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NKOTB Announce The Total Package Tour with Paula Abdul & Boyz II Men

It’s a known fact among fangirls that NKOTB are notoriously bad at keeping secrets.  Last week when they teased a huge announcement was going to be made on the TODAY show, it took Blockheads about 5 minutes to figure it out.  But if there is anyone worse at keeping a secret, it’s Paula Abdul.  After finishing her set at the Mixtape Festival over the Summer, she quickly told the crowd “I’m going on tour with NKOTB & Boyz II Men next year bye!”  Which left us with so many questions for Paula.  When does it start?  What venues?  When do pre-sales start?

Luckily for us, that day has come!  On the TODAY show this morning, NKOTB officially announced the “Total Package Tour” with Boyz II Men and Paula Abdul will kick off in May in Columbus, OH!   Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, November 19th.  Pre-sales for Blockhead members and Amex cardholders start TOMORROW, Wednesday, November 16th.

NKOTB are the absolute best at giving you all the on-sale info you could ever need.  Head over to NKOTB.com for all the info on pre-sales, VIP packages, and more.  There is even a very detailed plan of the stage to help plan your ticket buying!  And if you struggle with figuring out what “local venue time” means, they have a handy time zone converter.  (Dear NKOTB team, please teach other artists how to do on-sales, thank you.)

The tour is hitting major arenas across the US, along with stops at Fenway Park (which should be another epic show) and Hollywood Bowl.  This is Paula Abdul’s first tour in over 25 years.  She CRUSHED IT at Mixtape Festival!  And NKOTB and Boyz II Men always BRING IT each and every night.  This is one tour you do not want to miss.  Check out all of the tour dates below!

The Total Package Tour 2017
NKOTB, Paula Abdul, & Boyz II Men
May 12th – Schottenstein Center – Columbus, OH – Buy Tickets
May 13th – Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, MI – Buy Tickets
May 16th – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH – Buy Tickets
May 17th – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
May 19th – Smoothie King Arena – New Orleans, LA – Buy Tickets
May 20th – Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
May 21st – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX – Buy Tickets
May 23rd – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
May 24th – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK – Buy Tickets
May 26th – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ – Buy Tickets
May 28th – T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
May 31st – Save Mart Center – Fresno, CA – Buy Tickets
June 1st – Viejas Arena – San Diego, CA – Buy Tickets
June 2nd – Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
June 3rd – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA – Buy Tickets
June 4th – SAP Center at San Jose – San Jose, CA – Buy Tickets
June 6th – Moda Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
June 7th – KeyArena – Seattle, WA – Buy Tickets
June 9th – Maverik Center – Salt Lake City, UT – Buy Tickets
June 10th – Pepsi Center Arena – Denver, CO – Buy Tickets
June 11th – CenturyLink Center – Omaha, NE – Buy Tickets
June 12th – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO – Buy Tickets
June 14th – XCEL Energy Center – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
June 15th – Allstate Arena – Rosemont, IL – Buy Tickets
June 17th – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO – Buy Tickets
June 20th – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 23rd – Keybank Center – Buffalo, NY – Buy Tickets
June 24th – WellsFargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
June 25th – Verizon Center – Washington D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 27th – Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
June 29th – Palace At Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI – Buy Tickets
June 30th – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
July 1st – PPG Paints Arena – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
July 2nd – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ – Buy Tickets
July 5th – PPL Center – Allentown, PA – Buy Tickets
July 6th – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CA – Buy Tickets
July 7th – The New Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY – Buy Tickets
July 8th – Fenway Park – Boston, MA – Buy Tickets
July 9th – Times Union Center – Albany, NY – Buy Tickets
July 11th – The PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC – Buy Tickets
July 13th – Spectrum Center – Charlotte, NC – Buy Tickets
July 14th – Infinite Energy Center – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
July 15th – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL – Buy Tickets
July 16th – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel – Hollywood, FL – Buy Tickets

Please enjoy this video of Joey McIntyre from the 2015 Main Event Tour.

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Dancing With The Stars Season 22 Cast Revealed

The cast for the 22nd season of “Dancing With The Stars” was announced live on “GMA” this morning!  The celebrity dancers feature the usual mix of actors, musicians, sports stars, and those that fall into the ‘misc.’ category.  We’re most excited for Wanya Morris of Boyz II Men and Mischa Barton of “The O.C.” fame.   Check out the full lineup below and tune into ABC on March 21st for the premiere!

