Teen Pop Acts: Then & Now

MiannaWith Justin Timberlake’s new single ‘Suit & Tie’ out, and news of New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees and Boys II Men teaming up for a package tour, do you ever wonder where your other favorite pop starts from the 90’s and 2000’s are today? What do these comebacks mean for the newer pop stars in the industry now?

The Backstreet Boys have six albums and have won over 70 awards from 1995-2010. All five of the Backstreet Boys are back together again after Kevin Richardson left the band in 2006 to pursue other interests. According to The Huffington Post, Richardson told ‘GMA’ that 2013 was going to be a big year for them.

Hanson shot to the top of the charts in 1997 with their hit ‘MMMbop’ and has released five albums since then. They have sold millions of records and launched their own record company, 3CG Records in 2003. According to Hanson’s website, they are back in the studio and working towards releasing an album mid 2013. Who is excited for that? No, seriously, who is excited for that?

The Spice Girls reunited to sing at the summer 2012 Olympic Games and there are rumors of Destiny’s Child reuniting at the Super Bowl; although they are unconfirmed. We can see that bands are making a comeback, but what about the solo artists?

Jesse McCartney shows off his acting skills as he joins the new season of Army Wives, and according to E Online he is set to guest star on an episode of Ben and Kate in February.    Aaron Carter, BSB Nick’s little brother, is going on tour starting in February 2013. Check out his website http://aaroncarternow.com/ to see the full list of dates!

Avril Lavigne is also coming out with new music per her tweet:   “New music ready very soon. Thanks for being so supportive and patient. I’m doing my best in every way. Thanks xo,” said Lavigne.

Do you think Carter’s tour and Lavigne’s new music will thrust them back to stardom? Or are they just last desperate attempts to keep their fame alive while making some money?

Then there’s this…having seen comeback success and failure, do you think artists such as Justin Bieber, members of One Direction and The Wanted have what it takes to have continued success for years to come?