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Was Jordan Knight of NKOTB being groomed to be the Justin Timberlake of that group?

I just stumbled upon this video from 1991 of Jordan performing his solo song from the groups “Step By Step” album. He performed the song with his shirt open and a wind machine.

I was born in the late 80s, so I was too young for them, but was Jordan being groomed to be the JT or Beyoncé of that group? By their 3rd album it was his face they used most to promote, his vocals were mostly the lead throughout, they even gave him a solo song for their 3rd album (similar to what they did to Timberlake on NSYNCs 3rd album “Celebrity”) and would have him perform it without the other 4 guys on stage at all.

My cousin said they wanted to bring him solo after that album cause he was so popular but his anxiety kept him from doing it and instead he wanted time off. That time led to them going on hiatus for a few years and then years later he finally went solo, when no one cared anymore. But idk if this is true.

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by Anonymousreply 336Last Sunday at 5:14 PM

What is the Timberlake solo song?

by Anonymousreply 111/06/2018

hate all of these stupid boy band people - what a bunch of sell outs - timberflake sucks so does lance fat ass

by Anonymousreply 211/06/2018

R1 “Gone” where it was basically a solo with the other guys doing background vocals for him. You could see by that point he was being pushed to the forefront. Even giving him a video for the song and making it a single.

R2 Lance Bass doesn’t even do music. He’s like a media personality now.

by Anonymousreply 311/06/2018

good - because all of these people have very little to no musical talent - everything about them is fake - their corny songs are written for them, produced for them, choreographed for them, and costumed for them - they're liked trained monkeys

by Anonymousreply 411/06/2018

Jordan Knight had a big hit single out in 1999 called Give It To You. It was a big hit, earned a gold record, and I remember buying the cassette single.

by Anonymousreply 511/06/2018

The hit.

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by Anonymousreply 611/06/2018

His ONLY hit. He would have faired better had he released that 8 years prior as intended.

by Anonymousreply 711/06/2018

He's 48 now.

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by Anonymousreply 811/06/2018

is he still taking it in the pooper?

by Anonymousreply 911/06/2018

R9 was he ever taking it in the pooper? His brother is gay though.

by Anonymousreply 1011/06/2018

"Gone" was credited to N'Sync, You may be the only person who thinks that it's a Timberlake solo song.

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by Anonymousreply 1111/06/2018

R11 I don’t care who it’s credited to. It’s a Timberlake vehicle song.

by Anonymousreply 1211/06/2018

Jordan was the best good looking boybander. He was handsome and very attractive in his 20s

by Anonymousreply 1311/06/2018

I love this video. It’s so unintentionally homoerotic. He was adorable.

by Anonymousreply 1401/19/2020

He was stupid, waited 9-10 years to go solo? Lol

by Anonymousreply 1501/19/2020

Did Knight have a kid prior to starting his solo career? And I don't mean "have a kid" in a Lou Pearlman way.

by Anonymousreply 1601/19/2020

R16 yes. He did.

by Anonymousreply 1701/19/2020

[quote] because all of these people have very little to no musical talent - everything about them is fake - their corny songs are written for them, produced for them, choreographed for them, and costumed for them - they're liked trained monkeys

Excuse me?

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by Anonymousreply 1801/19/2020

The open shirt, the perfect beautiful hair blowing in the wind machine, the dance moves, the jazz hands... this is Campiness Gold.

I actually love it. He was hot. Perfect tight young body on him here.

by Anonymousreply 1901/19/2020

He was Lou Perelman's bitch until that guy from O -T took over.

by Anonymousreply 2001/19/2020

He still has a hot bod.

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by Anonymousreply 2101/19/2020

Lou had a bitch in every group. Usually it was the youngest of the group, minus this group, where it was Jordan.

NSYNC = Justin

BSB = Nick

O-Town = Ashley

by Anonymousreply 2201/19/2020

I always found them interesting as a group. I loved Step by Step when it came out. I was a kid at the time and LOVED it. I always wanted to see them Live. They had so much energy. You can even feel it though videos.

I always found Jordan to be the hottest.

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by Anonymousreply 2301/19/2020

Strange nipples.

by Anonymousreply 2401/19/2020

great looking "pretty boy" in his youth and now a great looking "masculine handsome" man now... and the body is still working...

by Anonymousreply 2501/19/2020

R21’s pic makes me say “where’s the beef?”

by Anonymousreply 2601/19/2020

There's something mildly ladyish about this.

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by Anonymousreply 2701/19/2020

He’s hot. Still.

He’s odd though.

by Anonymousreply 2801/19/2020

He was always the one they had front in center starting with their second album. He was the best dancer, best vocalist, and the best looking. He also had the most charm and charisma. He was a star in his youth. And the most marketable as far as looks.

I still listen to The Right Stuff sometimes and feel like a kid again. This was the video I fell in love with him. That face.

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by Anonymousreply 2901/19/2020

^They're terrible.

by Anonymousreply 3001/19/2020

He wasn't "groomed," to be anything. He was one of the lead singers, along with the young blonde one.

I thought it was his brother, not Jordan, that left the business because he couldn't get a grip on his anxiety.

by Anonymousreply 3101/19/2020

Meant to say: He was one of the lead singers so naturally he'd be expected to break out. The other three barely sang and were essentially back up dancers.

by Anonymousreply 3201/19/2020

But your look always plays a role in being pushed to the front, no matter the talent. That is something very honest from “Dreamgirls”. R32

by Anonymousreply 3301/19/2020

Their song “Summertime” from their comeback is a guilty pleasure of mine

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by Anonymousreply 3401/19/2020

I bet his ass is smooth

by Anonymousreply 3501/19/2020

He's a bit of a deplorable though.

I followed him on Instagram for a bit. It wasn't all about politics but here and there, then unfollowed him. Don't know if that's still the case.

by Anonymousreply 3601/19/2020

I always thought his gay brother was hotter.

But like Lance Bass, he married a famewhore starfucker.

by Anonymousreply 3701/19/2020

Sure, R33, but if you're the lead singer, you're going to be pushed to the front, regardless. Three of the other guys, rarely sang, if at all.

by Anonymousreply 3801/19/2020

On a side note, for a long while, I seemed to be on the same flight schedule as Danny. Heading to the same city, from the same city. We also both seemed to have the tendency of picking the same seat on the flight, so we were usually sitting next to each other (across the aisle).

He was always very happy to take photos with fans.

by Anonymousreply 3901/19/2020

Lead singers aren't always the best singers...

by Anonymousreply 4001/19/2020

They were in NKOTBs case.

by Anonymousreply 4101/19/2020

R40 exactly. He was pushed lead because of his looks. Fortunately he was also the best singer besides Joey, who was a kid.

Donnie did vocals also but always auto tuned

by Anonymousreply 4201/19/2020

Autotune didn't exist back then, did it?

by Anonymousreply 4301/19/2020

None of them could sing. Simple as that

by Anonymousreply 4401/19/2020

r43 no, but something was done to Donnie's vocals. They may have used someone else for some songs. NKOTB got a of shit by the time their 3rd album came out for all the lip-synching they did, minus Jordan. It was a big deal back then.

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by Anonymousreply 4501/19/2020

Truth is that even if Jordan could not sing for shit, he was physically the package, and was gonna be up front and center no matter what. That is how it works in the industry.

by Anonymousreply 4601/19/2020

Listen to the Autotune on the Jonas Brothers in their underwear new song. They can't sing either. Especially Risky Business Nick. Terrible shit. They're not even cute.

