The Curious Case of Nick Carter and Melissa Schuman: All The Facts You Need To Know

In the past week, a lot of things have been posted and a lot of arguments have been thrown back and forth via social media in regards to Melissa Schuman’s allegations against Nick Carter in 2002. If you haven’t read about it, google it – we’re not going to link it in this post.

Numerous fans (and non-fans) have taken to Twitter, Facebook, etc. to post their opinions about the story and to be honest, none of us know exactly what transpired the night that Melissa has brought into question. That much is true. That is why we can only go off of what we know and that is where it gets confusing.

Before we lay out what we know and why we’re confused, let’s get one thing straight – we are not “victim shaming” and we know the whole “this is why victims don’t come forward” psychology. We get it. Just as Nick is innocent until proven guilty, we, personally, can not 100% refer to Melissa as a victim.

We’re not posting this to get into a he-said / she-said, but we’re posting it to give everyone a layout of WHY we’re all confused about these allegations (and to right a few things). If we’re going to talk about it, let’s talk about all of it. We are always welcoming of anyone who can dispute the items and clear things up for us as well.

Here we go:

  • Probably the most questionable fact regarding Melissa and Nick has been the fact that Melissa Schuman follows Nick Carter on Twitter. Even after many fans pointed this out, she has not unfollowed him. Melissa joined Twitter in April 2008 and Nick didn’t join until March 2009. This was 6 and 7 years after the alleged incident and it isn’t a case of “follow back” since Nick does not follow her.

We understand that it’s good to keep friendly relations in “the industry”, but if Melissa wanted nothing to do with Nick past the incident and the duet where he supposedly snubbed her for having a boyfriend, why is she following him on social media?


  • Melissa tweeted Nick her condolences after his sister Leslie passed away in 2012.

  • Melissa’s husband of 11 years (who she met in 2003), Brandon Henschel, is a dancer on Lip Sync Battle and danced on stage with Nick Carter, AJ McLean, and Gigi Hadid in 2016. Melissa liked this tweet about Nick and her husband being “DILFs”.

  • In 2012, Melissa retweeted a tweet about the song that she and Nick recorded together.

  • In a video on her YouTube page from September 2017, Melissa states that “music from BSB and NSYNC “gives her the “warm and fuzzies”.

  • This Summer, Melissa added a video of Nick in The Hollow to her YouTube playlist, posted by a Backstreet fan account.

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  •  It’s apparent across all social media channels that Melissa is trying to gain notoriety. She and her husband have applied to be on The Amazing Race and she has tweeted Celebrity Big Brother to be on as well. Her first YouTube video from 2014 is titled “I Need To Become Important On The Internet”, in which she talks about how much she wants to be back in the spotlight. See video here. This has been said to be an improv piece, but we have no proof. She has also tweeted multiple times over the years that she is looking to be on Dancing With The Stars. She was also active on social media (liking tweets / retweeting) about wanting to be a judge on Boy Band – which Nick Carter was already cast on.

  • Melissa name drops Nick in a 2015 interview about what she has been up to since Dream ended.

  • At 1:45 into this video, Melissa and Ashley (also from Dream) name NSYNC as their favorite boyband, but agree that they love the Backstreet Boys as well.

  • Perhaps the oddest is that Melissa did an Instagram Live with fans in May and at 2:30m, she states “that poor guy (Nick) has gone through so much. He’s been through it, I tell you. So sad” before going on to talk about how excited she is to watch Boy Band and mentioning that Aaron Carter is a “hoot”, signaling that her and Nick’s relationship went past one night. Watch here.

  • Speaking of Aaron, she also tweeted him (Nick’s brother) in 2013 in good spirits.dpvo6lfxuaix61h

  • We also find it odd that, before posting this piece on Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement and how Maxim wanted her to show more skin against her wants, Melissa erased all traces of attending the Maxim Halloween party in 2015 from her Instagram….but not her Twitter (here, here, here, and here). There are multiple instagram posts that have been deleted actually, and upon posting her Nick Carter themed blog post, there were multiple fans that asked her where her Instagram post went that was praising him. Obviously, we can not retrieve deleted posts, but with so many alluding to them and a history of deleting things, we have reason to believe that they existed, just like people believe that these events actually happened.

  • Also…

I absolutely love this song by @nickcarter and @melissaaschuman. 💚💚💚

A post shared by 💟Brittany Nicole 💟 (@brittanynicole929) on


While Melissa changed her Instagram handle and deleted the above IG post, a fan shared the post before it was deleted. Melissa posted this photo of Nick with their song playing in December 2016 with words of praise for Nick — which has since been deleted.

CaptureMelissa also left the comment above in Summer 2017 on a Backstreet Boys fan’s video of the Boys from a Vegas show.

Melissa also claimed she didn’t tell anyone about it for a long time. However, in a story to Life & Style magazine in early 2018, where she changed the incident from 2002 to 2003 after it had been published, claimed that multiple people knew, including her fellow Dream members.


It is also confusing as to why Melissa said she avoided Nick after the alleged incident in her blog post detailing the night in question and that he was seemingly harassing her to talk to him, but then during her appearance on Dr. Oz, claimed that they continued to film scenes together for The Hollow.

“Shortly after he called me. He called me over and over and over again and I wouldn’t pick up. I didn’t want to hear his voice. He jammed my phone with calls for weeks, leaving me messages demanding I speak with him. Then he finally left me one last nasty, angry message and he never called me again. It was over, at least I thought it was. I thought I’d never have to see or hear from him ever again.” – Melissa’s Blog, November 2018

“We filmed scenes together and he acted like nothing even happened. I brought my friend to set. My dad came to set.” – Melissa during her appearance on Dr. Oz, November 2018

There is also a few more conflicting statements about the aftermath of the alleged events.

This was reported in Life and Style in February 2018:


This comment left on her own Instagram, which was deleted after the Life and Style article was published, suggests otherwise.


Nick has always been very open and honest with fans and the general public, detailing events he isn’t proud of in hopes that someone else will learn from his mistakes. So, in addition to the above facts about why we find Melissa’s claims hard to believe, we can’t just take her word for it.

Again, we are not shaming Melissa Schuman, but the above pieces are what they are and we don’t have any reason to not believe Nick when he says that everything was consensual and that he’s shocked by these accusations… because we are too. If we had any reason to believe that Nick is guilty of sexual misconduct, we wouldn’t be writing this. We are reasonable human beings and we definitely don’t believe that Nick Carter can do no wrong… because he has….and he has taken complete ownership of it. He has given us EVERY reason to believe him, without having to convince us.

So, we leave you to draw your own conclusions, but get your facts straight and get all the pieces of the puzzle before you do. We owe it to everyone involved.

(For those finding this post since initial claims were made, this is Nick’s statement: “I am shocked and saddened by Ms. Schuman’s accusations. Melissa never expressed to me while we were together or at any time since that anything we did was not consensual. We went on to record a song and perform together, and I was always respectful and supportive of Melissa both personally and professionally. This is the first that I am hearing about these accusations, nearly two decades later. It is contrary to my nature and everything I hold dear to intentionally cause someone discomfort or harm.”)

[DISCLAIMER: Since this post was published, it has been assumed that I have some sort of paid association with Nick. That is a wrong assumption. I am a regular person with a job that has absolutely nothing to do with Nick Carter and this site has been my own with my own thoughts and opinions since 2014.]


23 ‘Elf’ GIFs That Backstreet Boys Fans Will Find Relatable

We’re sliding fast into the holiday season and it just so happens that Kristie and I share a love for the movie Elf. If you haven’t seen the movie, it features Will Ferrell (aka a grown man) as an elf with an exuberant amount of love and excitement for all the things.

You already know that relating GIFs or scenes from another TV show or movie to our lives as fans is one of our favorite things to post and we couldn’t pass one up with a holiday theme! When it comes to being a BSB fan, we all have a little Elf in us (even if it does annoy you).

1. When The Backstreet Boys Announce A N Y T H I N G With A Time / Date.


2. When Anyone Tells Us Why The Backstreet Boys Have To Do Something A Certain Way… But We’re Already Plotting To Get It Done Our Way.


