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The Backstreet Boys Are Back With James Corden, Alright?

Oh my God, they’re back again. And we’re not just talking about the Backstreet Boys, who are taking their synchronized talents to Las Vegas — no, boy bands as a musical trend in general are back! Alright? Or at least they will be if James Corden has anything to do with it, and you know he does. He’s not here for those stand-there-and-sing types like One Direction (R.I.P.) or those instrument-playing posers like 5 Seconds of Summer. Corden demands choreo, matching outfits, big music-video events, and for everyone to play their part: “Five guys together, I’m talking about the Cute One, the Funny One, the Nice One, the Other One, and the Maverick.” And dammit, he’ll make it happen himself if he has to! Corden joined the Backstreet Boys on “Everybody” last night because, iconic as they still are, BSB were obviously always missing the Sexual One.

James Corden Performs With the Backstreet Boys