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Best pop group of 1998: Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys?

After the emergence of *NSYNC, but right before TLC's "Fanmail" era, the Spice Girls and Backstreets Boys were at their peak in 1998. The Spice Girls were riding high off of their chart-topping LP "Spiceworld" and their iconic film of the same name. But after Geri Halliwell split from the Spice Girls in the spring of 1998, headlines derailed the group at the height of their success. BSB was just getting started and had everybody rocking their bodies with bop after bop. We definitely wanted it that wayWho was the best pop group of 1998?

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It's the 20th anniversary of 1998—a year of iconic pop culture moments!—and we're facing-off the best music artists, songs, albums, movies, TV shows, sports moments, teams and pro athletes of 1998. The "Best of 1998" was chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who really won 1998 in each category.

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"Stop" and "Viva Forever" were the last hits of the Spice Girls as a quintet. Geri Halliwell broke so many hearts when she left the iconic U.K. girl-powered group in 1998, but we will forever have those bops. Watch the music video for "Stop" below.

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Backstreet Boys blew up in the U.S. in 1997, after becoming huge superstars overseas. By 1998, they ruled pop music and were the top male vocal group in the U.S. 

By the end of 1998, the "Backstreet's Back" era gave us hits like "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," "As Long as You Love Me" and "All I Have to Give." Check out the music video for the top-five pop hit "All I Have to Give" below.

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Entertainment
Best pop group of 1998: Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys?
#VoteSpiceGirls
A festive crown for the winner
#VoteBSB