3. What We Look Like To Our Co-Workers When We Tell Them About A Concert Stop

4.  How We Really Feel In VIP Meet and Greet….


… And What Most Of Us Really Act Like In VIP





5. When Something Is Finally Released…On Backstreet Time, Of Course.


6. How We Felt The First Time  Everytime We See Them In Person



7. When We’re Desperate For Backstreet Attention On Social Media



8. Ugh, NSYNC Fans…


9. When You’re Trying To Avoid Concert Spoilers, But You Kind Of Don’t Want To.


10. What Our Friends Expect When We Come Back From A BSB Vacation…


11. When We Run Into The Slightest Inconvenience In Regards To Anything Backstreet.


12. When You Ask BSB Fans For Suggestions On Backstreet Events.


13. Meeting New Fan Friends Got Us Like…


14. Basically Us All Of The Time.








#ThankfulForBSB? So Are We! Join Us In Sharing The Love This Week

If you’ve followed What Happens On The Backstreet for any length of time, you know that gratitude and kindness are two of our favorite things. What better week to do it again than on the week of Thanksgiving? (We know, we know – it’s not Thanksgiving everywhere, but just go with us.)

After so many of you participated in the #KindTweetsForBSB this Summer (and requested that we do it more often), we absolutely wanted to do it again. Who doesn’t love the feel good feelings?

So, here’s what’s going to go down:

  • Starting tonight, you can tweet or Instagram why YOU are thankful for the Backstreet Boys using the hashtag #ThankfulForBSB.
  • BACKSTREET BOYS FC MEMBERS: You can also post a blog on the fanclub to express your gratitude.
  • Two tweeters/instagrammers using the #ThankfulForBSB hashtag and two FC members including the hashtag in their FC post will be chosen to win a brand new Backstreet Boys sweatshirt because THEY are thankful for YOU! The love is going to be OUT. OF. CONTROL. The giveaway ends on Friday – that is when winners will be chosen.

Here’s what is ALSO going down:

  • On Thursday (U.S. Thanksgiving), we want you to tweet why you are thankful for each individual Boy using
    • #ThankfulForKevin
    • #ThankfulForHowie
    • #ThankfulForBrian
    • #ThankfulForAJ
    • #ThankfulForNick
  • We will retweet your thanks ALL. DAY. LONG! Honestly, we can’t wait. Send your words, send your photos, send all the love you have to give (see what we did there?)
  • There’s no prize for this one… just the kindness that you’re spreading.

What do you think, fan-mily?

Shall we? ❤

22 Tweet Reactions To The Epic Backstreet Boys + James Corden Vegas Collaboration

Since March, numerous celebrities have shown up in the audience for the Backstreet Boys’ Las Vegas shows. From Snooki to Joey Fatone, we thought we had seen it all.

That was, until last night, when one celebrity did what no other celebrity has done before – became an honorary member of the group.

You might remember just over a year ago when James Corden vowed to bring “proper boybands” back and joined the Backstreet Boys in a performance on the Late Late Show. 

Little did we know that it wouldn’t be the last time James would be in the band. Anyone that watches the show knows that Corden has always wanted to be in (was secretly in a) boyband. This weekend, his dreams (and a little bit of ours) came true.

As the lights went down in the AXIS theater and the Boys’ faces appeared on the screens, everyone realized quickly that Brian’s face had been replaced by someone familiar.


Soon, it was obvious that James had finally made it onto the stage with Kevin, Nick, AJ, Howie and eventually Brian to perform “Larger Than Life”, nailing EVERY MOVE…and adding a few of his own. Check it out below (and all the IG stories on our Facebook page)!


James didn’t just show up for the first performance of the night, but also in VIP beforehand as a few lucky fans tweeted about his appearance during their meet and greets and the fact that the host was handing out free BSB swag.

Regardless of if they got to meet him or not, everyone was thrilled to see Backstreet’s new addition!























We’re sure (very, very hopeful) that such an epic night will be featured on Corden’s Late, Late Show this week and when that happens, we’ll be sure to let you know.

