17 Bands Who Need To End Their “Indefinite Hiatus” RN
It’s fairly obvious that The Wanted began as an attempt to cash in on One Direction’s fame. Where would *NSYNC be without The Backstreet Boys to battle with? In a perfect world, The Wanted and One Direction would have formed an epic rivalry, boosting each other’s catalogs in the process as the public took sides, but the OG British boy band couldn’t be challenged, even by a group managed by star-maker Scooter Braun. Once One Direction began to fall apart in 2014, The Wanted mysteriously vanished in an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo projects, but it almost seems like they wanted to finally beat 1D to the punch. Now, there’s no British boy band for Gen-Z to fawn over, leaving the court wide open for The Wanted to finally control the market.