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by Anonymousreply 4701/19/2020

Sweeeeet hole. C’mon ya know it! Aaaaah sweeeet hooooole! Yeah! Dat’s right! Boy’s got a sweeet one! Yeah!

by Anonymousreply 4801/19/2020

Sure, R46.

by Anonymousreply 4901/19/2020

r49 knows nothing about the music industry. They werent a badass band, they were a pop boy group. Its all about sales. Not music or art.

by Anonymousreply 5001/19/2020

Say that again R46!

by Anonymousreply 5101/19/2020

Yes, R50, you are the end all, be all and the only one who knows what they're talking about. We've established that.

by Anonymousreply 5201/19/2020

r52 it is not about that, it is the TRUTH. They are groups formed for teenage girls. And NKOTB did not form themselves, like NSYNC or BSB and try to get signed, they were created by Lou himself.

by Anonymousreply 5301/19/2020

Please, for someone claiming they know so much about the music industry they don't realize that they wouldn't put a boy band together without the lead singer being attractive in the first place.

If Jordan couldn't sing for shit, they would have replaced him with someone who could sing and who was attractive.

Name one boy band where the lead singer isn't attractive.

And THAT is how the music industry works.

by Anonymousreply 5401/19/2020

Exactly, R52, which proves my point. They didn't form themselves. If Jordan couldnt sing he wouldnt have been the star. They wouldve found someone who was better looking and could sing.

by Anonymousreply 5501/19/2020

[Quote] they wouldn't put a boy band together without the lead singer being attractive in the first place.

Not true.

by Anonymousreply 5601/19/2020

Exactly, R54.

by Anonymousreply 5701/19/2020

[Quote] They wouldve found someone who was better looking and could sing.

You need to do the education.

by Anonymousreply 5801/19/2020

Guess which one's the lead singer...

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by Anonymousreply 5901/19/2020

Milli Vanilli was not a boy band. Try harder.

by Anonymousreply 6001/19/2020

Was anyone in 98 Degrees really attractive? Nick Lachey had a big rack but otherwise...

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by Anonymousreply 6101/19/2020

Take That? Go look at the history of how that band was formed. It was formed with the goal of creating a band AROUND Gary.

by Anonymousreply 6201/19/2020

Indeed. But he wasn't cast for his looks, therefore the claim that they would have found someone good looking to be the lead singer is incorrect.

by Anonymousreply 6301/19/2020

Does that one member of 98 Degrees still give Glory Hole BJs?

by Anonymousreply 6401/19/2020

Take That also wasn't formed with the sole aim of being a Boy Band getting teenage girls wet, so it stands.

by Anonymousreply 6501/19/2020

What was it formed with the aim of? Bringing Barry Manilow songs to a new generation?

by Anonymousreply 6601/19/2020

[Quote] Does that one member of 98 Degrees still give Glory Hole BJs?

It's the one with the goatee, isn't it?

by Anonymousreply 6701/19/2020

Surprsingly, no, R67.

by Anonymousreply 6801/19/2020

[quote]What was it formed with the aim of? Bringing Barry Manilow songs to a new generation?

[quote]Martin-Smith's vision, however, was a teen-orientated group that would appeal to more than one demographic segment of the music industry. Martin-Smith was then introduced to young singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, who had been performing in clubs since the age of 15. Impressed with Barlow's catalogue of self-written material, Martin-Smith decided to build his new-look boy band around Barlow's musical abilities.

And they certainly achieved the worldwide success other Boy Bands had with that formula.

by Anonymousreply 6901/19/2020

I would actually concede one of the exceptions could be NYSNC because frankly, they were all ugly as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 7001/19/2020

[Quote] Surprsingly, no, [R67].

Oh, well. The one on the left is actually the best looking, if bland.

by Anonymousreply 7101/19/2020

R71 and he's a Right Wing Religious Nut who cheated on his wife with a Real Housewife!

by Anonymousreply 7201/19/2020

[Quote] Martin-Smith's vision, however, was a teen-orientated group that would appeal to more than one demographic segment of the music industry. Martin-Smith was then introduced to young singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, who had been performing in clubs since the age of 15. Impressed with Barlow's catalogue of self-written material, Martin-Smith decided to build his new-look boy band around Barlow's musical abilities.

That describes most pop acts - start with teens/tweens and try to appeal to older with the second/third album (if they get that far). And the subtext of the latter part is like with most groups: "We don't see it for any of these people as individuals, so let's put them together and see if Y can provide what X lacks etc."

by Anonymousreply 7301/19/2020

I’ve masturbated to all of them dozens of times.

by Anonymousreply 7401/19/2020

By a process of elimination, are we saying the Lachey that's not Nick likes to give thanks on his knees?

by Anonymousreply 7501/19/2020

No, most bands formed geared towards a tween girl audience makes sure that the front person is the most attractive.

Unless, as we've already stated, they're NSYNC, where they're all equally ugly.

by Anonymousreply 7601/19/2020

Good deduction skills!

by Anonymousreply 7701/19/2020

In the early 1990s, Knight was linked to teen pop singer Tiffany; both denied dating at the time. In 2009, the National Enquirer published an article from his ex-boyfriend which outed him as gay. In a January 2011 interview, Tiffany stated that he is gay, which he then confirmed, saying "I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay." In a statement on the New Kids on the Block blog, he added "Apparently the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay'. I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected!" Knight has been in a relationship with Harley Rodriguez as of 2008. The two participated in the 26th season of the reality competition series The Amazing Race, which aired on CBS in early 2015, where they placed 9th. The two became engaged when Knight proposed on November 15, 2016 while they vacationed in Africa.

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by Anonymousreply 7801/19/2020

I fucked em all!

by Anonymousreply 7901/19/2020

r78 that is the other Knight...

by Anonymousreply 8001/19/2020

I remember when they did that TERRIBLE performance at the AMA's with Flava Flav in 1991

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by Anonymousreply 8101/19/2020

Jordan is great and all but he was no Tommy Page.

Holy shit, Tommy Page is dead?

by Anonymousreply 8201/19/2020

Jordan was very handsome. I remember when he was on Surreal Life.... he was cool but a bit of a diva.


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by Anonymousreply 8401/19/2020

I'm also now reminded of this FABULOUS duet Donnie tried it with.

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by Anonymousreply 8501/19/2020

I'm a 90s kid but I never heard that hit until the guy killed himself. It's strange how some hits disappear almost as soon as they chart.

by Anonymousreply 8601/19/2020

Tommy Page's suicide. :(

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by Anonymousreply 8701/19/2020

Is he actually considered a pop star if no one knew he was a real life artist and thought he was a Full House ccreation?

by Anonymousreply 8801/19/2020

Its a shame cell phones and social media didnt exist in 1990. I bet we would have gotten many NKOTB nude leaks.

by Anonymousreply 8901/19/2020

[QUOTE] Jordan was the best good looking boybander. He was handsome and very attractive in his 20s

Harry Styles is more attractive.

by Anonymousreply 9001/19/2020

[quote]Is he actually considered a pop star if no one knew he was a real life artist and thought he was a Full House ccreation?

Your ignorance isn't the world's fault.

He was only on Full House because Junior High girls loved the shit out of Tommy Page.

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by Anonymousreply 9101/19/2020

[quote]Autotune didn't exist back then, did it?

Blending existed.

But listening to Please Don't Go Girl, Joey's vocals have Autotune quality to it.

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by Anonymousreply 9201/19/2020

[Quote] Harry Styles is more attractive.

You're on the internet. You can't just lie like that. We have receipts.

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by Anonymousreply 9301/19/2020

They still do it with the shitty drum machine?!