For now, we (and 1000s of other fans) only have one question….



WATCH + READ: Countdown To Backstreet Boys vs. Charlie Puth on ‘Drop The Mic’!

If you’ve ever wanted to see the Backstreet Boys in a rap battle, then all of your dreams are about to come true!

On Tuesday, November 21st at 10:30/9:30pm CST, you can tune into Drop The Mic on TBS to watch Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ and Nick battle it out against pop artist Charlie Puth. Believe us – you don’t want to miss it! It’s also the perfect way to get your BSB fix after a weekend of Vegas.

Since the show was filmed a few months back, we’ve gotten bits and pieces of what all went down, but nothing has been more of a preview than the piece Leena posted on! If you want to get hype about the show, READ THIS.

TBS has also been posting videos on their YouTube page leading up to Tuesday’s show and we’re putting them right here for your viewing pleasure (and because we are super impressed with the Boys’ rap skills). We’ll be updating if they add more!

Be sure to live tweet with us on Tuesday as we all tune in to watch this epic battle go down.

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: A November Catch Up

First off, apologies for not keeping up with the weekly updates! BSBVegas started and everything FLEW – including time. Things have been crazy, but in an effort to always keep you informed in the most efficient way, here’s this catch up.

Normally, we simply leave a list, but this time, we thought we’d leave you with mostly the most important tweets from this month. As always, if you have any suggestions, let us know. Also, if you’re reading these updates and appreciate them, let us know that too! I post and prioritize based on feedback. This site belongs to all fans and I’d hate to be a bore 😉








WATCH: Steve Aoki’s Snapchat Video With The Backstreet Boys
















#BSBKindnessCruise Campaign: Let’s Do This

25 years together as a band is cause for celebration.

On a huge ship [for the 6th time].

Headed to Turks and Caicos from Miami in May.

The Backstreet Boys are in and if you are too, continue reading… because 2018 is going to be the BEST. CRUISE. EVER.

Why, you ask? Because this time, we have a dream… and it seems to be shared by most other fans that are cruise regulars (and even those who aren’t). Are we naive to think that our words can change the entire mood of a cruise? Maybe, but as far as we know, no one has ever tried in a well organized way.

No one has said “hey, we’re all on the same page here”. Instead, many of us have spent excessive time recalling stories from past cruises that involve all the things that went wrong, all the fans that acted insane, and everything the Backstreet Boys didn’t do.

Let’s change this.

The name calling, the blaming, the literal pushing and the shoving on the cruise itself – it has to stop.

We are 21+ years old (most of us at least) and we have to, as a group, start putting our best foot forward and acting like it. So, before you step foot on the 2018 BSB Cruise, we’re asking you to…

….Please leave your negative outlooks behind. This is a new year, new cruise.

….Focus on the good time to be had by ALL, including the fans you don’t know. How awesome is it that this is a boat FILLED with people that also love the Backstreet Boys? No judgement, no guilt – fun only!

…. Expect the unexpected. Leave the been there, done that attitude at home. Treat this cruise like it’s your first. Remember the excitement. Remember why you’re there. Breathe in the sea air and smell of Backstreet sweat and remind yourself that 14 year old you would have NEVER dreamed this.

….Don’t cheat yourself — YOU owe this to yourself! You worked hard for the money that you used to pay for this cruise. You waited a year (or a lifetime) to be stepping onto this boat. If absolutely nothing else, this is your time — choose wisely how you spend it. By that, we mean do what makes YOU happy. You control your actions and decisions. Come back with some epic stories, friends.

….Don’t let anyone ruin it for you! Not everyone is going to be chill – this is everyday life. People are people. Our mission is to get enough of us on this side of chill that it spreads (and we ARE asking you to spread this). That being said, there are always going to be people who value selfies above all and hurling themselves over people to reach Nick Carter in a crowd. Don’t let it ruin your time! Be grateful that you aren’t the one making a fool of yourself and please, don’t join them. No one wins that way. You get a blurred selfie and a crappy memory. THESE ARE YOUR MEMORIES!! Treat ’em like cash.

