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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But earlier in the evening, one boy band made its case for the next generation of K-Pop. August Brown,, "NCT 127 is leading the next generation of K-Pop," 16 May 2018 Who and the Fab Five are having the time of their lives while strutting a light-up runway, looking like an epic futuristic boy band., "The Queer Eye Guys Just Released A Music Video & You Will Not Believe," 1 June 2018 The boys of One Direction are now men, each with a distinct post-boy band look and career. Seventeen, "One Direction Will Definitely Get Back Together, According to Its Chillest Member," 26 May 2017 And then, for the young snakes (and possibly the American snakes) in the front, Robbie Williams is also a former boy band member. Rebecca Farley,, "Taylor Swift In London: Two Boy Band Duets, A Proposal & Adele," 25 June 2018 The original version of the song was written and performed by another boy band, Busted, in 2003. Kara Nesvig, Teen Vogue, "Viral Tweet Says Jonas Brothers Song "Year 3000" Predicted Global Warming," 6 June 2018 Brian Littrell started off the prank, riding the elevator solo when three women enter wearing Backstreet Boys shirts — and immediately recognize the boy band member. Stephanie Petit,, "Going Up? Backstreet Boys Surprise Fans with an Elevator Sing-Along of Their Classic Hits," 28 June 2018 If acids were a boy band, glycolic acid would be your Justin Timberlake — the one liked by everybody. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Face Acids," 12 July 2018 Payne did not advance that season, but returned in 2010 and — as luck would have it — ended up in a boy band called One Direction. Rebecca Farley,, "Liam Payne & Cheryl Cole Have Made The "Tough Decision" To Separate," 2 July 2018

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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