Date of birth
20th February, 1975
Backstreet Boys (Aj Mclean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell) attending the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 2nd 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
By Rich Cline
Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of is in cinemas nationwide for one night only on 26th February, followed by a special performance by the band broadcast live by satellite. For info: www.backstreetboys.com/international
Lively and personal but never quite breaking the surface, this documentary about the boy band phenomenon traces both their 20-year anniversary project as well as their journey to the top and back. It's packed with terrific material that fans will love, and it explores some darker sides of the bandmates' lives, but it skims over any difficult aspects of their experience together. Still, they are energetic and ready for the challenge of taking the world by storm all over again.
To prepare for their 20th anniversary tour in 2013, Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter travel to London to record a new album outside the limelight. Back in America, they also revisit their hometowns in Florida and Kentucky, meeting the teachers who inspired them, family members and old friends. But preparing to tour is a much more challenging prospect, as they try to get fit enough to do the old dance routines. And Brian is having a mental struggle that's affecting both his voice and his physicality. This brings up old tensions between them, even as they know that they can never perform without all five of them on stage.
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NSYNC will be reuniting on Sunday (15th February) for a special appearance on Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary show.
Nsync have announced they will be reuniting - but only for a one off appearance! The group, which was hugely successful in the 90s and early 00s, will be making a special guest appearance on Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary show. The show will be aired on Sunday (15th February).
Justin Timberlake will reunite with the other members of NSYNC for their Saturday Night Live appearance.
Brian Littrell, Leighanne Wallace and Baylee Thomas Wylee Littrell - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for the Premiere Of Gravitas Ventures' 'Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of' which was held at ArcLight Cinemas in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 29th January 2015
Show 'Em What You're Made Of: Backstreet Boys Talk Success And Setbacks In Poignant Documentary [Trailer]
Success came and went for Backstreet Boys, but 20 years on, they're still a team.
The Backstreet Boys' time in the spotlight was a limited one at best, with so many elements contributing to their sudden fame and subsequent chart plunder. They unveiled a fresh new sound last year and now mark their return with a new documentary entitled 'Show 'Em What You're Made Of'.
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.
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 Backstreet Boys previewed new material ahead of their Wall of Fame presentation.
The Backstreet Boys - one of the biggest selling boy-bands in music history - have been inducted into the glittering Hollywood Walk of Fame, receiving their star on Monday afternoon (April 22, 2013). The prestigious honor comes in the same week that the group, made up of Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, Brian Littrell, A.J McLean, celebrate their 20th year together as a band.
"It's amazing," Richardson told EW before the band previewed material from their new record for fans in Hollywood on Saturday, "To be able to do this for so long, it's quite an accomplishment." Littrell, 38, says the band's journey from Orlando-start-up to Walk of Famers doesn't seem as long as it should, "Sometimes life gets too fast, especially with Millennium and Black and Blue and stuff that happened many years ago. It just moves too fast," he said.
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