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Backstreet Boys

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Famous as :

Pop group

Birth Date :

1992

Birth Place :

Orlando, Florida, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" (1997)

Biography


Looking back to the year 1992, it all began in Orlando, Florida. A high school student named Howard Dwaine Dorough (born August 1973) kept bumping into the same two boys when he joined some local auditions. To his surprise, young Howie found out that he shared the same interest in classic soul with those boys, whose names are Alexander James McLean (born January 9,1978) and Nicholas Gene Carter (born January 28, 1980). These three enthusiastic boys also felt that they could make a perfect harmony together, so it did not require a long time for them to become good friends. Having been inspired by Boyz II Men and Color Me Badd, they decided to form a vocal group while looking for two more members. Under the keen eye of their manager and producer, Louis J. Pearlman, they eventually took Kevin Scott Richardson (born October 3, 1972) along with his cousin, Brian Thomas Littrell (born February 20, 1975) as the last two members of the group. Deriving the name of an Orlando popular flea market, they finally came up as Backstreet Boys (BSB).

Relying on their solid harmonies as well as perfect blending of pop and R&B music, BSB tried to find a suitable record deal by performing some cover tunes of their favorite songs. "We'd go to local labels and sing a cappella in their foyers," Howie recalled. "We'd sing anywhere, for anybody." Wanting to support the development of the group, Pearlman hired Johnny Wright and his wife, Donna, who formerly had been the managers of New Kids On The Block to supervise the group. Under the couple's company, Wright Stuff Management, the group began performing at theme parks and high schools even becoming the opening act for several artists, such as REO Speedwagon, Brandy, Village People, and Kenny G.. With the help from Donna Wright, they finally succeeded in signing a deal with David McPherson of Jive Records in 1994. Without further ado, the group started to record their debut single entitled 'We've Got It Goin' On'. The single surprisingly was a hit in Germany before then spread to the other European countries, Japan, Australia, Canada, and Southeast Asia the following year. Ironically, it only made a little sound in U.S. since the single failed to reach the top 40 of Billboard Chart.

Latest News


Backstreet Boys Cancel Concert in Israel

July 20, 2014 16:47:42 GMT

A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, , Kevin Richardson, and Brian Littrell scrap their scheduled concert in Israel as the country's conflict with Palestine escalates. They were supposed to perform in Israel for three consecutive nights starting July 29.
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MTV Movie Awards 2014: 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Wins Movie of the Year

April 14, 2014 04:10:49 GMT

The live telecast of the 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards just ended with the crowning of "" as Movie of the Year. presented the top prize after and performed "" soundtrack.
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MTV Movie Awards 2014: Rihanna, Jared Leto, and Jonah Hill Among Early Winners

April 14, 2014 01:58:28 GMT

The 23rd annual MTV Movie Awards kicked off Sunday night, April 13 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles with as a host. The first awards of the night were announced on the red carpet before the show officially begins. won Best Cameo for her brief appearance in "".
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Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls' Joint Tour Not Happening

March 26, 2014 04:57:02 GMT

is not going on a tour with . A representative for the boyband has confirmed to MTV News that the reports about the boys planning to hit the road with the ladies from the British group are not true.
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Backstreet Boys Announces North American Tour With Avril Lavigne as Supporter

March 15, 2014 05:13:50 GMT

' "In a World Like This" tour has been extended. During an appearance on "" on Friday, March 14, the boyband announced that they would hit the road again this summer.
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Backstreet Boys' Tour Kick-Off Show Abruptly Ends After Late Start

August 05, 2013 03:22:08 GMT

The world tour opening show on Friday, August 2 at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago ended abruptly while they were performing "Love Somebody". Apparently, a late start made it impossible for the quintet to squeeze in the full show before the strict 11 P.M. curfew came up.
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Backstreet Boys Premieres 'In a World Like This' Music Video

July 19, 2013 03:21:10 GMT

The are back and they made it known today on "" as they premiered the music video for their new single "In a World like This". The clip features all five original members, , Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson, as if they never aged despite some of them already pushing 40, but they did seem to have matured with the years as their new song has quite a deep message.
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Pics: Backstreet Boys Lands a Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

