Happy Birthday, Nick Carter! Watch Some Of Our Favorite Moments


Nick Carter is turning 38! He’s the last Backstreet Boy in the 30s club (with the majority of us), but it feels like he JUST turned 21. We’ve all loved the BSB for a long time, but we’ve really grown up with Nick and just as he has celebrated our birthdays through tweets and kind words in meet and greets, we love celebrating his!

We asked you to send us your favorite Nick videos and GIFs and share your reasons why you love these moments. Keep scrolling for all of the moments you loved best and don’t forget to send a tweet the birthday boy’s way!


“March 16, 2016. All American tour lunch. That afternoon was much fun. He took selfies with everyone. When it was my turn, I told him it was my first M&G. He thanked me for coming and took 3 selfies…omg! Then he took a selfie with Lucie, me and Marie.When it was time for the M&G photo, after my photo was taken, I told Nick, “Now, Nick, Brian, AJ, and Kevin, Howie will be jealous of you so no bragging on twitter.” He looked at me like “huh???” Cause like you get to meet me again tonight!!! He laughed and said ok hun see ya later. Plus, it was funny when nick pretended to forget the words to “19 in 99″. Anyways, just want to say happy birthday Nick.”



“This is my favourite because it was filmed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – the Sunday night after I had just attended my first Backstreet Boys concert! I remember having my VCR set to tape this, as I was on the train home. I have so many wonderful memories from that weekend!” – Karen Brander


“Even if I could have easily went with “this is nick” in “we’ve got it going on” because that’s when I was stunned by him, I can definitely say that my favorite Nick moment is the gender reveal of Odin. In general, Nick as a husband and a dad… I remember crying all the tears I had in that episode…  mostly happy tears for him and Lauren. It’s when he became the best version of himself so far. He was so happy Odin was going to be a boy because Lauren really wanted a boy, so sweet! They fought to have this baby… I remember the ultrasound part and Nick looking ecstatic… you could feel the real pure love all around, even in the dance. I love Nick father and husband and I love their family. I just can’t help but being amazed by Nick and Lauren’s love for each other and for their baby. This moment is when he got what he always longed for, A FAMILY! Lauren and Odin make him very happy and that’s all I can ask for him and I wish him all the kids they want, happiness and love for this birthday!” – Alessandra Chiocchi-Johnston


“I have so many favorite moments; But this moment you could see the look of love & pride on Lauren’s face. That was basically me. I had this look of love, pride & adoration on my face as well. When I watched this episode, Nick blew away when he was on DWTS. I’m so so proud of him as a husband & father.” – Halley Klemm
“I choose this moment from Dancing With The Stars because I love how touching and human Nick is. Not only is he gorgeous as always but he shows us his soft side, his vulnerable side. Unfortunately the link doesn’t have the little video before their dance where Nick talks about his love for Lauren and about her being pregnant ( I couldn’t find a link with a clear image and sound). His face just lights up and it makes me so happy to see him so happy. And the moment they find out they are having a boy. This is definitely one of my favorite Nick moments.” – Anne


“I have been lucky enough to have a few moments with Nick. One when I got him to sign my arm so I could get it tattooed. Another where he gave me his towel after he wiped his face on it. But my favourite moment with Nick happened recently when O was in Las Vegas on the 10th of November 2017, when Nick sang to me. I may look like I was calm but I was soooo nervous and I cried when he left lol. The funny thing was these seats were not the seats I purchased. My original seat had a camera obstructing my view so I told the staff that I was disappointed that I had come a long way (from Australia) for this show just to have a camera in my way. She came and got me once the show started and sat me right where Nick was going to stand. I couldn’t believe my luck. You will notice in the video i had my phone up recording. Well i thought i was recording. During all the excitement, i forgot to press record. Lucky for me the girl beside me pressed record and got this footage for me. Happy birthday to my favourite Backstreet Boy Nick.” – Rachel McAdam


“Because his voice touches me so deeply like no one else can.” – Claudia A.

