90s was a decade of boy bands that had huge fan bases. Defined by their beautiful harmonies and synchronized dance moves, their fame is known to date. Let’s remember a few of the most popular boy bands that some of us grew up listening to …
Years Active: 1993-2002 (got back together in 2005-present)
Members: Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson
One of the world’s most popular boy bands with the strongest track record of chart topping hits, BSB rose to fame in Europe in the early 90s by gaining a strong fan base in Germany – an usual move for an American boy band. The group won the hearts of the American industry with their 1997 studio album Backstreet Boys, before winning international acclaim with 1999 album Millennium.
Years Active: 1995-2002
Members: Justin Timberlake, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass
This iconic American boy band started their career with the Germany company BMG Ariola Munich and went on to become one of the most sensational bands in the 90s. They were considered to be one of the best 90s boy bands and were nominated for several Grammy awards and have played and recorded songs alongside the world’s greatest musicians like Elton John, Michael Jackson, and Britney Spears.
Years Active: 1990-1996 (got back together in 2005-present)
Members: Gary Barlow, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange, Howard Donald, Mark Owen
Wildly popular in the UK, the group released 12 No. 1 singles and eight No. 1 albums during their run, selling over 45 million records globally. Their success never quite traveled across the pond though. Still, their success in Europe is impressive, they have the most No. 1 singles certifications for a pop band and a male band in the UK since The Beatles.
Years Active: 1998-2012 (got back together in 2018-present)
Members: Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Brian McFadden, Nicky Byrne, Kian Egan
Westlife were the second all-Irish five piece boyband to have a string of hits in the UK and Ireland. They amassed 14 number ones in total and sit second to The Beatles for most consecutive number one hits. Although they had many hits in the U.K., “Swear It Again” was the only one to really take off in the U.S.
Caught in the Act
Years Active: 1992-1998 (got back together in 2016)
Members: Lee Baxter, Benjamin Boyce, Eloy de Jong, Bastiaan Ragas
Caught in the Act (or CITA for those in the know) were an English/Dutch boy band that was extremely popular in Germany. Before their sudden split in 1998, Caught in the Act released four studio albums, one compilation and fifteen singles and sold over 15 million records in total.