Backstreet Boys

Biography

Formed in Orlando, Florida, USA, in the mid-90s, white vocal quintet the Backstreet Boys comprises Kevin Richardson (b. Kevin Scott Richardson, 3 October 1972, Lexington, Kentucky, USA), Nick Carter (b. Nicholas Gene Carter, 28 January 1980, Jamestown, New York, USA), Brian 'B-rok' Littrell (b. Brian Thomas Littrell, 20 February 1975, Lexington, Kentucky, USA), A.J. McLean (b. Alexander James McLean, 9 January 1978, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA) and Howie D. (b. Howard Dwaine Dorough, 22 August 1973, Orlando, Florida, USA). Managed by former New Kids On The Block tour manager Johnny Wright and his wife Donna, they began their careers by making a breakthrough in Europe rather than their domestic market. Their success began in 1995 when the single 'We've Got It Goin' On' became a substantial hit in Germany, and eventually charted in the rest of mainland Europe. The band's first UK success came in June 1996, when 'Get Down (You're The One For Me)' reached number 14. Reissues of their earlier singles broke them into the UK Top 10 for the first time, with 'We've Got It Goin' On' reaching number 3 in August, and 'I'll Never Break Your Heart' climbing to number 8 in November (the previous year they had stalled at number 54 and 42 respectively). Their self-titled debut album repeated this success, although it was only made available in Europe, as was the 1997 follow-up, Backstreet's Back. The latter featured a cover version of P.M. Dawn's 'Set Adrift On Memory Bliss', but was otherwise another suite of teenage-orientated love songs and ballads. 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' became another huge hit, and was instrumental in breaking the group in the US when it reached number 4 in June 1998.

Further huge hits followed with 'Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)' and 'As Long As You Love Me'. Their self-titled US debut, compiling tracks from the European albums, went on to become the third bestselling record of 1998 in that country. They topped the UK singles chart in May 1999 with a new single, 'I Want It That Way', which also proved an enduringly popular US Top 10 radio hit. Millennium was a predictable success, topping the US album charts at the start of June 1999 and selling two million copies in just over three weeks. Despite increasing commercial pressure from new boy band 'N Sync, the Backstreet Boys' popularity showed no sign of waning over the following year, with a string of hit singles followed by the bestselling Black & Blue, which topped the US charts in November 2000. They were forced to cancel several concerts dates the following summer when McLean checked into an alcohol rehabilitation centre. Nick Carter was the first member to embark on a solo career, releasing Now Or Never in October 2002.

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Brian Littrell Injured On Stage

21st July 2014 -

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Backstreet Boys star Brian Littrell is nursing cuts and bruises after injuring himself on stage.The pop group is currently touring Europe, and the singer has revealed he hurt himself during a show this week (beg14Jul14)...

Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Shows

20th July 2014 -

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The Backstreet Boys have cancelled a string of gigs in Tel Aviv due to the ongoing unrest between Israelis and Palestinians.The grown-up boy band was scheduled to play shows in the city at the end...

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

7th July 2014 -

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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...

Ed Sheeran slams Backstreet Boys for not playing hits

29th April 2014 -

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Ed Sheeran has hit out at the Backstreet Boys for playing new music at their reunion shows instead of classic hits. The 'Sing' hitmaker slammed the 90s US boyband - made up of Brian Littrell,...

Nick Carter's Family Members Were A No-show At His Wedding

24th April 2014 -

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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter's family members missed out on the happiest day of his life when the singer wed fiancee Lauren Kitt earlier this month (12Apr14).The I Want It That Way hitmaker and his...

Nick Carter's wedding was 'bittersweet'

14th April 2014 -

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A.J. McLean says Nick Carter's wedding was ''bittersweet.''The Backstreet Boys star, 34, married fitness expert Lauren Kitt in an ''emotional'' ceremony in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday (12.04.14), and his bandmate admits it was tough...

Aaron Carter's Bankruptcy: A Couple of Computers and a Worthless Dog.

22nd November 2013 -

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It’s pretty tragic, but that’s life. Aaron Carter – younger brother of Nick Carter – has filed for bankruptcy at the tender age of 25. Now 25 isn’t really that tender, but when it comes...

Aaron Carter Files For Bankruptcy After Amassing $2 Million In Debt

22nd November 2013 -

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American singer Aaron Carter has filed for bankruptcy. Papers revealed by a US entertainment website detail how the 25-year-old singer owes more than $2 million. In addition to the money he owes his creditors he...

Backstreet Boys Announce Spring 2014 Uk Tour Dates - With Support From All Saints

18th November 2013 -

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BACKSTREET BOYS have announced details of their 2014 UK headline arena tour, as part of the worldwide promotion of their new album 'In A World Like This'. Commencing at The LG Arena in Birmingham on...

3T to reunite for Michael Jackson tribute

4th November 2013 -

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Michael Jackson's nephews are set to reunite for a tribute concert.Pop group 3T - which was popular in the 90s and consisted of Tito Jackson's sons Taj, Taryll and T.J. - are set for a...

Nick Carter: 'New Reality Show Will Be Nothing Like House Of Carters Train Wreck'

27th September 2013 -

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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has no qualms about returning to reality Tv after fans watched him spiral out of control on his family show House Of Carters - because he likes the idea of...

