Backstreet Boys, Zayn Malik Rule Boy Band Week Readers' Poll

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Backstreet Boys at VH-1 presents 'Men Strike Back' superstar concert at the Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 11, 2000. 

See which songs, albums, videos and artists ruled our boy band-centric poll!'s 2015 Boy Band Week has come to a close, and to mark the occasion, we wanted to reveal the results of our latest Boy Band Week Readers' Poll, which allowed pop fans to vouch for their favorite album, songs, videos and boy bands in general. With thousands of votes cast over the course of three days, it's time to congratulate the Backstreet Boys for coming out on top in some of the major categories!

Impressively, BSB swept the best boy band single, album and music video votes, with "I Want It That Way," Millennium and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" coming out on top, respectively. Perhaps working in Backstreet's favor: the 1990s was voted the best decade for boy bands.

Meanwhile, Zayn Malik reasserted his appeal by crushing the coolest former boy band member vote, easily trumping Justin Timberlake and Robbie Williams. Sadly, his old group, One Direction, ran away with the most overrated boy band category -- although they placed multiple singles in the favorite boy band album and single categories.

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Finally, congrats are in order for *N SYNC, voted the boy band that needs to make a comeback, and Westlife, who squeezed by the Wanted to win the most underrated vote. Check out the full results from the Boy Band Week Readers' Poll below, and sound off in the comments section. Thanks for voting!

Favorite Boy Band Album

1. Backstreet Boys, Millennium (24.9%)
2. One Direction, Four (22.9%)
3. One Direction, Midnight Memories (10.1%)

Favorite Boy Band Single

1. Backstreet Boys, "I Want It That Way" (17.9%)
2. One Direction, "Steal My Girl" (12.6%)
3. One Direction, "Best Song Ever" (10.5%)

Most Underrated Boy Band

1. Westlife (18.6%)
2. The Wanted (14.1%)
3. 98 Degrees (13%)

Most Overrated Boy Band

1. One Direction (47.5%)
2. Backstreet Boys (15.5%)
3. *N SYNC (13.6%)

Coolest Former Boy Band Member

1. Zayn Malik (43.4%)
2. Justin Timberlake (25.9%)
3. Robbie Williams (8.2%)

Boy Band That Needs To Make a Comeback

1. *N SYNC (46.4%)
2. The Wanted (15.7%)
3. 5ive (13.8%)

Favorite Boy Band Music Video

1. Backstreet Boys, "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" (22.8%)
2. One Direction, "Best Song Ever" (21.7%)
3. One Direction, "Steal My Girl" (11.4%)

Best Decade for Boy Bands

1. 1990s (44.2%)
2. 2010s (31.7%)
3. 2000s (18.2%)


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