Its Thursday and on entertainment section today, it’s a throwback to the boy bands of the 80s and 90s. They wowed us and some are still getting us to move our body and others we still remember their music, thanks to the internet. I said 80s, i wasn’t even born yet ‘laughing’ well all thanks to the internet, we still can listen to their songs and know more about them.
BOYZ 11 MEN;
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, best known for emotional ballads and acappella harmonies. During the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet including bass Michael McCary, who left the group in 2003 due to health issues.
“End of the Road” would set a new record for longevity, staying at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for thirteen weeks, breaking the decades-old record held by Elvis Presley. Boyz II Men proceeded to break this record with the subsequent releases of “I’ll Make Love to You” and “One Sweet Day” (with Mariah Carey), which, at fourteen and sixteen weeks respectively, each set new records for the total number of weeks at number one. “I’ll Make Love to You” also topped the charts in Australia (for four weeks) and garnered international success. As of 2016, “One Sweet Day” still holds the all-time record with sixteen weeks at the top of the Hot 100.
MEMBERS: Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Nathan Morris, Michael McCary, Marc Nelson but They are currently a trio composed of baritone Nathan Morris, alongside tenors Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman.
SONGS; i still love END OF THE ROAD, I’LL MAKE LOVE TO YOU, ONE SWEET DAY and many more…
AWARDS; Grammy Awards, Soul Train Awards, American Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards and many more…
for more info visit; http://www.boyziimen.com/
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK
New Kids on the Block is an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts best known for their music genres Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul.
MEMBERS; The band currently consists of brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood
SONGS; YOU GOT IT, PLEASE DON’T GO GIRL, STEP BY STEP and many more
AWARDS; American Music Awards, Bill Board Music Awards and more
for more info visit http://www.nkotb.com/
Plantashun Boiz were a Nigerian hiphop and R&B music group. The group was formed during their college years in Enugu, at the Institute Of Management And Technology. They are all doing well in their solo career. say you believe me is my favorite song from the album PLAN B…
MEMBERS; It consisted of 2face Idibia, Faze and Blackface.
SONGS; SAY YOU BELIEVE ME, OCEAN OF PASSION, LIKE HER BETTER, and many more..
AWARDS; In the early period of there career through 1998-2002 they won just about all the awards imaginable in the Nigerian music and social scene before their split prematurely..
The group Styl-Plus is a Nigerian gospel and pop musical group / quartet. The name STYL being an abbreviation of the founders first names. styl plus are back with a bang! Albeit without a member (Tundey) who has since gone solo. Zeal and Shifi are now the flagbearers of the group. Styl plus, who have just been signed to Eskimo Records, have just released a new single titled “Aso Ibora (Blanket)
MEMBERS; The founding members were Shifi Emoefe, Tunde Akinsanmi, Yemi Akinwonmi, and Lanre Faneyi
SONGS; OLUFUNMI (everyone’s favorite) CALL MY NAME, IYA BASIRA, WHEN YOU SMILE and many more
AWARDS; they won just about all the awards imaginable in the Nigerian music and social scene
Westlife were an Irish boy band, formed in Sligo in July 1998 and disbanded in June 2012. Originally signed by Simon Cowell and managed by Louis Walsh. Westlife sold over 50 million records worldwide, a total that included studio albums, singles, video releases, and compilation albums. The group accumulated 14 number-one singles in the United Kingdom. They achieved a total of 26 UK top ten singles over their 14-year career. In 2012, the Official Charts Company listed Westlife 34th amongst the biggest-selling singles artists in British music history. Despite their success worldwide, Westlife never managed to break into the U.S. market, achieving only one hit single in 2000, “Swear It Again”.
MEMBERS; Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and Shane Filan. Brian McFadden was a member from July 1998 until his departure in March 2004.
SONGS; I HAVE A DREAM (i love this and still have it on my phone) UPTOWN GIRL, SWEAR IT AGAIN, UNBREAKABLE, FLYING WITHOUT WINGS and many more…
AWARDS; Brit Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards, World Music, Awards, Meteor Awards(Ireland) and more
THE JACKSON FIVE
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, currently known as The Jacksons, are an American popular family music group. Formed in 1964 under the name the Jackson Brothers. They participated in talent shows and performed in clubs on the Chitlin’ Circuit. They entered the professional music scene in 1967. Signing with Steeltown Records and releasing two singles with the Steeltown label. In 1969, the group left Steeltown Records and signed with Motown.
The Jackson 5 was one of the first groups of black American performers to attain a crossover following, preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations. They were also the first group to debut with four consecutive number one hits on the Hot 100 with the songs I Want You Back, ABC, The Love You Save, and I’ll Be There. Scoring 16 top forty singles on the Hot 100, after continuing with further hits such as “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine”, most of the group with the exception of Jermaine, left Motown for Epic Records in 1975. At that time, with brother Randy taking Jermaine’s place, they released five albums between 1976 and 1981, including the hit albums, Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980), and the hit singles, “Enjoy Yourself”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Can You Feel It”. In 1983, Jermaine reunited with the band to perform on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever and subsequently released the Victory album the following year. After the end of their tour to promote the album, Michael and Marlon Jackson promptly left the group. The remaining four released the poorly received 2300 Jackson Street album in 1989 before being dropped from their label. Inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, the Jacksons reunited in 2001 on Michael’s 30th anniversary television special. Following the death of Michael Jackson in 2009, the four eldest of the brothers embarked on their Unity Tour in 2012, and have several major performances planned for 2017.
MEMBERS; the founding members were elder brothers Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Younger brothers Marlon and Michael would join soon after
SONGS; I WANT YOU BACK, WHO’S LOVING YOU, BLAME IT ON BOOGIE and more…
AWARDS; Grammy Hall of Fame, NAACP Image Awards and more…
there you have it my lovelies… till next Thursday for another throwback
Bio source; https://www.wikipedia.org/
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