Seen as important to a group’s commercial success is the group’s image, carefully controlled by managing all aspects of the group’s attire, promotional materials (which are frequently supplied to teen magazines), and music videos. The key factor of a boy/girl band is being trendy. This means that the band conforms to the most recent fashion and musical trends in the popular music scene.
Individuals can also go on to achieve greater success as a solo artist coming out of a boy band having used the groups popularity to build on. Examples of this include Michael Jackson from The Jackson 5, Justin Timberlake from *NSYNC, Beyoncé from Destiny’s child, Robbie Williams from Take That.
Throughout his solo career, Justin Timberlake has sold over 32 million albums and 56 million singles globally, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Often cited as a pop icon, Timberlake is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including ten Grammy Awards, four Emmy Awards, three Brit Awards, and nine Billboard Music Awards. According to Billboard in 2017, he is the best performing male soloist in the history of the Mainstream Top 40. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.
Beyoncé is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold over 100 million records worldwide as a solo artist and a further 60 million records with Destiny’s Child. Beyoncé is the most nominated woman in the Grammy Award history with a total of 23 wins. She is also the most awarded artist at the MTV Video Music Awards, with 24 wins, including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. In 2014, she became the highest-paid black musician in history and was listed among Time’s 100 most influential people in the world for a second year in a row. Forbes ranked her as the most powerful female in entertainment on their 2015 and 2017 lists, and in 2016, she occupied the sixth place for Time’s Person of the Year.
K-Pop band BTS are the hottest ticket in music right now. From Korea, the seven piece band – consisting of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – are fast becoming a household name the world over thanks to their amazing choreography and unique sound.
The most prominent member is arguably the youngest, Jeon Jungkook. Jungkook was just 15 years old when BTS debuted, and started high school a year late to focus on the band (he graduated this February). Though he’s the youngest member of the group, Jungkook was one of the most in-demand singers after auditioning for South Korean talent show Superstar K, and eventually chose to sign with Big Hit Entertainment. He’s known for both his singing and dancing.
Jungkook is the male K-Pop idol with the longest-charting solo song on Billboard World Digital Song Sales paving the way for a promising prospective career as a solo artist.
According to the largest and most popular search engine in the World, Google, here are some of the best band members of all time:
NSYNC: Justing Timberlake
Big Bang: G-Dragon
Destiny’s Child: Beyoncè
Take That: Robbie Williams
The Beatles: John Lennon
The Jackson 5: Michael Jackson
The Pussycat Dolls: Nicole Scherzinger
One Direction: Harry Styles
Backstreet Boys: Nick Carter