5 Seconds of Summer, The Vamps, Rixton: Which Male Pop Group Is Your New Favorite?
In 2014, several all-male groups have made cases for pop supremacy, leaning on pristine hooks and smoldering good looks while doing everything possible to avoid the "boy band" tag. 5 Seconds of Summer, the Vamps and Rixton are just a few of the latest male groups to scoop up thousands of believers, and while all three have their merits, which band is your newest musical obsession?
Vote now in the poll below to tell us whether 5 Seconds of Summer, the Vamps or Rixton is your new favorite male pop group:
5 Seconds of Summer's U.S. stardom may be new, but the Australian pop-rock group has been slowly accruing a monster fan base since 2012, when they were earning thousands of hits with YouTube covers. Since then, they've toured the world with their BFFs in One Direction, hit No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart earlier this year with their "She Looks So Perfect" EP, commanded the stage of the Billboard Music Awards and recently scored a Top 20 hit with "Amnesia," the latest preview of their self-titled debut album.
Meanwhile, British quartet the Vamps have worked with Demi Lovato on their delightful single "Somebody To You" and released an album, "Meet The Vamps," overseas earlier this year. Consistently making female fans scream their lungs out on tour, the Vamps will next head out with Austin Mahone on his summer tour and prep their debut U.S. album.
Finally, Rixton slowly but surely found U.S. chart success when their single "Me and My Broken Heart" entered the Top 20 of the Hot 100 chart. With collaborations with Ed Sheeran and super-producer Benny Blanco, and Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun overseeing their career, the British group has transitioned from the world of YouTube covers to a promising career with a smash original under its belt.
Need to hear the latest offerings from these groups once more? Listen to 5 Seconds of Summer's "Amnesia," the Vamps' "Somebody To You" and Rixton's "Me and My Broken Heart" below, and vote now in the poll above: