Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys: American boy band

Backstreet Boys, also known as BSB, is an American pop supergroup that became popular during the 1990s and 2000s. They are the highest selling boy band of all time with 130 million records sold. The members are AJ McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Richardson and Brian Littrell. Kevin Richardson left the group in 2006 and rejoined in 2012.

Backstreet Boys
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Background information
OriginOrlando, Florida, United States
GenresPop, pop rock, R&B, teen pop, adult contemporary
Years active1993-present
LabelsJive, Legacy Recordings
MembersAJ McLean
Howie Dorough
Nick Carter
Kevin Richardson
Brian Littrell
Websitebackstreetboys.com

History

Backstreet Boys originated in Orlando, Florida and was formed on April 20, 1993 by Lou Pearlman with the help of a producer, Lil’ Shy. The early line-up of the group were Howie Dorough (19), AJ McLean (15), Nick Carter (13), Sam Licata and Charles Edwards. However Licata and Edwards left in early 1993 for personal reasons. In April 1993, Kevin Richardson along with his cousin Brian Littrell completed the group.

After series of tours and the failure of possible Mercury Records, the Backstreet Boys was finally spotlighted in Cleveland, Ohio by Jive Records in February 1994. They recorded their very first single, “We’ve Got it Goin’, written by Denniz PoP and included in Backstreet Boys’ first self-titled album that was released in summer of 1996.

Members

 
Backstreet Boys at KISS FM Jingle Bell Bash 8.
  • Howie Dorough was born in Orlando, Florida on August 22, 1973. He started his entertainment career at a tender age of six when he participated in an Orlando Production, The Wizard of Oz. As he grew old, he became more active in their school choir and theater. Howie has also performed in various Nickelodeon productions and other movies.
  • AJ McLean was born in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 9, 1978. Like Howie, he was also a product of Nickelodeon and Disney Productions. AJ joined the group after a series of auditions with original co-members, Howie Dorough and Nick Carter.
  • Nick Carter was born in Jamestown, New York on January 28, 1980. Being the youngest member of Backstreet Boys, Nick at his very young age of 12 hit the music industry along with his co-members with his rasping but melodic voice. True artist at heart, he also auditioned in several acting roles and appeared in the popular in 1990, the Edward Scissorhands. Nick together with AJ McLean and Howie Dorough was recruited by Lou Pearlman in his forming group. Nick Carter is the elder brother of singer Aaron Carter.
  • Kevin Richardson was born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA on October 3, 1971. Kevin grew up in a farm with his parents and two siblings. After graduating in high school, Kevin left his family to pursue his dream of becoming an actor and a singer. He along with his older brother went to Orlando, Florida to try his luck. He became a model, tour guide at Walt Disney World and a dance instructor. At age 21, he joined Backstreet Boys and convinced his cousin, Brian Littrell to also join the group. Kevin left the group on June 23, 2006 and rejoined on April 29, 2012.
  • Brian Littrell completed the Backstreet Boys group as its fifth member in 1993 after a phone audition to Lou Pearlman. Brian is the cousin of Kevin Richardson. Born on February 20, 1975 in Lexington, Kentucky USA, Brian began singing as a child in a nearby church. He went to Orlando, Florida and completed the group on April 20,1993.

Charts

YearTitleUS PeakUS WeeksUK PeakUK WeeksAlbum
2005Just Want You To Know70382Never Gone
Incomplete1320815Never Gone
2001-2002Drowning288047Greatest Hits: Chapter 1
2001More Than That2720125Black & Blue
The Call56285Black & Blue
2000Shape of My Heart92049Black & Blue
The One301588Millennium
Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely624312Millennium
1999Larger Than Life2519514Millennium
I Want It That Way645114Millennium
1998-1999All I Have to Give521212Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back
1998I'll Never Break Your Heart352811Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back
Everybody (Backstreet's Back)422811Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back
1997As Long As You Love Me--319Backstreet's Back
Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)243210Backstreet Boys/Backstreet's Back
Anywhere For You--48Backstreet Boys
1996Get Down (You're the One For Me)--148Backstreet Boys
1995We've Got It Goin' On692038Backstreet Boys

Discography

Comprehensive list of the recordings made.

Albums

DateTitle
2019DNA
2013In A World Like This
2009This Is Us
2007Unbreakable
2005Never Gone
2000Black & Blue
1999Millennium
1997Backstreet's Back
1996Backstreet Boys

Singles

DateTitle
2019No Place
2018Chances
2018Don’t Go Breaking My Heart
2013Show ’Em (What You’re Made Of)
2013In a World like This
2012Its Christmas Time Again
2009Bigger
2009Straight Through My Heart
2007Helpless When She Smiles
2007Inconsolable
2005I Still...
2005Crawling Back to You
2005Just Want You to Know
2005Incomplete
2001Drowning
2000More Than That
2000The Call
2000Shape of My Heart
1999The One
1999Show Me The Meaning of Being Lonely
1999Larger Than Life
1999I Want It That Way
1997All I Have To Give
1997I'll Never Break Your Heart
1997Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
1997As Long As You Love Me
1996Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
1996Anywhere For You
1996Get Down (You're The One For Me)
1996We've Got It Goin' On

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