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    The King of rock 'n' roll was also the first to wear the teen idol crown. Elvis Presley's stage performances got girls all shook up, starting from when he launched his singing career in 1954. Within two years, Elvis was an international sensation and enjoyed worldwide fame until his death in 1977 at age 42. Shown here is Elvis performing in this undated photo.
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    Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison became so popular in the 1960s that girls reportedly fainted at the sight of the four friends from Liverpool. Beatlemania spread to the U.S. after their first single "Love Me Do," was released in 1962. The Beatles remain the best-selling band in history. Shown here, left to right, is Starr, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison in 1962.
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    Davy Jones first caught the eye of millions of fans in the 1960s as a teen heartthrob on "The Monkees," a TV show about a rock 'n' roll British band trying to make it big. After two seasons, The Monkees took their act from the small screen to the big concert stage and their tour became an international hit. Shown here is Jones performing in this undated photo.
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    Michael Jackson had earned wide acclaim from performing as part of the Jackson 5 as a child, but the King of Pop became one of the most influential artists of all time when he launched his solo career in the 1970s. His second solo album, "Off the Wall," was released in 1979 and generated four No. 1 hits in the U.S. Shown here is Jackson performing in New Orleans on Oct. 3, 1979.
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    Brother and sister singing duo Marie and Donny Osmond were a smash hit in the 1970s, but Donny was considered an international teen heartthrob in his own right as a solo artist. The Osmands also gained fame on their self-titled variety show, which ran from 1976 to 1979. Shown here is the duo performing together in this undated file photo.
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    Tiffany's chart-topping 1987 remake of the song, "I Think We're Alone Now," combined with a shopping mall concert tour, launched the 80s teen pop singer to superstardom. But her fame was short-lived and her career stalled until she released a comeback album in 2000. Since then, Tiffany has appeared on a string of reality TV shows. Shown here is the singer performing on stage in this undated photo.
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    The New Kids on the Block ruled the radio waves in the late 80s and early 90s with their bubblegum pop hits, making girls swoon for all-American boy band once again. Teen idols Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, and brothers Jonathan Knight and Jordan Knight (shown here left to right) were reportedly making over $1 million per week in NKOTB's hayday.
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    New Kids mania in the early '90s gave way to the teen pop music boom that rocked the decade. The Backstreet Boys, shown here in this 1995 photo, was the next boy band sensation after NKOTB disbanded in 1994. A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Kevin Richardson rose to fame with their debut self-titled album in 1996 and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.
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    Backstreet Boys' success opened the door for other teen idols to rise on the pop charts, including N'Sync, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Long before she was snagging headlines for being a train wreck, Britney was considered one of America's sweethearts. She launched her singing career as 16-year-old, doe-eyed starlet in the late '90s. Shown here is Britney on stage in this undated photo.
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    Although she goes by Bran'Nu now, R&B singer Brandy emerged in the mid-90s as a teen idol. Brandy earned wide acclaim for offering a different urban sound to the '90s music scene, and won a Grammy in 1999 for the song, "The Boy Is Mine," a duet with R&B singer Monica. Shown here is Brandy at KMEL Summer Jam 1995 on Aug. 12, 1995.
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