7 Things We’d Love To See On The Next Backstreet Boys Album

A new Backstreet Boys album is coming. We don’t know when exactly, but it’s definitely within the next 365 days!

We’re anxiously awaiting any hint of what direction the new music will be going and the anticipation is getting to us. To perhaps diffuse some of our energy about it, we’ve decided to throw out a few ideas about things that we would LOVE to see next.

1. A Song To Dance To.

Sure, there’s been a faster-paced song on the majority of albums, but we need another “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”. We need something FUN. A real feel good tune that we can blast on the way to the concert or dance around to on the next cruise. We’d love for the Boys to meet some bass, to be honest. WE WANT TO FEEL IT IN OUR BONES (excuse that-other-guy reference). The rest of the album can be mid-tempo and ballads that we have come to know and love….but just one….

2. A Solid Wedding Song.

For some of us, the days of the Backstreet Boys being the only men in our lives is gone. We’ve settled for second best and found someone to start a family with…since the Boys crushed our hopes of it ever being one of them. SIGH.

But I digress.

Sure, we have “Drowning”, but most of the best BSB love songs are mid-tempo and not something you can dance your first dance to easily – unless you’re one of those choreographed super couples. C’mon KevinBrianHowieAJNick, GIVE US OPTIONS OTHER THAN ED SHEERAN.

3. A New Duet. 

….Unless you’d like to record a duet with Ed Sheeran. Drool.

The success of the unexpected FGL + BSB collaboration has us thinking and pining for a new collab. We love that the Boys have gotten their foot in the country door and since we’re now spoiled to such appearances, we’re looking at other country acts ORRRR current Top 40 artists.

And if you think we’re letting our dream of a Kelly Clarkson + BSB duet go, you are WRONG. Just the thought of that much talent on one track makes us eargasm.

(Here are some other suggestions)

4. Equal Parts.

Nothing more to this than we love all five being featured somewhere on the album. Gone are the days of petitioning for Kevin and Howie to sing more leads because they finally got the message!

5. A Crossover.

It wouldn’t be the worst thing if we could hear the Backstreet Boys on the radio again – even if it IS in a different genre. Remember the country version of “Drowning”? Now that the association has accepted them, maybe it’s not a bad idea to release a pop and country version of something new! (Please don’t comment negatively about this)

6. A New Anthem.

We all know “Larger Than Life” was for the fans, but we’re in need of something new. We’d love to hear a sort of anthem that speaks to fans, honors the Boys’ history together, and what a trip this has all been. It could be on the album or it could be a bonus track for the Fan Club perhaps, but something to get us pumped, something to make us feel the feels, and something that makes us all excited to hear it. It IS the 25th anniversary after all.

7. Anything That Brings On A New Tour, Honestly. 

We love Las Vegas. We love the one off shows. We love anything our Boys are doing.

But there’s nothing better than a tour, amiright?

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5 Things That Happen When Your Favorite Boyband Member Gets Engaged

Forgive us, this post is not strictly limited to the Backstreet Boys, but trust us, most of you will relate. Remember a few years ago when you were young and convinced that you would go to a concert, a Backstreet Boy would spot you in the 12th row (you know because you counted 100 times because a number sounds closer than a letter) and immediately fall in love with you. Cue the fireworks!

As we all know NOW, that’s not how it happens – despite what our moms tried to tell us. In light of the crushing blow that Joe Jonas has delivered to fangirls around the world today by becoming engaged and the 2nd Jonas Brother off the market (remember when our numbers kept dwindling?!), we decided that a post walking us back through the painful experience was necessary to let all fans know that we are all in this together / have been there before. It gets better eventually.

Kind of.

Maybe.

With therapy.

1. First, your world will spin in a weird way.

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“[Insert coveted boyband member’s name here] has announced that he is engaged to longtime girlfriend, [insert name of girl you say you care nothing about but know everything about and follow on every social platform here].”

Woah. Even if you knew it was coming, the words are still a shock. Are you numb? Are you happy? Are you suddenly feeling drunk without drinking? Are you palms sweating? WHY DID HE NOT WARN YOU?

2. You’ll act like you’re fine because you’re a functioning adult.

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It’s fiiiiiiiiiiiinnee. I’m fiinnneeee. So happy for them! (You say as you dig your nails into your steering wheel on the way to the liquor store)

If honestly does not even matter if you’re married or single, you’ll have the same knee jerk reaction. It’s fine for you to be off the market, but aren’t you supposed to be able to vote in a TRL sort of way whether or not your favorite member can get married or not? Weren’t you supposed to help pick out the ring? WASN’T IT SUPPOSED TO BE YOUR RING?

3. Go online. You need a support group.

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Everyone knows that if you’re feeling a sort of way, your fan friends are too. Don’t have fan friends? This is the perfect time to make them! There’s some great bonding to be done in the emotional wrecks that losing our faves to another woman make us become. Take it to the DMs though – you may regret what your feelings of loss make you say in the heat of the moment.

