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Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter Will Not Face Prosecution Over Sexual Assault Claims

By Ed Biggs in Music / Festivals on 12 September 2018

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Prosecutors for the Los Angeles County District Attorney have declined to go further with the case because it has exceeded the statute of limitations.

Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has learned that he will not face criminal charges over an allegation of sexual assault in 2003, after the case was thrown out by prosecutors for being over the statute of limitations.

Melissa Schuman, 33, formerly of the girl band Dream, accused Carter earlier this year raping her back in 2003. In February 2018, she waived her right to anonymity by writing a blog detailing the alleged incident, having been inspired to do so by another woman who made a similar allegation against Carter at the end of 2017.

Schuman said she was 18, and a virgin, at the time of the alleged attack, which she claimed took place after she had recorded a duet with Carter.

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Chrissy Teigen Gets Confused By Backstreet Boys Song

By Holly Mosley in Music / Festivals on 04 June 2018

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The band is forced to explain the lyrics of 'I Want It That Way'.

Have you ever wondered about the concept of the Backstreet Boys' song 'I Want It That Way'? We can't say we've ever really thought about it either, but Chrissy Teigen certainly has. She has an important question regarding the 1999 hit, which essentially boils down to: Who wants what which way?

Image caption Chrissy Teigen at City Harvest Honors

The more we listen to it, the less we get it. It shouldn't be such a difficult concept to grasp, but it clearly is. Chrissy explained that she thought it was some kind of petty argument between a couple about who gets to say they 'want it that way'. Which obviously doesn't make any sense. But then... this was the nineties.

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Backstreet Boys' Dream Collaboration

By Clive King in Music / Festivals on 01 September 2017

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Backstreet Boys have hinted they want to collaborate with Diplo.

Backstreet Boys have hinted they want to collaborate with Diplo.

The 'I Want It That Way' hitmakers - who include Aj Mclean, Howie D, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell - have admitted they are ''reaching out'' to musicians who they have ''always'' been inspired by over the years and potential fans on upcoming music in the future.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', AJ said: ''We're reaching out to people who we were always inspired by or who may have been fans and we didn't even know. We've all made friends with different people.''

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A.J. McLean - 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango - Show at StubHub Center - Carson, California, United States - Saturday 13th May 2017

Backstreet Boys Continue The Grand Opening Celebration of Sugar Factory American Brasserie at Fashion Show Mall - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 21st April 2017

Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys attending the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 2nd April 2017

Backstreet Boys at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards held at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Monday 3rd April 2017

A. J. McLean, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell of The Backstreet Boys host 'Larger Than Life' Afterparty held at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop inside Paris Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 1st March 2017

Former Backstreet Boys And NSync Manger Lou Pearlman Dies In Prison Aged 62

By Stephanie Chase in Music / Festivals on 21 August 2016

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Pearlman was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 2008 for conspiracy, money laundering, and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding.

Lou Pearlman, the music producer and manager who founded boybands including the Backstreet Boys and Nsync has died in prison aged 62. Pearlman had been serving a 25 year prison sentence, after being convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, and making false statements during a bankruptcy proceeding in 2008.

Image caption Lou Pearlman, who managed the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC has died aged 62

According to People, Pearlman died in prison on Friday from an undisclosed illness. Based in Orlando, Florida, Pearlman became one of the most successful music producers of the 1990s, thanks to bands the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC, LFO and O-Town.

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Amy Schumer’s Summer Fun Continues, Comedienne Dances To ‘Backstreet Boys’ On Board Luxury Yacht

By Elinor Cosgrave in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 August 2015

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Amy Schumer has shared more pictures and videos from her summer on Instagram. This time she's showing off her dance moves on board a yacht in Switzerland.

Amy Schumer’s holiday fun continues. This time, the 34-year-old comedienne shared a short video of herself on Instagram dancing to the Backstreet Boys’ ‘As Long As You Love Me’. Schumer was filmed on-board a luxury yacht on Lake Lugano in Switzerland along with her sister, Kim Caramele. Both wore one-piece bathing costumes as Schumer showed off her dance moves.

Image caption Backstreet Boys ponder their career in a new documentary

The American boyband had their biggest career peak in 1999, but it wasn't long before they became another forgotten about boyband. They seemed to become an overnight hit in the UK and Europe, and soon they stormed their own nation. However, the success was blighted by lawsuits against their manager Lou Pearlman, who allegedly stole a large proportion of the band's earnings, not to mention problems with Jive Records, Nick Carter's desire to pursue a solo career, Kevin Richardson's departure and A.J. McLean's drug abuse confession.

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Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of Trailer

In the late 90's and early 00's, The Backstreet Boys were the most powerful boy band in the world. After discovering that they had not been particularly popular in the US, the band travelled overseas and became a phenomenon in Europe. But the European scene was not enough for the American band, and they had to crack the US. With a career spanning years of highs and lows, The Backstreet Boys made their way from nothing, to Europe, to worldwide sensation. But what does that sort of strain does that success put on otherwise ordinary people? And just how does anybody overcome it?

'Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of' is an upcoming documentary about the much loved boy band from documentary director Stephen Kijak. The film was set in motion when the band decided to meet in London in 2012 to work on a new album, yet they decided that they wanted to make a movie instead, telling the story of their band and its success. The band contributed all the music to the film, with a release date set for 30th January, 2015 in the US, and a worldwide release date of 26th February, 2015.

The Vamps And Backstreet Boys Join Supergroup McBusted At BST Hyde Park 2014

By Holly Williams in Music / Festivals on 07 July 2014

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McBusted rocked out BST Hyde Park on Sunday with special guests Backstreet Boys and The Vamps.

Hyde Park's annual Barclaycard British Summer Time concert embarked on its first string of 2014 shows last week (3 - 6 July 2014) with a flurry of much-loved pop, rock and indie acts hitting London for the event.

Sunday was definitely one of the most anticipated days for BST Hyde Park with headliners McBusted rocking out the stage following their first nationwide tour as a supergroup.

The band, who are all the members of McFly and two of the members from defunct rock band Busted (Matt Willis and James Bourne), united last year and made their overseas live debut supporting One Direction on their 'Where We Are Tour' last month.

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