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New Kids on the Block

Formed: 1984 in Boston, MA
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Genre: Other, Pop/Rock, R&B, Rap
Group Members: Donnie Wahlberg, Jamie Kelly, Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Mark Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre
Biography: After his success with New Edition, producer Maurice Starr decided to replicate the singing group by substituting suburban white kids for the young black teenagers. The result was New Kids on the Block, a pioneering boy band that eclipsed the popularity of Starr's previous group while laying the groundwork ...Read full biography
Hangin' Tough
Released: 1988
Label: COLUMBIA
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Good songs collected by New Kids mastermind Maurice Starr highlight this smash, including "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Please Don't Go Girl," and the title track. Tight, ...Read full review
Step By Step
Released: 1990
Label: COLUMBIA
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In an attempt for some respect, the group wrote some cuts on Step by Step, a more serious, harder-sounding album. Although the title track was number one for three weeks and the follow-up, "Tonight," went ...Read full review
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