Big Time Rush Crowned Best Boy Band Over One Direction in ‘Parade’ Magazine

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Sorry, Directioners. Even though you guys voted for One Direction over Big Time Rush (or, at least, Niall Horan over Kendall Schmidt) here on, BTR is the officially the best boy band in the world. And that’s not us stating an opinion. It was just declared by PARADE magazine and Wetpaint (oh, and 800,000 voters) in its first-ever Boy Band smackdown.


We’re sure there are no hard feelings. (After all, One Direction raved about the American boy band and vice versa.) But BTR’s definitely enjoying the spotlight. In the interview for this coming Sunday’s edition of PARADE, the boys first discuss what it’s like being around each other basically 24/7. Logan says, “We argue like brothers, but we love each other.”


And although most of the spread was fun and energetic, one of the group’s best responses is about meeting Big Time Rush fans:

Kendall: “How many artists have you seen just walk away and act like it’s not important?”
Carlos: “I hate meeting my favorite bands because then it just ruins it.”
James: “Yeah. They act like they’re better, and nobody’s better than somebody else. By all means, we’re not perfect, but I think the least we can do for our fans is be nice.”
Logan: “For us to even say hi to someone, to change their day around or change something inside of them — that’s a pretty cool feeling.”


For more of the interview and cute pictures, visit or pick up the issue on newsstands August 5. To go behind the scenes of the shoot, watch the videos below:

Go Behind the Scenes of BTR’s “Windows Down!”