Irresistibly catchy, unapologetically inauthentic, sexy and they know it — the boy band is the most fabulously pre-fab of all musical outfits. As music has evolved, so have boy bands. Sometimes they are total strangers, sometimes they have known each other since birth. But like any other form art, you know a boy band when you see one. The main defining factor?
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Subscriber Account active since. After the band members parted ways, she forged a formidable solo career with three albums: 's "Stars Dance," 's "Revival," and 's "Rare" plus one compilation in , titled "For You". She's also peppered the past few years with dance music collaborations and one-off singles. Insider weighed factors like listenability, lyrical quality, production value, and critic reception to come up with the 10 best and 10 worst songs of the singer's career thus far, including tracks from her latest album.
One of them is a massive, multimillion-dollar enterprise filled with violence and betrayal, and the other aired on HBO. For more than a decade , a year-old woman from Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, has found herself at the center of our national conversations about race, gender, celebrity, victimhood, and even the intricacies of recording contract law. And, outside the legions of fans who eat up everything she puts out, no take on her ever stays solid for long.