July 14, 1998 |
So here we are hyperventilating at the Hollywood Bowl, site of so much hyperventilation in the past. Great concerts. Historic albums. And now Hanson, those titans of teen music. Pop culture in its first trimester. "I can't believe we're actually here," says Erica Perez, 9, breathless in the back row on Sunday. "This is so awesome." Here's what I know about Hanson: There's three of them. They are brothers. One is about 4 years old.
February 25, 1998 |
Of all the musicians hoping to win statuettes at tonight's Grammy Awards, none could be more excited than the three brothers in the pop group Hanson, whose deliriously catchy first single, "MMMBop," is a contender for record of the year. And none could be less likely to get liquor service at the after-show parties.
July 16, 1997 |
What does it tell us about the state of pop music when the best single of the year so far was co-written by an 11-year-old? Should we look at the dizzy popularity and charm of Hanson's "MMMBop" as an encouraging sign that a new generation of tunesmiths is on the way? Or is the ease with which Hanson swept away the competition a sign that our veteran acts have run out of steam?
May 13, 1997 |
Although some of the estimated 1,500 people gathered at the Sam Goody record store at Universal CityWalk on Saturday screamed out affections such as "We love you, Isaac!" or "We love you, Taylor!" most of the fans of the trio Hanson just chose to scream. Eardrum-piercing, glass-shattering, banshees-have-nothing-on-us screams. The fans, primarily teenage girls, screamed when they glimpsed members of the adolescent trio waving from the balconies.