boy band


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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This wasn't the first time a Jenner crossed paths with the iconic boy band. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Don't Let Kylie Jenner's Leather Corset Skirt Distract You from Her Incredible Backstreet Boys T-Shirt," 17 Dec. 2018 The top tweet, at 1,742,333 likes, was from K-pop boy band BTS, whose devoted fan following nabbed the top spot easily. Kim Quindlen, Teen Vogue, "Twitter Has Revealed Its Top Retweets and Most-Tweeted-About Celebrities for 2018," 5 Dec. 2018 In October 2009, Stephen Gately, a member of the Irish boy band Boyzone, was found dead, at 33, in his Majorca apartment while on vacation with his civil partner Andrew Cowles. Jon Ronson, Town & Country, "Trial By Hashtag," 13 Feb. 2015 Nikita Sursin Ah, the early 2000s—the era of boy bands, Myspace, mirror selfies, and hair that was colored in your basement sink with a bottle of bleach and peroxide, à la Christina Aguilera and Beyoncé. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "How to Go Platinum Blonde Without Destroying Your Hair," 24 Aug. 2018 Alongside more than 2,000 other superfans, Laura Fu braved seasickness and tropical downpours to take a cruise this May with her 1990s boy band idols, the Backstreet Boys. Aisha Al-muslim, WSJ, "Cruising With Your Idols—and 2,000 Other Superfans," 21 Aug. 2018 Other celebrities on the list include Rihanna, President Donald Trump, Korean boy band BTS, fit mommy influencer Sia Cooper and YouTubers Logan and Jake Paul. Michele Corriston,, "Kylie Jenner and Kanye West Named to TIME's 25 Most Influential People on the Internet," 29 June 2018 The inter-fandom lovefest that followed saw the hashtag trend for several hours as the Hive got to know more about the rising boy band and BTS’ stalwart fans got to enjoy Bey's music. Tamar Herman, Billboard, "BTS' Army and Beyonce's Beyhive Teamed Up on Twitter For a Major Streaming Party," 20 June 2018 Trailing behind in second place was British boy band One Direction, who brought in $75 million thanks to the group's fangirls across the world. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Forbes Names 2014's Highest Paid Celebrities Under 30," 25 Nov. 2014

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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