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Backstreet Boys Biography

BSB Biography
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Backstreet Boys Bio
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Backstreet Boys Members:

  • AJ Maclean
  • Kevin Richardson
  • Brian Littrell
  • Howie Dorough
  • Nick Carter

The Backstreet Boys Get Their Start

So where did the ride to stardom begin for the Back Street Boys? It started in high school when AJ Maclean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough decided to start singing together after running into each other at auditions. A little later on Kevin Richardson and his cousin Brian Littrell joined the group after they moved to Florida from Kentucky. Even though all these guys were new to the boyband thing, they weren't new to performing. By age 12 Nick had already been the lead in The Phantom of the Opera, Howie and AJ had done Nickelodeon TV stuff and Brian had sung in his church choir.

The Backstreet Boys Make Their Mark

The Back Street Boy's success came quickly in Europe and by late 1996, with the release of Backstreet and the single Quit Playing Games (with my Heart), they had broken the charts in Canada and the US. The Backstreet Boys have never looked back, setting and breaking records left right and center. Backstreet Boys was seven times platinum and Millennium sold over 1.3 million copies in its first week. In 2000, Black and Blue debuted at number one on Billboard's 200 albums chart, selling 1.6 million copies in its first week out. That may be less than *NSYNC's 2.4 million, but the Backstreet Boys have nothing to prove - they are already pop icons.

Backstreet Boys - Did U Know?

  • Kevin Richardson used to sing into a broom handle while standing on top of a hill so he could pretend the valley below was a stadium full of cheering fans.
  • AJ Maclean has 10 tattoos.
  • Howie Dorough's sister died of Lupus.
The Backstreet Boys Say..

"We're just five guys who love to sing. We have a love and respect for music and we want to have careers in this industry for a long time."

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LiamPaynelover123
OMG i love them
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JennyD

JennyD wrote:

i'm a directioner :D
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I like backstreetboys's song :)
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"american_brit" wrote: "LAZY778" wrote: Brave; because she didn't need a man to save her. It was about a mother daughter bond. And I love that. In tangled it was a love story. In the end Rapunzel and the guy fall in love. But in Brave she didn't need a man to be happy. She was the strong one not a prince. She was smart and confident. I love that. So even though Tangled was really funny i will always pick Brave. That's a really good point ^-^ I still like Tangled better. The plot made more sense and was better written (in my opinion though) I thought the humor was better as well; definitely a lot less crude! Also, the lack of songs in Brave bummed me out... it is a Disney Princess Movie :/ (Don't argue that it's Pixar!) Wait you think because it's a Disney movie there has to be singing!? Really that's dumb. Ok that Iis just my opinion. But really that's dumb. 
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american_brit
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"LAZY778" wrote:Brave; because she didn't need a man to save her. It was about a mother daughter bond. And I love that. In tangled it was a love story. In the end Rapunzel and the guy fall in love. But in Brave she didn't need a man to be happy. She was the strong one not a prince. She was smart and confident. I love that. So even though Tangled was really funny i will always pick Brave. That's a really good point ^-^ I still like Tangled better. The plot made more sense and was better written (in my opinion though) I thought the humor was better as well; definitely a lot less crude! Also, the lack of songs in Brave bummed me out... it is a Disney Princess Movie :/ (Don't argue that it's Pixar!)
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Lion King For sure Frozen i've seen a million times so now it's an annoying movie.
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