….Don’t go in acting like the Boys owe you something. Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick did not force you to come on this cruise nor did they pay for you to come on the cruise. While they are obviously the main perk of being on the cruise, they are also only human and they are working. While they did not make you come on this ship, we are 1000% positive that it is their hope that we have a good time. It is, however, a give and take situation. Only by us having a good time, can they have and show us a good time. Attacking them gets you nowhere. Acting irrational gets you nowhere. History has proven that it gets them somewhere — back to their cabins.

Let’s Do This.

We truly believe in the Backstreet Army, as much as we do the Backstreet Boys themselves. We are celebrating 25 years as much as they are. We have worked hard from the moments we became fans to show up for them, to get radio airplay, to vote for them on TRL, to watch every moment they are on TV.

WE DESERVE THIS FOR OURSELVES. The only answer is to work together. To listen to each other. To calm down (but be SUPER excited, as well). It starts with us being kind to each other. Moving out of the way once you’ve gotten what you wanted, being aware of people around you, and having a BIG ASS PARTY together!

This won’t be our last post on our BSB Kindness Cruise Campaign, but first, as always, we want to hear from you. Please fill out the form below for a future post. We’re going to dig into all the things, fan-mily.

And we’re going to make 2018 one to remember. We have all the faith.



Dear Buzzfeed, We Honestly Can’t Believe You Did The Backstreet Boys Like That

Guys, something really strange happened today…


Buzzfeed, which a lot of us peruse daily…

Buzzfeed, which inspired What Happens On The Backstreet to become what it is…

A Buzzfeed writer, actually, wrote a post that is quickly spreading among fans and lighting a fire in us. In case you haven’t seen it, here it is.

If we were Eleven and Mr. Spagnolo was in front of us, our noses would be bleeding right about now. (If you don’t watch Stranger Things, to put it simply, we’re pissed)


This is not us, as fans, looking to get into a petty argument about why the Backstreet Boys are better…. because we don’t need to. This is literally a moot point considering that only one of these bands is still a band. (Was NSYNC ever really a group though? It was more like Justin and those other guys. But I digress…)

This is us, as fans, as long time loyalists to the band that has stuck it out for us, as humans who believe in the power of music and boybands, defending the hard work of five guys who have laid it out for us for the past 24 years, who have never once let us down, and who are talented beyond everything.

The fact that someone “honestly can’t believe” that people think the Backstreet Boys are better than NSYNC is something we “honestly can’t believe” was even a headline.

Before I dig into overturning this Buzzfeed post with TRUTHS, rather than biased opinion, I want to say:

  1. The Backstreet Boys don’t deserve to be decimated to nothing like they were in this article.
  2.  This article proves which fanbase always had more class, but whatever.


Here we go –

BUZZFEED: “NSYNC IS THE GREATEST BOY BAND OF ALL TIME. So how could Backstreet Boys be better? They couldn’t. I could close the case right here.”


WHOTB: Ok, what? Even thinking fairly, there’s no way you can claim this without some heavy facts, especially considering the fact that one band does not exist anymore… and it wasn’t in a respectable way. They went on hiatus and dissolved without a word when Justin Timberlake rose to fame. Only when Justin Timberlake won the Michael Jackson Vanguard Award at the VMAs did the rest of them come back to huff and puff through a performance.

So, we could end right here with the fact that the “greatest boy band of all time”, is not even ( / was never really completely) a band to begin with.

Also, without the Backstreet Boys, there would be no NSYNC. This is like saying God is great, but Jesus is where it was at. You know what I mean.

BUZZFEED: (We don’t even need to mention the obvious things like the fact No Strings Attached sold 2.4 million units in its first week, a record that stood for 15 years until Adele somehow broke it. We also we don’t need to mention that BSB’s Black & Blue only sold 1.5 million units its first week that same year.)


