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(Vocal group, 1992–present)

Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson (left 2006). An American boy band, their first taste of success came in Europe in 1996 with soft-focus ballads like ‘Get Down (You’re The One For Me)’. They conquered the US in 1998, and albums like Millennium (1999) – the obligatory Christmas album – and Black & Blue (2000) sold in their millions. ‘Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)’ and Now Or Never (2002) kept them on the main chart freeway.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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