It’s almost time for 2014, so you know what that means – time to recap our favorite moments of 2013! (We’re so original here). As we mentioned before, 2013 was an awesome year for music, especially if you’re a secret fangirl. Here are our favorite things that happened this year. Check out Part 1 here.
5. Summer Break Tour
We were already thrilled that Victoria Justice was heading out on a summer tour, and the lineup got even better when it was announced she would be joining our favorite boy band, Big Time Rush! The show was the perfect summer tour: fun music and cute boys on a warm summer night under the stars. What more could you ask for?! BTR broke out their amazing dance moves, and Victoria’s “Shake” dance has a fun Zumba choreography. Learn it here! Openers Olivia Somerlyn and Jackson Guthy are ones to watch for in 2014.
4. The Package Tour
It’s no secret that we love boybands, so a tour with three of the best ever on the same bill was like a dream come true! 98 Degrees, Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block joined forces for one of the most entertaining tours of the year. NKOTB have proved time and time again they still have the right stuff, we are pretty sure 98 Degrees haven’t aged a day since 2002, and who doesn’t love Boyz II Men’s 90s jams? They all seem to get better and better with age. And what comes with age is simply not caring what people think, and this is a beautiful thing. If you haven’t seen NKOTB live, get to a show as soon as possible.
3. Hunter Hayes
We expected big things from Hunter after winning Best New Artist at the CMAs last year and we were right. He released the deluxe version of his debut album, “Encore,” this summer with new tracks like “I Want Crazy” and “A Thing About You.” We had the chance to see him live and he does not disappoint. We knew he would be amazing, but Hunter blew us away with his serious musicianship and his passionate performance.
2. Justin Timberlake’s Return to Music
We’ve been impatiently waiting for the day JT would come back to his musical roots, and let’s face it, it wasn’t looking like it would happen anytime soon. Little did we know JT had secretly recorded an album last summer and would be releasing it so soon after that thrilling “I’m Ready” teaser came out. If you haven’t made it to a show on the 20/20 Experience World Tour, pay whatever amount you can find tickets for because JT is WORTH IT! He performs for nearly 3 hours, plays every song you’d want to hear, and has a few surprises up his sleeve that we won’t ruin for you. Just seriously, go. You never know – it could be 7 years before you get the chance again!
1. *NSYNC REUNITING AT THE VMAs!!!!
We could hardly believe it when the rumors started earlier that week. Sure, it was only 90 seconds, but it was more *NSYNC than we’ve had in a decade! And they’ve proved that they’ve still got it – if they were that great after just a few hours of rehearsal, imagine if they planned a full tour? And man, we miss hearing JC Chasez’s voice. We’re just keeping our fingers crossed for a full reunion tour. We don’t mind waiting (Lance Bass announced his first solo single will be out in January!) as long as it happens!
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