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New Edition and New Kids on the Block Perform at the AMAs

New Edition and New Kids on the Block Face Off at the American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 21:  (L-R) Bobby Brown of New Edition, Jonathan Knight of New Kids On The Block (NKOTB), Ricky Bell of New Edition, Jordan Knight of NKOTB, Ralph Tresvant of New Edition, Joey McIntyre of NKOTB, Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition, Donnie Wahlberg of NKOTB, Michael Bivins of New Edition, Danny Wood of NKOTB, and Johnny Gill of New Edition perform onstage during the 2021 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 21, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MRC)

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It was a total blast from the past when New Edition and New Kids on the Block took the stage at the 2021 American Music Awards on Sunday! In case you missed it, both boy bands performed some of their biggest hits in an epic Battle of Boston. The show marked the first time New Edition and New Kids on the Block, who both hail from Boston, have shared the stage together, which is hard to believe considering both groups rose to stardom around the same time.

Fans were treated to a medley of megahits, including "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Candy Girl," "Step by Step," and "Mr. Telephone Man," just to name a few! The winner? "It's not a battle, it's just us giving the fans what we think they deserve," New Edition's Bobby Brown told Shadow & Act in a recent interview. "This is purely just for entertainment."

If their performance wasn't enough for you, New Kids on the Block are hitting the road next year for The Mixtape Tour, with special guests Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue, and Rick Astley. The members of New Edition also have touring plans, as well as a Las Vegas residency in 2022. For now, check out the Battle of Boston below!

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