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by Anonymousreply 9401/19/2020

It's funny that after NKOTB broke up, Joey couldn't get a recording contract.

by Anonymousreply 9501/19/2020

R95 he released a solo album....

by Anonymousreply 9601/19/2020

I would take this over Styles any day

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by Anonymousreply 9701/19/2020

r95 his solo album back in like 99

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by Anonymousreply 9801/19/2020

I never thought Jordan was being groomed for solo success. NKOTB was one of those groups where they really needed to stick together because on their own they just were not as dynamic. If anything, I thought it might be Joey since he was the youngest and seemed to get most of the screams.

Having said that, Donnie and Joey actually formed pretty good acting careers, especially Donnie. Joey was actually really funny in The Heat as Melissa McCarthy's brother.

In the late 90s both Joey and Jordan had hit singles, likely being able to capitalize on the renaissance of teen pop in the '90s thanks to N*Sync, Britney and BSB. But they were not able to ride the wave of the renaissance.

However, you've got to hand it to NKOTB. They still look good and they're very smart to tour based on nostalgia. The boat cruises, the '80s themed tours with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson et al. They're very successful at it.

by Anonymousreply 9901/19/2020

There would be no BSB or NSYNC without NKOTB

by Anonymousreply 10001/19/2020

Yeah, R96... which was 5 years after the band broke up and he had to initially pay for on his own and sold on his website.

He wasn't able to get a contract with anyone, even immediately following the break up of the band, most likely due to the timing of everything and Grunge taking over.

by Anonymousreply 10101/19/2020

[quote]There would be no BSB or NSYNC without NKOTB

And no NKOTB without New Edition.

And Nno New Edition without the Jackson 5 and...

by Anonymousreply 10201/19/2020

[Quote] they're very smart to tour based on nostalgia. The boat cruises, the '80s themed tours with Tiffany and Debbie Gibson et al. They're very successful at it.

How is that smart? That's the norm.

by Anonymousreply 10301/19/2020

SO who ever above posted they were a Lou Perlman group is a moron. Lou used to run private jets for rent and wondered how these kids could afford a private jet rental and found out they were a boy band. So can thank NKOTB for Lou the molester.

NKOTB is smart because they have their OWN cruise. Not an 80s cruise it is their fans. NKOTB was special because they were charting on urban charts. No other boy band was charting on the urban charts and pop charts.

by Anonymousreply 10401/19/2020

r104 they started on the Urban Charts, and were not charting on the pop charts. Their sound started off as urban. Remember, they were the white version of New Edition... it was for the second album that their producers and label realized they could be something way bigger, and they switched to more pop/urban and made Jordan the lead. After that they shot to the top. By their 3rd album they were full blown pop.

by Anonymousreply 10501/19/2020

[quote]No other boy band was charting on the urban charts and pop charts.


by Anonymousreply 10601/19/2020

I guess someone defines boys bands as white unless stated otherwise...

by Anonymousreply 10701/19/2020

According to Billboard NYSNC charted on Pop and Urban charts.

I was surprised that NSYNC only had 2 #1s. Even Britney has 5.

by Anonymousreply 10801/19/2020

Even Britney? As if she were a one hit wonder....

by Anonymousreply 10901/19/2020

Britney's chart placings took a nosedive. Lots of her hits have mediocre placings because of chart rules / business deals.

by Anonymousreply 11001/19/2020

[quote]Even Britney? As if she were a one hit wonder....

Yes, "even" Britney because while Britney was a global success, her ratio of singles to #1s is really low, so it's a surprise that NYSNC's is even lower.

by Anonymousreply 11101/19/2020

Britney sold 180 million albums and sold out tours....

by Anonymousreply 11201/19/2020

Britney also can't sing. Same as these white "boys."

by Anonymousreply 11301/19/2020

[quote]Britney sold 180 million albums and sold out tours....

Yes, and has 41 singles and only 5 hit #1... one of which she only sings the hook of.

by Anonymousreply 11401/19/2020

Its 2020... no one cares about singles anymore. People werent buying her singles like crazy (she still had many Top 10) because they were buying her albums in full.

When your album comes out January 1999 and you still have the 10th best selling album of the 90s decade, you did well.

by Anonymousreply 11501/19/2020

Britney sang fine when she started.

by Anonymousreply 11601/19/2020

I meant at the time - no WHITE boy bands were charting on the Urban Charts. NKOTB and George Michael were getting urban charts and some of the black artists were pissed.

by Anonymousreply 11701/19/2020

At that time, US record labels were not invested in selling singles but in selling albums. That affected singles chart peaks because some singles were not easily available outside of their parent album.

by Anonymousreply 11801/19/2020

Many black people still hate NKOTB

by Anonymousreply 11901/19/2020

Good to know.

by Anonymousreply 12001/19/2020

But like the Bee Gees.

by Anonymousreply 12101/19/2020

The black people that hate NKOTB is because they are seen as white artists that used black inspired music and dancing and culture to sell albums, which they did at first. They were LITERALLY the white version of New Edition.

by Anonymousreply 12201/19/2020

Maurice Starr was behind both New Edition and New Kids on the Block.

by Anonymousreply 12301/19/2020

[quote]Its 2020... no one cares about singles anymore. People werent buying her singles like crazy (she still had many Top 10) because they were buying her albums in full.

Yes, it's 2020 and her career was at its peak in the late 90s and early aughts when singles mattered, regardless of album sales.

by Anonymousreply 12401/19/2020

R117 what other white boy band was there when NKOTB was around?

by Anonymousreply 12501/19/2020

The sponsorship of Spears' first tour was given to Pepsi. Clear Channel, who wanted to sponsor it, retaliated at losing the contract by blacklisting her from stations owned by them. Hence, the dip in her singles placings while her album sales remained high.

by Anonymousreply 12601/19/2020

Late 90s? Sweetie, Oops came out a year later and sold 20 million albums.... a year after Britney came out and sold 16 million albums...

by Anonymousreply 12701/19/2020

Jordan did have a minor hit in the late 90's. Fun fact, the girl in the video is Donnie Walberg's partner on the show blue bloods.

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[quote] Its a shame cell phones and social media didnt exist in 1990. I bet we would have gotten many NKOTB nude leaks.

Nude Kids on the Block?

I vaguely recall reading an article in the Star supermarket tabloid around 1990 when NKOTB were popular. It was billed as a shocking expose on how the New Kids weren't as wholesome as their image. The article was about their backstage debauchery, including sex with (female) groupies. If I'm remembering it correctly, the photo that accompanied the article was a photo of Mark Wahlberg (who wasn't one of the New Kids but would hang out with Donnie and the rest of them) posing totally nude backstage, but the tabloid superimposed a giant star over his dick. This was probably a year or two before he became "Marky Mark" (and before the Internet took off). For many years afterward, I hoped that the uncensored photo would surface on the Internet.

by Anonymousreply 12901/19/2020

Yes. But he couldn’t sustain it and make another hit.

by Anonymousreply 13001/19/2020

R129 all male musicians get laid more than anyone in the world.

The guys now even admit they fucked many girls during their youth, and moms too.

by Anonymousreply 13101/19/2020

[quote[Late 90s? Sweetie, Oops came out a year later and sold 20 million albums.... a year after Britney came out and sold 16 million albums...