“This video was taken by me on the last #bsbcruise, it’s just a little part of the whole video, but I love it because that was my first time listening to Nick singing live #IGotYou. I cried like a baby, that song is my forever favorite and feeling the emotions of seeing nick singing it, giving his best, with those flawless vocals with his bros, was everything for me. Never I’ll forget that beautiful moment, this is a memory of a lifetime, I’ve always dreamt to hearing this beautiful song live and well, with Nick dreams do come true!

Wish you a beautiful birthday special human being!” – Ciap Carter


“First of all, I’m 18 and I think I’m one of the youngest fans. I’ve followed these boys for a very short time even if I heard some of their songs when I was a kid. Last month, I watched for the first time Show’ Em What You’re Made Of the movie and I was very impressed when Nick told about his childhood, about his family and how he felt when he walked in the halls of the school because I saw myself in him in some aspects of him life and personality.” – Alessandro

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“These are my favorite gif moments because I love Nick’s energy on and off the stage; he isn’t afraid to be himself and he can always put a smile on my face. The video shows his dedication/passion and how he accomplishes everything by putting his whole heart and soul into it. He is inspirational and his voice/music has helped me through so much. Happy 38th Birthday Nick! Hope your birthday is as special as you are.” – Melissa

“Generally any Kevick moment is my favorite, you gotta love them. They’re so funny and adorable together. I’m hoping they team up for games night on the next cruise, that would be the best. And of course, I have to add in a little booty shaking and that smile we all love. Happy birthday Nick :)” -Anisha


“This is my favorite Nick GIF and GIF ever. He’s just so cute in it!” – Shannon Link


“For me, the most and favorite Nick Carter moment was when I met him for the first time on his solo tour last 2016 in Brazil. He was sweet and kind with every single fan and truly trying to give attention and make that lunch unforgetable. And it was.

As a fan dying to meet Nick Carter for the first time, I hid my nervousness and could spend 2-3 eternal minutes asking about how the tour and his flight was and also the excitement to be back. As a fan, that moment while he was curiously paying attention to what I was asking and gently answering, filled my heart with love and happiness.

After that, he took my phone and we made, for me the most beautiful selfie and video which I wasn’t expecting. Thankfully, last April I could go to Vegas and got another beautiful picture and memories to collect. I’m thankful for his excitement to live a happy and healthy life, his love for his music, his buddies, family and fans.” – Carol Molina


My favorite Nick video! – Sille

“My favorite Nick moment was on the 2016 cruise when Nick sang ‘I Got You’. I love how the song means more to Nick now that he is a father. Although, I have always felt this song relates so well to his relationship with his fans, lyrically and with what he’s gone through, it just fits well. The song was truly made for Nick. I also liked when AJ showed up for Nick on DWTS, and how proud AJ looked after Nick’s ‘Backstreet’s Back’ dance. I couldn’t find that gif so the one of them dancing together will have to do lol.” – Nancy Iverson


“Just because it shows so much about Nick! He’s funny! He knows so much about music, and wants to give others as much as possible. Nick is an inspiration for any of us!! I loved that Boys Band show! And look at this face!” – IIze

“This is one of my favorite videos of Nick, and I Got You is one of my favorite songs from him. This video got me crying specially at the end where he was tearin up. This is a meaningful song for him, a song dedicated to Odin. Here, we saw a different Nick. We saw a father with pure and genuine love for his son. We saw how real he is and how big his heart is. And as the song goes..

“It’s funny how life can take new meaning
You came and changed what I believed in”

Truly, his family made him the best person that he could be and made him love life even more.

