Then and now: Boy band edition, from O-Town to BBMak, LFO and more '90s groups!

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Before One Direction, there was NSYNC. NSYNC was preceded by the Backstreet Boys, who followed New Kids on the Block, who came after the Jackson 5 -- America's boy band history should have its own college major.

We all know what became of Justin Timberlake and Michael Jackson, but what about the stars of lesser-known boy bands? You know the type: They had one or two hit songs that you still hear every so often, and you somehow still know all the words.

Although most have broken up, some '90s and '00s boy bands are still alive and well: O-Town, which formed in 2000 through MTV's reality show "Making the Band," announced the release of a new single in April 2017! Other groups still perform and release new music as well. Here's what your boy band crushes from 15 years ago are up to now:

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THEN AND NOW: '90s and '00s boy bands
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THEN AND NOW: '90s and '00s boy bands
O-Town THEN: The boys in 2002. How long did that hair take?
O-Town NOW: Pictured in April 2017, the men are back in action with a new single! They lost one member (and the spiky hair), but a major comeback is on its way.
BBMak THEN: The "Back Here" trio were all the rage in the early '00s.
BBMak NOW: The band broke up in 2003. Christian Burns (pictured) still pursues music.
BBMak NOW: And Mark Barry is a personal trainer!

LFO THEN: They're best known for "Summer Girls," which had goofy lines like "New Kids On The Block had a bunch of hits / Chinese food makes me sick."

LFO NOW: Unfortunately, a member of the trio, Rich Cronin, passed away in 2007 after a battle with leukemia.

LFO NOW: The remaining members of LFO, Devin Lima and Brad Fischetti, are still tight -- and making music!

Dream Street THEN: The pint-sized performers hit it big in the early 2000s, but their demise came quickly: Parents of the boys reportedly sparred over their contracts.

Dream Street NOW: Now 30, Jesse McCartney is a major ex-boy band success story! He branched out on his own and has thrived as a solo star. He's pictured here with girlfriend Katie Peterson.
Dream Street NOW: Other ex-members of the band include Greg Raposo, who continues to pursue music...
Dream Street NOW: ...and Chris Trousdale, who's taken up a modeling career.
Hanson THEN: Back in 2000, the mop-headed brothers were as known for their hair as they were for catchy songs like "MMMBop."
Hanson NOW: They're all grown up! The trio continues to release new music and has an ultra-devoted fan base.
All-4-One THEN: The foursome's romantic ballad "I Swear" is still a favorite for wedding first dances.
All-4-One NOW: The men are all grown up! Here they are in March 2017.
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