September 5, 2014


In Defense of Boy Band Underdogs: 10 Members Who Deserve More Love

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Every boy band has that frontman who steals the spotlight album after album. While the Justin Timberlakes and Jordan Knights tally up countless fangirls, their fellow bandmates are unjustly pushed aside and rarely given any credit—or worse, they're utterly forgotten.

From Howie of the Backstreet Boys to Raz B of B2K (yes, there were members who weren't named Omarion), these are the guys whose contributions were always outshined, thanks to either their unconventional looks or simple lack of camera time. We've compiled 10 boy band underdogs who deserve less flak and more love, as they're the ones who help hold their respective groups together.

And without further ado, nostalgia and epiphanies await!

#1Chris Kirkpatrick

Name: Chris Kirkpatrick

Band: 'N Sync

Years Overlooked: 1995-2002

Why We Love Him: Always outshined by main vocalists Justin Timberlake and JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and his angelic voice deserved way more credit (or at least some sort of credit). Instead of stealing the spotlight for his impressively high falsetto, he became known for his instantly recognized pineapple hair, an unconventional look that may have discouraged fangirls from showing him love. But it's borderline criminal to not tip your hat to Kirkpatrick's most notable verse—the opening lines to 'N Sync's 1999 hit, "I Drive Myself Crazy." Without Chris, that song just wouldn't be the same!

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