Happy Happy Birthday Nick! You have no idea how much you have inspired me. I thank you for you, and I thank God for giving you to us. We fans are so blessed and beyond grateful to have you as our idol. Hope you’ll have a birthday as amazing as you are. I love you forever.” – Pearl

“My favorite Nick moment is any time he’s having fun, and so I am submitting a video of Frick and Frack moments because they are adorable. Happy birthday Nick!” – Jennifer Varnum

“This is by far my favorite Nick video because it’s him at peak ridiculousness, it’s adorable, and how hard Kevin and AJ are laughing the whole time he can’t get the word right makes the entire thing even funnier. I’ve always come back to this video over the years and found it hysterical each and every time.” – Brynne-Eva Zeff

“He seems like such a good dad and I love seeing him spending quality time with Odin!” – Nancy Carter

“I haven’t been to any of the lunches/VIP experiences with Nick but I’m so glad people uploaded videos of it. I feel like he went above and beyond. You could tell how much thought went into making the experience special for everyone and really showed how much he appreciates his fans. This is just one of the many vids I’ve enjoyed. I loved the intimacy and how open he was.

My other fave would be Dead 7 coming to life. I love how he’s not afraid of taking chances, or care what people may think. I picked this vid because of 43:56 (even tho the whole vid was great). One of my fave things about Nick has always been how humble he is. He recognizes areas where he has opportunity to grow as an entertainer or just a person. And he is always one to applaud the strengths of others.” – Nina M.


“I love all Frick and Frack GIFs and clips in general, but this has gotta be one on my top favorites. Just look how our lovely Nickolas holds Brian so dearly in his arms! It’s like he’s so afraid he’d lose his big brother if he let go! It is so totally adorable. It’s a perfect reminder that Brian and Nick’s bond and love for each other will always, always be there. It’s a perfect reminder that they was, they are, and they forever will be… Frick and Frack.” – Janica Catabay


“This was at Nick’s All American Tour at the Sound Academy in Toronto AND the FIRST time meeting Nick, I was soo nervous I could barley say speak!!! I saw him again that November in Waterloo and had even postponed my tonsil surgery so I wouldn’t miss meeting him again even though his lunch got canceled!! Nick I hope you have an amazing Birthday!” (Holly sent a video, but it wouldn’t work). – Holly

Happy Birthday, Nick!

We hope it’s one of the best ones yet (and we can’t wait to celebrate with you)! You deserve the best year yet.


8(ish) Recent Things You Might Have Missed From The Backstreet Boys and Nick Carter




What was that? That was all of the things the Backstreet Boys have been smacking you in the face with in the past week. Honestly, it’s overwhelming and exhilarating all at once. This is 2018. This is the 25th year. And the Backstreet Boys have only just begun.

Are. You. Excited? We are!

Oh, and by the way, as we post this… WE’RE 100 DAYS AWAY FROM THE CRUISE.


Let’s not waste time! Here are all the things you need to know about right meow:

1. The First BSB Cruise Theme of 2018


Have you seen Fast Times At Ridgemont High? Well, neither have we. Ha! But we do know it’s about the cliques that exist in high school. If you’re sailing away with the Boys in May, this is your chance to relive your glory days OR have a redo with five of the hottest guys in the school. Nerds, jocks, cheerleaders, theater geeks are all gathering in one place!

Keep an eye on BSB social media channels for more epic #CruiseThemeThursday announcements.

2. Nick’s 38th Birthday In Vegas!


Nick is celebrating his birthday with fans in Vegas between Wednesday and Friday shows! If you’re going to a show next week, you should definitely check out this party at Top Golf. You’ll get to hang with the birthday boy himself while eating cake from Freed’s (best cake in Vegas) and playing games.

You know you want to! Get the details / tickets here.

3. A New Backstreet Fan Club Membership Package


It’s the perfect time to renew! Not only will you get the Fan Club perks (presales and contests, anyone?), but you’ll also get this great lyric merch. We’re kind of obsessed with it.

