The 2000s was an era filled with iconic boy bands that stole the hearts of fans worldwide. As the holidays approach, a wave of nostalgia has hit, reminding fans of boy bands such as Mindless Behavior, B2K, Pretty Ricky, and more that made their hearts skip a beat.
Bring Back The Boy Bands
Social media users have expressed their longing for the reunion of some of the most beloved boy bands of that era, where @glamsquadhippie wrote:
“B2K, B5, Pretty Ricky and Mindless Behavior were the last successful boy bands.”
Here are five boy bands that are missed and should reunite:
Every tween or teenage Black girl in the early 2010s swooned over Mindless Behavior. Comprised of Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray-Ray, and Princeton, the group gained popularity with their hit single “My Girl” in 2010.
They released two successful albums, Number 1 Girl and All Around The World. Still, they faced internal challenges, such as Prodigy leaving the group, who was the lead singer, and Roc Royal being fired following his legal troubles, which led to lineup changes and them eventually disbanded in 2017.
B2K, also known as Boys of the New Millennium, was a prominent American boy band from 1998 to 2004 and briefly reunited in 2018-2019. Comprising of Lil’ Fizz, J-Boog, Raz-B, and Omarion, the group gained massive success with hits like “Bump, Bump, Bump” and “Uh Huh.”
B5, formerly known as TNT Boyz and Audio, is an American R&B group consisting of the five brothers, Dustin Michael, Kelly Allen, Patrick Owen, Carnell Frederick, and Bryan Jesse.
They captivated audiences with their harmonies and energetic performances. After a five-year hiatus, they made a comeback in 2018 with the single “Do That,” and also released another single in 2019, named ‘WAVE.’
Hailing from Miami, Pretty Ricky brought their unique blend of R&B and hip-hop to the boy band scene.
With Pleasure P as the main singer and Baby Blue, Spectacular, and Slick ‘Em as the rappers, they captivated audiences with hits like “Grind With Me” and “On the Hotline.” Since Baby Blue is done serving time, due to him previously committing PPP loan fraud, many have high hopes to see the Miami boy band together once again due to him previously committing PPP loan fraud.
The hip-hop duo New Boyz made a splash in the music industry with their viral hit “You’re a Jerk” in 2009.
They were at the forefront of the jerkin’ style and were composed of Ben J and Legacy. Although they decided to pursue solo careers and were composed of Ben J and Legacy in 2013, their recent release of a sequel to their hit song, “You’re A Jerk,” has sparked hope for a reunion.
The Death Of Boy Bands
As we reminisce about our favorite boy bands, the question arises: what happened to boy bands? The surge of boy bands in the late 80s, early 90s, and 2000s left a lasting impact on music and pop culture. Fans still long for their reunions, hoping to relive the magical moments they created on stage.