A boy band (or boyband) is defined as a vocal group consisting of between 3 and 5 young male singers, usually in their teenage years or in their twenties at the time of formation. Most boyband members do not play musical instruments, although there are exceptions. Most boy bands dance as well as sing, usually giving highly choreographed performances. Boybands are often created by talent managers or record producers who hold auditions and are usually targeted towards a female audience of teens. Although the term "boy band" is mostly associated with groups from the 1990s onwards, the earliest predecessors of this format were groups such as The Osmonds, the Jackson 5, and the Monkees, which helped form the template for boy bands.