Renew yours here. [If you recently renewed but LOVE these items, you can purchase now and your membership with extend another year onto your current one]

4. A New Nick Carter Fan Club Membership Package


Whether you love sports or not, we know we want to be on Nick Carter’s team! This long sleeved tee and baseball hat are PERFECT for Fall / Winter / Early Spring apparel… and maybe paired with shorts in the Summer? All we know is that we have to have it.

Oh, and it includes membership to Nick’s FC — which is where Nick is always finding new ways to connect with fans. Get your membership bundle here.

5. BSBVegas Afterparties!


There are so many of you going to Las Vegas starting next week and the Boys have finally announced that afterparties are BACK!

If you’re going the VIP party route ($500, exclusive access to the Boys, etc.), get them quick. They are LIMITED and they do sell out! Remember… you can only purchase these tickets at backstreetboys.com/events.

6. The “As Long As You Love Me” Tee


I mean… just buy it right now. It’s timeless.

7. “I Heart NC” Tee


While you’re getting the Team Nick Carter bundle, you may as well get this too.



Last but not least….


And 2016.

But this year… this is our year guys. This year it’s real. All we have to do is believe.

(Stick with us. We’ll keep updating you obviously.)

Also, have you shared #BSB25Project today? 🙂

#BSB25Project : The Why

If you’ve followed WHOTB in the past few months, you’ve most likely seen tweets and posts #BSB25Project since last August. If you have somehow missed it or you’re new here, check it out ASAP!

We’re so close to the goal, guys. As I write this, we’re nearly $4000 into a $5900 goal! The end is in sight!

Since the beginning of this project, we’ve gotten a few people asking WHY? Fans who want to know why they should donate to / share a project to celebrate the Boys’ 25th anniversary when we’re not “getting anything out of it”. Non-fans who think the idea of raising $5900 for an ad in a magazine is insane.

So we’re writing this to explain a few things. Not so much explain logically as explain why this is such a heart project for us and for so many fans.


We’re doing this for every minute our family members and friends told us we were wasting our time loving a band growing up.

We’re doing this for every article since 1993 that said the Backstreet Boys wouldn’t last another year — and here they are at 25.

We’re doing it for every song – every lyric – that ever got us through something, that ever created a memory, that ever gave us escape. 

We’re doing it to show the Backstreet Boys themselves that they do have a literal army of fans who back them… in return for 25 years of the best times have had and many more in the future. How often do WE get to do something for THEM?

In a time where it seems easy to divide, this is one thing we can all agree one. Maybe part of it is proving that we CAN come together.


It might be just an ad in a magazine, but it’s Billboard magazine, meaning it will be seen industry wide. And we will make sure — do our very best — to make sure the Boys see it. Even so, this is a chance to prove to ourselves that we can come together.

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We’re doing it for Kevin, who taught us the importance of taking a break. 

We’re doing it for Kevin, who takes a minute to thank any fan he can get to for showing up to see the Backstreet Boys. 

We’re doing it for Kevin, who seemingly always makes sure we get the best quality of Backstreet that can be given.

We’re doing it for Howie, who quietly contributes to things we don’t even find out about Howie25until after he’s done them.

We’re doing it for Howie, who makes sure that everyone is always having a great time.

We’re doing it for Howie, who shows up for us all of the time.




Brian25We’re doing it for Brian, who risked his life in 1998 to keep doing shows for fans.

We’re doing it for Brian, who shows up with a smile and a hug to every meet and greet.

We’re doing it for Brian, who never quits.



We’re doing it for AJ, who has always been open and willing to talk to fans about AJ25anything under the sun.

We’re doing it for AJ, who has never hidden the fact that he has struggled and has inspired some of us to get help as well.

We’re doing it for AJ, who gives 100% everytime he’s onstage. 



We’re doing it for Nick, who has been a Backstreet Boy for the majority of his life.Nick25

We’re doing it for Nick, who really has made fans into family.

We’re doing it for Nick, who works hard and almost never takes a break.




