New Kids on the Block (also initialized as NKOTB) is an American boy band from Dorchester, Massachusetts. The band consists of brothers Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood. Formed in 1984, New Kids on the Block achieved stardom in 1989, an achievement listed as number 16 on Rolling Stone’s Top 25 Teen Idol Breakout Moments. The group disbanded in 1994. In 2007, the group reunited to record an album and mount a concert tour in 2008. From 2010 to 2012, they performed with the Backstreet Boys as NKOTBSB. The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2014.
The five members of New Kids on the Block met in Dorchester, Massachusetts, in the early 1980s. Jonathan and Jordan Knight were already performing together as a duo, and they recruited Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, and Danny Wood to form a group. The group began performing at local clubs and events, and they soon caught the attention of record labels. In 1986, they signed with Columbia Records and released their debut album, New Kids on the Block.
New Kids on the Block’s debut album was a success, and the group quickly became one of the most popular boy bands in the world. Their second album, Hangin’ Tough, was even more successful, and it spawned the hit singles “Please Don’t Go Girl” and “I’ll Be Loving You Forever.” In 1989, the group released their third album, Step by Step, which featured the hit singles “Step by Step” and “Tonight.”
New Kids on the Block disbanded in 1994, but they reunited in 2007 to record a new album and go on tour. The group’s comeback was successful, and they released two more albums, The Block (2008) and 10 (2013). In 2010, New Kids on the Block reunited with the Backstreet Boys for a joint tour called NKOTBSB. The tour was a huge success, and it helped to revive the careers of both groups.
New Kids on the Block have continued to tour and release new music in recent years. In 2014, they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The group’s Mixtape Tour, which was scheduled to run through 2023, was a huge success.
New Kids on the Block are one of the most successful boy bands in history. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide, and they have won numerous awards, including a Grammy Award and a People’s Choice Award. The group continues to be popular with fans of all ages, and they are sure to continue to entertain audiences for many years to come.