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Blue

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Blue are a British boy band consisting of four members: Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Antony Costa, and Simon Webbe. The band debuted in 2001, and split up after much sucess, in 2005. All of the band members pursued solo singing careers alongside other interests. The band recently announced (April 2009) that they had reformed. Their only confirmed gig so far is Capital FM's Summer Ball in London.

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Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys, or BSB, is a boy band and pop group that rose to popularity in the late 1990s. Since then they have broken music and concert sale records, having sold more than 100 million albums (38 million in U.S.) to make them the highest-selling boy band on record. The group originally consisted of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, and AJ McLean. Their debut album, Backstreet Boys, was released in 1996.

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Boyzone

Boyzone are an Irish boy band (pop group). They had major success in the UK and the Republic of Ireland and they also had differing levels of success in parts of Europe and Asia. The band had six #1 UK hit singles when they were first together. By 2007 they had sold over 15 million records. Boyzone was put together in 1993 by Louis Walsh who is also known for managing Johnny Logan and Westlife. Their first album Said and Done was released in 1995 and the following two studio albums in 1996 and 1998. Boyzone initially split in January 2000.

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Danger Danger

The quintet -- Ted Poley (vocals), Andy Timmons (guitar), Bruno Ravel (bass), Steve West (drums), and Kasey Smith (keyboards) Landed a deal with Epic in 1989. The same year saw the release of the group's self-titled debut, spawning the single/video "Naughty Naughty," which enjoyed a few airings on MTV's Headbanger's Ball program. The album failed to break the group through to the big time, but the group stuck to their guns and issued further albums: 1992's Screw It, 1995's Dawn, 1998's Four the Hard Way, and 2000's Return of the Great Gildersleeves.

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Take

(For the Korean boy band, see 테이크.) There is more than one artist under this name: 1. Based in Los Angeles, Take (Sweatson Klank) is a composer who continues to push the boundaries of instrumental hip-hop music into new directions. After multiple successful EP's under his belt, Take finally unleashed his debut full length player in 2007, Earthtones and Concrete. This music is nothing short of an epic journey with continuously evolving collages that lead the listener down a dust covered road of bit-crushed melodies and molested jazz samples.

Read more about Take on Last.fm.

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Trixter

There are two artists called Trixter. One is a rock band from New Jersey (1) , the other a songwriter from the UK (2). 1. Trixter is an American hard rock band from Paramus, New Jersey. The band achieved moderate success in the early 1990s but disbanded for several years as 80s style rock lost mainstream popularity. The original members reunited in 2008 to tour and record new material. 2. Trixter is a songwriter/performer of experimental electronic music who has worked with a number of well-known pop acts in the 2000s.

Read more about Trixter on Last.fm.

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Westlife

Westlife is a four piece Irish vocal group composed of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan. They have had 14 #1 singles grace UK charts to date, which puts them third behind only Elvis and The Beatles. Westlife is the only group to have their first 7 singles debut at #1 on UK charts. They have proven successful around the world except in the United States, where they have a sparse fanbase in spite of their A&R manager, Simon Cowell's fame.

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NKOTBSB

In 2010 New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys joined together to form super-boyband NKOTBSB. They first performed together on the American Music Awards and have a tour coming in 2011. "Don't Turn Out the Lights" is the first single released by the super group, which went on air for the first time on Ryan Seacrest's show. The single will be released on a greatest hits collection CD in May, having 5 hits from each group. As on now, the single is available on iTunes.

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A1

a1 (group name with small letters) is an Anglo-Norwegian boyband whose first single, "Be The First To Believe", was released in 1999. The band consists of Mark Read, Ben Adams and Christian Ingebrigtsen. The group's publicity mainly focuses on the fact that they write the majority of their own songs and the three band members also play their own instruments. In 2000, they achieved their two number one singles in the UK; a cover of a-ha’s 1985 single “Take On Me” and “Same Old Brand New You”.

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