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Boy bands

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    • Male singing groups (Boy bands)
    • Male vocal groups (Boy bands)
    • Men's vocal groups (Boy bands)
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    • found: Work cat.: Shin JiSang. Chocolat, c2005:cover p. 4 (How far would you go to meet your favorite boy band? ... chart-topping band ... her idols ... brand-new boy band)
    • found: Oxford Music Online, viewed June 30, 2008(Pop: ... Chart pop, aimed largely at younger audiences, generated its usual stream of mostly transient performers. The most striking phenomenon here, though, was the renewed popularity of vocal groups, in the form of boy bands singing in a soft harmony style)
    • found: RollingStone website, Brian Hiatt article, June 12, 2008 viewed June 30, 2008(In Dark Times, Labels Look to Boy Bands: New Kids are back - and a fresh crop of groups is on the way ... When boy bands last walked the Earth, the music business was setting sales records. Now, in a bleaker era, major labels are trying to revive a species that went extinct when 'NSync broke up [2002])
    • found: Wikipedia, June 30, 2008(A boy band ... is a type of pop group featuring several young male singers. They can be distinguished from rock bands. The members are generally expected to perform as dancers as well ... one could label a band a "boy band" for following mainstream music trends, changing their appearances to adapt to new fashion trends, having elaborate dance moves, and performing elaborate shows. They can evolve out of church choral or Gospel music groups, but are often put together by talent managers or record producers who audition the groups for appearance, dancing, rapping skills, and singing ability. Boy bands often seem to be prefabricated ... they may not play musical instruments, and the acts are essentially vocal harmony groups ... Due to this and their general commercial orientation towards a teenybopper or preteen audience, the term has negative connotations in music journalism. Boy bands are similar in concept to girl groups)
    • found:, viewed June 30, 2008(Top 10 boy bands: Since the manufacturing of the Monkees in the late '60s, all-male vocal groups or 'boy bands' have been a permanent part of the pop music landscape)
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