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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Mackenzie will be joining PRETTYMUCH, an American-Canadian pop boy band, on their tour this summer as their official supporting act. Mackenzie Dunn, Woman's Day, "Former 'Dance Moms' Star Mackenzie Ziegler Has Kept Busy Since Leaving The Show," 7 June 2019 Jonas Brothers: Chasing Happiness (Prime streaming) After disbanding for six years, the boy band reunites for a comeback. Sarah Polus, Washington Post, "Tonight's TV listings: ‘Masterchef Junior’ season finale, and more," 4 June 2019 The Voice officially learned the hard way never to mess with die-hard followers of the South Korean boy band BTS. Blair Donovan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Is Under Fire for 'Clickbaiting' Viewers With a Since-Deleted Announcement," 19 May 2019 Another seasonal hit from one of our favorite boy bands is long overdue. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Our Favorite Songs of Summer 2018," 3 July 2018 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,, "Justin Timberlake Stars in New Commercial Featuring His Made-Up Fruit 'Braspberry'," 3 May 2018

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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