boy band

noun

Definition of boy band

: a small ensemble of males in their teens or twenties who play pop songs geared especially to a young female audience

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His boy band roots aside, Styles has done everything in his power to cement himself as a rock idol in the old school sense and his talents have won him praise from the genre’s legends. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Harry Styles Has Rockstar Swagger to Match This Music Legend," 30 Mar. 2019 Break out the body glitter, queue up the boy bands, and take a retrospective look at the best beauty moments in 2000s movie history below, along with tips on how to recreate each one in our modern day of makeup. Allure, "The Most Iconic Makeup and Hair Moments From Your Favorite Early 2000s Teen Movies," 4 Apr. 2019 Sierra Burgess is a Loser' Cast Test Their Rom-Com Knowledge Dylan’s love for the South Korean boy band, meanwhile, has been shared in other ways. Nicole Weaver, Teen Vogue, "Dylan O'Brien Convinced Max Minghella and Elle Fanning to Listen to BTS," 10 Sep. 2018 The singer’s boy band recently reunited for the first time in nearly two years while receiving their Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Justin Timberlake Stars in New Commercial Featuring His Made-Up Fruit 'Braspberry'," 3 May 2018 But Brockhampton isn't like any boy band that's ever existed. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Review: Brockhampton blows up the boy band formula at wild Rave show in Milwaukee," 17 Feb. 2018 And reminding people the Beatles used to be just like a boy band -- there’s no such thing as permanently cool. Chris Payne, Billboard, "See Fall Out Boy Let Loose In a Dave & Buster's Ahead of 'Mania' Release," 25 Jan. 2018 That's impressive, and that's why 1D is arguably the most powerful boy band in history (not to mention the cutest!). Ariel Nagi, Seventeen, "everything one direction!," 14 Oct. 2014 Close enough that '90s boy band Next wrote a song about it. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "Did Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga Almost Kiss at the Oscars?," 25 Feb. 2019

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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