You know what comes out of Orlando, Florida? Boy bands, apparently, and in 1995 'NSYNC debuted and launched the careers of Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass.
What originally started out as a TV series turned into a real-life band. The Monkees show lasted two seasons, after which the band began touring and releasing albums. At the height of "Monkeemania," in 1967, the band had sold more albums than The Beatles and Rolling Stones combined.
You can thank this band for classics like, "I Want You Back," "ABC," and "I'll Be There." The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest pop music acts of the 70s and launched Michael Jackson's career.
This British-Irish boy band placed third in the 2010 X Factor competition and consists of Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson. Their debut album, Up All Night, came in at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.
"Because of You," anyone?! Unlike most boy bands, 98 Degrees formed organically between Justin Leffre, Jeff Timmons and brothers Drew and Nick Lachey.
You can thank New Edition for launching the boy band movement on the 80s and 90s, and for giving a platform to band members like Ronnie DeVoe and Bobby Brown.
Behold: Tulsa, Oklahoma's finest in the Hanson brothers. Isaac, Taylor and Zac Hanson exploded onto the boy band scene with their 1997 hit "MMMBop" and have been releasing tunes ever since.
The Grammy Award-winning boy band has sold over 60 million albums, making them one of the most successful R&B groups of all time.
New Kids on the Block toured with the boy band Backstreet Boys just last year. Which means, if you were lucky enough to catch a show, that you got to witness brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood all singing live! Here's hoping they tour again!
If you haven't been following all things Backstreet Boys, then we have some exciting news for you: the boy band is currently recording their eighth album in London. Get ready for more great boy band times!
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees have 36 U.S. Top 40 hits, 56 Hot 100 hits, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide since their 1961debut.
Here's another British-Irish boy band—seriously, what are they putting in that water?—whose hit single "Glad You Came" is still making the rounds on U.S. radio stations.