"It's giving us that little competition that makes us want to go further and excel further than we are right now," said 22-year-old Carlos Pena Jr. of Big Time Rush.
"It's cool to see more boy bands, but us, Mindless Behavior, we want to show the fans what we got," said Mindless Behavior's Prodigy, who is 15. Roc Royal and Princeton — both 14 — and Ray Ray, 15, round out the group.
Big Time Rush recently had its TV film, "Big Time Movie," reach over 13.1 million total viewers when it debuted on Nickelodeon two weeks ago. They also released an EP of the same name to accompany the film, which features cover versions of classic Beatles songs.
The group members said they weren't excited about being coined a "boy band" when they debuted in late 2009.
"We hated that term to start with," 21-year-old James Maslow said.
"Because the term hadn't come back yet," added Kendall Schmidt, 21. "We kind of feel like we paved the way for it to come back."
The foursome — which includes Logan Henderson — has released two albums. Their last tour featured One Direction as the opening act.
"We want to support other boy bands as well because we really want that whole genre to come back," Maslow said.But now, there are various boy bands releasing music simultaneously, helping drive each other to the top of the charts.