Marla Maples with Tony Dovolani

Mischa Barton with Artem Chigvintsev

Antonio Brown with Sharna Burgess

Doug Flutie with Karina Smirnoff

Wanya Morris with Lindsay Arnold

Paige VanZant with Mark Ballas

Von Miller with Witney Carson

Geraldo Rivera with Edyta Sliwinska

Kim Fields with Sasha Farber

Ginger Zee with Val Chmerkovskiy

Jodie Sweetin with Keo Motsepe

Nyle DiMarco with Peta Murgatroyd

Relive the magic that was Carlos PenaVega on the show last season.

Be sure to follow DWTS & Secret Fangirls for more updates.

The Friday Five: Grease: Live!

“Grease: Live” is premiering this weekend with an all-star cast including Carlos PenaVega from BTR, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen and special guests DNCE and BoyzIIMen!

We are so excited to watch and sing along on Sunday night!  The cast is sure to dazzle audiences and bring “Grease” to a whole new generation.   Check out our Friday Five songs we can’t wait to see live!  Tune into FOX at 7pm on Sunday to watch it live!

1. “Greased Lightning”
It’ll be fun to see Carlos PenaVega chime in on this track and see him put his “Dancing With The Stars” skills on display!

2. “Beauty School Drop Out”
BoyzIIMen will guest star as Teen Angel in Sunday nights broadcast and their harmonies on this song are going to be angelic, indeed!

3. “We Go Together”
The whole cast together singing this one will bring a tear to our eyes as we remember Vanessa Hudgen’s full cast finale from every HSM movie.

4. “You’re The One That I Want”
Probably the most iconic song from the movie.

5. “Summer Nights”
Carlos and Vanessa gave a little preview of this number on TODAY!

The Friday Five: Christmas Playlist

If you, like us, were already sick of hearing Taylor Swift’s version of “Last Christmas” by Noon on Black Friday, here are some Holiday jams that we never get sick of!  (Really, let’s just keep *NSYNC’s “Home For Christmas” album on repeat for the next 3 weeks)

1. “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by *NSYNC

2. “Merry Christmas Baby” by Hunter Hayes

3. “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Dan + Shay

4. “Fa La La” by Justin Bieber featuring Boyz II Men

5. “Beautiful Christmas” by Big Time Rush

BONUS: “What Christmas Means To Me” by Hanson

The Friday Five: Mariah Carey’s #1s

Few artists have had as much chart topping success as Mariah Carey. She ranks in second place in the most #1 singles of any artist, just behind The Beatles. She just announced her upcoming second full album of her 18 #1 hits, named “#1 to Infinity.”   Here are our all time favorite Mariah #1s and music videos!

1. “Fantasy”

This video is basically our Summer outfit and activity goals.

2. “One Sweet Day” featuring Boyz II Men

Why aren’t there more boyband/pop star duets? We need an *NSYNC/Britney single. The closest we have is Hannah Montana and Jonas Brothers “We Got The Party”

3. “Heartbreaker” featuring Jay-Z

Definitely one of the greatest music videos of the TRL era (RIP). We’d still vote for it today.

4. “Honey”

We love that this video is a mini Bond movie.  They just don’t make music videos like this anymore!

5. “Always Be My Baby”

Mariah will always be our #1

The Friday Five: Christmas Albums

It’s Black Friday, which means you no longer have to wonder if it’s socially acceptable to start listening to Christmas music.  It’s on.   When you’re tired of hearing Taylor Swift’s “Last Christmas” playing at Target/The Mall/Everywhere You Go, here are some of our favorite Christmas albums.

1. *NSYNC – “Home For Christmas”
Definitely the greatest boyband Christmas album of all time (We are still surprised Backstreet Boys never made one!)  Of course, it also has the best Christmas music video of all time for “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays.”

2. Hilary Duff – “Santa Clause Lane”
This video used to play on Disney Channel during every single commercial break.  Can you still do the Lil’ Romeo rap?  (We can.)

3. Music From “The O.C.” Mix 3: Have a Very Merry Chrismukkah”
Two of the most important things on “The O.C.” were music and Seth Cohen’s favorite holiday, Chrismukkah.   This soundtrack features original Holiday tracks from show favorites like Rooney, Jimmy Eat World, and The Raveonettes.

