The Next One Direction? Meet These Three Boy Bands On The Rise

May 9, 2017 - one direction

Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Jena Rose

Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Jonah Marais, Corbyn Besson and Jack Avery of Why Don’t We attend Singer Jena Rose’s Birthday Celebration At Bardot on Jan 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

As the dear members of One Direction embark on their own, decidedly different solo careers, there’s a gaping and rarely lucrative hole left for a subsequent large child band. Sure, we’ve seen Five Seconds of Summer and a Vamps step adult to a plate, though no one has come tighten to being as profitable as 1D, who collectively earned $110 million in 2016 alone.

So could there be another One Direction out there? According to information from analytics provider Next Big Sound, there are 3 up-and-coming boy bands are display signs of success, with fanbases that are not usually fast growing, though also sexually engaged.

Why Don’t We 

The many earnest prospect so distant is Why Don’t We, an American fivesome that seems to have a lot going for them. Considering members Daniel Seavey, Zach Herron, Corbyn Besson, Jonah Marais, and Jack Avery all got their start posting solo song to amicable media before entrance together last year, they started with an already plain fanbase that keeps growing. Those fans are also rarely engaged, and usually apropos more engaged. Additionally, their song strays from what we’ve come to design from child bands. Rather than bubblegum pop, Why Don’t We opt for a catchy, Chainsmokers-esque dance-pop that has been winning a Top 40. As Marais so unabashedly put it in an interview final year, “Take each renouned artist we hear on a radio, crush it adult into one, and have 5 dudes sing it!

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Why Don’t We have seen poignant expansion on amicable media and streaming in a past 3 months.

That devise seems to be working. The band started gaining steam after a recover of their entrance EP, Only a Beginning, in November, though things have unequivocally started to blow adult in 2017. In a past 3 months, they’ve combined over 81,000 fans on Facebook, adult significantly a before 3 months’ further of only over 6,000. They’ve also combined over 300,000 Instagram followers, compared to right around 22,000 the 3 months prior. This week, they are among a 20 up-and-coming artists with a top series of artist hire adds on Pandora, where they’re saying 2,700 hire adds per week. 

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