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New Kids On The Block (formed 1984-1995, 2008-present) New Kids On The Block are an American boy band from Boston, Massachusetts, consisting of Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood, as well as previously including Mark Wahlberg and Jaime Kelley.

Formation: Maurice Starr decided to form a band called Nyunk as a white equivalent to the band New Edition. Auditions were held in Boston, with Donnie Wahlberg becoming the first person to get into the band and then bringing in his brother, Mark Wahlberg, and friends Danny Wood and Jordan Knight. Mark Wahlberg left the group after a short amount of time to be replaced by Jamie Kelly, however Kelly was kicked out in favour of Joey McIntyre.

Starr continued to act as their manager as the band were signed to Columbia Records, changing their name to New Kids On The Block, taking their name from one of the songs from their debut album.

Career: In 1986, New Kids On The Block released their self-titled debut studio album to poor reviews and little success. The band chose to release 'Please Don't Go Girl' which initially saw little success until it was played on a Florida radio station and shot up to number 10 in the charts.

On 6th September 1988, they released their second studio album, 'Hangin' Tough', to better reviews and chart success, topping Billboard's 200 list. The following year on 19th September 1989, the band released a Christmas album entitled 'Merry, Merry Christmas'. The album received moderate reviews and reached the ninth spot on Billboard's 200 list. The band released their third studio album, 'Steph By Step', on 5th June 1990 with mixed to poor reviews, yet it once again topped Billboard's 200 list and sold almost 20 million copies.

This led to Forbes listing the band members as the highest paid entertainers of 1991, beating Madonna and Michael Jackson. In 1993, the band and manager Maurice Starr split, and released their fourth studio album 'Face the Music' on 25th January 1994. While it received moderate reviews, it only reached the 37th spot on Billboard's 200 list. The failure led to Jonathan Knight choosing to leave the band, with New Kids On The Block officially splitting up in 1995.

In 2008, the band revealed that they were planning a reunion and would have an album and tour to celebrate. The album, entitled 'The Block', received tremendously mixed reviews, ranging from brilliant to poor, yet it came second on Billboard's 200 list. In 2012, the band were nominated for a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, before releasing their sixth studio album, '10', which received positive reviews and reached the sixth spot on Billboard's 200 list. Their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was installed on 9th October 2014.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Joey Mcintyre Developing Sitcom


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The Step by Step singer is to star in the sitcom, tentatively titled The Joey McIntyre Project, in which he would play a fictionalised version of himself as he tries to move away from his persona as a boy band heartthrob and become a serious actor.

Bandmate Donnie Wahlberg will help produce the project along with his wife, model/ TV star Jenny MCCarthy.

MCIntyre joined New Kids On The Block at the age of 13, and soon became an international sensation. Over the years, he has appeared in numerous movies and TV series such as Boston Public, The Hotwives of Orlando, and the recently cancelled The MCCarthys.

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Jenny Mccarthy Uses Facetime As She Sleeps When Donnie Wahlberg Is On Tour


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The loved-up couple will celebrate its first wedding anniversary on 31 August (15) and MCCarthy admits she can't bear to be apart from the New Kids On The Block star when the band is on tour, so they set up their phones so they can stay connected through the night.

During an appearance on U.S. breakfast show Today on Tuesday (14Jul15), she revealed, "We really are addicted to each other. I think about him all day long, still. When he's on the road and I'm back here (in New York), we FaceTime sleep! He's on the pillow, asleep, and I hear him snore, and we sleep that way."

MCCarthy, who is sporting a new hot pink hair colour, subsequently confessed she had Wahlberg on a video call there and then, and pulled out her iPhone so hosts Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford could speak to her beau themselves.

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Mark Wahlberg Reunites With New Kids On The Block Onstage


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The Transformers: Age of Extinction star joined the group when he was 13, but left months later and subsequently began performing solo as Marky Mark.

On Monday, the actor made a surprise appearance onstage at Madison Square Garden in New York after being introduced by rapper 50 Cent while his brother, Donnie, performed his hit song Good Vibrations.

Following the show, Donnie took to Instagram to thank his brother for appearing at the show, writing, "Marky Mark retired 25 years ago, but I still loved sharing the stage w my brother @mark_wahlberg tonight!"

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NKOTB's Danny Wood Wants Vegas Residency


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Danny Wood wants New Kids On The Block to have a Las Vegas residency.

The 45-year-old singer thinks the pop band - who are currently on their 'The Main Event' tour with Nelly and TLC - would be perfect for an extended run at one of Sin City's top hotels and is hoping they get an offer to create their own house show.

When asked if he'd be interested in a residency, Danny told the Las Vegas Sun newspaper: ''I would love it! When we're in Las Vegas, the people treat us so nice. And to go from your room to the elevator to do the show, it doesn't get much better than that. I would love it, but it's a matter of when and different schedules of a group of guys doing different things. But I think that we would love to do it.''