April 23, 2013 04:26:41 GMT

gets immortalized on Hollywood Walk of Fame. The band that made its debut on April 20, 1993, received the 2,485th star on the famous street on Monday, April 22. The band's producer Max Martin, families and fans went to the ceremony to support the band's members, Brian Littrell, A.J. McLean, Howie Dorough, and Kevin Richardson, who looked emotional during the event.
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Backstreet Boys Sing 'It's Christmas Time Again' at Disney Christmas Parade

December 26, 2012 01:54:38 GMT

The opened for this year's Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade with a high-energy performance of the track "It's Christmas Time Again". The new holiday track marked the group's reunion on stage as they sang with the Disneyland Castle as their magnificent background. The performance, which took place in Anaheim, California on Tuesday morning, December 25, made parade goers cheer and dance to the boys' upbeat lyrics and high-energy musical number.
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Stagehand's $5 Million Lawsuit Against NKOTBSB Dismissed

December 22, 2012 17:41:47 GMT

and are freed from a $5 million lawsuit after a judge ruled that the bands are not held responsible for the injury that stagehand William Wesley Styron suffered. The judge said NKOTBSB "owed no duty to plaintiff that was breached when he was injured" and then dismissed the case.
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Videos: Backstreet Boys Reunite on 'Good Morning America'

September 01, 2012 06:11:41 GMT

Howie Dorough, , Brian Littrell, AJ McLean and Kevin Richardson, collectively known as , hit the stage of "" at Central Park last Friday, August 31. They performed some of their songs including "Everybody", "Larger Than Life", "Incomplete" and "I Want It That Way".
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Backstreet Boys Announce New Album and Kevin Richardson Reunion

July 17, 2012 17:51:39 GMT

have an announcement that was bigger than their recent reunion. The boyband will release a new album next spring to celebrate the group's 20th anniversary and perform with Kevin Richardson once again.
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A.J. McLean Sends Out Gothic-Themed Wedding Invitation

December 07, 2011 09:08:19 GMT

One member is giving a unique twist to his wedding invitation. A.J. McLean is set to tie the knot with fiancee Rochelle Deanna Karidis in less than two weeks time, and a look at his gothic-themed invite has been made available for viewing pleasure via TMZ.
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Backstreet Boys' Howie Dorough Debuts New Solo Song 'Lie to Me'

October 05, 2011 07:26:01 GMT

Howie Dorough is gearing up to introduce his solo effort now that are on a break after touring across North America with . The 38-year-old boybander has unleashed via EW the first taste to the upcoming album in a form of a brand new song called "Lie to Me".
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Six of Lady GaGa's Songs Removed in China for 'Cultural Security'

August 26, 2011 16:01:16 GMT

China feels threatened by the music of , , and other pop stars. The country's Ministry of Culture has banned the download of their songs on Chinese music sites because "they had never been submitted for mandatory government screening", The AP reported.
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NKOTB and BSB's New Duet Single 'Don't Turn Out the Lights' Emerges

April 01, 2011 04:45:44 GMT

and , who are going to tour together by the name NKOTBSB this summer, have just dropped a duet track called "Don't Turn Out the Lights". Produced by Eman and written by Claude Kelly, the song is dance pop with mid-tempo synthesized tune.
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A.J. McLean Releases Statement About His Return to Rehab

January 14, 2011 06:44:16 GMT

' singer A.J. McLean has confirmed reports he has checked into rehab. The 33 year old is seeking treatment for undisclosed issues. In a statement to People.com, he says, "For personal reasons, I've checked myself into a rehab clinic. With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet (Boys), I want to be healthy and at my best. Thank you for all of your support and respecting my family and friends' privacy during this time. I'll see you really soon."
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BSB's A.J. McLean Back to Rehab for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

January 14, 2011 02:26:43 GMT

' pop comeback has hit a stumbling block - singer A.J. McLean has reportedly returned to rehab to conquer his drug and alcohol demons once and for all. The singer has battled addiction for years and enrolled in treatment program in both 2001 and 2002 for alcohol and cocaine abuse.
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NKOTB and BSB Added to 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve' Line-Up

