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Scoring listener approval, it soon became the most requested song on their play list. When Columbia caught wind of the positive response, they decided to keep the group on its roster and put more effort into promoting the single. Columbia decided to re-shoot a music video for "Please Don't Go Girl", hiring director Doug Nicholand sent the video to thousands of radio stations across the country to show the group's visual appeal.
In the meantime, the group began making national televised appearances on such music programs as Showtime at the Apolloand Soul Train. The New Kids later landed a spot as an opening act for fellow teen-pop act Tiffany on the U. Sales of Hangin' Tough steadily increased as the group's national attention slowly rose. The song was given a huge boost when MTV took notice of the group and began playing the video in regular rotation, including an appearance on Club MTV.
By earlyit cracked the top five. More top five singles from Hangin' Tough followed into the summer and fall, including the title track and " Cover Girl ". The song went No. By the end ofHangin' Tough had climbed to number one on the Billboard Albums Chart and had gone eight-times platinum. They, subsequently, became the first 'teen' act to garner five top ten hits from a single album. Meanwhile, a top ten charting holiday album, Merry, Merry Christmaswas released in the fall—spawning another top 10 hit, " This One's for the Children " and going double platinum in the U.
Columbia Music Video also released a home video "Hangin' Tough", a documentary on the band directed by Doug Nichol and produced by Bryan Johnson, that included their four hit music videos and a live concert recorded during their tour. It achieved massive sales, earning a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video nomination,  and was one of the biggest selling music videos of all time.
Step by Step and lip syncing allegations[ edit ] Main article: The following May, they followed up Hangin' Tough with Step by Step, which featured slightly more than half of the songs co-written and produced by the members themselves.
The first single, the title trackraced to number one on the Hot Singles Chart  and became their biggest selling single. It was followed up with the top ten " Tonight ", which extended the consecutive top ten singles chart run to nine records.
The album was eventually certified triple platinum, selling close to 20 million copies worldwide. The tour had an overall attendance of 3. Their pay-per-view special broke cable-TV history at the time.
During this time, the group became heavily merchandised. NKOTB-licensed merchandise included lunch boxesbuttonsT-shirts, comic booksdollstrading cards and even a Saturday morning cartoon in their likeness, which was developed by the writing and development team from Pangea Corporation and animated by DIC Entertainment.
Inthe group topped Forbes list of highest paid entertainers, beating out the likes of Michael Jackson, MadonnaPrince and Bill Cosby. The group released no new material inbut went overseas and continued to tour throughout Europe and Asia.
Mark Wahlberg's album scored a number one hit with " Good Vibrations ", and a platinum album. In earlythe group released the stand-alone single " If You Go Away ", the only new track on the compilation H.
The song peaked at No. Meanwhile, as the music industry was still reeling from the Milli Vanilli lip-syncing scandal, the group found themselves accused of lip-syncing by Gregory McPherson, also a music teacher at Berklee College of Musicwho was listed as an associate producer and string arranger on the group's third album, Step by Step.
McPherson alleged that Maurice Starr sang the vocals while the group lip-synced to pre-recorded vocals during their live performances. McPherson also filed a breach of contract and creative infringement lawsuit against Starr. The group immediately responded to the allegations and interrupted the Australian leg of their tour to fly to Los Angeles to perform live on The Arsenio Hall Show. The group admitted to singing with a backing track during live performances and also admitted that Starr sang harmony on some background vocals.
In AprilMcPherson dropped his suit against Starr and released a statement recanting his previous allegations stating, "They [The New Kids] did sing lead on their vocals".
Despite their success, the group was regularly dismissed by critics for their attempts to promote themselves as an urban act and their practice of using backing vocals for live performances.
The group's record sales also began to decline due to a shift in musical tastes to gangsta rap and grunge music. Face the Music and split[ edit ] Main article: In Januarytheir fourth studio album, Face the Music, was released.