4. The Beach Boys – “The Beach Boys Christmas Album”
It’s hard to pick a favorite track off of this classic album, from their originals “Little Saint Nick” and “Merry Christmas, Baby” to their versions of Christmas standards.  We’ve been hearing these songs literally every year since birth, but we still aren’t tired of them.

5. Justin Bieber – “Under The Mistletoe”
We all love his single “Mistletoe,” and of course his remake of “All I Want for Christmas” with Mariah.  But our favorite is the beautiful acapella version of “Fa La La” featuring Boyz II Men.

 

SecretFangirls.com Interview With Miguelito!

Miguelito has already conquered Latin America with his infectious music and youthful swagger.  Now, the 15 year old is setting his sights on dominating the United States.  Oh and did we mention that he won a Latin Grammy when he was just 8 years old?  This kid is making huge strides and there’s no sign of him slowing down any time soon.
 
His new single, “Suga Suga,” is a remake of The Archie’s classic, and features Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men.  We got the chance to talk to Miguelito and pick his brain about everything from his favorite 90s boyband, to crazy fan experiences, and even who he would love to tour with!

SecretFangirls.com: We’re big fans of your video for “Suga Suga.”  What made you choose such a classic song to rework?
 
Miguelito:  This is a song that I think not only adults know, but also kids.  And that makes it a really amazing song for me because I’m at a point in my career where I want to be able to grab as many fans as I can.  In Latin America, my fan base isn’t only teenagers or kids, it’s the whole family.  So that was one of the main points of why we did that song, because we wanted to be able to grab as many fans as we could and we knew that by doing a cover and reworking a song like “Sugar Sugar” we could [reach] parents, grandparents, and teenagers.
 
SF: Since we love 90s boy bands and since you collaborated with Shawn Stockman from Boyz II Men on the single, we wanted to know: if you could collaborate with any other boy band member, past or present, who would you choose and why?
 
M: One guy I really like is Justin Timberlake, who started in *NSYNC.  Everyone would like to collaborate with him.  I would love to collaborate with him!  I grew up listening to him.  One of my inspirations is Michael Jackson and I see Justin as a young Michael Jackson.  He does things that are new and original, he’s being himself and that’s what I like about him.  He has a complete show, and he would be one of my main choices to collaborate with.  I think right now he’s one of the best in the industry.

SF:  Well, you’re only 15 and you have already released several albums and won a Latin Grammy.  What would you like to accomplish next?
 
M:  I’m not a person that goes, “Oh, I wanna win this award next.”  I work for my fans because thanks to them, I am where I am right now, so I keep working for them.  Right now, I’m working on a rap-pop album in English, and I’m also making a new Spanish album for all my fans in Latin America.  I’m working on a crossover but I don’t want to want to leave my Latin side because those are my roots.  That’s where I started and I can’t just move on from there.  So that’s what I’m doing right now.  I’ve got a couple shows to do in Puerto Rico, then also Latin America in Mexico and next month in Texas.  We’re doing a lot of things and we’re just working, that’s what I like to do.

SF: You mentioned that you’re working on your English language album, how is recording going so far and what can you tell us about it?
 
M:  I’ve gotten the opportunities to do things that are really different from what I’ve done in the past.  We have an amazing album coming, and the song “Suga Suga” is going to be included, so are “Party Nonstop” and “Swaggin.”  We’re making an amazing album.  That’s what we’re trying to do.  It’s been amazing working with some great people:  Shawn Stockman, Andrew Lane – he worked with Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, and High School Musical, and Mary J Blige.  Working with so many people who are so experienced in this music business makes it even better because they know a lot about the industry.  And I’ve been able to write multiple songs for this album.  We’re about to finish it and I’m super excited!  We’ve had a lot of success, something really good is happening.
 
SF: You’re already hugely popular in Central and South America, and you’re quickly building your fan base here in the U.S.  How has your life changed since moving to Los Angeles?
 
M: It’s changed in a lot of ways.  I came here to LA to live, and my mindset has changed a lot.  Now I know this is my life and this is what I want to do for the rest of my life.  I am putting more work into my career:  writing more songs, getting to the studio every day, doing more stuff than before.  And also, the fans in the US have been amazing.  I started my fan club and already have a lot of fans here in the US: New York, Miami, LA, Pennsylvania, Texas.  We’ve been lucky here in the US and doing a lot of new stuff that I think is helping my fan base grow. 
 
