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Austin Mahone Premieres “Next To You,” From Debut Album “The Secret!”

It feels like we’ve taken forever to get here, but we are finally less than ONE WEEK away from the release of Austin Mahone’s debut album, “The Secret!”

Austin just unveiled another track off the album called “Next To You,” and it’s AMAZING.  It has the 90s boy band sound that Austin the one man boy band has been channeling, but with a modern edge.  We cannot wait to see him perform this one live. (P.S. please play it next weekend at BLI Summer Jam!)

The track almost sounds like someone had written it for *NSYNC back in the day, dusted it off, and updated for Austin.  Listen closely – can’t you just picture that classic *NSYNC lean and drop in the choreography?

You can pre-order “The Secret” on iTunes now and get an instant download of “MMM Yeah,” “Till I Find You,” and “All I Ever Need!”  The full album, including “Next To You,” will be released on Tuesday, May 27th!

Tune into the Today Show on Monday, May 26th to see Austin perform live!  (Or if you’re in NYC, get to Rockefeller Center by 6AM and see him in person!)

Be sure to follow Austin Mahone & Secret Fangirls on Twitter for more updates!

The Friday Five: Birthday Songs for Fangirls

In honor of one of our birthday’s today, check out our favorite non-traditional birthday songs.  Did you have any idea NKOTB and *NSYNC had original birthday songs?!  Well now you do.  Enjoy!

1.  “Birthday” by Selena Gomez
We find ourselves singing this song basically every day of the year, and are obsessed with Selena’s old school chair dance choreography to this song.  “Tell ’em that it’s my birthday when I party like that!”

2.  “Happy Birthday to You” by New Kids on the Block
The falsetto in this is just beautiful.  NKOTB is the gift that keeps on giving.

3.  “Birthday” by Katy Perry
Katy just released the official video for “Birthday” last night (great timing!).  She crashed a few birthday parties in disguise, with hilarious and adorable results.

4. “Not Your Birthday” by Allstar Weekend
You can always party like it’s not your birthday.

5.  “Happy Birthday” by *NSYNC
Again, who knew that *NSYNC had a birthday song?!

Bonus:  “Happy Birthday” performed a capella by *NSYNC.  Because who could ask for a better present?

Check out all of our Friday Fives!

Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC Feud in 2014: Why Can’t We All Get Along?

Back in the late 90s and early aughts, the Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC feud was a very real thing. Across the world, middle school girls everywhere (OK and elementary, high school and college..) pledged their allegiance to one boy band, and one alone. This was even more serious than choosing a faction in Divergent. Did you prefer JT’s crunchy bleached curls? Or Nick’s platinum bowl cut?   It was one or the other, you couldn’t have both.

We always (not so) secretly loved both bands. If anyone asked it was all about *NSYNC, but we loved Backstreet just as much and still do. I guess you could say that we are Divergent: we are simply not made to love just one boy band. Each group offered something different: where would we be without JC hitting that note in “Bye Bye Bye?”   And Nick in “I Want It That Way?”

We loved *NSYNC’s dance moves and swag (it takes guts to pull off a down vest filled with cash and silver lipstick) and Backstreet Boys harmonies and over the top music videos.

But it’s not 1999 anymore, it’s 2014.  Can’t we all just get along?  There is more than enough boy band love to go around!

You can catch Backstreet Boys on their In a World Like This Tour across North America this summer, as well as Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 World Tour!  And you know we are never giving up hope for that *NSYNC reunion tour…

Be sure to follow *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and each and every boy band that is your fire and one true desire on Twitter for more updates!

Fangirl Book Club: Out of Sync by Lance Bass

After the *NSYNC reunion at the VMAS (our favorite moment of 2013!) we couldn’t get enough of them. Thanks to YouTube, the Disney *NSYNC special is easily found, as is their Madison Square Garden concert (although we have that one on DVD) and this video which was released only in Europe, “Drive Me Crazy.”

Which led us to finally reading Lance Bass’ memoir, the perfectly titled “Out of Sync.” This book is a must read for any *NSYNC fan, as it reveals much about the boys’ climb to fame, the truth about that Backstreet Boys feud, and how Lance managed to handle screaming girls throwing themselves at him every night (easy: he just wasn’t interested).

Here’s what we learned from reading.

1. The Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC feud was totally fake and orchestrated by Lou Pearlman, who would make up things to tell each band. (“Chris Kirpatrick said AJ McLean couldn’t sing!”)

2. Lance Bass once ripped up a $100,000 check and walked out of a meeting. Why? They’d had the number one album for weeks and had been touring non stop yet Pearlman was keeping most of the profits for himself as the “sixth member of the band.”

