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Old 16-11-2013, 05:02
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It's all boybands and girlbands all the time but in so many years, there hasn't been a successful prop group consisting of both genders.

I know Six-D attempted it two years ago but their single only charted at 34 and they then split.

I personally think it would be quite refreshing to see a group consisting of both males and females do well again.

Anyone else lol?
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Old 16-11-2013, 08:34
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No necessarily pop, but the Black Eyed Peas were massive! I'm sure if they released an album now they would be back at the top, unless the 'solo hate' will.I.am gets will put people off I don't know...

The Luminites are also trying to crack it I think and Karmin had a top 10 last year

But I agree! Swamped with girl bands and boy bands
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Old 16-11-2013, 17:21
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The XX, Black Eyed Peas, Daughter...
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Old 16-11-2013, 17:33
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It depends on the music. If it's cheesy pop that wouldn't be of place at Butlins a la Steps, then it wouldn't last 5 minutes in the current music scene. Groups like the Luminites might stand a better chance though. There are many female fronted rock bands as well (such as Paramore; lead singer is female but the other members are male) and then a lot of electronic/synthpop acts are mixed gender or male/female duos.
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Old 16-11-2013, 18:43
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I think the last of mixed groups were Black Eyed Peas and N-Dubz unless The Luminites can resurge popularity in being a mixed group.

There's also Krewella who are popular in the US but since the male only produces the songs I wouldn't count them.
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Old 16-11-2013, 19:14
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It depends on how you define pop music but Goldfrapp, AlunaGeorge, Evanescence, Arcade Fire, lots of 'Symphonic' rock bands, and all those DJ/Producer records featuring singers (e.g. Chase and Status/Moko etc) are effectively mixed groups. And it wasn't that long ago we had the White Stripes. So it's not that bad for mixed gender groups.
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Old 16-11-2013, 20:38
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I think they went on hiatus after last years tour but I don't think we've seen the last of Scissor Sisters.
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Old 17-11-2013, 19:36
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Little Mix, The Wanted, One Direction, The Saturdays, Stooshe, The Vamps, Union J.

Mainstream pop acts is what I mean,but none are mixed gender, whereas this time 10 years ago, it would have been more common for them to have been mixed gender.

I'm just curious as to whether the public will still buy in to a mainstream pop act consisting of both genders. Even if they released good music.
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Old 17-11-2013, 19:55
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Old 17-11-2013, 20:07
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It depends on the music. If it's cheesy pop that wouldn't be of place at Butlins a la Steps, then it wouldn't last 5 minutes in the current music scene. Groups like the Luminites might stand a better chance though. There are many female fronted rock bands as well (such as Paramore; lead singer is female but the other members are male) and then a lot of electronic/synthpop acts are mixed gender or male/female duos.
A lot of rock bands are mixed-gender, like London Grammar
and Chrvches.
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Old 17-11-2013, 20:16
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It's all boybands and girlbands all the time but in so many years, there hasn't been a successful prop group consisting of both genders.

I know Six-D attempted it two years ago but their single only charted at 34 and they then split.

I personally think it would be quite refreshing to see a group consisting of both males and females do well again.

Anyone else lol?
Are we talking S Cub 7 or Fleetwood Mac here or just the former (type)?
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Old 18-11-2013, 09:59
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I'm surprised the Powers That Be haven't tried to construct one.
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Old 18-11-2013, 18:48
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I agree
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Old 18-11-2013, 18:57
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Yes, look at The Unconventionals.
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Old 19-11-2013, 11:13
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Of course, we need more of those groups out now!
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Old 19-11-2013, 17:30
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Not really pop, but Young Money is a mixed group and very successful right now (although mainly from their solo careers). Also Roll Deep, Cover Drive, N-Dubz, etc. I guess urban-leaning music is the best if you want to have a mixed gender group right now.
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Old 19-11-2013, 19:30
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If you're talking pop in terms of groups like Steps, I don't think there's a reason why a group like that can't be - I remember when Steps first came out, everybody at first was like 'omg what is this' and they were a lot of adults' guilty pleasure, one of the reasons they were so successful is that although they were one big cheese-fest, their work was well-produced. They started a trend for the same type of stuff but if Scooch or Pop! had done it first they would've had just as much success I believe.
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Old 19-11-2013, 21:33
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Most of you appear to be missing the OP's point. He's talking about manufactured pop groups. We have One Direction and The Saturdays but why are no mixed pop groups being launched?

I agree that if they got the music and the look right, there's no reason why they couldn't be successful. I think you'd have to go down the Liberty X route, of pop with an "edge". It would have to be as credible as pure pop can be, so that the lazy media don't try to compare them to the likes of Steps.
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Old 20-11-2013, 06:07
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Most of you appear to be missing the OP's point. He's talking about manufactured pop groups. We have One Direction and The Saturdays but why are no mixed pop groups being launched?

I agree that if they got the music and the look right, there's no reason why they couldn't be successful. I think you'd have to go down the Liberty X route, of pop with an "edge". It would have to be as credible as pure pop can be, so that the lazy media don't try to compare them to the likes of Steps.

Yes thank you! This was what I was meaning lol I don't mean they need to be cheesy! That is actually validating my point even more that everyone's immediate response was that it must be a "cheese fest" like Steps or S Club. I was menaing mainstream like pop acts now, which aren't considered cheesy. Why is there not any mixed gender ones and could they be successful. I was just unsure if the general public wouldn't buy into one...
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