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Their first studio album in close to four years, Face the Music was a musical departure from the group's previous efforts. In spite of some positive critical reception, the album failed to live up to commercial expectation. NKOTB went on tour to support the album, playing smaller venues such as clubs and theaters, as opposed to the arenas and stadiums they were once accustomed to.
After experiencing increased panic attacks and anxiety, Jonathan Knight left the band. Shortly thereafter, the remaining four decided to officially disband the group. Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood maintained low profiles, while the other three continued their careers individually. You get someone out of nowhere who also wants to stand by Donnie and you have to start negotiating with them that they're going with someone else.
That happened to me out of the few times I finally had Donnie for one photo op.
Not fun, but him saying "Yikes, you're getting blocked" was sweet. Who wants that headache? Once you pass through, you will have the chance to eat, drink, be merry, etc. I suggest eat a decent meal before going.
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Eventually the time will come where group letter will be called to line up. Groups will be called a few at a time with ultimates to go after them.
You will be led into an area where the guys are waiting for you to hug them, say hi, hug them again, bite their leg if you did VIP inyou remember Robo saying it was fair playetc. After minutes, they will call for photos. Take your places, take your 2 photos and you'll be asked to walk out. You'll pick up your gift bags on the way out. Ultimates will get roughly 5 minutes give or take.
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Normally you get 2 solo photos with the guys but the longer the tour goes, the longer the ultimate gets so some have been lucky to get 10 photos or more. Props are no longer allowed. Only those with the Total Package deal will have it in "their dressing room. You are asked to check in your camera, but I normally don't.
I know there have been a few lost souls who have done that only for their cameras to vanish so I don't take that risk and just keep it in my bag. You will be asked to leave your bag on a table when you walk into to meet the guys and someone will be on duty watching them so I find that to be a safer alternative.
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Don't expect to have deep conversations with the guys overall. Same idea as to when you bought your package during any pre sale or general sale. About sneaking stuff in: The longer answer is: Depending who the bodyguards are, do so at your own peril.
I managed to get Donnie's sock signed in by tying it around my leg. I had people ask me later "what was with the bandage under your dress? Now that we settled into the tour, let's go over some of the changes that have been encountered. Specifically, what you NO longer get for the merchandise for Total Packages.
I did speak to one of the hosts and the short version is It's about the vendors who lose their cut on the sales and as a result, something had to be done.
As a compromise, total package people are getting 2 T shirts valued at 35 dollars each and can be taken to merchandise to be exchanged for something of that value. I just gave away the shirts and bought the jersey, so if anyone has been successful in that exchange, I would love to hear from you.
The wording has been changed to reflect that. A bit annoying, but meh. I have heard nothing about the framed photos being sent to you but with all the candid shots being taken during Total Package time, it's not something I'm worried about.
They do mingle about and you can get to speak to each of them for a bit. Total Package photo groups are normally but the smaller the overall group, the more likelihood that you may end up with a solo group picture with them such as the case in Louisville.
I am about 5'6" and the stage came to JUST under my eyes. The "petals" or "pods" were about a foot lower. It was a bit hard being that close as I was straining my neck to look up and depending which NKOTBer you're trying to track, a bit hard if they're on the other side of the stage. But thankfully, I end up with the seat that is directly in front Donnie has to stand or kneel for songs so I did do an ultimate this year. If you have an ultimate, you will be assigned a group when you sign in.
While I won't share what transpired partially because it was a blur stress levels was bad due to traffic and partially some of it was too personal to share, I don't regret it. Don't even expect 5 minutes which some were under the impression. You have the number of the hosts in your email, use it.
You have the power to tweet VIPNation, do it and get your followers to help you.
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Someone is still living in Now about the after parties. They will do their best to have them on site this year at most venues based on that ad with a certain nerd yelling at you he needs to stop being that pretty but I digress.
The cost is bucks. It's easier to pick up your pass from them up before the show starts at the VIP Nation check in. The only guarantee of WHO will show up is Donnie.