4. Feelings will be hard. So hard.

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The fiance is usually a really great woman and you’re all for girl power. Up until engagement day, you probably genuinely liked every one of her posts on social media, thought she was a great catch, and ‘awww’-ed over pics of the happy couple.

But engagement – woah – whole new level outside of the controlled environment that you’re used to. I mean, this is a big life change – for you AND for him AND for her. Up until now, there might still be hypothetical room for you to move in for a second or two, but NOW….nowwwww….this is hard.

While you want to be happy for them (and you WILL wish them ‘all the best’ yada yada), you’re going to be petty for a day …or week…or month…or year or two.

5. You’ll get over it and the sun will rise again! 

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Once you get over the fact that she isn’t you and realize that most of the boyband fiances and wives are actually cooler than the boyband member at times, you’ll forget the feelings you once harbored.

Ok, you won’t FORGET…but you’ll find it in your heart to forgive. You’ll live with the fact that if it wasn’t going to be you, she was the 2nd best choice. And when you realize he’s happy, —LONG SIGH— you’ll be happy too.

You will also most likely spend the wedding day drunk, offline, and in bed. That’s cool too. It happens to the best of us. 😉

Things are going to be okay. Tours will continue. Albums (and really cute babies) will be made and we’ll ALL be one big happy family. Actually, their happiness has made things better all around. At least that’s how it’s gone of the Backstreet side of things.

Best wishes, fellow fangirls. We’re with you. We’ve been there and we’ve made it through (most of us without restraining orders).

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DISCLAIMER: This is all in good humor. We are adults. We know not EVERYONE feels / felt this way. We are obviously very happy for all of the Backstreet Boys and all married boyband members. No need to tweet, comment, etc. about how you were always happy for the couples — we get it. 🙂

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: September 2017 – October 8, 2017

We know, we know – we said weekly update. Simply put, in the month of September, there weren’t enough things going on for the Boys that warranted such frequent updates. The Backstreet Boys took a bit of a break and so did we.

But we’re back! And they will be too in a few weeks (Are you ready, Singapore? You’re first!). If you guys are still with us, HEY! Welcome back! Thank you for hanging in there and for loving + supporting Kevin, Howie, Brian, Nick and AJ as much as we do. Are you ready for all the things? Because these men are about to GIVE. IT. TO. YOU.

WHO’S EXCITED?!

Here’s a roundup for a few of the most important things + WHOTB posts you might have missed in the past month:

And this…

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Read more about the #LaceUpAMERICA campaign here

Happy Birthday, Kevin: Some Of Our Favorite Kevin Richardson Moments On Video

Another October 3rd, another birthday for Kevin Richardson! As always, we love celebrating this amazing man.

We’ve asked for your reasons why you love him and reflected on everything that he has been for us, but this year – we wanted visuals! We asked you to send in your favorite Kevin moment captured in a video or GIF and that’s exactly what you sent us.

Enjoy all of the best and sweetest moments below as we celebrate another trip around the sun for the one and only Mr. Richardson!


20170624_215544“Here’s the photo of Kevin I took from Vegas. I like this picture because Kevin and AJ were actually having a mini dance off on the catwalk, each showcasing their best moves! And we all know that Kevin has some great moves! The man feels the groove.” – Erin Henderson


“Everytime he says ‘sexy time’ in that accent!” – Hilda Puente


“This my most favorite Kevin moment because after he left the group for a while, this was the very first time that he was seen with the boys singing again, and the year after this tour they have announced that Kevin was back in the group. Bsb will never be the same without Kevin so I’m very happy that he came back where his heart and passion belongs to.” – Mikay Ganaden

“My BSB part of my soul came back to life because Kevin was returning! My wish came true! I had been really sad, and I thought they would never be together again…And, now, the boys could make more music together. AND my second wish came true in 2013. Right now, I’m waiting for my third wish: to meet them and go see them in Vegas (that’s my fourth wish XD.” – Carmen Puentes

” Kevin’s return!!!! ️I don’t think this needs description, and I’m sure it’s what many of the fans picked for their favorite ‘Kevin moment’- but when I saw this video, I cried. Absolutely sobbed. So thankful he is back- as a Kevin girl, it wasn’t BSB without him. I got emotional just watching this again to make sure it was the right video!” – Allison Chickering


“Kevin and Brian speaking with the helium.” – Hilda Puente


“I don’t know if this is my favorite Kev moment, but is one of the most important on my mind. This GIF is from Viña del Mar Festival, when the boys sang on February 14th, 1998. That was the first time they played in my country, Chile, and I can remember everything of that occasion: since I heard the news and I started to scream and cry with my older sister, until we saw them on TV with our best friend, also a BSB fan. My parents couldn’t afford the travel to another city to see them live or buy tickets for my sister and me, so we stayed at home and watched on TV. We even recorded on a VCR!

