Some of the most iconic boy bands from the late ’90s and early 2000s are set to take center stage once again. Paramount+ has announced an upcoming boy band documentary that will delve into the history, music and behind-the-scenes stories of chart-topping groups like NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and others.
This yet-to-be-titled project, under the capable direction of Tamra Davis, a renowned figure in the world of music videos known for her work with iconic acts like New Kids on the Block and Hanson, promises to take viewers on a nostalgic journey back to the glory days of boy bands. For those who grew up in the era of frosted tips and catchy pop tunes, this documentary promises a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
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What can you expect from this documentary? Well, it’s set to feature in-depth interviews with the members of these legendary boy bands, offering unseen insights into their rise to stardom, their experiences during the height of their fame, and the major impact they’ve had on the music industry and pop culture. Additionally, viewers can look forward to archival music footage that will transport them back to a time when harmonies and beats from boy bands ruled the airwaves.
Co-producing this exciting project is Johnny Wright, a figure with an illustrious history as the tour manager for both New Kids on the Block and NSYNC’s very own Justin Timberlake. His involvement adds a layer of authenticity and insider knowledge that will undoubtedly enhance the documentary’s appeal to fans of these iconic boy bands.
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In the words of Johnny Wright himself, “The Nineties boy band era was an extraordinary chapter in music where harmonies and beats came together.” He also emphasized that even today, boy bands continue to inspire, uplift and unite fans, reminding us of a special time that will forever hold a cherished place in our hearts.
This upcoming documentary is a collaborative effort with entertainment studio ‘Gunpowder & Sky’, known for their involvement in music-related projects such as the 2023 series ‘I Wanna Rock: The ‘80s Metal Dream’ and the intriguing three-part yacht rock documentary, ‘Sometimes When We Touch’.
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Furthermore, Van Toffler, co-producer of the boy band documentary, credits iconic groups like ‘The Jackson Five’ with paving the way for the boy band phenomenon. He astutely points out that the legacy of these legendary groups can still be felt in the music landscape today, with modern acts like One Direction and the K-pop sensation BTS carrying on the tradition of entertaining audiences worldwide.
The timing of this documentary couldn’t be more perfect, considering the recent reunion of NSYNC, nearly two decades after their disbandment in 2004. Their highly anticipated return included a public appearance at the MTV VMAs, creating a wave of excitement among fans. They followed this up with their first official single since 2002, titled ‘Better Place’, which is featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming film ‘Trolls Band Together’.