Wish Upon a Falling Star

With the constant trend changes in show biz, it’s always hard to keep up with the latest stars. Over the years, many of our beloved male icons have quickly reached immense popularity, only to gradually lose appeal as teens moved on to other rising stars.

One familiar name that is sure to bring back memories is the one and only Jesse McCartney. This renowned singer started his music career in 1999 when he joined Dream Street, an American pop band. Seeing the experience as a stepping stone to his solo career, McCartney left the band in 2002.

Later in 2004, he released his first single, “Beautiful Soul,” which immediately hit the top of the charts across America, Europe, and Australia. After becoming a teen sensation, Jesse McCartney won numerous awards at the 2005 Teen Choice Awards, and also received the Favorite Male Singer award at the 2006 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.

After years of touring across the country and releasing albums “Right Where You Want Me” and “Departure,” McCartney ended his music career in 2009.

Just as McCartney reached the peak of his success, our all-time favorite Jonas Brothers began their own trek to the top.

Starting in 2005, these three brothers became extremely popular through their performances on the Disney Channel. Their first single, “Mandy,” was featured in television shows, such as “Zoey 101: Spring Break Up.” Eventually, the band released its first album, “It’s About Time,” in 2006. However, since only 50,000 copies were released, the new album was often auctioned for up to $300 to desperate fans.

Signing with Hollywood Records in February 2007, the Jonas Brothers began appearing in commercials and even made their first appearance at the White House. In 2008, the trio released “A Little Bit Longer,” an album including the famous “Burnin’ Up” track. Soon after, the “Camp Rock” film soundtrack, which sold 188,000 copies in the first week, was released. The Jonas Brothers worked together for the last time in 2010 in “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.”

However, the Jonas Brothers are not quite finished. The brothers revealed that they are planning to reunite and release a new album this year.

A more recent star also declining in popularity is the teen heartthrob Justin Bieber. Discovered through YouTube in 2008, the then 13-year-old became the first artist to have all seven songs from his debut record, “My World,” on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2010, Bieber released “My World 2.0,” which included the international hit song “Baby.” A year later, the film “Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” was created, topping the box office with a revenue of $30.3 million.  However, when Bieber released “Boyfriend” in 2012, it fell short of the top spot in Billboard 100.

His third album “Believe” also sold a mere 374,000 copies, drastically falling short of industry predictions. With these disappointing rates, many wonder if Justin Bieber will be the next teen star to have the seemingly inevitable downfall.

As new boy idols continuously pop up in the music industry, many popular singers seem to lose their recognition even after much fame. All we can do is await our old favorites to rise up once again to success.