What part of, "early aughts," did you not nunderstand, sweetie?

by Anonymousreply 13201/19/2020

^I'm clearly drunk but you get it.

by Anonymousreply 13301/19/2020

"Was Jordan Knight being groomed to be the Justin Timberlake of NKOTB?" And I got trashed for trying to do a thread about 5 Seconds Of Summer...

by Anonymousreply 13401/19/2020

[quote]I vaguely recall reading an article in the Star supermarket tabloid around 1990 when NKOTB were popular. It was billed as a shocking expose on how the New Kids weren't as wholesome as their image. The article was about their backstage debauchery, including sex with (female) groupies

I highly doubt Jon was having sex with female groupies...

by Anonymousreply 13501/19/2020

Janie Lane was having sex with female groupies AND denizens of DL.

by Anonymousreply 13601/19/2020

Jon was too busy having hot sex with big tittied Tiffany!

by Anonymousreply 13701/19/2020

[quote] I highly doubt Jon was having sex with female groupies

No, I think it was mostly Donnie and Danny.

by Anonymousreply 13801/19/2020

R138 and Jordan, who in 1990 was the most popular besides Donnie. Danny and Jon were never as popular and Joey was younger so most older teenage girls weren’t throwing themselves at him.

by Anonymousreply 13901/20/2020

Joey doing community theater (playing Dion of Dion & The Belmonts)

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by Anonymousreply 14001/20/2020

^What an unfortunate Irish face he has. Did he grow up malnourished? Rickets? An orphan?

by Anonymousreply 14101/20/2020

r53 Lou wasn't responsible for NKOTB that was Maurice Starr. All of those groups were in part formed by their managers, but some members were discovered or recommended by other group members themselves: Kevin from BSB brought his cousin Brian into the group, Justin and his mom found Lance and convinced him to join, NSYNC, Donnie knew some of the members of NKOTB from school and had them join the band etc.

by Anonymousreply 14201/20/2020

R142 they had someone different originally and then dropped him and wanted to find someone very young, and searched and found 12 year old Joey McIntyre. The other four knew each other, he was from a different part of Boston.

The four were from a poor part and Joey was from an upper class Suburb in Boston.

by Anonymousreply 14301/20/2020

Joey would go home crying and wanted to quit because of how mean the older guys were to him. They had to finally let him know they were just busting his balls and treating him like a younger brother, and convinced him to stay.

by Anonymousreply 14401/20/2020


May mangy leprechauns tear up your hole, laddie!

by Anonymousreply 14501/20/2020


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In most boy bands BSB and after, there's one or two who actually can sing very well, and then the rest are just kind of there for show. they can sing a bit, but they're not the strong voices.

Justin T. really CAN sing, but the rest of N*SYNC (except for JC) couldn't sing lead if their lives depended on it.

by Anonymousreply 14701/20/2020

R147 that is why JC and Justin sang all the leads. Besides the fact they were the faces for the group.

98Degrees was only Nick Lachey

by Anonymousreply 14801/20/2020

The hottest one with most presence is always plucked out to be the front and end up with a solo career. The others try to follow but never live up to that ones. Or non live up to it b

NKOTB= Jordan and Joey

NSYNC = Justin and JC

98Degrees = Nick Lachey

BSB = Nick Carter

OTown = Ashley Parker Angel

I liked Ashley’s solo single, though. He was more pop punk rock.

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by Anonymousreply 14901/20/2020

Ashley Parker Angel was actually the Weakest singer of that group. Supposedly the other guys hated him. He wasn’t even originally picked, someone else was. They dropped out and then someone else was picked, and then Lou decided to fire that 5th person and went with APA because the band needed “the face” and “the baby” of the group that would be a teen heartthrob, like Justin and Nick Carter were.

by Anonymousreply 15001/20/2020

By the time their 3rd album came Jordan was clearly the one they had in mind to make the most $$$ off of. I mean even during their concerts he was always put front and center, and they had to just stand in place, dance in place and sing back up for him while he got to run around and roam the stage in freedom.

Jordan had gorgeous thick dark hair.

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by Anonymousreply 15101/20/2020

I will repeat this story expecting the usual sure jans. I have a "friend: who works in music PR. He told me that he had a meeting with Jordan Knight at the record company. My friend is hot as fuck. He says he meets with him, it is just he and Jordan. Jordan says "you ever seen a nine inch cock" then stands up has his dick out. My firend blew him in the conference room, says it was nice, very thick about 8 but not nine.

by Anonymousreply 15201/20/2020

R152 seriously? Enough with the fan fiction.

by Anonymousreply 15301/20/2020

The rise of Grunge and Hip Hop killer pop music, including NKOTB, but you all forget in 1995 they got back together and released a Grunge/Hip Hop album. It is hysterical to listen to now.

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r150 that is not true - they were all picked on Making the Band on MTV. Ikika was the one who left the original ban and was replaced by Dan - the obviously gay one.

r153 I am only retelling and I have no reason not to believe my friend. Mind you this was years ago near the height of their popularity.

by Anonymousreply 15501/20/2020

[quote] The black people that hate NKOTB is because


by Anonymousreply 15601/20/2020

Jordan looks like one of them girls from Fact Of Life in R151. They're all before my time, but he looks like a tough girl. I don't care for his lesbian updo.

by Anonymousreply 15701/20/2020

He looks like a beautiful man

by Anonymousreply 15801/20/2020

Which one was hospitalized for cum?

by Anonymousreply 15901/20/2020

All of them, R159.

by Anonymousreply 16001/20/2020

Lil Kim r159

by Anonymousreply 16101/20/2020

Ashley Parker Angel had a reality show later on MTV or VH1 or something, when I was young. Him and his baby mama. I remember one scene where he had to go food shopping and didn't really know what to do. And another scene where one of the guys in his band was working construction - and Ashley, too, I think. It was maybe the first time I realized not everyone who was ever on TV or in music has a forever career or money.

by Anonymousreply 16201/22/2020

R162 he does Broadway and plays in NYC now. He is doing better now after divorcing his wife.

His son was on AHS Hotel.

by Anonymousreply 16301/22/2020

See, I was wrong. Everyone who was ever on TV does have a forever career and money.

by Anonymousreply 16401/22/2020

They can always come back

by Anonymousreply 16501/22/2020

There used to be a time when teen heartthrobs went away after their shelf life was over. And other flashes in the pan. But now I don't know if anyone noticed - this never happens any more. Now there are at least conventions for so many ex-TV shows, so there's money to be made. Charging for m&g's, photo ops and autographs. At best the teen sensations get a new life, like the NKOTB/BSB shows (aka, NKOTBSB). Too bad someone like Jamie Walters couldn't have hung on a little longer (I think he's an EMT now - which is cool) ...but really no one's career actually dies now. And with Quentin Tarantino, no former movie stars get left behind either. We no longer get to gloat about all the has-beens.

by Anonymousreply 16601/22/2020

r23, that has to be one of the worst live performances I've ever seen but I do love Step by Step, video. That was my jam when I was like 8 years old.

by Anonymousreply 16701/22/2020

R167 I think Jordan was awesome.

by Anonymousreply 16801/22/2020

Jordan was the best looking and I like his nipples.

by Anonymousreply 16901/23/2020

1d were more successful than these hoes. Even Louis Floplinson walked out with 30m.

by Anonymousreply 17001/23/2020

Concert engagements have always been the primary money maker for recording artists. And concert ticket prices are at an all time high, right? It's no surprise that 1D made more money.

by Anonymousreply 17101/23/2020

Styles is already making more money per year than he did in 1d, via two number one albums, merch and arena tours.

by Anonymousreply 17201/23/2020

NKOTB outsold Michael Jackson and Madonna in the early 90s and made over $150 million in One Year. They brought in money.

by Anonymousreply 17301/24/2020

R22 I always thought JC Chasez was the one in *NSYNC bending over for Pearlman? He was definitely the prettiest. I thought Timberlake was too supervised.

by Anonymousreply 17401/24/2020

Jordan looks hot still. JC looks like SHIT

by Anonymousreply 17501/27/2020

JC would look better if he stopped dyeing his hair. Long hair doesn't really suit him either.