WHOTB: Are you KIDDDINGGG me with this? In 1999, a year before No Strings Attached, Millennium was the best selling album of the year, shattering multiple records WORLDWIDE, followed by a world tour that sold out almost instantly. Anyone that has followed the Backstreet Boys for any length of time knows that there was major record label drama during the production of Black and Blue, plus the band not being ready to release. That being said, they still flew around the WORLD in 100 hours to PROMOTE IT THEMSELVES. For. The. Fans.

BUZZFEED: “Let’s go through each band’s certified bops, starting with Backstreet Boys:
“I Want It That Way”

“Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”

“Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely”

“Quit Playing Games With My Heart”

I know some people are gonna complain that “Larger Than Life” isn’t on here but that’s because that song is certifiably wack. “That makes you larger than life”? What does that mean? Someone tell me, please.

NSYNC’s certified bops:
“Tearin’ up My Heart”

“I Just Wanna Be With You”

“Here We Go”

“For The Girl Who Has Everything (Club Mix)”

“(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You”

“You Got It”

“I Need Love”

“I Want You Back (Radio Edit)”

“Everything I Own”

“Thinking of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)”

“Crazy For You”


“Giddy Up”

“Bye Bye Bye”

“It’s Gonna Be Me”

“Space Cowboy (Yippie-Yi-Yay)”

“Just Got Paid”

“It Makes Me Ill”

“This I Promise You”

“No Strings Attached”

“Digital Get Down”

“Bringin’ Da Noise”

“That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You”

“I’ll Be Good For You”

“I Thought She Knew”



“The Game Is Over”


“The Two Of Us”


“Tell Me, Tell Me…Baby”

“Up Against The Wall”

“See Right Through You”


“Just Don’t Tell Me That”

“Something Like You”

“Do Your Thing”

+ all the Christmas songs.


WHOTB: First of all, really? While we are first to admit that BSB is low on a fast-paced song inventory and we will also admit that the NSYNC Christmas CD is something a lot of us own (see? we can play nice), clearly Angelo Spagnolo hasn’t listened to anything the Backstreet Boys have done past 1999, nor has he actually listened to a Backstree Boys album.

This is a completely unfair point to make considering that nearly every song listed as “certified bops” from NSYNC were not singles, signifying a major bias and an uninformed opinion.

Also, asshole, “Larger Than Life” is about the fans. Did NSYNC ever write a song for their fans? I honestly don’t know. Did they ever even acknowledge their fans?

BUZZFEED: “Why were all the NSYNC songs certified bops? Because the boys of NSYNC are just flat-out better singers than the members of BSB. Like, is it even debatable? NSYNC had straight up a cappella songs on the albums. Not just in special performances — on the actual album. NSYNC is about voices first and foremost.

 What NSYNC sounds like a cappella: Literal angels coming down to serenade your nap and/or lovemaking session.
What BSB sounds like a cappella: Second place at a high school choir competition.”
WHOTB: OH HELL *$@&$@ NO. This is the point in the post where my blood began to boil and my toes curled up in my boots. You can say a ton of things about Kevin, Brian, AJ, Nick and Howie, but you CAN NOT…C A N N O T… deny their vocals. Especially a capella. I’m actually, as the kids would say, shook. WHO DARE TO MAKE THIS A POINT? Dancing? Sure. Vocals? Back. Up.
For reference:

BUZZFEED: “Furthermore, NSYNC had a song with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. Does BSB even have any iconic features?”


WHOTB: No. Because they didn’t / don’t need them. However, they were invited to sing with Shania Twain, a collaboration with other artists on a remake of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?”, a performance with Elton John at The Grammys, a #1 song with Florida Georgia Line, and more.

Is this also a good time to bring up the fact that Joey Fatone and Lance Bass have both showed up to be serenaded by the Backstreet Boys onstage at their sold out Vegas shows?

BUZZFEED then breaks down the bands by comparing members and we’re not going to do that, because it’s absolutely ridiculous. We will, however, make these points:

  • The Backstreet Boys have no blatant lead singer — because they are a cohesive group of blending voices.
  • 2/5 of NSYNC was in Nick Carter’s movie, Dead 7, that he wrote, produced and starred in while working as a Backstreet Boy, releasing a solo album, and competing as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.
  • “This guy” is named Howie Dorough and he’s pretty fantastic.
  • Kevin Richardson DID have dreadlocks.
  • Brian Littrell may not do dog yoga, but he can jump from 6 feet in the air without injury, climb walls, do handstands, cartwheels, and do a lot of other cool things because he’s fit AF.
  • Eat it.


