And their fourth — and final — studio album may have debuted at No. Their busy dating lives became catnip for fans and tabloids alike, though some stories only came to light years later, once they left the Disney factory and became more open. Nick dated Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus (and later wrote romantic odes about marriage foreshadowing his — rather precocious — nuptials to Priyanka Chopra).
But their relationships were also a sign that they were aging out of their wholesome Disney franchise.
But Disney was less interested in their songwriting than their marketability.
The reunion is a standard moment in a boy band’s life cycle.
The New Kids on the Block are still touring — on land and on water.
They opened for groups like the Veronicas and Jesse Mc Cartney, and the brothers used My Space to cultivate a fanbase.
Still, the record underperformed and they were dropped by the label.
Their music was catchy and perfectly crafted pop rock.