The Backstreet Boys is an American boy band consisting of A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Nick Carter, Kevin Scott Richardson and Brian Littrell. They became famous in the 90's with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996). They released their second international album, Backstreet's Back (1997), Millennium (1999) and Black & Blue (2000).
After a two-year hiatus, they regrouped and released a comeback album Never Gone (2005). After the conclusion of the Never Gone Tour in 2006, Kevin Scott Richardson left the group to pursue other interests. The group then released two albums as a quartet: Unbreakable (2007) and This Is Us (2009).
In 2012, the group announced that Richardson had rejoined them permanently. The following year, they celebrated their 20th anniversary and released their first independent album, In a World Like This (2013).
The Backstreet Boys have sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band in history, and one of the world's best-selling music artists.
The Backstreet Boys are: Nick Carter (b. 28 January 1980); Brian Littrell (b. 20 February 1975); Howie Dorough (b. 22 August 1973); Kevin Scott Richardson (b. 3 October 1971); and A.J. McLean (b. 9 January 1978).
The 'Backstreet Boys' have been together for over 20 years and have sold over 130 million albums world wide making them the best selling boy band in history.
Got the name "Backstreet Boys" from an Orlando flea market called the Backstreet Market.
Was a musical guest at the swedish talk show TV-Huset (Oktober 2005)
As of June 23, 2006, Kevin Scott Richardson announced he is leaving the Backstreet Boys after 13 years with them.
I Want It That Way was named #3 on VH1's Greatest Songs of the 90s. (2007).
The Backstreet Boys were the first group since Sade to have their first seven albums debut in top 10 of the Billboard Charts.
Presently doing their world-tour for their album "Unbreakable". [May 2008]
Currently on tour, the Backstreet Boys have released their newest single, "Just Want You To Know". [August 2005]
Like his band mates, Brian Littrell (Baseball, basketball, soccer) and Kevin Richardson (football), and AJ and Nick (dance), Howie did both dance and Little League.
All five boys are married, four of them have kids of their own: Kevin and Kristin with two boys, Mason and Maxwell, Brian and Leighanne with Baylee, Howie and Leigh with two, James and Holden, and AJ and Rochelle with Ava. It's revealed on 'Dancing with the Stars (2005)' that Nick, the last member, is gonna be a dad because his wife Lauren is four-five months pregnant with their first child, a boy.
One of their dancers, Angela Randle Elgani, recently dated their bodyguard, Q, around 2005, 5 years after the two met on the Millennium Tour in 1999, got married in May 16, 2009 until Q's death in 2013 while Angela was 5 months pregnant with their daughter, Chloe Johnny "Q" Elgani.
AJ and Nick's wives, Rochelle and Lauren Kitt Carter, have help their husbands with their addictions to drugs and depression.
AJ's wife, Rochelle Karidis, went to their Into the Millennium concert in Las Vegas in 1999 (presumably how they met).
Howie's wife, Leigh Boniello, was hired as the band webmaster in 2000, which got them together ever since.
Brian and Kevin's wives, Kristin Willits and Leighanne Littrell, have not only been around since the mid-1990s, but also have appear in 'I'll Never Break Your Heart' as their husbands' love interests.
Brian, Kevin and Howie Dorough were all heartthrobs, had high school sweethearts, did school plays in and graduated from high school and sang in church choirs.
Both A.J. McLean and Nick Carter were both home schooled, so they never went to their prom.
Cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Scott Richardson arranged from Kentucky, where they're both Kentucky wildcat fans.
Nick is the only member who never went to high school.
The group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 22, 2013.