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5 Boy Band Breakout Stars We Love

We're glad they took center stage.
  1. Dream Street/Jesse McCartney

    (Photos from left: Atlantic Records, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)

    Photos from left: Atlantic Records

    (Photos from left: Atlantic Records, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)

    Dream Street was a short-lived boy band that was around from 1999-2002. However, this wasn't the end of Jesse McCartney's career. He continued to flourish as a solo artist.

  2. NSYNC/Justin Timberlake

    (Photos from left: Jive Records, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    Photos from left: Jive Records

    (Photos from left: Jive Records, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

    We witnessed a rebirth of Justin Timberlake's career after NSYNC broke up. He decided to start doing his own thing for the culture and lit up stages around the world with his electrifying performances. 

  3. One Direction/Zayn Malik

    (Photos from left: Columbia Records, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

    Photos from left: Columbia Records

    (Photos from left: Columbia Records, Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

    Zayn Malik is on the come up! After breaking away from One Direction, he quickly became a recognizable voice and arguably our #MCM.

  4. B2K/Omarion

    (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images

    (Photo: Scott Gries/Getty Images)

    After leading B2K to vocal victory back in the early 2000s, Omarion decided to break away and do his own thing. We're thankful he did. His R&B notes are always in rotation.

  5. Tony! Toni! Toné!/Raphael Saadiq

    (Photos from left: Mercury Records, Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America)

    Photos from left: Mercury Records

    (Photos from left: Mercury Records, Charley Gallay/Getty Images for WGN America)

    Raphael Saadiq is a man of many talents. He can sing, play the guitar and produce. As a solo artist, his work has made him a standard bearer for old school R&B. 

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