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Battle of the Boy Bands

3. New Kids on the Block

Hometown: Boston, Massachusetts

Years Active: 1984-1994, 2008-present

Number of Members: 5

Most Famous Member: Jordan Knight

Origin of Name: After a brief stint as Nynuk, the group renamed itself after a rap song Donnie Wahlberg had written for the group’s first album.

Number of Top 10 Hits: 9

Number of No. 1 Singles: 3

Albums Sold: 70 million —Jeff Royer

(Photo: Dave Hogan, Hulton Archive, Getty Images)

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