Making the Next Big Boy Band: What If the Kids of *NSYNC, One Direction & More Formed a Group?
The Backstreet Boys have added another baby into the BSB family, as AJ McLean welcomed his second daughter, Lyric Dean McLean, on Sunday. Of course, with most former -- well, in BSB's case, current -- boy band members being prime dad age nowadays, McLean is not the only one with children.
Even though McLean's children are both girls, the most recent addition to the Children of Boy Banders Club got us thinking: What if the offspring of some of pop music's greats formed their own boy band in the future?
Frankly, the BSB guys could create a supergroup from their own kin, as each has at least one child now, with Nick Carter welcoming a son in April 2016. But since the closest we got to a boy-band supergroup was NKOTBSB (and that off-the-wall sci-fi Western film Dead 7), we felt it was only right to include kids from members of other greats like *NSYNC, One Direction, New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees too.
While we haven't quite thought up a catchy name for the supergroup -- maybe just Boy Bander Kids will do, perhaps with a z instead of an s? -- we present our imaginary boy band of the future:
Even though McLean's daughters can't be part of a boy band, recruiting Nick Carter's little guy fits the bill. C'mon, he's already got the posing thing down...
We really don't know much about Justin Timberlake's little guy or even what he looks like at almost 2 years old, but having a triple threat (not to mention arguably the most famous boy band member of all time) as his dad and actress Jessica Biel as his mom, Silas has show business in his blood.
From the pictures One Direction's Louis Tomlinson has posted of now-1-year-old Freddie, it seems he may be hoping his son will grow up to be a soccer player. Considering Tomlinson's band was responsible for the comeback of boy bands, though, we beg to differ on what Freddie should do when he grows up.
As 98 Degrees' biggest heartthrob, we can imagine Nick Lachey's knack for singing, dancing and simply making the girls swoon would rub off on his boys. While his 4-year-old boy, Camden, is plenty adorable, Phoenix was just born two months ago, making him a perfect candidate, age-wise (gotta get 'em young).
As a child of a New Kids on the Block member (Joey McIntyre), Rhys is inevitably on the older end of our imaginary boy band. But at 7 years old, he's big enough to prepare to follow in his dad's superstar footsteps -- and by gosh, it looks like he already has:
My butter cream cakes! Rhysie boy! I find myself often saying... "wow, that's my son." G and K kinda look like me more I think but this guy... built different, looks different, acts different... but that makes it more fun to discover the similarities. One I guess being the stage- he reminds me of my mom AND my dad at once when he's up there. He gets such a kick out of it as they did/ do (my dad just made his yearly cameo at 85! in my sisters #ACarolChristmas at #TheFootlight). This #Californiakid's footlights are in #thewizardofoz. And boy does he light it up. Love ya buddy oxoxox #thewholewideworld
Honorable mentions: We were going to include a son of one of the Hanson guys, until we realized that they could just start a brand-new family boy band on their own. Between Zac's two sons, Taylor's three sons and Isaac's two, they're already over capacity.