03/13/2012 11:52 am ET

One Direction, And 6 Other Boy Bands To Watch Out For In 2012

Among the many contributions the '90s gave to teenagers, including Tomagotchis, Gameboys and Beanie Babies, were the breakout of boy bands. With the Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC leading the way, these bands dominated pop culture and and gained loyal followings of thousands of screaming female fans. With many of the male groups breaking up after a few years, it seemed like the end of an era -- until now. Both from overseas and the U.S., a fresh crop of boy bands has burst onto the scene, capturing the attention of a whole new generation of super-fans. Watch out, Bieber and Jo Bros -- these seven hot new boy bands have come to steal the hearts of your female fans.

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Boy Bands To Watch