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New Kids on the Block Day

It's time to party like it's 1989 - join us in celebrating New Kids on the Block Day with their iconic hits and dance moves!
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Get ready to blast some nostalgic tunes and bust out your best dance moves because April 24 is New Kids on the Block Day! This day celebrates one of the most iconic boy bands in history, known for their catchy hits and synchronized dance routines. Assembled in Boston in the 1980s, this group quickly rose to fame and captured the hearts of millions of fans around the world. Despite taking a hiatus in the late 1990s, they have continued to make music and perform together, proving that their legacy lives on. So let's take a trip down memory lane and celebrate these five talented boys who stole our hearts so many years ago.

History of New Kids on the Block Day

New Kids on the Block Day Dates

New Kids on the Block Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1984</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Formation of New Kids on the Block</div><div class='timeline-text'>Producer Maurice Starr establishes the five-member boy band in Boston, marking the beginning of the New Kids on the Block era.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1988</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Hangin' Tough" Released</div><div class='timeline-text'>New Kids on the Block releases their breakthrough album "Hangin' Tough," including number-one singles like "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" and "Hangin' Tough."</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Worldwide Tour</div><div class='timeline-text'>Their global recognition leads to their first worldwide tour, increasing their fame and solidifying their place in pop culture.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1990</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>"Step by Step" Success</div><div class='timeline-text'>The release of their third studio album, "Step by Step," tops US Billboard 200 chart and becomes their best-selling album.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1994</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Hiatus Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>The band takes a long hiatus, marking the end of their initial run of success in the music industry.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Comeback and New Album</div><div class='timeline-text'>The band reunites and releases a new album, "The Block," which debuts at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate New Kids on the Block Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Throw a 90s themed party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Celebrate the era of New Kids on the Block by throwing a 90s themed party. Encourage guests to dress up in their best 90s fashion and play some of the group's hit songs.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to all their albums</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip down memory lane and listen to all of New Kids on the Block's albums. Sing along to your favorite songs and reminisce about the good old days.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a karaoke night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather some friends and have a karaoke night dedicated to New Kids on the Block. Belt out their iconic hits and have a blast channeling your inner boy band member.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Watch their music videos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Relive the nostalgia by watching New Kids on the Block's music videos. Get a group together and have a movie night dedicated to their iconic dance moves and catchy tunes.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send fan mail</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Show your love and appreciation for New Kids on the Block by sending them fan mail. Write them a heartfelt letter or create fan art to let them know how much they mean to you.</p></div></div>

Why We Love New Kids on the Block Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a blast from the past</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>New Kids on the Block Day is a chance for us to relive our childhood memories and nostalgia. Whether you were a die-hard fan or just remember jamming out to their music, this holiday brings back all those happy feelings.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Their music is still catchy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Despite being over 30 years old, New Kids on the Block's music is timeless and will get any party started. You may even find yourself singing along to their hits like "Step by Step" and "Hangin' Tough".</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>They paved the way for boy bands</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>New Kids on the Block was one of the first successful boy bands, paving the way for groups like *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. They inspired generations of fans and continue to be influential in the world of pop music.</p></div></div>

5 Fascinating Facts for New Kids Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The group’s name was originally 'Nynuk'</h3><p class='facts-content'>Before New Kids on the Block, the band was initially named 'Nynuk'. Maurice Starr decided to rename it to better represent their young and fresh image.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Their fan club had over 200,000 members at its peak</h3><p class='facts-content'>The popularity of New Kids on the Block resulted in a fan club that had over 200,000 members, a testament to their influence and the devotion of their fan base.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>They have their own board game and dolls</h3><p class='facts-content'>Such was their fame that there was a commercially produced board game based on them and each member had his own doll.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>The band's earnings topped Michael Jackson and Madonna in 1991</h3><p class='facts-content'>In 1991, at the height of their popularity, New Kids on the Block had higher earnings than Michael Jackson and Madonna, earning an estimated $115 million that year.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>They were the first 'boy band' to top U.S. billboard chart</h3><p class='facts-content'>New Kids on the Block were perhaps one of the first modern 'boy bands' and set precedent by topping the U.S. Billboard chart, leading the way for other future boy bands.</p></div></div>

New Kids on the Block Day FAQs

When is New Kids on the Block Day?

New Kids on the Block Day is celebrated on April 24th every year. In 2024 New Kids on the Block Day will occur on a Wednesday.

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