Billboard Magazine reports:
Buried within the news that the Jonas Brothers had managed a triumphant bow at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with their reunion single “Sucker” — a historic occasion for a number of reasons — was a revelation that took many pop fans by surprise: The song was the first No. 1 hit from a boy band on the chart since B2K’s P. Diddy-assisted “Bump, Bump, Bump” in 2003. The simplest explanation for this is one that might feel similarly counter-intuitive for pop obsessives: Radio hasn’t really been all that into boy bands this century.