Prepare yourselves for a serious rush of nostalgia, as one star from a boy band in the 1990s has treated fans to a blast from the past through a new video. Sharing a motivational message on social media, the pop star – who became famous 26 years ago – connected with his followers. Do you recognize him? Well, how about a hint… MMMBop, ba duba dop! Yes, it’s one-third of Hanson! Isaac, who is now 42 years old, is the eldest member of the trio, along with his brothers Taylor, 40, and Zac, 37. Over two decades ago, they were originally known as The Hanson Brothers but later changed the band’s name to Hanson.
Recently, Isaac recorded himself speaking to his 125,000 followers on Instagram, looking completely different from his past self. His shaggy blond hair is a thing of the past, as he now sports a much shorter hairstyle. Opening up about the challenges he has been facing, Isaac started by saying, ‘I am facing a considerably long list of tasks that need to be completed, and I am feeling more than a little overwhelmed, experiencing a healthy dose of the fight-or-flight response. And right now, I’d love to fly, simply leave that list behind and get out of here.’ He went on, ‘However, obviously, that’s probably not the right course of action. In terms of making lists and crossing off items, especially doing it alone, it has never really been a skill of mine.’ Offering words of encouragement to his followers, he added, ‘As I think about motivation and getting through this, I look over at my wall and see a quote.
Zac, Isaac, and Taylor rose to fame 26 years ago (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
The trio are still going strong! (Picture: Gary Miller/FilmMagic) ‘It says, “In times of comfort, there is limited growth. In terms of growth, there is limited comfort”, and that feels very real to me at the moment.’ Isaac’s followers greatly appreciated his wise words, with one comment stating, ‘You’re a treasure. Thank you for this advice!’ Another comment read, ‘I truly needed this today. ❤️ Thank you for always being motivational and genuine.’
So, this is how Isaac is utilizing his platform nowadays, as indicated in his bio, where it states that he is a ‘lover, fighter, poet, thinker, prayer, music maker, husband, father, and tree house builder.’ MMMBop was undoubtedly the biggest hit of Hanson back in the day, and it is still the song most associated with the group. Released in 1997, this catchy pop tune was nominated for two Grammy Awards and reached number one in 12 countries, including the UK and the US.
Isaac is still making his own music, when he is not recording motivational videos for Instagram (Picture: Medios y Media/Getty Images)
Throughout their career, Hanson has released six albums and received several Grammy nominations (Picture: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc) Following their successful single, Hanson released their debut album, Middle of Nowhere, which further contributed to their achievements, earning them three more Grammy nominations. Although many consider them a one-hit wonder, Hanson is still going strong and has released five more albums since then. They now create music under their independent label and have planned a world tour from June to November in 2022. Most recently, in May 2023, they collaborated with iconic British band Busted to release a revamped version of MMMBop, titled MMMBop 2.0.
Regarding their personal lives, Isaac and his wife Nicole have three children. In fact, between the Hanson brothers, there are quite a few children. Taylor has seven children with his wife Natalie, and the youngest brother Zac has five children with his wife Kathryn. Perhaps we will witness the rise of Hanson 2.0 in the future.
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