December 17, 2010 08:59:41 GMT

The already-crowded line-up of 2010 "'s New Year's Rockin' Eve with " continues to grow. The latest big stars who are added to the list are boybands and who are preparing to embark on a joint tour next summer.
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New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys Announce Joint Tour Dates

November 23, 2010 08:38:54 GMT

and the ' 24-date 2011 summer tour will begin in Connecticut in June. The two boyband supergroups, who performed together at Sunday's November 21 American Music Awards, will launch the dates at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville on June 2. The concerts will wrap up in Vancouver, Canada on July 9.
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Justin Long 'Completely Fine Now' After Involved in Car Accident

November 04, 2010 07:03:46 GMT

's on/off boyfriend has been injured in a car accident. The actor suffered a mild concussion after his vehicle collided with another car in Los Angeles.
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NKOTB and Backstreet Boys' Joint Tour Confirmed for Summer 2011

November 04, 2010 06:39:00 GMT

Boy band super groups and have confirmed reports they're teaming up to tour together in 2011. The two acts thrilled fans at a New Kids concert in New York in June when they took the stage together to perform a rendition of Backstreet Boys hit "I Want It That Way" and the duet was such a success the members of both bands have agreed to hit the road together next summer.
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Video: Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell Asks Wife to Marry Him Again on 10th Anniversary

September 17, 2010 09:46:48 GMT

star Brian Littrell celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary by asking his wife Leighanne Wallace to marry him again. The romantic pop star invited family and friends to his Atlanta, Georgia estate to celebrate the renewal ceremony, which featured his two-year-old son Baylee as best man.
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Brit Saffron Burrows Is Now American

June 21, 2010 09:12:47 GMT

British actress has swapped her British passport for an American one after becoming a U.S. citizen last year. The former "Boston Legal" star, 37, reveals she recently completed the required paperwork and passed the test to earn the right to live permanently on U.S. soil.
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Oasis Greatest Hits 'Time Flies' Returns to U.K. Chart

June 21, 2010 08:47:40 GMT

is back at the top of the U.K. album charts once again - the rockers' greatest hits collection is at number one almost a year after they disbanded. The musicians - who split for good last August - have wrapped up their career together with "Time Flies...1994-2009", which shot straight to the top of the British charts. The album marks Oasis' eighth number one record in the U.K.
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Sarah Harding Tames Herself Down by Gardening

June 21, 2010 08:43:08 GMT

star Sarah Harding has swapped the London party scene for her garden - she's started growing her own vegetables at her country home. The British singer is renowned for her wild social life and was once a regular on the British capital's club scene, even investing in her very own London nightspot with her DJ boyfriend Tom Crane last year.
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New Kids On The Block Thrill Fans With Backstreet Boys Duet

June 21, 2010 08:20:17 GMT

Fans at a concert were in for a double delight on Saturday, June 19 when the pop stars brought out the for a duet. The 1980s group thrilled fans at New York City's Radio City Music Hall when they began to cover Backstreet Boys' hit "I Want It That Way" for the sold-out crowd.
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Lady GaGa Joins BP Boycott Group, Justin Bieber Up for Gulf Aid Telethon

June 19, 2010 03:47:58 GMT

A-list artists, ranging from Grammy-winning superstar to Canadian teen pop idol , have joined growing group of protesters against British Petroleum which caused massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. GaGa refused to use BP oil for her tour bus, while Bieber will appear in "" special telethon to help the oil spill victims.
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Backstreet Boys Follow Korn in Boycotting British Petroleum

June 11, 2010 07:50:44 GMT

have formed an unlikely alliance with rockers and joined their call to boycott fuel giants British Petroleum to protest the devastating oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill from the BP rig, which exploded in April, has been declared the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, prompting Korn to show their disdain by banning their tour bus drivers from filling up at BP gas pumps while on the road this summer.
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Backstreet Boys Parting Ways With Jive Records

May 29, 2010 03:26:47 GMT

The have parted ways with their longtime record label after 16 years on the roster. The boy band signed to Jive Records in 1994 and released seven albums through the label over the years.
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