Backstreet Boys Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


28th September 2016

Fact: The Backstreet Boys added a new member during their stint on America's The Late Late Show on Tuesday night (27Sep16) when host James Corden joined them onstage to perform their hit Everybody (Backstreet’s Back).


11th July 2016

Fact: Alabama Shakes star Brittany Howard and My Morning Jacket's Jim James have recorded an unlikely cover of Backstreet Boys' hit I Want It That Way for a new TV advertisement. The odd duo has joined forces to promote fast food firm Chipotle, providing a new take on the boyband's 1999 pop smash to accompany the Mexican food brand's animated commercial.


26th August 2015

Fact: Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has been announced as the latest celebrity to compete in the 2015 season of U.S. TV show DANCING WITH THE STARS. He joins Australian TV presenter and actress BINDI IRWIN.


27th January 2015

Tweet: "Due to the #blizzardof2015, we're unable to travel to Nyc. We're working on alternatives and will let you know as soon as they're confirmed." The New York storm has forced the Backstreet Boys to make alternative plans for a trip to the Big Apple, where they were slated to go on a press tour to promote their new documentary, Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of. The film hits cinemas in the U.S. on Friday (30Jan15).


23rd May 2014

Fact: The Backstreet Boys have landed $750,000 (Gbp468,000) to star and sing in a new ad for a Swedish warehouse store.


2nd May 2014

Quote: "From my point of view, an ex is an ex and there's a reason for that. I feel like you just gotta move on. Aaron, move on. I love you dude, but move on." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter advises his younger brother Aaron to stop his quest to win back ex-girlfriend Hilary Duff.


14th March 2014

Fact: Pop act Backstreet Boys have extended their world tour by 35 dates due to huge demand from fans. They are currently performing the European leg of the In A World Like This trek and announced on Friday (14Mar14) that they are returning to North America in May (13) for a series of new shows with Avril Lavigne as their support act.


9th December 2013

Fact: Newly formed supergroup McBusted have confirmed plans to headline at the Barclaycard British Summertime Series in London's Hyde Park in July (14). They will be joined by special guest support act the Backstreet Boys for the event.


25th November 2013

Tweet: "I'm very proud of my brother Aaron Carter I totally support his decision. This is a huge step for the better, in his life. Love you bro (sic)." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter speaks out about his brother Aaron Carter's financial woes. The younger sibling filed for bankruptcy with debts of $2.2 million (£1.4 million) last week (ends24Nov13).


21st November 2013

Fact: The Backstreet Boys, Sheryl Crow and Anna Kendrick will be among the stars performing at this year's big Christmas bash in Washington, D.C. The three acts will join host Hugh Jackman for the annual Christmas in Washington concert on 10 December (13), which will be attended by U.S. leader President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. The big festive show will be broadcast in America 10 days later (20Dec13).


26th September 2013

Quote: "I was a little disappointed that they didn't do a reunion tour and then maybe ask the Backstreet Boys to do it with them." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter was hoping fellow grown-up boyband 'N Sync would announce a comeback tour after briefly reuniting at the MTV Video Music Awards last month (Aug13) as part of Justin Timberlake's hits set.


13th August 2013

Fact: Backstreet Boys, Enrique Iglesias and Matthew Morrison are among the big names who have signed up to appear during America's Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon next month (Sep13). The annual event, which will be held on 1 September (13), will also feature Ryan Seacrest, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker and Paula Abdul.


1st August 2013

Quote: "There was random drug testing on the road. I was buying urine from local crew guys so I could pass (it) off (as clean) and lie about it." Backstreet Boys star A.J. MCLean on the depths of his drug abuse issues.


31st July 2013

Quote: "I was drinking about a fifth of Jack (Daniels) a day, doing a lot of coke. I was just very introverted, I had an issue with being insecure and always trying to get external validation... It was just never enough and I was a late bloomer. I didn't actually start drinking until I was 22." Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean on his past battles with sobriety and substance abuse.


30th July 2013

Quote: "Chris and I had a little thing for a short period of time... He dated her first, I dated her after... It turned out to be awkward... There was somebody in between Chris and me... but now we're really good friends." Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean on his past spat with 'N Sync's Chris Kirkpatrick.


30th July 2013

Quote: "Joey called me. He was like, 'Yo man, y'all going on tour?' I swear to God." Backstreet Boys star Brian Littrell reveals 'N Sync's Joey Fatone was interested in joining the band for their tour with New Kids on the Block in 2011.


13th July 2013

Fact: Backstreet Boys star Kevin Richardson wasted no time in introducing his new baby boy to the world - he posted a photo of his six-year-old son Mason cradling two-day-old Maxwell Haze on Twitter.com on Friday (12Jul13).


10th July 2013

Fact: A series of fine art photographs taken for The Backstreet Boys' latest album In A World Like This by snapper Tyler Shields will go on public display for the first time at the Openhouse Gallery in New York City next month (15Aug13). Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase limited edition prints of the images on dedicated website Albumartists.co.uk.


4th July 2013

Fact: The Backstreet Boys were offered a cameo role in The Wanted's boyband parody video for Walks Like Rihanna.


27th June 2013

Fact: The Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance on U.S. programme The Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday (26Jun13) to deliver the evening's Top 10 List of the boy band's best lyrics. The singers put a comical spin on each of their classics, such as As Long As You Love Me, crooning, "I don't care who you are, what you did, I have very low standards."


26th June 2013

Quote: "If you do have a little space, you do get along better." Backstreet Boys star Kevin Richardson insists having separate tour buses helps to keep the band together now they all hit the road with their families.


20th March 2013

Tweet: "My ankle is swollen. When I get off the flight to Malaysia it's gonna look like a balloon." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter suffers a travel nightmare.


