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Blast from the Past – Backstreet Boys

Before Bieber, there were some other boys in the back of the street that were quite popular with the ladies.

The explosion of boy bands in the 90s/00s ensued a fierce battle between the Backstreet Boys and N’Sync. In competition with each other, and the girls divided their loyalty between the two. Girls would wait outside of TRL (Total Request Live) in New York City and chant for their favorite boy band, and cursing the competition.

My favorite boy band was the Backstreet Boys. I got introduced to them with this music video:

You don’t know what that did to young girls. And all the rain? Oh, it was over. Backstreet Boys was my first concert, my friend was a huge fan and we went. I never heard so many girls screaming in one place ever again in my life. My ears were ringing for the rest of the night. They just screamed non-stop.

When I was in Chile, they had a Backstreet Boys channel, they just showed Backstreet Boys music videos non-stop.

When “I Want it That Way” came out, that was a massive hit. Guys even liked the song too. I remember that as shocking back then.

Now the Backstreet Boys are touring with New Kids on the Block. I already saw them once, so I’m fine, but it’s nice to see these boy bands still kicking. Although Justin Bieber reins supreme with the ladies now, I want to see the next round of boy bands and see what happens next.

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Chris Brown feat. Justin Bieber “Next to You”

What happens when two Pop Boy Idols come together to make a music video?

Armageddon, apparently.

In this mini Armageddon movie, Chris Brown comes back as a blond with Justin Bieber in tow. They each have their love interests, and declare their undying love.

I think this is an excellent collaboration. Brown and Bieber’s voices compliment each other. Bieber’s high voice against Brown’s sultry voice combines together quite well. They should consider a boy band or more collaborations together.

Chris Brown shows off his latest dance moves, a la Michael Jackson. He definitely has Michael Jackson as an influence, he also executes the Usher glide flawlessly. In the end, I believe he is wacking. Wacking is a type of dance movie, I believe, correct me if I’m wrong if he’s doing another type of dance move. Wacking is an eccentric New York style of dance, that is a combination of Voguing and it almost looks like you’re dancing off beat, but you’re not.

Bieber doesn’t dance, which is a shame, because I think Usher has taught him some moves, so Bieber and Brown should have danced together a little more. I think teenage girls all over the nation are freaking out over this video. Personally, I like the song a lot. Kind of reminds me of the Backstreet Boy days I grew up in as a teenager (yes, I’m feeling quite old now).

As for Brown’s career, he has been making a comeback with songs like “Deuces” and “YeahX3”. I think “Next to You” will be one of his biggest comeback songs. Pairing with Bieber is a very smart move. Although, I still can’t get that picture of bruised Rihanna out of my head when I think of Chris Brown, I think he needs to work a bit more to completely win the public back.

I feel like both of these artists are just on the cusp of their prime. Bieber is growing up, very noticably in this music video. He’s taller, face is leaner. He really has a long musical career ahead of him if he’s smart and continues to grow as an artist. Brown’s voice and dance moves continue to impress, and I think the difficulties he’s had in life might push him to be an even better artist. I think these two will really blow up in the next five years, again, if they both play their cards right and continue blossoming as artists.

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Michaela Wallace, singer of “Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend” Interview

I just recently had an interview with Michaela Wallace, singer of “Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend”. She’s a 15 year old singer/songwriter from Missouri who wrote this song and got 2 million views on YouTube and debuted at #32 on the singer/songwriter iTunes charts.

She was in LA for a few days, and I got to sit down and talk with her about her success and what’s next in her career. Below is a snippet of the article and click on the link to view the rest of the article and view the music video on my Examiner page.

Michaela Wallace in L.A., Writing new song, “News” and Gearing Up for Camplified

If you’ve heard anything about music in the past few years, most likely you’ve heard of Justin Bieber. Fifteen-year old, Michaela Wallace decided to write a song for fans of Justin Bieber, called, “Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend” which resulted in two million views on Youtube, and reached #32 on the Singer/Songwriter charts on iTunes. Her EP of the same name is available nationwide.

Michaela Wallace, originally from Missouri, was in Los Angeles for a few days on a media tour and I got to sit down with her to find out more about her beginnings, how the journey has been from living in Missouri to writing music in Nashville and what’s next in her career. Currently writing a new song called, “News”, Wallace is also spending her time rehearsing with her band in Nashville and prepping for a summer tour at Camplified Summer 2011, summer concerts for teens and tweens. 

Wallace definitely has the Missouri accent, wearing an “M” silver necklace; she is just seemingly another fifteen-year old girl, although with a virally popular song. We sat met in the Los Angeles Sunset Junction to talk about her career.

ELENA OVALLE: When you started writing, “Justin Bieber’s Girlfriend” did you ever imagine that it would garner two million views on Youtube?

Continue reading on Examiner.com Michaela Wallace in L.A., Writing new song, “News” and Gearing Up for Camplified – Los Angeles Music | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/music-in-los-angeles/interview-with-michaela-wallace-l-a-singer-of-justin-bieber-s-girlfriend#ixzz1PSqH2Da2

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