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by Anonymousreply 17601/27/2020

He looks ok here. He was never exactly a knockout. Good eyes but the rest was always meh.

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by Anonymousreply 17701/27/2020

Didn't Donnie tell a story about all the New Kids, except Jonathan, jerking off together in a hotel room ?

by Anonymousreply 17801/28/2020

R178 no

by Anonymousreply 17901/28/2020

I think he enjoys admiration from the girls and the boys.

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r178 Only in your dreeeeeeeams

by Anonymousreply 18101/28/2020

The guys from NSYNC were always so ugly looking to me. BSB, 98, even O-Town were way cuter.

Ramen noodle head, fuggo Kirkpatrick, dizzy blond queen...when Joey Fatone is your "hot one" then you know you're in trouble.

by Anonymousreply 18201/29/2020

Justin was the hot one.

by Anonymousreply 18301/30/2020

I'm positive Donnie told a story in an interview where he said they were jerking off in a hotel room together

by Anonymousreply 18401/30/2020

JC always comes off bitter about Justin’s solo success vs him flopping hard.

by Anonymousreply 18501/30/2020

[quote] JC always comes off bitter about Justin’s solo success vs him flopping hard.

I think JC might have been able to have successful solo career if he hadn't released that stupid "All Day Long I Dream About Sex" song. That pretty much killed his bid for a solo career.

by Anonymousreply 18601/30/2020

Are you forgetting "Some Girls Dance With Women"?

by Anonymousreply 18701/30/2020

R186 the entire album FLOPPED. No way he was having a successful solo career. Most dont.

JT and Beyoncé are rare.

by Anonymousreply 18801/30/2020

I always thought that JC would be the successful member of NSYNC, which sadly was not to be. Haven’t heard from him in such a long time.

by Anonymousreply 18901/30/2020

Always loved “Step by Step” very catchy song.

by Anonymousreply 19001/30/2020

JC’s solo album sold a total of 121,000 copies. He was never gonna have a big career. Some aren’t solo acts.

by Anonymousreply 19101/30/2020

I met Jordan once many years ago briefly. He was a dickhead for no reason. So if he acts like that on a regular basis behind the scenes, it’s no wonder his solo career never took off.

by Anonymousreply 19201/30/2020

[Quote] He was a dickhead for no reason.

Paint us the picture.

by Anonymousreply 19301/30/2020

Some people say he is nice. Some say he isn’t. He is someone that likes to be to himself and left alone. He grew up poor and sharing a room with siblings, and then was always with NKOTB. He was never alone. Once they broke up he became very introverted and always wanting to be alone.

by Anonymousreply 19401/30/2020

[quote] JC’s solo album sold a total of 121,000 copies. He was never gonna have a big career. Some aren’t solo acts.

JC's album flopped because he went for an '80s sound with an "I'm a sex maniac who can't get enough pussy" theme. If he had released an album with songs more in keeping with his NSync style and image, he might have been able to have a mildly successful solo career, at least for a few years.

by Anonymousreply 19501/30/2020

He wouldn’t have r195. Nick Carter released a good pop album that FLOPPED. Same for Jordan Knight (and his lead single went Platinum!!!!)

Kelly Rowland had a couple of minor hits from her solo album plus a smash hit with that Nelly song and her album still tanked.

Some have it. Some don’t. Not everyone is meant to be solo. JC doesn’t have the looks to be a solo pop star anyway. Never did. JT did.

by Anonymousreply 19601/30/2020

JT was always pushed as “the hot one”, as well as the baby (he was like 16 when they broke out here) and the one girls loved most.

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by Anonymousreply 19701/31/2020

It was pretty obvious that the label was pushing Timberlake as a solo artist so he got the best producers, JC not so much.

by Anonymousreply 19802/01/2020

It’s all about money. They knew who would make them more money. JT was also a lot younger. He was like 19 when his solo album dropped. JC was already late 20s. People forget the rest were older than JT

by Anonymousreply 19902/02/2020

[quote]JT and Beyoncé are rare.

They are?

by Anonymousreply 20002/02/2020

R200 based on all the failed solo’s vs successful, yes, it is still rare.

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by Anonymousreply 20202/02/2020

The American Music Awards performance of NKOTBBSB

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by Anonymousreply 20302/02/2020

I used to be in love with Jordan. So hot when he was young.

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by Anonymousreply 20405/10/2020

r204 so pretty

by Anonymousreply 20505/10/2020

R205 yes. He was. And still looks good.

by Anonymousreply 20605/10/2020

His solo career flopped because he has no personality.

by Anonymousreply 20705/10/2020

But he is hot

by Anonymousreply 20805/10/2020

What is the gay brother up to these days? Did he get married to the Latino bf?

by Anonymousreply 20905/11/2020

More likely he was being groomed to be a producer’s cumdump

by Anonymousreply 21005/11/2020

R209 he is married I believe and they live a peaceful life together. Very cute couple. They did The Amazing Race together I believe.

He’s also very very close friends with Kirstie Alley.

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by Anonymousreply 21105/11/2020

Jeff Timmons from 98 Degrees could've had a very successful gay porn career had he not wasted his time being an extra in 98 Degrees. Same goes for Kevin Richardson from BSB, though he looked very similar to Eric Hanson.

by Anonymousreply 21205/11/2020

Yes, because making millions as an extra in a superstar boy band is worse than gay porn.

I’m sure gay porn would pay them so much more...

by Anonymousreply 21305/11/2020

There was an article i read in some tabloid back in the day it was about Jordan (not Jon) who wanted to be/desired to be a woman and his therapist was encouraging him to expressed himself starting with the 2 earings in each ear, fashion ect ...the guys were furious about it especially Donnie because Jordan was the talented one on that group. Anyone had that article?

by Anonymousreply 21405/11/2020

[quote]What is the gay brother up to these days? Did he get married to the Latino bf?

I could be wrong, but I think they’re just playing married (rings, using each other’s last names), but aren’t really. I say this because I never heard of them having a wedding or seen any pictures of their wedding and I’m pretty sure there would be pictures if they had married.

by Anonymousreply 21505/11/2020

Nope they’re not married. See this update from last year.

I’d be damned if I was with someone for 12 years and I wasn’t married yet.

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Here is the article the title is called “New kid wants a sex change”

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by Anonymousreply 21705/11/2020

Jordan sure was beautiful and a bit feminine back in the day.

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by Anonymousreply 21805/11/2020

[quote]But he is hot

He’s 50. He’s old.

by Anonymousreply 21905/11/2020

R217 believes tabloids

by Anonymousreply 22005/11/2020

Jordan didn’t have the ambition that Timberlake did for a solo career. Donnie and joe actively sought out acting roles and joe did musical theater. Jon had crippling anxiety but did well in real estate.

There used to be a show on vh1 called bands reunited and they tried to get the New Kids back together about 5 years before they actually did. Only Jon and Jordan agreed to it.

by Anonymousreply 22105/11/2020

Jordan didn’t have the ambition that Timberlake did for a solo career. Donnie and joe actively sought out acting roles and joe did musical theater. Jon had crippling anxiety but did well in real estate.

There used to be a show on vh1 called bands reunited and they tried to get the New Kids back together about 5 years before they actually did. Only Jon and Jordan agreed to it.

by Anonymousreply 22205/11/2020

He’s 50 years old but he can KICK STREECH AND KICK!!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 22305/11/2020

"I’d be damned if I was with someone for 12 years and I wasn’t married yet."

