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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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Ant & Dec

Anthony McPartlin (born 18 November 1975) and Declan Donnelly (born 25 September 1975), from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, are popular presenters of light entertainment television programmes in the United Kingdom, working together as the duo Ant and Dec. They first met on the set of the UK TV series Byker Grove, in which their characters formed a dance/rap group in around 1993. The duo soon scored a recording contract and left acting to perform under their character names as PJ & Duncan. The first song they performed on the show was included on the debut album Psyche!, and was called Tonight I'm Free.

Read more about Ant & Dec on Last.fm.

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Super Junior

Super Junior (Korean: 슈퍼주니어), also known as simply SJ or SuJu (Korean: 슈주), is a (currently) eight-member South Korean boy band formed by SM Entertainment in 2005, masterminded by Lee Soo Man. The group's current members are: 강인 (Kangin), 신동 (Shindong), 성민 (Sungmin), 은혁 (Eunhyuk), 시원 (Siwon), 동해 (Donghae), 려욱 (Ryeowook), 규현 (Kyuhyun) and 희철 (Heechul) who has recently returned from military service in 2013. Two additional members who are members of sub-unit Super Junior M only are: 周觅 (Zhou Mi) and Henry (헨리).

Read more about Super Junior on Last.fm.

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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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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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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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