5ive were formed in 1997 by pop mogul Simon Cowell with the help of father and son team Chris and Bob Herbert of Safe Management. They were planning to bring together a male version of the hugely successful Spice Girls who had also originally been brought together by the same team.
They moved the band into a house in order for them to bond and become more familiar with each other. However, this led to them making an appearance on the television show Neighbours from Hell after many complaints from the neighbours.
After 5 years of success, including 3 number one singles, 5ive called it a day on 27th September 2001.