According to the bf, they're trying not to rush things. Lol.

I though wearing commitment rings and calling your partner "husband" was cute when gay marriage was not legal and a possibility for gay couples. But I think it is just ridiculous now. Either get legally married and wear your husband's ring and name or just say you have a partner and fuck the rest. Maybe this is also about money and Jon doesn't want to share his estate or support his partner.

by Anonymousreply 22405/11/2020

Since when does DL care about marriage? Does that piece of paper matter?

by Anonymousreply 22505/11/2020

[quote] I meant at the time - no WHITE boy bands were charting on the Urban Charts. NKOTB and George Michael were getting urban charts and some of the black artists were pissed.

I dont recall NKOTB receiving airplay on black radio. When did that happen? Which songs? I think black audiences generally disdained them because they were created by the guy who produced New Edition and enjoyed greater commercial success than NE.

In the early days, George Michael was embraced by black music fans. His early songs were played on black radio as if he were a black artist. His videos were played on BET. That changed when his music became more white and gay ("Listen Without Prejudice")

by Anonymousreply 22605/11/2020

R226 their market was to black audiences at first. The original “Please Dont Go Girl” Video even had them in a mostly black school with a “black” love interest. The sound of their first album was more R&B. It was with their second album they went more Bubblegum Pop.

They later redid the video to sell it to white girls.

The original video.

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The revised video, now moved from the groups hometown of Boston, to Brooklyn, NY. And the video is less of a story and the girls in the video are now all ... WHITE.

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^OMG how old is Joey in that video? It looks like a kindergartener is lusting after his teacher.

by Anonymousreply 22905/11/2020

People forget Joey was younger than the rest of the group. He was only like 11 or 12 when he was found and placed in the group. He was also bullied by the rest of them and almost quit daily until they calmed down and let him know they’re just messing with him because they like him. His mother said he would come home crying daily because of the bullying.

The other 4 knew each other in real life and formed the group. There was originally a different 5th member that was later dropped by the creator of the band because he wanted someone younger and from a different background within Boston.

The other 4 are from poor areas of Boston, from poor families. Jordan said they would wear sneakers with holes in the bottom to school. Joey is from an Upper Middle Class area of Boston, and was not used to what the other 4 were, as he had not been exposed to what they had been.

Joey is only 47 now.

by Anonymousreply 23005/11/2020

[quote]Jordan didn’t have the ambition that Timberlake did for a solo career.

He also had a baby during his brief comeback, which doesn’t help you keep a “sexy” image.

by Anonymousreply 23105/11/2020

R224 Imagine being with someone for all those years, and if you break up, you walk away with not a cent. No way would that setup work for me. But if they’re OK with that, that’s all that matters. I just don’t understand the point of playing husbands but won’t make it official.

by Anonymousreply 23205/11/2020

R204 r205 that’s a nice picture. Danny has a foundation in honor of his mother who died of breast cancer, he is very sweet and speaks of her so lovingly. She used to bake birthday cakes for all of the neighbor kids and he does it now.

by Anonymousreply 23305/11/2020

Jordan turned 50 today...

by Anonymousreply 23405/17/2020

Happy Birthday Asshole!

by Anonymousreply 23505/17/2020

[quote]Was Jordan Knight of NKOTB being groomed to be the Justin Timberlake of that group?

If course he was because he was banging the boss.

by Anonymousreply 23605/17/2020

Who was Justin Timberlake groomed to be?

by Anonymousreply 23705/17/2020

[quote] Jordan turned 50 today...

That kinda blows my mind. I guess we'll be dead soon.

by Anonymousreply 23805/17/2020

I see what you did there, R238.

by Anonymousreply 23905/18/2020

He was a dreamboat in his youth

by Anonymousreply 24009/12/2020

I always thought that Jordan was the only one with talent in the group. I remember all the girls going gaga over Joey McIntyre. Danny Wood was (and still is) the ugly one in the group.

by Anonymousreply 24109/12/2020

Talking about Tommy Page. I wonder whatever happened to Nick Kamen?

by Anonymousreply 24209/12/2020

Too old to be groomed.

by Anonymousreply 24309/13/2020

R241 I knew girls who loved him but I do feel I knew more girls who liked Jordan and Donnie more. I usually assumed girls who liked Donnie liked guys that would get them in trouble.

by Anonymousreply 24409/13/2020

People who have met Jordan say he's an arrogant asshole. Which kinda ruins his appeal.

by Anonymousreply 24509/13/2020

Jordan and Joey were the only good-looking and talented ones in the group. Donnie had thuggish appeal I guess. Danny is unattractive. Jonathan looks way better now as he's tanned and mature.

by Anonymousreply 24609/13/2020

Does his salami still have its casing?

by Anonymousreply 24709/13/2020

He’s a white kid from Boston. I doubt he wouldn’t be circumcised

by Anonymousreply 24809/13/2020

New Kids benefited a lot from their joint tour with Backstreet Boys as it made them relevant with younger millennials who now obsess over them too

by Anonymousreply 24909/16/2020

[quote] everything about them is fake - their corny songs are written for them, produced for them, choreographed for them, and costumed for them

As opposed to whom, dear?

by Anonymousreply 25009/16/2020

Agree with r250. That is the case for most pop stars

by Anonymousreply 25109/16/2020

He was a beautiful young man. Since he was closeted, the added pressure for him to be a solo act (at a time when people were not as accepted of out gay men) must have been frightening.

by Anonymousreply 25209/16/2020

If he has issues with sexuality and gender identity that could explain his douchebag behavior or he's just a narcissist.

by Anonymousreply 25309/16/2020

Jordan doesn’t, Jonathan did. Jordan has been married and has kids. His brother finally came to terms with being gay.

by Anonymousreply 25409/16/2020

Jordan talked about growing up in a working class mixed neighborhood in Boston. His family was a large Episcopal minster's family and his parents ran a foster home. One of his adopted brothers is black and he talked about growing up when there were racial tensions in Boston. His black brother got called the "n word" in the streets and it hurt Jordan very deeply. But what I don't get is why did Jordan and the rest of NKOTB never publicly condemned Mark Wahlberg's racist antics especially when you have Donnie who will always give credit to "New Edition" and talk about how he and the rest of New Kids admired black culture. Jordan was a b-boy, breakdancing on the subway and Donnie was a freestyle rapper. That said, New Edition seem cool with New Kids. Also Jordan doing a duet album with Nick Carter is weird, Nick has a raspy baby doll voice while Jordan has a deeper voice.

by Anonymousreply 25509/16/2020

This duet is so weird. Sounds like a Robin Thicke/Justin Timberlake reject song. Nick can't sing. Who's idea was for these two to make a joint album? They aren't Toni and Babyface.

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Nick Carter required lessons on how to sit on a stool. This is not a play on words. He didn't know how to sit on a stool, or how to get on or off one. He couldn't learn it in a day either. It took professional choreographers and coaching. He's a lucky bitch because he's one of the top 10 stupidest celebrities of all time. Zero talent. Sit Nick.

by Anonymousreply 25709/18/2020

Nick and JT debut solo albums came out weeks apart. People though Nick would be JT’s biggest competition but he flopped so bad.

by Anonymousreply 25809/18/2020

Only AJ and maybe Kevin had a bigger shot at solo success but neither seemed interested. Nick cannot sing well, or dance well, or has any soul in his singing. He has no fashion sense either. MTV did push his solo album but nobody wanted to hear an outdated sounding pop rock album with songs like "Miss America".

