New Kids On The Block to reunite
cynthia yoo | January 27, 2008 at 09:28 amby
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"Step by step", "You got the right stuff"--stuff of legends, I tell you.
A source tells People the group will make the announcement in the next few weeks.
The boy band – made up of Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Jonathan Knight – were a worldwide phenomenon in the early ‘90s, selling more than 50 million albums worldwide before calling it quits in 1994.
With such songs as “Hangin’ Tough,” “Step By Step” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” made tweens across the globe swoon.
Of course, more than a decade later, these “Kids” are all grown up.
Donnie, now 38, has dabbled in acting, landing roles in “The Sixth Sense,” “Saw II,” “Saw IV” and the TV series “Boomtown.”
Danny, also 38, released a solo album and worked as a producer with Donnie on a Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch album, fronted by Donnie’s younger brother-turned-Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg.
Jonathan, who turns 40 later this month, is now a real estate developer on the East Coast.
Jordan, the group’s lead singer, achieved some success as a solo singer after the group disbanded. He also appeared on the third season of VH1’s “The Surreal Life” in 2004 and also appeared in the 2007 spinoff “The Surreal Life: Fame Games,” before leaving the show for personal reasons.
Joey, the baby of the group who is now 35, also released a solo album, and spent time acting. His TV credits include “Boston Public” and “Less Than Perfect.” He also spent some time on Broadway. Most recently, Joey returned to the spotlight in 2006 on the ABC reality show “Dancing With the Stars,” where he finished third with partner Ashley DelGrosso.