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Celebrity Nightclub Facing Investigation Over Topless Dancing


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Officials at the State Liquor Authority are looking into claims bosses at the Manhattan venue, which has previously hosted guests including Kanye West, Keanu Reeves and Shia LaBeouf, broke licencing laws by allowing partygoers to strip off during a private party held there on 19 March (15).

The operators of the club are set to appear at a hearing as part of the case on 13 May (15). They face losing their licence if they are found to have broken the rules.

MCIntyre is listed among the investors in the venue, according to the New York Daily News.

Joey Mcintyre Still Struggling With Mother's Death


New Kids On The Block Joey McIntyre

The singer/actor posted a touching tribute to his mum Katherine on 1 December (14) - the day after she died - on Instagram.com, and speaking at an Alzheimer's Association benefit in Los Angeles on Wednesday night (18Mar15), he admitted he's still in mourning.

He told People.com, "Mourning is a process, and I have to take my time with it."

The 42 year old added, "The holidays were rough for me. They were really rough. You think you're OK. Even if your heart's in the right place, you still have your body. And your body knows. Your body kind of has to mourn physically as well, and that can come out in different ways. I had good friends and families and could work that out and get through that. But it wasn't easy."

Donnie Wahlberg And Jenny McCarthy Are Never Apart


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Donnie Wahlberg won't let Jenny McCarthy go to the bathroom without him.

The New Kids On The Block star and his 41-year-old wife - who married last August after 13 months together - rarely spend time away from one another and say the longest they have been apart is just seven hours.

Jenny said: ''We're actually hurting inside because we're going to be away from each other for seven hours. It's true.''

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Katy Perry And Other Famous Fans Help TLC Exceed Kickstarter Goal For Final Album


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Just three days after launching their Kickstarter campaign, TLC have not only raised enough money to record their fifth and final album, they’ve exceeded their goal. The group have so far raised over $210,000 in just three days, beating their target of $150,000 in 30 days.

TLCTLC have raised more than enough to record their fifth and final album

The amazing total is thanks in part to some of the band’s famous fans including singer Katy Perry, who, according to TMZ, has donated $5,000 to the campaign. That $5,000 pledge gets Perry a slumber party with the girls where she can “put on her jammies, order some late night snacks and have some #TLCPillowTalk".

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New Kids On The Block Press Conference

New Kids On The Block and TLC - Shots of American boy band New Kids on the Block as they attended a press conference at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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New Kids On The Block and Tlc
New Kids On The Block and Tlc
New Kids On The Block and Tlc
New Kids On The Block and Tlc

New Kids On The Block Pledge $10,000 To Tlc's Album Campaign


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New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg has given new tour mates TLC a big boost after publicly pledging to donate $10,000 (£6,250) towards the R&B singers' crowdfunding campaign for their fifth and final album.

The Step By Step hitmakers appeared with Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas on U.S. breakfast show Good Morning America on Tuesday (20Jan15) to announce plans for their joint summer tour, The Main Event, and during the segment, Wahlberg revealed the boy band would be throwing its support behind the surviving Tlc members as they try to raise at least $150,000 (£93,750) on Kickstarter.com to cover the costs of their next project.

However, the singer/actor admitted there would be one stipulation in exchange for the cash - a collaboration with New Kids on the Block.

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New Kids On The Block Announce 'The Main Event' Tour With TLC And Nelly


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Love New Kids On The Block? Been ‘Hangin’ Tough’ since the last time you saw the boys on stage? Well the wait is nearly over, as the 90s boyband (now manband) have just announced a 43 date US tour, kicking off this May, where they’ll be bringing along two very special guests.

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TLC and Nelly will be joining the boys on 'The Main Event' tour, which kicks off May 1st at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets for the tour go on sale January 31st, with an American Express presale beginning this Friday.

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New Kids On The Block Performing Live

New Kids On The Block, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg - New Kids On The Block (NKOTB) performing live in concert at O2 Arena - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 27th May 2014

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New Kids On The Block, Joey Mcintyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids On The Block, Joey Mcintyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids On The Block, Joey Mcintyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids On The Block, Joey Mcintyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Donnie Wahlberg

NKOTB Perform On The Today Show

New Kids On The Block, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre - New Kids On The Block perform live on the Today Show - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 31st May 2013

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New Kids On The Block and Donnie Wahlberg

New Kids On The Block Appearance

Jordan Knight, New Kids On The Block and NKOTB - New Kids on the Block promote their latest album '10' in a meet and greet appearance at J&R. Absent member Donnie Wahlberg was caught up filming scenes for 'Blue Bloods' during the group's appearance - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 2nd April 2013

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