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A boy band is a vocal group consisting of young male singers, usually in their teens or twenties at the time the group is formed. Most boy band members do not play musical instruments, and many boy bands are assembled by the record labels rather than forming on their own. Most boy bands dance as well as sing, and their concerts involve highly choreographed performances.
Boybands are often denigrated for their main fanbase, pre-teen and teenage girls. They have also inspired creative fanworks and organized fan activity among fans of all ages.
Also see Real Person Fiction.
List of Fandoms for Boy Bands
The following is an incomplete list of boyband fandoms on Fanlore. Note: What constitutes inclusion on this list may vary among fans.
- Backstreet Boys
- Johnny's Entertainment
- Jonas Brothers*
- Category:K-Pop Fandom
- New Kids On The Block
- One Direction
Bands marked with an asterisk (*) are commonly labeled boy bands (especially by mainstream media), but fans often argue that the groups don't belong in this category because they do write their own music and play instruments.
- Wikipedia:Boy band, accessed 8 March 2014.