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The Backstreet Boys (sometimes referred to as BSB) are an American vocal group, formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993. The group consists of A. J. McLean, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter, and Kevin Richardson. They rose to fame with their debut international album, Backstreet Boys (1996), and to world superstardom with their album Millennium (1999) and its follow-up album, Black & Blue (2000).

After a two-year hiatus, they regrouped and released their comeback album Never Gone (2005). Richardson left the group in 2006, several months after the conclusion of the Never Gone tour to pursue other interests. The group then recorded and released two albums as a four-piece: Unbreakable (2007) and This Is Us (2009).

In 2011, the group co-headlined the NKOTBSB Tour with New Kids on the Block, and in 2012 Richardson rejoined them right after they finished the tour. As of July 2012, all members of the group are living together working on their new album in London.

The Backstreet Boys have sold over 130 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling boy band of all time, and one of the world's best-selling music artists. According to Billboard, they are the first group since Sade to have their first seven albums reach the top 10 on the Billboard 200.

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Backstreet Boys discography
Releases
Studio albums 8
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Singles 25
Music videos 23

The discography of American pop vocal group Backstreet Boys consists of eight studio albums, twenty-five singles, two compilation albums and twenty-three music videos. Formed in Orlando, Florida in 1993, the group consists of Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean and Kevin Richardson. Richardson left the group in 2006 to pursue other interests, but rejoined in 2012.

The Backstreet Boys released their debut single "We've Got It Goin' On" in 1995, which entered the top-ten in many European countries. Their debut album, Backstreet Boys, was released internationally in 1996, and was certified three times platinum in Europe, and diamond in Canada. In 1999, the Backstreet Boys released their third and most successful album to date, Millennium, which entered the Billboard 200 at number one, with first week sales of 1,133,000 copies, and became the best-selling album of the year. It sold over 40 million copies internationally.

The Backstreet Boys have received a total of eight Grammy nominations, including five nominations in 2000. According to the RIAA, they are the forty-first best selling artist with shipments of over 37 million albums in the US. They are also ranked as the seventh best-selling group of the SoundScan era in the United States (nineteenth best-selling artist overall), with sales of 30,900,000 albums. As of 2010, the Backstreet Boys have sold over 130 million records worldwide.

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AJ McLean performing at KISS 106.1 Jingle Bell Bash 8 in December 2005.

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Did you know?

  • ... that October 7 in Orlando, Florida is declared as Backstreet Boys Day by the mayor in 1998?
  • ... that the song "I Want It That Way" reached number 1 in over 25 countries?
  • ... that Black & Blue holds the record of best international sales in a week for an album in history by selling over 5 million copies in its first week of sales?
  • ... that Nick Carter was only 12 when he joined the group?
  • ... that the concert at Georgia Dome in Atlanta from Into the Millennium Tour is the most attended concert by a pop artist?
  • ... that the group starred as superheroes in their own comic book called Backstreet Project?
  • ... that Kevin Richardson rejoined the group in 2012 after a 6-year hiatus?
  • ... that all members of the group live together in a house in London while they work on their 8th studio album in 2012?

In the news

  • May 31, 2013, Backstreet Boys hold pandas and feed them. Read more...
  • May 13, 2013, Backstreet Boys to embark on a 20th anniversary world tour in 2013. Read more...
  • April 23, 2013, Backstreet Boys gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Read more...
  • March 25, 2013, Backstreet Boys do the Harlem Shake. Read more...
  • February 9, 2013, Backstreet Boys – The Movie set for a Q1 2014 release. Read more...
  • January 22, 2013, Backstreet Boys announce world tour, starting in China. Read more...
  • December 25, 2012, Backstreet Boys perform at 2012 Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade. Read more...
  • December 22, 2012, Backstreet Boys and NKOTB not responsible for stagehand injury, Judge dismisses $5 million lawsuit. Read more...
  • November 19, 2012, Backstreet Boys presenting at AMAs, says they are halfway there to first indie album. Read more...
  • November 6, 2012,"It's Christmas Time Again" Premiere: Backstreet Boys rings in Holiday season with new song. Read more...
  • September 20, 2012, Backstreet says Old Navy ad is a great way to show people that they're back. Read more...
  • September 13, 2012, Backstreet Boys featured in an Old Navy commercial, and they are to perform at an Old Navy event during Fashion Week. Read more...
  • August 31, 2012, Backstreet Boys perform on Good Morning America, confirm new album and cruise in 2013. Read more...
  • August 24, 2012, Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough to have a second son. Read more...
  • July 17, 2012, Backstreet Boys to perform at GMA's Summer Concert Series on August 31, 2012. Read more...
  • July 13, 2012, Backstreet Boys and New Kids sued by stagehand after near-fatal fall. Read more...
  • July 9, 2012, Backstreet Boys' new album will be authentic and personal. Read more...
  • July 4, 2012, AJ McLean's first baby will be the first "Backstreet Girl". Read more...
  • July 2, 2012, AJ McLean gives a boy band advice to One Direction and BSB update. Read more...
  • June 23, 2012, Kevin Richardson to star in a vampire-themed movie. Read more...
  • June 22, 2012, Backstreet Boys to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. Read more...
  • June 21, 2012, A Syrian rebel sings Backstreet Boys. Read more...
  • June 10, 2012, Backstreet Boys song "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely" helped reroute the course of an Islamic extremist's life. Read more...
  • April 29, 2012, Kevin Richardson rejoined the Backstreet Boys, and the group is to record a new album in July. Read more...


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Nickolas Gene "Nick" Carter is an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, entertainer and actor. He is best known as a member of the vocal group Backstreet Boys. He gained fame in the late 1990s and early 2000s as a teen idol. In 2002, during the group's hiatus, he released a solo album called Now Or Never. He has made occasional television appearances and starred in his own reality show, House of Carters in 2006. He is also the older brother of singer Aaron Carter.

Carter was born on January 28, 1980 in Jamestown, New York to Robert Gene Carter and Jane Elizabeth (née Spaulding). His parents owned a bar called the Yankee Rebel there. Several years later, the family moved to Ruskin, Florida and managed a retirement home, Garden Villa Retirement Home, where they added his younger siblings to their family.

He joined a vocal group that would be the Backstreet Boys in 1992 when he was only 12. He was arguably the most popular member when the group reached its world stardom in 1999-2000. In 2011 he released his second solo album, titled I'm Taking Off.

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