Backstreet's back and the New Kids are making a comeback this Summer on the NKOTBSB tour. And yesterday, Joey McIntyre welcomed another new kid to the family, when his wife gave birth to a girl. Back in the day, I was a total fan of the New Kids. I'll admit I owned a signed photograph and a jacket with the boys' faces on the back. It took me a while to warm up to the second wave of boy band craze that included the Backstreet Boys, but I managed to learn the lyrics to a lot of their hits over the years. Test your NKOTBSB skills now with our fun quiz. Just match each cheesy love song lyric to the band.
Ryan Seacrest was surrounded by millions of people in Times Square Friday night as he co-hosted Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. He took a break from American Idol to make the trip to the Big Apple while new AI judge Jennifer Lopez headed to Las Vegas with Marc Anthony. Last week Ryan laughed off rumors of an engagement to girlfriend Julianne Hough, though she was in attendance to lock lips at the stroke of midnight. Jenny McCarthy also got a surprise kiss from her new boyfriend, attorney Paul Krepelka. New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys shared the stage again performing a mashup of their greatest hits as they prep for a 2011 Summer tour that has most of you really excited. Willow Smith was in the spirit of the night whipping her hair back and forth while Ke$ha kept the party going with her chart topping hit "Tik Tok." Avril Lavigne debuted a new song, "What the Hell" and Jennifer Hudson showed off her fit frame while belting out the appropriately titled tune, "Feeling Good."
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Between the winner speeches, the American Music Awards served up plenty of performances from some of the hottest acts in music right now. Rihanna opened up the night with a medley of her new hits, but she was only the first in a long line of musicians to take the stage.
The boys' choir in Katy Perry's "Firework" totally gave me goosebumps, Taylor Swift's "Back to December" was subdued but powerful, and yes, I loved seeing the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block together. There were too many artists to name here, but some performances were definitely more exciting than others. I've included several of my picks below — tell me which was your favorite?
Many of you were excited to hear that the New Kids on the Block will be touring with the Backstreet Boys, and here's your first taste of what happens when the boy bands join forces. To close out the American Music Awards, the nine guys dusted off their greatest hits (and signature '90s moves) for a mega medley. Check it out and tell us what you think — still hot or make it stop?
The 2010 American Music Awards air tonight, and they're sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Rihanna will reportedly open the show with a song we've never heard her sing before, while New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys will close out the evening with a mashup — and you already know how excited I am about that. They're not the only ones who will be taking the stage: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, and more artists are scheduled to sing for the crowd (honestly, it's hard to choose who I'm looking forward to most!).
I'll be watching as the performances and awards unfold all night long along with my fellow Buzz editors, so follow us on Twitter and right here on BuzzSugar. We'll be posting the full list of winners, along with any fun moments that happen throughout the night (and if this year is anything like last year, there will be plenty of surprises). Get a peek at the night's nominees here, and then tune in at 8 p.m. EST on ABC!
The 2010 American Music Awards are taking place in LA tonight with tons of stars expected to present, perform, and enjoy the show. Red-hot Rihanna and newlywed Katy Perry will each take the stage as will award show veteran Usher. Taylor Swift will sing another hit from Fearless, and Burlesque star Christina Aguilera is expected to share something from the soundtrack. Enrique Iglesias will get the crowd going with "Baby, I Like It," while mom-to-be Pink may tone down her acrobatic stunts. With the announcement of their upcoming tour, NKOTB and Back Street Boys, will share the spotlight and it seems like most of you are looking forward to it. We'll be there on the red carpet so make sure to follow us on Twitter and stay tuned for exciting news and photos all night. So tell us — which AMA performance are you most excited to see tonight?