Joey McIntyre and Ashly DelGrosso
Joey McIntyre Biography:
Joey McIntyre was born on December 31, 1972 in Needham, Massachusetts. McIntyre spent his formative years growing up with 8 older siblings and was raised by a big Irish-American Catholic family. He rose to fame when he became the youngest member of the popular 1980’s boyband, New Kids on the Block. His success in the music industry began to fade when the group disbanded in 1994. He tried hard to make a big comeback as a solo artist, but had a difficult time finding a record label who would sign him. Finally, he decided to release his debut album, Stay the Same, with money from his own pockets. McIntyre used his website to sell the album while he went to different radio stations and asked them to play the single that shared the album’s name. Eventually, his hard work and determination landed him a record deal with Sony Music USA in 1999, and from there, he went on to release a second single, "I Love You Came Too Late," and to work in Broadway productions of Tick, Tick… BOOM!, Wicked and the musical adaptation of Happy Days. In 2002, he made his television acting debut on the popular drama series, Boston Public.
The summer of 2005 proved fun and exciting for McIntyre as he placed third on the first season of the ABC reality hit series, Dancing with the Stars. Throughout the show, he was paired with dancer Ashly DelGrosso.
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