Even thought they didn’t have a U.S. tour in 2014, New Kids on the Block had an amazing year. Let’s look back at 14 of the greatest moments New Kids on the Block and its members had this year.
Donnie Wahlburg and his brothers Mark and Paul, along with this amazing mother Alma, kicked off the new year with their new reality show, “Wahlburgers” and it stole our hearts and the heart of America. Plus, come on, Alma is AMAZING.
2. DONNIE PUTS A RING ON IT
Donnie popped the question to Jenny McCarthy in 2014 and she told the world on an episode of “The View” before being surprised by Donnie himself. And the ring is gorgeous. Oh you Wahlberg…
3. DANNY RUNS THE BOSTON MARATHON
Because you know he’s probably the fittest of all the guys, good ol’ Danny Wood ran the Boston Marathon and finished in the arms of his brother from another mother, that amazing Donnie Wahlberg who is everywhere.
4. JOEY RUNS THE BOSTON MARATHON
Joey McIntyre, who had ran the Boston Marathon in 2013, finishing shortly before the explosions went off, ran again and finished. Because, you know, he’s Joey McIntyre and he can do no wrong.
5. STAR OF THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
After all these years, New Kids on the Block received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Donnie Wahlberg cried. Because Donnie is like Kevin Richardson and cries at everything. But it’s hot, so it’s okay.
6. EUROPEAN TOUR
The boys took a small tour to Europe after the Boston Marathon for a few weeks and it was a little more intimate than their Package Tour in North America the year before.
7. VIVA LAS VEGAS
After Europe, the boys did a week of concerts in Las Vegas in July, putting fans credit cards to work one more time.
8. NICK AND KNIGHT
One of the best things to happen with any solo member of New Kids on the Block this year, Jordan Knight released an album with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and we loved it like a fat kid loves cake.
9. ‘ROCK THIS BOAT’
We got the first sneak peak of ANOTHER Donnie Wahlberg reality show, which this time is more New Kids. The reality show premiere’s in January 2015, but we saw a sneak peek at some of the main cast of fans in November.
10. ‘I NEED A MELODY’
One of the most amazing things to come out in 2014 was the music video for the song that Joey and Danny did together called “I Need a Melody.” They shot the video while on the UK video and it’s just something you can watch over and over and over and over.
11. DONNIE GETS HITCHED!
Donnie and Jenny got married in Chicago late in the summer of 2014 and the fellow New Kids served as groomsmen with Joey McIntyre singing during the reception.
12. ‘THE MCCARTHYS’
Joey McIntyre became the second New Kid to get a show on CBS when ‘The McCarthys’ premiered on Thursday nights this fall. And his character is nothing short of amazing. The cast is great and we just hope that CBS keeps it around.
13. JON JOINS ‘THE AMAZING RACE’
Jonathan and his boyfriend Harley took part in the next season of CBS’s “The Amazing Race.” Yep, CBS really likes those New Kids, don’t they?
14. ‘DONNIE LOVES JENNY’
Yes, another reality show from Mr. Showbiz Donnie Wahlberg. ‘Donnie Loves Jenny’ will premiere in 2015 on TVGN (which will become PopTV after the new year), but the show begins with the wedding and their life together.
Thanks New Kids on the Block for the memories in 2014. We hope 2015 is just as eventful!