SF: How would you describe your musical style?
 
M:  My musical style varies – it’s not just one genre, it’s a lot of different genres together.  I like to try different things.  I want to create music for the family, not only for the teenagers or the kids, but [something] the parents and the grandparents can listen to it and be like “Oh, I like that song” and you can play it in the car.  So I think that’s how I would explain my music.  It’s pop, rap, urban [for] kids, teenagers, the whole family. 
 
SF: If you could create your dream tour lineup, what other artists would you love to tour with?
 
M:  First one, I gotta say Justin Timberlake.  He’s the main one.  I would put Drake on it, Jason Derulo because his new album is amazing.   Austin Mahone.  Demi Lovato – she’s amazing and I’ve been to her shows and they’re super cool!  And we can’t forget Beyonce, I gotta put Beyonce.  And I think I’d say Rihanna.  And another guy, Jay-Z.  That would be my lineup.  And we can’t forget me! 
 
SF: We were just saying that you with Austin Mahone would be a great tour together.
 
M:  It would, it would. [Austin] is an amazing artist and he’s growing up and I think there are a lot of teenagers that are starting to [get into] music.  Because before, a couple of years ago, there weren’t as many teenagers out there working it and doing music and now there are a lot of us.  I like that because there’s more talent out there than just adults.  So we teenagers can run this!
 
SF: What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to as a fan?
 
M:  The best concert I’ve been to was, I gotta say, the Jonas Brothers!  I went to a Jonas Brothers concert when I was like 9 or 10 in Puerto Rico and it was the best concert ever!
 
SF: We were big Jonas Brothers fans, too.
 
M: Yeah, when I grew up, it was kinda like Miley Cyrus, Jonas Brothers, those were the artists.  All the Disney Channel stars.  I grew up listening to the Jonas Brothers.  And they had the Afros, and the moves, the moving stage, and it was great.  Yeah, I think that was the best show I’ve ever been to!
 
SF: We love it!   And now when you’re performing, what is something special you try to bring to all of your shows?
 
M: I just gotta be original.  Not do the same show over and over again because you know sometimes people don’t like to see that.  I’m performing a lot of times repeatedly in the same countries so I have to do different shows.  So if I come back for a second time, I try to change it a bit, change the things I say, the order of the songs, new dance moves on stage, bring up fans to the stage and do like, crazy stuff and make the show fun because I don’t want my shows to be just a concert.  I want them to be entertaining so the fans can have fun!  I try to top my last show like “Hey, let’s look at the mistakes in my last show, and let’s try to make it different this time.”

SF: Have you ever had any crazy fan encounters you could share with us?
 
M:  Crazy fan encounters…um man, I gotta say, when I was in Chile, actually.  After my show, all the crew went to the van to get to the airport for another show, and the fans just went out and they wouldn’t let us out.  We were surrounded by the fans and they were moving the van from side to side.  Oh my God, it was crazy because the van was moving really hard and I thought that maybe they were going to break a window or something. Fans in Latin America – they’re crazy though, like they live for their artists.

SF: They’re really passionate.
 
M: Yeah, they’re really passionate but I like that, though.  It’s kinda cool to have that moment.
 
SF: Is there anything that you’d like to say to your fans?
 
M:  That they’re the best and without them I wouldn’t be where I am right now.  And just wait for more stuff from Miguelito because we have a lot of stuff coming.  We’re coming out with a clothing line, and my new album in English and an album in Spanish, and we’re doing shows, too.  We have a lot of things coming up, so follow me on my social pages @MiguelitoMTO on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, to stay updated.
 
SF: Do you have any plans for a US tour in the future?
 
M: Yes, we’re kinda planning a tour for next year.  Once we finish the album and put out one or two more singles, after that we’re gonna start planning the whole US tour!  Man, I’ve been dying to do that tour, but we’re planning everything the right way so everything comes out perfect!
 
SF: That sounds great! We can’t wait!   Thank you so much for talking with us!
 
M: Anytime, anytime! Thank you for your time!

Be sure to follow Miguelito & Secret Fangirls for more updates and pickup a copy of Miguelito’s new single “Suga Suga” on iTunes!