JT's debut had a strong R&B and hip-hop production courtesy of The Neptunes and many danceable tracks. JT could dance and had that cocky white boy swag, it was inevitable, he would outperform Nick.

by Anonymousreply 25909/18/2020

Kevin? Are you serious? We had the thinnest voice of them all. The only thing he had going for him was he could be Eric Hanson's porn twin.

by Anonymousreply 26009/18/2020

Kevin was good-looking and charming. JT also had a thin voice too but he still took off. It was the late 90s/early 2000s and J. Lo, Mandy and Britney were a thing too and Janet and Madonna still enjoyed success. So Kevin had a shot on his looks alone and could have relied on studio help.

by Anonymousreply 26109/18/2020

Even if Kevin couldn't sing, AJ could. And both are much hotter than JT and Nick could ever dream to be.

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AJ's got some dark demons. If one more repressed memory surfaces, he'll get a face tattoo. Lou Pearlman preferred blondes so maybe he was diddled by a family member.

by Anonymousreply 26309/19/2020

Poor Aaron had so much faith his big brother would beat Timberlake in sales lol. The comments are funny. Even back then Aaron was a pathological liar. Also, I'm surprised Timberlake admitted to getting drunk before a performance.

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by Anonymousreply 26409/19/2020

New Edition was smart to get rid of Maurice Starr. Their music afterwards vastly improved. Johnny Gill added some more grown vocals. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were a major upgrade for production. Heart Break was one of the greatest R&B/New Jack Swing albums of all time. Bobby Brown's solo career was impressive and Don't Be Cruel is a classic.

New Kids stuck with Starr who kept writing bubblegum stuff that they were too old to be singing. A lot of their music didn't age well at all at all even for 1980s standards. They finally ditched Starr for Teddy Riley for their 1994 album Face The Music. Major upgrade in production but it was too late as their fans grew up and moved on.

by Anonymousreply 26509/19/2020

I think it would have been hard for Jordan to go solo. New Kids were considered lame and derivative. Bobby Brown was able to break into solo because he had that cocky street appeal. Jordan was a meek church boy in comparison.

JT had the benefit of dating Britney, NSYNC being hot on the R&B charts and getting features.

by Anonymousreply 26609/19/2020

[quote] He's a bit of a deplorable though.

Yeah, just a bit. Just remember "I'm Independent" in this context always means "I'm a moron". This is from his facebook

[quote] Hey everyone... I’m not a Republican, I’m not a DemocratI’m an Independent. Regardless of Trumps personality or what you or I think of him, I’ve always thought this was a political witch-hunt. An unethical act to try to take down an American President! It made me very angry to see the media spinning this story, lying, and trying to convince and brainwash the WHOLE WORLD that the president COLLUDED WITH RUSSIA to win the election, all to enhance their own political agenda and narrative. That is a seriously messed up and awful thing for our country!! That is why I am happy with this outcome because it is what I believed all along. Whether I am or I am not a Trump supporter doesn’t matter here! You would all be surprised of what my political views are. I will tell you this, they aren’t all Republican or all Democrat. They are INDEPENDENT!

by Anonymousreply 26709/19/2020

He attacked CNN on Twitter too, defending some ignorant statement Trump said to an Asian American reporter.

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[quote] To twist, distort and magnify everything into a racist story is racist, exploitative and devisive on the media’s part. Him saying “ask China” to a reporter who is Asian is not racist unless you are viewing everything through a racial lens. And they say Trump is devisive?!

I'm going to take my advice from someone who spells "divisive" wrong. He's one of us!!

by Anonymousreply 26909/19/2020

Jordan should have gone to TV or movies in the 90s. He had a soap opera beauty to him when young. He would have to tone down that Boston accent though.

by Anonymousreply 27009/19/2020

I would have thought Joey McIntyre would have had the big pop career. He had a brief time in the spotlight in 1999. He did a Disney concert with Britney Spears.

by Anonymousreply 27110/05/2020

Since Justin Timberwimp was mercifully not even a blip on the collective consciousness of society back then, OP, I'd have to say no.

by Anonymousreply 27210/05/2020

Bobby Brown would be a better comparison as NKOTB was the white New Edition. But Jordan wasn't as confident or cool as Bobby. Jordan was a shy church boy. Donnie was analogous to Bobby but his younger brother Mark eclipsed him. Technically Mark counts as a solo success since he was in NKOTB for a year before they released their debut album.

by Anonymousreply 27310/05/2020

Jordan is a Trump defender???? SAY IT AIN'T SO!!

by Anonymousreply 27410/05/2020

I think Jordan is just an asshole who likes to be contrarian. He was supportive of the Floyd protests

by Anonymousreply 27510/05/2020

I went to see Chicago in NYC years ago when Kevin (the hottest out of all the boybands to come out since BSB hit the scene) was playing the Billy Flynn role, and he does have chops. They just don't give him enough time to shine in BSB. Here he is singing On Broadway...

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by Anonymousreply 27610/05/2020

Every boyband has a Bobby Brown. Donnie was NKOTB's Bobby, AJ was BSBs, and so on and so forth.

by Anonymousreply 27710/05/2020

From 1988 to 1991. Bobby was a pretty big solo artist though and eclipsed New Edition. AJ's solo flopped and Donnie never tried. Bobby found the right producers who used him to propel the New Jack Swing sound.

by Anonymousreply 27810/05/2020

R276 Kevin is a god. Why was the fuck was Nick more popular?

by Anonymousreply 27910/05/2020

Wonder what Jonathan thinks of his Trump supporting brother.

by Anonymousreply 28010/05/2020

I am curious of Jonathan's life story. His coming in terms with his sexuality and how his religious family took it. Did his band mates know of his sexuality when they were touring too? So many questions. Jon looked ghostly when young, always introverted and nervous now he looks happy and fulfilled with his partner and his skin is a tint of olive now he looks almost unrecognizable

by Anonymousreply 28110/05/2020

He went from this

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To this

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And I wonder if Jordan was the first person Jon came out to. I feel being his brother he would have known anyway.

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by Anonymousreply 28410/05/2020

Back in March new kids and friends released a covid quarantine song

Which has a great video and is a really fun throwback song

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by Anonymousreply 28510/05/2020

I think Maurice Starr created NKOTB just to spite New Edition and prove his theory he could take a bunch of white boys have them sing black music and be successful. He was right but he never set them up for long-term success and likely never considered investing in solo careers. He wrote extemely commercial fluff songs and was stealing money from them. He didn't give a shit about them.

by Anonymousreply 28610/05/2020

Sorry here's the link to "Houseparty" video worth a watch,

Made me love NEW KIDS all over again

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by Anonymousreply 28710/05/2020

They admitted at one of their cruise that the gang used to jerk off together except for Jon who would just peep at the door.

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by Anonymousreply 28810/05/2020

Weren't some of their songs popular in gay nightclubs like The Right Stuff (which btw sounds like Janet Jackson's You Can Be Mine)?

by Anonymousreply 28910/05/2020

Step by Step also sounds like the Captain Planet theme song

by Anonymousreply 29010/05/2020

Q and A answer to “Which new kid they would like to marry.”..Looks like Donnie admitted to have sex with Danny.