3. Lance went through a LOT of training to go into space. For starters, he had voluntary heart surgery to fix a minor problem. He also spent months learning rocket science in Russia, meaning he had to go through all of his training in Russian. Now, THAT’S dedication!!

4. Unfortunately due to networks pulling out and taking away funding (“it just wouldn’t look good for our sponsors if you died”) and JT’s continual delays of the bands’ reunion as he worked on his solo album, Lance never made it to space. We’re hoping now that space tourism is a thing, he’ll finally get the chance to go!

5. Chris and JT were the biggest ladies men on the road.

6.  Before *NSYNC, JT and JC, who knew each other from the Mickey Mouse Club, were working on a project as a duo when they got a call from Chris Kirkpatrick.  (Can this still happen?)

7.  We can all thank Chris Kirkpatrick for getting rejected from the Backstreet Boys and going on to form *NSYNC.

Grab your copy on Amazon today!  While you impatiently wait for that *NSYNC reunion, be sure to check out Justin Timberlake on tour!

Justin Timberlake Extends The 20/20 Experience World Tour

We may not be getting the *NSYNC reunion we’re all hoping for in 2014, but at least we have more Justin Timberlake shows to look forward to! (Seriously guys, that April Fools Joke was just plain mean, and the only way to make it up to us is a reunion tour in 2015!)  JT and The Tennessee Kids just announced they are extending the North American leg of the 20/20 Experience World Tour, with new dates in the late Fall & Winter! 

If you haven’t had the 20/20 Experience yet, don’t miss your chance!  You never know how many years it will be until JT tours again…Justin’s live show is not to be missed, he puts on a high energy, nearly 3-hour set featuring all of his hits and some great covers, like this mashup of “Murder” and “Poison.”  Or if you’ve already been to the tour once or twice, why not a third time?  (Seriously, we’re considering it…)

The 20/20 Experience World Tour — Fall 2014 North American Dates
11/20/14 — MODA Center – Portland, OR – Buy Tickets
11/22/14 — Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA – Buy Tickets
11/24/14 — The Forum – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets
11/28/14 — MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV – Buy Tickets
12/1/14 — Toyota Center – Houston, TX – Buy Tickets
12/3/14 — American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX – Buy Tickets
12/5/14 — Chesapeake Energy Arena – Oklahoma City, OK – Buy Tickets
12/8/14 — United Center – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
12/10/14 — Air Canada Centre – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
12/13/14 — Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT – Buy Tickets
12/14/14 — Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
12/17/14 — Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
12/19/14 — Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN – Buy Tickets
12/20/14 — Gwinnett Center – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets

Check out JustinTimberlake.com for full info!   Tickets go on sale Monday, April 14th at 10am local time! Members of The Tennessee Kids will have pre-sale ticket access starting tomorrow, April 8th!   Join now for an exclusive pre-sale code! 

Be sure to follow Justin Timberlake on Twitter for the latest!  And follow *NSYNC while you’re at it, just so you don’t miss the REAL reunion announcement. (We are never giving up hope.)

 

Throwback Thursday: Iconic Late 90s Videos

There is no denying that the 90s are back in a big way this year.  We’ve seen more flannel shirts, Doc Martens, crop tops and floral platform sneakers than we have in years.  We are 90s girls, so the music of this time period will always hold a special place in our hearts, especially the videos we remember watching and calling in to vote for on TRL.  Remember when MTV played music?

Check out our list of the most iconic videos of the late 90s .. Who would you vote for on TRL today?

1.  All the Small Things – Blink 182

2.  I Want it That Way – Backstreet Boys

3. Oops I Did it Again – Britney Spears

4. Give it To You – Jordan Knight

5. Heartbreaker – Mariah Carey feat. Jay Z

6. Bye Bye Bye – *NSYNC

7. The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica

8.  The Real Slim Shady – Eminem

9. Because of You  – 98 Degrees

10. Bawitdaba – Kid Rock

Austin Mahone Premieres “MMM Yeah” Music Video

Fresh off his first headlining tour, Austin Mahone premiered the music video for his latest single “MMM Yeah,” featuring Pitbull.  We’re a little bummed that there is less choreography than usual (because the kid can DANCE!) but it’s a great video nonetheless.  Check it out below!

And does the video set remind anyone else of *NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye?”  Or is that just our uncanny ability to relate anything to *NSYNC?   We’re calling it another Mahone boy band throwback either way.  Keep it up!

Be sure to follow Austin on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.  And follow *NSYNC and Secret Fangirls while you’re at it!