Until this day, that show is one of the most remembered presentation in the festival, because the boys came when they were BIG and that’s a difficult thing to our country. Next year will be 20 years since that night! We wanted to bring them back to celebrate. So… that’s why I chose this memory! Happy Bday, Kev! :)” – Karina Mondaca


“My first time in a BSB show! I’m a huge fan since 1998 but only in 2015 I had my chance! He’s the best person, my fav! And his eyes can easily break my heart bahaha NAILED AND COMPLETELY FALL IN LOVE WITH HIM!” – Isis Galbiatti


“Because I will never forget the amazing experience of being on stage with Kevin on the cruise in 2016. He was also very sweet during rehearsals. When I bumped into him 10 minutes after boarding the ship and when I was on stage during game night, he recognized me from the video I entered for the singing contest. What a great guy with endless love for all fans!” – Suzanne Rhebergen



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“This is my fave Kev moment cause this is when BSB filmed their first music video, Kevin was acting so cute and smooth while playing to the camera. Happy Birthday Kevin!” – Kyanna


Watch video here – It is blocked in some countries.

“It started at around 1:20 something when this fan showed up near the stage with a huge bouquet of flowers for Kevin. Others would probably just take it, thank the fan or wave a bit and leave, but this guy right here he knelt, hugged and even kissed the girl’s cheek. It wasn’t even a brief hug, it was a bear hug that lasted a few seconds. I’m sure he teared up a bit because we all know how emotional he is. He’s amazing, this guy.”  – Sasa


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“I love everything about Kevin!! Knowing how he likes to get it perfect at rehearsals, and for him to just be goofy like this, it’s my (one of my many) fave moment!! Thanks for being you!! Hope to meet you someday! Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your day! Love you!” – Kristin Luna



“I mean come on……can you ever get enough of Kevin dancing? Especially like that.” – Kyleigh


“1:47 to 1:56. That smirk makes me melt.” – Andie


“So this performance is hands down my favorite performance of all the guys. They are absolute perfection!  When I think of things I like about Kevin, I always think of how emotional he gets. That part of him touches me so much. When his part comes at 2:57 and he holds back tears, and can barely get through the lyrics, I lose it and start crying everytime!” – Anne


“On the 2014 cruise my room was in their hall,about 5 doors down. We saw them pass by all the time. Before the ABC party, he offered some memorable wardrobe advice, which I of course followed!” – Laura Fu


 Our favorite moment with Kevin wasn’t captured on video, but in real life. Read about it here.

Happy Birthday, Kevin Richardson – you’re a classic.

If You’re Thinking About Backing Out of #BSBVegas, Please Don’t (+ How You Can Help)

By now, you have surely heard about the extremely tragic, deplorable, heartbreaking events that took place at Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas. If you haven’t, you can keep up to date here.

We are absolutely heartbroken for everyone involved – those injured, the families of those who have been senselessly killed, the family of the shooter / terrorist, the fans, the artists who were there and the people of Las Vegas, whose home has been rocked by this act of terrorism.

There are so many of us who have visited this beautiful city this year. We’ve made memories, we’ve met friends, and we’ve been protected and allowed to enjoy the Backstreet Boys in a safe space. We can’t thank the police and first responders enough for all the hard work that they do – not just during this massacre, but all the time.

With that being said, we’ve seen several people who are wary to attend their already planned concerts. We’ve seen people that are looking to cancel their trips that they were so excited to embark on less than 24 hours ago. To those people, we are urging you to please continue.

This is not about the Backstreet Boys themselves, but about rising up against what this terrorist wanted. If we let someone’s despicable acts deter us from living our lives, going to concerts, going outside – what kind of life is that? Please do not live in fear. Please do not let someone / something dictate how you continue to live. We owe it to ourselves. We owe it to the city of Las Vegas, who depends on entertainment to keep their economy thriving. Above all, we can not let terror win us over. Unfortunately, this could happen anywhere – we can not stop living.

The staff and security at Planet Hollywood have been WONDERFUL and we are positive that they will continue to be as great at their jobs, if not greater, than they were before today.

For now, our hearts, prayers, and positive vibes are with Vegas and those who need it. We will keep this post updated with all of the best ways to help and more. The greatest need right now is blood. Please see below locations if you are in or around the area.

If you’re currently in Las Vegas, please mark yourself as safe here.

Las Vegas Victims’ Fund (Set up by Sheriff and Clark County Commission Chair)

Southern Nevada Chapter Of American Red Cross

National Compassion Fund (Distributes donations to victims of mass crime)

You can MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to donate blood at United Blood Services later this week.
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If you would like to read about the victims of this tragic event (rather than the excessive media coverage of the shooter), click here.