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I remember reading about Jonathan's panic attacks some years ago. I wonder how much being a closeted pop star in one of the hottest pop acts of their day had to do with it?

by Anonymousreply 29210/05/2020

Jordan couldn't carry a solo career. He has no it factor, artistry or distinctiveness to him. Even Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who helped thr careers of Janet and later Usher couldn't help Jordan. Jordan should have been a model or actor really.

by Anonymousreply 29310/05/2020

Jordan was the most talented and the lead singer of the group but he wasn’t ambitious enough and had no drive . Donnie who couldn’t carry a tune was the real leader behind the scenes.

by Anonymousreply 29410/05/2020

I like that House Party vid.

by Anonymousreply 29510/06/2020

[quote]Weren't some of their songs popular in gay nightclubs like The Right Stuff (which btw sounds like Janet Jackson's You Can Be Mine)?

Come to think of it, it sure does!

by Anonymousreply 29610/06/2020

It’s hot that they jacked together. That’s a total whiteboy thing to do. New Edition would NEVER!

by Anonymousreply 29710/06/2020

Remember Danny’s leaked J/O vid from a few years ago?

by Anonymousreply 29810/06/2020

Jordan called out Kirk Cameron for his homophobia. He even implied that Kirk is a self-hating homo:

"Get right with yourself on the inside... Ya won't have to take the fight to the world.. #justsayin."

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by Anonymousreply 29910/06/2020

The Jacksons, NKOTB, Take That,, Westlife and Backstreet Boys are the few boy bands were majority of the members were attractive. The Beatles were never good-looking, The Osmonds were weird looking and NSYNC was especially ugly except JC and Joey. New Edition was pretty average looking except for Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant. One Direction only had one legitimately attractive member Zayn.

by Anonymousreply 30010/06/2020

New Edition and Boyz II Men are the only ones who had music that adults loved to listen to. NKOTB had a lot of embarrassing songs that are cringe and extremely too 1980s. They needed better writers and it's not a shock they were so derided in their day that even MTV didn't pay them much attention. NE lucked out after firing Maurice because he would have ran them into the ground with his shitty songwriting and producing skills. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis was a major set up as Heartbreak was one of the best 80s R&B albums and Johnny Gill's sexy vocals were much better than Bobby's non-singing. NKOTB's Face the Music however was an improvement to their 80s stuff but it flopped as their fame was over by 1994.

I think Backstreet's debut is very listenable as it was more R&B and they kinda sounded like a white Jodeci in some songs. However Millennium was more poppish and it probably alienated their black fans once they released Black and Blue. NSYNC were mostly singles artists but they had a lot of fun party songs and Celebrity was a strong pop album.

by Anonymousreply 30110/06/2020

They were definitely influence by New Edition, Bobby Brown, Pebbles and Janet Jackson.

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by Anonymousreply 30210/07/2020

You Can Be Mine

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by Anonymousreply 30310/07/2020

Mercedes Boy by Pebbles.

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by Anonymousreply 30410/07/2020

Crucial by New Edition

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by Anonymousreply 30510/07/2020

Bobby Brown

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by Anonymousreply 30610/07/2020

Jordan could definitely dance better than Timberlake in his youth. He was a b-boy.

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by Anonymousreply 30710/07/2020

Jordan Knight could not have competed with Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson and George Michael. And when he tried to go solo in the late 90s past his prime, he could not compete with Usher, Maxwell or D'Angelo and you already had BSB, NSYNC and Eminem for the white boys copying black culture. Joey McIntyre is not an R&B singer at all, he is a Broadway/oldtime-y pop singer.

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by Anonymousreply 30810/13/2020

He was being groomed to give up his ass to producers but was a bit of a prude so his career fizzled.

by Anonymousreply 30910/13/2020

Disney had their own Jordan Knight in the early 90s with Damon Pampolina. Frontman of The Party.

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by Anonymousreply 31010/13/2020

Wonder if Maurice Starr was like Ron Pearlman or Edgardo Diaz and was pervy towards New Edition and New Kids on the Block. He certainly stoled from both of them we know for sure.

by Anonymousreply 31110/13/2020

This 1991 MTV interview with Jordan explains it all. He basically said he put the well-being of the group before his own. He wasn't interested in going solo and abandoning the others. He seemed protective especially of his brother Jonathan who I think he knew was gay. The interview cuts off when he talks about his black adopted brother being a victim of racist attacks in Boston and how it traumatized him.

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by Anonymousreply 31210/13/2020

Joey McIntyre had a Disney concert with Britney Spears. He admitted his love for her and wanted to beat up Timberlake for breaking her heart

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by Anonymousreply 31310/14/2020

If Joey managed to date Britney, he would have gotten a major career boost. They would have been a hot couple

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by Anonymousreply 31410/14/2020

This is the Disney Channel concert. Includes commercials and everything. Joey did a bigger push than Jordan probably because he was younger and sexier.

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by Anonymousreply 31510/14/2020

What's interesting is that Britney did sing live during her first album tour as shown in that Disney Concert video. She only began lip-syncing around her second album era. Joey did lipsync at one point once his voice began maturing but had to sing songs like "Please Don't Go Girl".

by Anonymousreply 31610/14/2020

Donnie flirting with Jordan

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by Anonymousreply 31710/15/2020

Not a bad cover. Prince is a very hard artist to cover.

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by Anonymousreply 318Last Thursday at 4:34 PM

He also did a very good cover of The Delfonics. He is a way better singer than Bobby Brown, Justin Timberlake and Harry Styles that's for sure.

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by Anonymousreply 319Last Thursday at 4:35 PM

so gay and sooooo fine....we miss u bb

by Anonymousreply 320Last Thursday at 5:53 PM

It's funny how Jonathan is more masculine and straight seeming than Jordan.

by Anonymousreply 321Last Friday at 8:58 AM

He married a masculine female version of him.

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by Anonymousreply 324Last Saturday at 5:14 AM

His wife looks a bit like non-binary bisexual Sara Ramirez.

by Anonymousreply 325Last Saturday at 7:25 AM

I like his voice but his solo music is so bad. Give It To You was the highlight and so was his first album thanks to Jam & Lewis. Everything after was laughable. It really proves you need good songwriters and producers. Being a good singer isn't enough.

by Anonymousreply 326Last Saturday at 9:54 AM

Maybe had he gone solo in say 1991 or 1992 and got the same producers as Bobby Brown and Toni Braxton like Babyface and Teddy Riley he probably would have been more successful.

by Anonymousreply 327Last Saturday at 9:56 AM

he should be on OnlyFans if he had any sense.

by Anonymousreply 328Last Saturday at 10:13 AM

I'd rather Joey McIntyre make the OnlyFans but Jordan could join him

by Anonymousreply 329Last Saturday at 10:15 AM

Fashion icon. He rivaled Prince in the 80s with his interesting choices.

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by Anonymousreply 330Last Sunday at 2:01 PM

Jordan is gay.

by Anonymousreply 331Last Sunday at 2:07 PM

Jordan is not gay but there was a tabloid were he always felt like a female trapped in a male body and he wanted to dress more feminine and Donnie who was the leader of the group went balistic because it would runied NKOTB and he blamed Jordan’s therapist for encouraging the idea.You can see a bit of it in their 1989 providence concert were he look a bit feminine.

by Anonymousreply 332Last Sunday at 3:02 PM

Imagine if both Jordan AND Jonathan were gay...

by Anonymousreply 333Last Sunday at 3:49 PM

Donnie and Danny are ugly.

I would love to see Jordan, Joey, Jon and Marky Mark go at it during their physical peaks.

by Anonymousreply 334Last Sunday at 3:50 PM

Well they did admitted to several group jerk offs together except for Jon who peaked outside the door to watched them.

by Anonymousreply 335Last Sunday at 4:08 PM

Jon supposedly "dated" fag hag Tiffany!

by Anonymousreply 336Last Sunday at 5:14 PM
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