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Kris Kross to reunite: Our favourite band reunions

Kris Kross during 1993 Kid's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, …

Let’s all “Jump” for joy!

On Jan. 15, ‘90s rap duo Kris Kross featuring original members Chris Kelly and Chris Smith (also known as Mac Daddy and Daddy Mac, respectively) announced that they would join forces once again for a special celebration.

According to Billboard, the artists (known for their backwards pants) will perform at So So Def Recordings’ 20th anniversary show alongside the label’s founder Jermaine Dupri and artists like Da Brat and Bow Wow at Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Feb. 23.


Kris Kross Is Back to Make Us 'Jump, Jump'Kriss Kross is back! No, not with a brand new hit, but to perform with Da Brat, Xscape, Bow Wow and many others at next month’s So So Def's 20th Anniversary All Star Concert in Atlanta.

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We love when ‘90s bands get back together and to show you how much we care, here are our four favourite group reunions from a decade that was packed with “Friends,” Skip-Its and JNCO Jeans.

1. Backstreet Boys
Although this group kept going, it didn’t feel quite the same after the Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson left the band in 2006.

Last April, members Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, AJ McLean and Howie Dorough announced the 40-year-old singer’s return to his boy band stomping grounds and released a holiday song as a complete quintet called “It’s Christmas Time Again” in November.

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2. Blink-182
This pop/punk rock band split up after lead singer Tom Delonge refused to perform at a charity concert in 2005. Drummer Travis Barker recalled the event, saying, “Tom didn't call, but his manager did, and he said that Tom couldn't contain his sh-t long enough to play a song for people who were suffering.”

At the 2009 Grammy Awards, the band appeared together to present the category of Best Rock Album and before getting down to business, announced, “Blink-182 is back!”

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3. Destiny’s Child
On Jan. 10, Beyoncé announced on her Facebook page that Destiny’s Child would release new music for the first time in eight years on their upcoming compilation album “Love Songs.”

The group, consisting of members Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyoncé, will also perform together at this year’s Superbowl halftime show.

4. No Doubt
Prior to No Doubt’s 2012 record release “Push and Shove” we hadn’t had a new album from this ‘90s band since 2001’s “Rock Steady.”

According to NME, lead singer Gwen Stefani said that she's done with her solo career for now and wants to concentrate on the band.

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In a 2012 interview with Vogue, Stefani explained how she felt about both paths, saying, “I feel like we’ve always been in our own little lane... Never fitting in. Never a nineties grunge band, never a pop girl band. And it’s the same now. I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am.”

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