Hi MissMalini Peeps,
I kind of feel old when I find out about music that the younger lot have known for a while. Case and point, One Direction and The Wanted. So, here is a quick pop-culture primer on these brand new Brit boy bands.
The Wanted (pictured above) have been successful in the UK for a couple of years now, but have really blown up in Canada and the US in the last few months. I only heard of them through Glee, the television series, where Glad You Came, the song below, was covered:
The other big Brit boy band is called One Direction, who were formed in the UK version of The X-Factor. Though similar to The Wanted, they’re demographic is a bit younger, considering they’re only in their teens (making them a literal boy band).
Their big single is called What Makes You Beautiful:
What is cool though is that each band has a South Asian member.
Zayn Malik is in One Direction:
While Siva Kaneswaran is in The Wanted:
So MissMalini readers, are these boy bands becoming popular where you are?