Which Late-’90s Boy Band Did You Worship?

By: Matt Russoniello / April 30, 2013

Ah, the late-’90s-slash-early-’00s. Bubblegum pop reigned supreme. These were the years of Britney, Christina, The Spice Girls — and, to a lesser extent, Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, and Mandy Moore. And then there were the larger-than-life boy bands: The Backstreet Boys, N Sync, and, sure, we’ll throw 98 Degrees in there for good measure.

Now we have The Wanted and One Direction, but somehow it doesn’t feel the same. (I’m sure this has nothing to do with the fact that I’ve aged what feels like 196 years, though it’s actually only 15.)

For nostalgia’s sake, tell Celebuzz who your favorite late ’90s boy band is by voting in the poll below. After you’ve voted, if you want to continue reliving the magic of this era, simply watch ‘N Sync’s Chili’s commercial.

Some fun facts about each boy band:

Yes, ‘N Sync sold more than 50 million albums, and No Strings Attached still holds the record for biggest first-week sales, but the world is most grateful to the band for giving us Justin Timberlake.

The Backstreet Boys are the best-selling boy band of all time, with more than 130 million records sold. Unlike ‘N Sync, the group is still recording music, which is great news for those of us who like hearing new material performed live on cruise ships.

98 Degrees sold more than 10 million albums in just four years. Like The Backstreet Boys, the boys reunited after a hiatus and are currently gearing up to release new music. They will soon tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men. #NeverForget Nick Lachey’s marriage to Jessica Simpson and their MTV reality show.

You may vote once a day until Monday, May 6, at which time we will announce the winner. May the best boy band win!