Boy Bands Your Top 10 Favorite Boy Banders, Then and Now  

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Just because Justin Timberlake is constantly in the news (and on TV, and in the movies, and in Target ads, and hosting “SNL”), doesn’t mean the rest of the old boybanders aren’t hard at work as well. What is your favorite '90s pop star up to these days? How have these former members of some of the most famous boy bands been filling their time?

Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block fame has found success in television and joined forces with The Backstreet Boys for the NKOTBSB tour. He can also be found slinging patties with his brothers on A&E’s reality series “Wahlburgers.” The Hanson brothers have also ventured into the food and beverage world, with their very own signature beer. *NSYNC’s second favorite hottie, JC Chasez, joined Timberlake and the others for a mini *NSYNC reunion at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Backstreet bad boy AJ McLean has settled into marriage and fatherhood, though he still occasionally spices things up when he dresses in drag.

While most boy-band dudes, like Chasez, were also '90s teen heartthrobs, some weren’t exactly “lookers” and are on this list of ugliest boy band members. If you just can’t get enough of a boy-band fix, head over to this list to vote up the group you think is the greatest boy band of all time.

The list below catches up with the most famous boybanders, to see what they’ve been up to since their glory days. So check in with your fake '90s boyfriend below and relive the good old days of the classic boy band era.

Donnie Wahlberg - Late 1980s

Donnie Wahlberg - Late 1980s is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Your Top 10 Favorite Boy Banders, Then and Now
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Another New Kids on the Block alum, Donnie auditioned for producer Maurice Starr who knew instantly that he wanted Donnie as the boy band's focal point.
Donnie Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Your Top 10 Favorite Boy Banders, Then and Now
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NKOTB disbanded in 1994, and Wahlberg has since found success as an actor and television producer, starring in "Blue Bloods" and executive producing and narrating "Boston's Finest," among other roles.

He also executive produces A&E reality series "Wahlburgers," which follows the inner workings of the Wahlberg family's Boston restaurant of the same name. Wahlberg also hosts an Internet radio show called "DDUB's R&B Back Rub." Oh, and since 2014, he has been married to Jenny McCarthy.

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Taylor Hanson - 1997

Taylor Hanson - 1997 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Your Top 10 Favorite Boy Banders, Then and Now
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Taylor and brothers Isaac and Zac Hanson put themselves on the map in 1997 with their hit single "MMMBop." Their debut album, "Middle of Nowhere," which featured the track, earned three Grammy nominations.
Taylor Hanson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Your Top 10 Favorite Boy Banders, Then and Now
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In 2013, Taylor and the other Hanson brothers branched out into beer brewing. Their concoction, obviously called "Mmmhops," was created in collaboration with Mustang Brewing.

All proceeds from the beer's sales were donated to relief efforts in the wake of the deadly tornado that hit the Hansons' home state of Oklahoma in 2013. see more on Taylor Hanson