East 17 are an English pop boy band group currently consisting of original members John Hendy and Terry Coldwell and newest addition to the line-up Robbie Craig. The original line-up also featured Brian Harvey and Tony Mortimer.
Formed in Walthamstow, London in 1982, where they began as a Syth-orientated pop group.
The group have achieved 18 Top 20 singles and four Top 10 albums, and were one of the UK's most popular boy bands during the early to mid-1990s. Their boy band style was unique occasionally blending rap and pop in songs such as "House of Love" and "Let It Rain".
The group have currently (based on BPI certifications) sold a minimum of 1.8 million albums and 1.8 million singles in the UK alone. As of April 2012, the group have sold 18 million records worldwide.