The accompanying music video was also re-edited to include Nelly. The rapper was at the peak of his first surge in popularity. There are two music videos in existence for "Girlfriend. It was released in December ahead of the single's release and includes group member Justin Timberlake winning a drag race. A re-edited music video includes scenes of Nelly added into the already existing scenes. Both were directed by Marc Klasfeld. It performed even better on the adult contemporary chart going all the way to 2.
It was released on May 14, as the first single from their third studio album, Celebrity. Despite the success of the group's previous album, No Strings Attached , they were constantly blasted by critics who had preconceptions of what a "credible group" was, which forced them to be more involved in the production of their next album, Celebrity. We put everything that is not considered ' pop music ' in that song. It's time to re-educate the new generation about what pop really is: a collection of sounds and genres. How you mix it all together is what makes pop music interesting -- and popular. The group enlisted BT after Timberlake heard "The Hip Hop Phenomenon", which was released on the UK version of his album Movement in Still Life  BT agreed to produce the track on the request that he "treat your vocals so irreverently, it's not even funny". Timberlake initially hesitated, as he did not want it to be featured on any track, but relented as BT created four tracks using broken headphones.
The second studio album from the seminal boy band, which celebrates its 20th anniversary on Saturday, March 21, catapulted them into global superstars upon its release. Debuting at No. Billboard with first-week sales of 2. None of us knew at the time that, in just two short years, Justin Timberlake would go his own way and become a global superstar in his own right, leaving his pals JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Chris Kirkpatrick and Joey Fatone behind. With the 20th anniversary of the landmark album in mind, it got us thinking about some of the debates that used to rage around the band. While those two queries could be argued endlessly with no one ever reaching a consensus, there's one thing we feel comfortable to unequivocally proclaim. This single off their German holiday album that inexplicably has nothing to do with the holidays is one of them. A good thing or a bad thing?
Both boy bands were signed to Jive Records after being discovered by sleazy music manager Lou Pearlman. BSB would go on to become the best-selling boy band of all time. So, which '90s boy band is the greatest? The '90s teen pop boy band followed a well-crafted formula. First, we had the boy band archetypes : the dreamboat; the baby-faced, sweet boy next door; the bad boy; the eccentric one; the goofball; the quiet one; the sensitive one; and the older brother type. Each boy band also had to have the right sound, look, and moves. We are talking bubblegum pop tunes marketed to teen demographics and smooth ballads that made your heart melt. Dance moves inspired by the King of Pop.