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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Recent Examples on the Web Coming in third was the Robin, an adorable costume which turned out to be hiding Aston Merrygold of the English boy band JLS. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, "Meanwhile, in the U.K., a Giant Sausage Just Won The Masked Singer," 13 Feb. 2021 In 2017, Kim Jong-hyun, the lead singer of the popular South Korean boy band SHINee, died by suicide at age 27. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, "Song Yoo-jung, South Korean actress from 'Make a Wish' and 'Golden Rainbow,' dies at 26," 26 Jan. 2021 With boy band looks and blazing fast hands behind his hooks, Garcia has built a diverse fan base with body shot challenges, or simply by posing shirtless. Manouk Akopyan, Los Angeles Times, "Next stage of Ryan Garcia’s career could come after Luke Campbell fight," 1 Jan. 2021 Fans voted in a poll published earlier this month on Billboard, choosing the K-pop boy band's fourth Korean-language and seventh overall album as their all-time favorite project to be released this year with 30.66% of the vote. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Fans Pick BTS' 'Map of the Soul: 7' As Their Favorite Album of 2020," 28 Dec. 2020 Take a look: Big Hit Entertainment, the K-Pop label behind hugely popular boy band BTS, just scored South Korea's biggest stock market listing in three years, my CNN Business colleagues Laura He and Jake Kwon report. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Amazon's Prime Day highlights the huge stakes ahead for retail," 28 Sep. 2020 As summer continues heating up, boy band die-hards are waiting for their favorites to quench their thirst for new music. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Which Boy Band Do You Want New Music From Next? Vote!," 18 Aug. 2020 Jin, the oldest member of the K-pop boy band, turns 28 on Friday, Dec. 4, but the celebration could've marked an end to his career. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "New 'BTS Law' in South Korea Allows K-Pop Stars to Postpone Military Service Ahead of Jin's 28th Birthday," 1 Dec. 2020 The seven-member boy band, who have over 31 million followers on Twitter, are continuing to build their roster of diehard fans who call themselves the A.R.M.Y., an acronym for Adorable Representative M.C. for Youth. Chevaz Clarke, CBS News, "What were the most popular Twitter trends this year?," 7 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of boy band

1985, in the meaning defined above

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