Let's kick things off with a boy band, shall we? This is O-Town, created on the ABC reality show 'Making the Band.' Ashley, Jacob, Trevor, Dan and Erik-Michael released two albums before a 2003 split. Their first, 2001's 'O-Town,' went platinum and spawned the Top 10 singles "Liquid Dreams" and "All Or Nothing." The guys actually reunited (sans Ashley) this year, but the new LP wasn't able to make much of an impact.
Now, a girl group. This is Dream, the first girl group ever to hit No. 1 on 'TRL.' (Yes, 'TRL.' You remember 'TRL,' right?) Signed to Diddy's Bad Boy Records, the quartet's debut single "He Loves U Not" hit No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2000 and follow-up "This Is Me" was a Top 40 smash. But member Melissa Schuman leaving the group in early 2002 along with a poorly-received sexy image revamp didn't bode well for the group. They quietly disbanded after their sophomore album was postponed indefinitely.
That's soulDecision, who broke into the mainstream in 2000 with the smooth R&B-pop hit "Faded." The success helped second single "Ooh It's Kinda Crazy" go to No. 1 on 'TRL' and landed the trio on Christina Aguilera's 2000 arena tour. The guys waited four years to release sophomore album 'Shady Satin Drug' to little fanfare, and the band hasn't released music since.
That's BBMak. Barry, Burns and McNally (aka B, B and "Mak") hailed from Liverpool, London. The guys found success with their upbeat mix of pop melodies and light rock. Their debut album 'Sooner or Later' spawned the Hot 100 hits "Back Here" and "Still on Your Side." You also might have seen them guest star on an episode of 'Even Stevens' in 2001. The trio disbanded in 2003 despite their 2002 sophomore record, 'Into Your Head,' charting better than their debut.
That would be Dream Street. You probably remember seeing them promoted on infomercials on TV since this band was everywhere for a short period. In their three-year career, the quintet released two albums, recorded on two soundtracks, dropped two DVDs and filmed a movie. The group broke up after the boys' parents took the band managers to court. Despite the quick fizzle out, member Jesse McCartney is now a Hollywood fixture. That's 14-year-old Jesse on the right.
That's LFO, a.k.a. the guys who sang the inescapable summer anthem "Summer Girls." (You remember the words: "New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits / Chinese food makes me sick!") That signature hit, along with the follow-up Top 10 hit "Girl on TV," were released on LFO's self-titled debut album, which went platinum. Sophomore LP 'Life Is Good' couldn't find similar success, and the trio disbanded in early 2002. While they reunited in 2009, member Rich Cronin unfortunately passed away a year later and LFO announced they would permanently break up.
That'd be British phenomenon S Club 7, who found fame in Europe in the late '90s and made their mark in America in 2000 with their Top 10 ballad hit "Never Had a Dream Come True." The group starred in the television series 'S Club 7 in Miami' on Fox Family. Then in 2002, member Paul Cattermole left the band, forcing the outfit to rename themselves S Club. Their last single, appropriately titled "Say Goodbye," came out just a year after.
That's 3 Little Women, which you knew as 3LW. The trio broke out big with their debut single "No More (Baby I'ma Do Right)" which helped them notch a platinum album. The girls stayed cute with their second single "Playas Gon' Play," but a sexy rebrand for their sophomore album, 'A Girl Can Mack,' was poorly received. Member Naturi left before the disc dropped. Adrienne and Kiely tried to continue the group with a new member and singles featuring Lil Wayne and Jermaine Dupri, but a third album never came to be.
Sing it with us: "Come my lady, come, come my lady. You're my butterfly, sugar, baby." SoCal metal-rap group Crazy Town landed a huge hit with their No. 1 single "Butterfly." It helped them score a platinum-selling album, but the band never charted another single on the Hot 100.
That's Nina Sky, composed of identical twins Natalie and Nicole Albino. You still hear the beat of their 2004 reggae-fusion track "Move Ya Body" on radio today. The girls featured on N.O.R.E.'s rap smash "Oye Mi Canto," but failed to snag a follow-up hit as big as "Move Ya Body." They're still releasing music as an indie act today.
That's Eden's Crush for you, created on the WB reality show 'Popstars.' Their debut album went Top 10, spawned the Top 10 hit "Get Over Yourself" and led the girls to open tours for 'N Sync and Jessica Simpson. When their record label folded in 2002, the group disbanded, but member Nicole Scherzinger (on the right) went on to find stardom with another girl group, the Pussycat Dolls.
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Say hi to The Donnas. The California band gathered a cult punk following in the late '90s, but went wide in the early '00s after signing with Atlantic Records. Their breakout single "Take It Off" was a rock hit and got the girls their first entry on the Billboard 200 with 2002's 'Spend the Night.' Their subsequent releases never fared better.
Evan & Jaron were another identical-twin duo. The Georgia siblings broke out big time with their debut single "Crazy for This Girl." You and your mom definitely sang along to it in the car together. That song went Top 10 on both the U.S. Pop and U.S. Adult Top 40 charts in 2000, but the bros couldn't keep the momentum up. Their follow-up releases failed to do as well.
That's A*Teens, who debuted as an ABBA tribute band before releasing original music. The group was massive around Europe while earning two gold-certified records in America. Their cover of "Dancing Queen" was a Hot 100 hit in 2000, and even their first original song "Upside Down" managed to chart stateside. The quartet took a two-year break in 2004, before announcing they had parted ways in 2006.