever — One Direction, 98 Degrees, Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, and New Kids on the Block are all on tour — let’s have a giggle at the fifteen most ridic guy-group ensembles ever, shall we?
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Backstreet Boys‘ global pop domination. Before Brian, Howie D, Nick, A.J. and Kevin hit the road for their hot summer tour promoting In A World Like This, we’re marking our own fan-niversary with a intimate chat with Brian Littrell and Howie Dorough on an all-new edition of Very VH1. Read more…
Yesterday, we compiled a list of 10 Unexpectedly Awesome Cover Songs, but if Charli XCX would’ve performed this INSANELY AMAZING cover of “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys one day earlier, we would’ve had to turn it into a Top 11 list.
The Wanted’s new single “Walks Like Rihanna,” with its questionable lyrics (no talent = no problem as long as you’re sexy), got us thinking about other “love songs” we’re not sure whether to swoon over or take as an insult. Vote to tell us if One Direction‘s “Little Things” or Backstreet Boys‘ “As Long As You Love Me” throws the most unintentional lyrical shade while we try to figure out if we should be flattered by reminding R. Kelly of his jeep. Read more…
We’d be lying if we used the cliche phrase “back like they never left” when referring to the Backstreet Boys because they did leave; and it’s been a long time since their heyday. But that’s all water under the bridge. All five of the boys-to-men group are right on time with new music to make Christmas slightly merrier. For the first time ever the quintet performed “It’s Christmas Time Again” on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Now these guys may not be the heartthrobs they once were–their ensembles are a little blah–but they’ve still got it! Read more…
It’s Friday, you’re tired of your job and you have nothing else to do while your Lean Cuisine heats up in the microwave. So, take a second to vote for today’s Friday Face-Off Music Video. In a Halloween-themed match-up, Chris Brown‘s “Wall To Wall” is up against Backstreet Boys‘ “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).” You can vote below to determine which video is the most eerily entertaining, but first, it’s time to entertain the case for each each video.
In the beginning of Bracket Madness there were eight acts, impossibly chosen from a decade with so many worthy to compete for the Greatest Artist of the 00s title. One by one, they dropped off: *NSYNC beating the Backstreet Boys, only to be beaten themselves by Britney Spears in the next round; and Eminem topped Jay-Z before being knocked by Linkin Park. Left with Britney versus Linkin Park, and with more than 124,000 votes were cast between them, we at last have a winner: Linkin Park is your Greatest Artist of the 00s.
Accepting the crown in their absence, Linkin fan Bryan Bruner joked that the band was “too busy screaming at the world and saving it at the same time” to be there themselves. Only sort of joking, though. Linkin Park may have been the Greatest Artist of the 00s, but they are great artists still in this next decade. Still out and about, on tour and making new music, they continue to expand the boundaries of rock and roll and inspire fans with their hard working lyrics. So here’s to their Greatest Artist of the 00s win, and to a decade more of greatness!
And so Bracket Madness begins again, this time pitting your favorite artists from the last decade against each other because at competition’s end there can be but one VH1 The Greatest Artist of the 00s! First up, we have *NSYNC versus Backstreet Boys, the great boy band battle. The turn of the millennium heralded a golden age of pop, and both *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys arrived on the scene already prime boy band specimens, complete with Mickey Mouse Club alums, glossy singles, and sweet choreographed dance moves. They weren’t the same, though, and the masses were quickly divided — each with their preferred band, each with their favorite boy. And now there can only be one. Who should it be? Read more…