The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson. Their 2019 album DNA debuted at number one, more than two decades after the group formed, and 19 years after they last topped in 2000.
About Backstreet Boys in brief
The Backstreet Boys are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, AJ McLean, and cousins Brian Littrell and Kevin Richardson. They have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time. Their 2019 album DNA debuted at number one, more than two decades after the group formed, and 19 years after they last topped in 2000. They are the first group since Led Zeppelin to have their first ten albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200, and the only boy band to do so. They received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on April 22, 2013, and released their first documentary movie, titled Backstreet boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of in January 2015. The song “We’ve Got It Goin’ On” was a minor success in the U.S. and Europe, peaking at only No. 69 by December 1995, but entered the top 5 in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and the Netherlands. In North America, the song was sent to radio in August 1995 and released as a physical single on September 5, 1995, in North America and North Europe. In Europe, it was a major success in August 1996, and sent them to the top of the charts in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Austria. In the United States, the group has sold more than 100 million copies of their albums, making it one of the world’s most successful boy band groups.
They also have the No. 1 single “I Can’t Go For It” with Denniz PoP, which ended up being their first single and completed their work on their work in 1995 and 1996. They had their first performance at SeaWorld Orlando on May 8, 1993, and then continued to perform in various venues during summer 1993, from shopping malls, restaurants, to a high-profile charity gala in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. They rose to superstardom with their third studio album Millennium and its follow-up album, Black & Blue. After a two-year hiatus, they regrouped and released a comeback album Never Gone. After the conclusion of the Never Gone Tour in 2006, Richardson left the group to pursue other interests. The group then released two albums as a quartet: Unbreakable and This Is Us. In 2012, they announced that Richardson had rejoined them permanently. In 2013, they celebrated their 20th anniversary by releasing their first independent album, In a World Like This. In the following year, they released their second independent album In a world Like This, which was their first album as a four-piece group. In 2014, they also released their third independent album: The Boys Are Back. They were signed to Mercury Records in 1993, but the deal fell through at the last minute because longtime Mercury recording artist John Mellencamp threatened to leave the label if they got into the boy band business.