7th March 2013

Tweet: "In The booth singing sick. Man I sound like Steve perry during the oh Sherrie days." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter battles through illness in the studio and insists his voice resembles that of former Journey frontman Perry.


12th December 2012

Quote: "It's such a different feeling, being a father. Last night I was feeding her and I swear she smiled at me. That just about ripped my heart out." Backstreet Boys star Aj Mclean on becoming a new dad to baby girl Ava.


19th April 2012

Fact: Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is set to make a cameo appearance on teen TV series 90210. The singer will perform at a bachelorette party in the episode, due to air in the U.S. on 8 May (12).


29th December 2011

Fact: Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean's gothic winter wedding on 17 December (11) was co-ordinated by the same planner who took charge of Katy Perry and Russell Brand's nuptials.


20th September 2011

Fact: A pair of Nike Air Jordan sneakers signed by all the members of the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block fetched $16,100 (£10,062.50) for environmental organisation Global Green Usa on Monday (19Sep11). Nick Carter placed the shoes on auction website Ebay.com last week (begs12Sep11).


21st July 2011

Quote: "I think he's starting to grasp (what I do). He sees posters of us and he goes, 'Da Da'. And when I'm singing my songs he just dances around. I actually brought him up onstage with me once and I bring him to our soundcheck parties." Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough's two-year-old enjoys life on the road with dad.


7th July 2011

Quote: "I think some of the songs are really good. That movie (Justin Bieber: Never Say Never) was really entertaining. I'm excited for the kid. I'm hoping that he has fun with what he's doing." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter on young pop star Justin Bieber.


7th July 2011

Quote: "I have my self-control. I'd rather be high off things in life with your eyes wide open and the things that life offers you outside of drugs and alcohol. That's where I'd rather live." Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter is no longer tempted by drugs and alcohol.


23rd May 2011

Quote: 'He wanted to come on the tour with us and we all thought it was a great match. It's a big, exciting event. We're all pulling a lot of things together." Nick Carter on taking Glee star Matthew Morrison on the road with the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block this summer (11)


19th May 2011

Quote: "We have a big brother-little brother thing. But Nick (Carter)'s my favourite." New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg insists going on tour with the Backstreet Boys will be like a big family gathering.


18th May 2011

Quote: "I'm sober, so my idea of partying is these guys taking my money at poker night at my house." Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean has calmed his wild ways since beating his substance abuse problems with a third stint in rehab in January (11).


17th December 2010

Fact: New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys are giving fans an early "glimpse" of their massive joint tour next year (11) by teaming up to perform on DICk Clark's annual New Year's Eve (31Dec) special.


13th July 2010

Quote: "I wish I could explain, but I have no clue. Even the song's writer, Max Martin, can't give us an explanation. I think it's just such an easily singable song." A.J. MCLEAN has no idea what the Backstreet Boys' hit I WANT IT THAT WAY is about.


21st May 2009

Fact: Former Backstreet Boys star KEVIN RICHARDSON has put his Los Angeles mansion on the market with a listing price of $3.98 million (£2.6 million). The singer's house boasts four bedrooms, sweeping lawns and garden areas and a large swimming pool.


19th May 2008

Quote: "She is a little lost but I know she can do it, I believe in her. I believe in anybody who wants to do something for themselves." Once-troubled Backstreet Boys star A.J. MCLEAN is confident Britney Spears will bounce back from her professional and personal problems.


13th November 2007

Quote: "In France I met a beautiful girl who kept saying 'toilette, toilette'. I thought she needed to pee, but then she asked me to follow her into the bathroom and got freaky with me. It was weird sex." HOWIE from the Backstreet Boys on the weirdest place he has had sex.


13th November 2007

Quote: "It didn't used to be brains for me. It was all about boobs to be honest." Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys reveals what he looks for in a women.


8th November 2007

Quote: "In the women's department of a K-mart (department store), among the racks of clothes with shoppers all around us." Aj Mclean of the Backstreet Boys on the strangest place he has ever had sex.


7th November 2007

Quote: "It helped me realise that I had some problems and I needed to fix them - personally, mentally and physically." Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has no regrets about his recent reality TV show HOUSE OF CARTER.


1st November 2007

Quote: "We thankfully got out of that whole situation when we did, and you know we don't wish bad upon anybody, but karma's karma." A.J. MCLEAN on the news the Backstreet Boys' former manager Lou Pearlman has been exposed as a "pervy paedophile" who preyed on young boys in a Vanity Fair expose.


25th September 2007

Quote: "I was singing the quintessential crappy pop music. I had four back-up dancers and I was wearing sparkly tank tops and leather pants. It's a totally different show nowadays." Mandy Moore insists her concerts are nothing like the ones she once performed while touring with the Backstreet Boys.


12th February 2007

Quote: "As artists, we put ourselves out there, so it's great that the Grammys have the gift lounges to show us a little gratitude." Backstreet Boys star HOWIE DOROUGH enjoys picking up a few freebies at pre-Grammy Awards parties.


12th February 2007

Quote: "As artists, we put ourselves out there, so it's great that the Grammys have the gift lounges to show us a little gratitude." Backstreet Boys star HOWIE DOROUGH enjoys picking up a few freebies at pre-Grammy Awards parties.


29th July 2006

Quote: "Isn't it ironic? All this time we thought he was 'N Sync and turns out he's a Backstreet Boy." Comedian Jay Leno jokes about Lance Bass going public about the fact that he is gay.


10th May 2006

Quote: "People often ask me when is this boy band business going to be over. I tell them when God stops making little girls." Pop mogul Lou Pearlman, who launched Backstreet Boys and N'SYNC, insists the boy band is here to stay.


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