Backstreet Boys Attend The Macy's Passport 'Glamorama' Show - Part 1

18th September 2013 -

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Nick Carter, AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson from American boyband the Backstreet Boys are snapped together on the red carpet at Glamorama. AJ shows off a set of well-manicured nails complete...

Backstreet Boys In 'Backstreet Boys Surprise Critics With 'Not That Bad' Album' Shocker

30th July 2013 -

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I can think of around 47 things I’d rather do than listen to the new Backstreet Boys album; they’re not weird nasty things, like consuming faeces or getting punched in the eye, but pleasant things,...

Seth Rogen Reveals: 'This Is The End' Does Not Use Original Ending

19th June 2013 -

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Seth Rogen's comedy This Is The End did not use its intended ending. The script was changed in order to accommodate a cameo from 90's pop stars Backstreet Boys leading a sing-along dance to 'Everybody',...

Backstreet Boys Announce New Album 'In A World Like This' Released July 30 Th 2013

16th May 2013 -

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For 20 years, Backstreet Boys have delivered the finest pop music has to offer - tightly crafted songs, floor-shaking rhythms, and unmistakable harmonies. On July 30th, all five original members - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough,...

Backstreet Boys Announce Tour – Check Out The Dates!

13th May 2013 -

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The Backstreet boys have been in the musical business for 20 years now and, despite a lengthy hiatus and genuine doubt over their future, they’re as busy as ever. The next chapter in the Backstreet...

Walk of Fame Stars Backstreet Boys Preview New Album [Listen]

23rd April 2013 -

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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...

From Boys To Men: The Backstreet Boys Given A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

23rd April 2013 -

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Its been 20 years since A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell got together in an Orlando, Florida studio for the first time, and since then the Backstreet Boys have...

Lawsuit Against The Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block Dismissed

22nd December 2012 -

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A lawsuit against the boybands The Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block has been dismissed, after the two groups were blamed by a stagehand, who fractured his skull after falling before one of...

A.j. Mclean Admits 'Relapses'

8th January 2012 -

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A.J. McLean admits he still relapses in his battle to stay sober.The Backstreet Boys hitmaker - who underwent his third stint in rehab last year to receive treatment for alcohol abuse - was pleased to...

New Kids On The Block's Competitive Tour Mates

19th October 2011 -

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Touring with Backstreet Boys has made New Kids on the Block more competitive. NKOTB singer Joey McIntyre admitted since joining forces with the fellow boy band to tour as NKOTBSB he and the other members...

Backstreet Boys Bigger

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Backstreet Boys Everybody (Backstreet's Back)

3rd December 2008 -

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Backstreet Boys Anywhere For You

3rd December 2008 -

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Backstreet Boys Larger Than Life

3rd December 2008 -

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Carter 'Likes Watching Himself During Sex'

5th August 2004 -

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The woman who claims to have caused the break-up between NICK CARTER and PARIS HILTON has declared the pop hunk so vain, he insists on watching himself in the mirror while having sex. CRYSTAL...

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To all Backstreet boys fans lets aks them to have a concert next week

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Ok...so i have been getting TONS of emails and pms about the event and whats it about. Thank you to those who have purchased tickets already. For those of you who have been asking becuz u haven't heard ANYTHING about the event heres a quick summary for now.Its on Saturday March 18th,2006 at Olympic Spirit in downtown Toronto. YOu can check out their site to see the venue at www.olympicspirit.caTickets for the event can be purchased threw paypal using the account name charityevent2005@yahoo.caTickets are $75 dollars which is what we call the Day part and $115 for the day/nite part.(MUST BE 19and over for this ticket)During the day you will get to enjoy urslefs trying the different interactives in the venue. All are sports related and geared towards the olympics but are a total blast. You will have a chance to try and win stuff in our silent auction as well there will be giveaways. There will also be a chance to meet some up and coming artists and talk to them and get autographs and photos.So far confirmed are Toronto Based band methodology whom u can check out at www.myspace.com/methodologymusic as well two of the up and coming artists from the missy elliott road to stardom show will be on hand. Nic and Eddie. You can check them out at www.nicholasdemps.com and www.doubleedoublee.com or on myspace at www.myspace.com/nicholasdemps and www.myspace.com/doulbee.As well..we are very happy to announce that Angie Herring will be on hand at the event. For those of you who dont know her...she is Howies sister also known as the founder of the DLF.The nite part for those with the $115 will have a little extra from the day and that will include performances in on the 5th floor in the bar/lounge of the venue food and drinks..(drinks will be at extra charge).As of now there is lots of BSB memorobilia that will be auctioned and/or given away, gift certificates, signed DLF bear and 2 never gone cds signed by Aj and Howie.Lots more to come.Hope to see lots of you there!!!

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BACKSTREET BOYS IS THE BEST!!!

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REYNA

BACKSTREET BOYS are coming to LAtin America during feb and march. Buy your tixs!!!!

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anything about them are the best for me!!

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dya lyk der latest sng 'i just want u knw'??

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I hope they will be back asap here in the philippines make another concert tour... Good luck BSB We love you!!!! mabuhay!!!

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