Most people don’t know this but during the ‘80s the world went still. It was the day Jordan Knight appeared, inducing mini love-fuelled cardiac arrests. Knight was only 14 when he joined New Kids on the Block and quickly became a favorite with teen girls. At 16, he composed a track called “I’ll Be Your Everything,” but manager, Maurice Starr, refused to add it to the band’s repertoire. Threatened much?
Knight offered the single to a singer named Tommy Page instead. The track, produced by Knight, reached No.1 on the Billboard charts and stayed there for 13 weeks.
Issac Hanson Now
All three Hanson brothers are married now and have 15 kids between them. How Issac met his wife is a dreamy story. Nicole (the lucky, lucky girl) is living every fan girl's dream – she married her celebrity crush.
She was in one of the Hanson concerts when Issac spotted her from the stage. He got the stage manager to stop her from leaving after the show. The two married in 2006. When he’s not in dad mode or making music, Issac runs a beer company with his brothers.
New Kids on the Block
They weren’t the newest kids on the block in the ‘90s — step by step, they became the coolest. New Kids on the Block combined all the right stuff — dance moves and mad vocal chops. Unlike other bands, they executed all of it in sync too! In 1990, the band released the album “Step by Step,” which went straight to the top of the Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Four years later, the group disbanded. In 2008, the boys hit the road on the wildly successful NKOTBSB Tour with the Backstreet Boys. Yes, that happened, and we literally can’t even.
Jordan Knight Now
Knight went solo in 1994, teaming up with veteran producers Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam. Like the now-famous lyrics of his single, Knight didn’t have to say a word — they were convinced! The “Give It to You” album and debut single of the same name was insanely successful. The single went platinum and the album gold in the United States.
His advice for aspiring boy bands? Don’t let it get to you — the jealous guys, screaming girls, or the press that belittles you. Sadly, this knight in shining armor likes his privacy and can't be found on social media.
Joey McIntyre Then
Joey McIntyre was the youngest member of New Kids on the Block and crooner extraordinaire. To the world, it seemed like the boys were dealing with the teen idol business quite well. But for Joey McIntyre, life seemed downright surreal sometimes.
For example, he was 18 when he first bought a huge colonial house in a posh neighborhood. None of it felt real. It was almost inappropriate, as Gen Zs and millennials today will make it a point to tell everyone. The decision was wise, but he didn’t see it back then.