BUZZFEED: “But the real reason NSYNC is better, historically: they knew when to quit. Meanwhile, Backstreet Boys are still trying to recapture their faded glory. They don’t know when to quit. 

See, Backstreet Boys have released four albums since Black & Blue, tarnishing what would have been an incredible legacy. NSYNC has no bad albums to point to. They will be remembered fondly, for generations to come, like Mozart.”


WHOTB: Our eyes are literally rolling back in our heads. There is not ONE NSYNC FAN who hasn’t BEGGED for a reunion, first of all. Meanwhile, Backstreet Boys fans are planning trips to Las Vegas (for BSB’s residency), saving money for the WORLD tour (because there’s fans all over the world), and getting passports for their next cruise (which coincides with their 25th anniversary). If you’re an NSYNC fan reading this, you’re probably drooling (or trying to figure out a way to see Justin at the halftime Superbowl in hopes that your boyband makes an appearances – our condolences.)

While Backstreet Boys and Millennium are iconic, the four albums since Black and Blue have honestly gotten better and better. With the release of every new album has come new waves of fans. With every album, a new generation of BSB fans is created.

So, NSYNC may be remembered, but the Backstreet Boys…well…we are still creating the best memories.


Finally, we are not writing this to claim that the Backstreet Boys are the greatest boyband of all time (even though we would argue this point to death because we feel that they are). We are writing it so that the large mass of us can be represented in a fair way and so others can make an informed opinion about who is the greatest boyband – the BSB…or Justin Timberlake.


Everything You Need To Know About The 2017 Backstreet Boys Christmas Shows

Although we’ve been updating the 2017 appearances post regularly, we know that not everyone pays attention (duh, we weren’t born yesterday). Honestly though, there is SO much Backstreet going on, a few extra posts can’t hurt, right?

Mainly, this post is because we so desperately don’t want anyone to miss the Backstreet Boys on the East coast! There are so many of you who have expressed to us how much you hate that you can’t make it to Las Vegas, so perhaps this is your chance. Scan the list below to see who, what and where you can catch your Boys during the holiday season.


  • We will continue to update both this post with Christmas shows and the 2017 appearances so you don’t miss a THING!
  • All tickets are on sale now (11/1) with the exception of New York City. Presale for NY starts tomorrow (11/2). The presale code is 1027.
  • It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY that there will be VIP sold through the BSB FC or Wonderful Union at all. Historically, radio hosted shows (which these are) have only allowed meet and greets that have been won through the station. We will tweet any opportunities we find (and try to remember to post here).

DECEMBER 5th – 95.1 KISSMAS Concert

WHERE: Bojangles Coliseum // Charlotte, NC


  • Why Don’t We
  • Olivia Holt
  • Max

DECEMBER 7th – B96 Jingle Bash

WHERE: Allstate Arena // Chicago (Rosemont), IL


  • Taylor Swift
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Khalid
  • Logic
  • Sabrina Carpenter

DECEMBER 9th – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

WHERE: Air Canada Centre // Toronto, ON


  • Kelly Clarkson
  • Fergie
  • Post Malone
  • Fifth Harmony
  • Cardi B
  • Jessie Reyez
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Ria Mae
  • Virginia To Vegas

DECEMBER 12th – Jingle Jam 2017

WHERE: Bankers Life Fieldhouse // Indianapolis, IN


  • The Chainsmokers
  • Zedd
  • Hey Violet
  • Why Don’t We

DECEMBER 13th – Fresh 102.7’s Holiday Jam

WHERE: Beacon Theatre // New York City, NY


  • Fergie

DECEMBER 16th – 96.5 All Star Christmas

WHERE: Mohegan Sun Arena // Uncasville, CT


  • Fergie
  • Max


Don’t know what to wear? There are still a few Christmas items left in the BSB store!