So if anyone asks why it’s important for us, as fans, to celebrate the Backstreet Boys’ 25th anniversary in a big way — this is it. They’ve spent so much of their time proving themselves in the industry, gaining respect, going to all ends of the earth and it’s time that WE do something to say thank you in a public way.

If you haven’t yet, please share the GoFundMe link via social media, text messages, whatever you can. Let’s do this for Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ and Nick. Let’s do this for us.

All The Things You Need To See From AJ’s 40th Prom Birthday

Last Tuesday, AJ McLean turned 40, joining 4/5 of the Backstreet Boys in the Forty Club.

Friday, he changed his Instagram handle in preparation for coming solo projects and excitedly told everyone that his wife and best friend have been working hard on a surprise party for him.

Saturday…OUR MINDS WERE BLOWN. Rochelle had put together a 80s prom birthday party to remember for her husband who had never had a prom of his own to go to.

Photo after photo, instagram story and instagram story, and video after video flooded in as the party continued on through late Saturday night. With celebrities (Jeff Timmons, Carrie Keegan, Erik-Michael Estrada, and Lance Bass to name a few) and familiar faces (A LOT of the Backstreet team, Nick, Brian, Lauren, Leighanne, Madonna Mark and Tom, Denise Solis, JoJo Wright, etc.) in attendance, it seemed to be the party of the year… so far.

With that being said, we didn’t want everyone to miss out on anything and we’ve done a sweep on social media for the best photos and videos that you might have missed from AJ’s 40th birthday party (NOTE: Not our photos). That includes the sweet speeches from Brian and Nick and the birthday boy himself!

WARNING: You’re definitely going to want Rochelle McLean to plan your party after you see these photos. I mean, there was Taco Bell AND In N Out Burger…



 The Speeches

We LOVE seeing AJ so happy and so celebrated! We hope that this year is an amazing one for you, Mr. McLean. 

Happy Birthday, AJ McLean: Watch Some Of Our Favorite AJ Moments

Another Backstreet Boy has joined the 40 party! Age really is just a number when it comes to AJ McLean though because the man performs onstage just like he did when he was in his 20s and we were in our teens. With his big heart and his knack for conversation about anything under the sun, we’re so thrilled that we get to celebrate another year of Mr. McLean

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 AJ’s latest trip around the sun!

“This is my favorite because it is with Ava. You can see every time he talks about his girls how much he loves them. He was meant to be these sweet girls daddy!! He is an example everyday of what a little girls daddy should be.” – Shannon Link

“My favorite AJ moments are two GIFs I created from my last concert in Toronto at the Jingle Ball North. Why is this my fave? It basically sums up how AJ hits every damn mark with so much swag. Ugh. He’s literally my kryptonite.” – Michelle Johnson

“This was at the NKOTBSB show in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the 5/23/2012. I had never been sung to by a Backstreet Boy before let alone been given anything from them (apart from their music). AJ sang to me during my favourite song, kissed his handkerchief and gave it too me. As you can hear I was very excited lol. Thanks AJ and happy birthday to you!” – Rebecca McAdam


“Because what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” – Mayte


“Because it was the first BSB concert I ever watched and he was amazing.” – Priscila Santos

“These are my favourite AJ moments and my biggest dream is that AJ one day will recognise me and know me by name. AJ, I hope you have THE best birthday possible with your friends and family, and please, please, pretty please leak some solo material soon. Your voice is too wonderful to have studio stuff not released. 😉 Much birthday love from Maria Flygare in Sweden.”

“Love his moves! Love his carefree attitude!! Love him!!” – Victoria Pilgrim

“From 0:12-1:09. This goes beyond the Backstreet Boys as stage personalities and shows us how much they care about one another as people. This was one of the most vulnerable pieces of AJ’s life, which he shared with us, and we got to live that emotional moment with them. There are so many people who love and care about him– and we are so proud of him for continuing to fight the good fight every single day.” – Brittany

“While I love seeing AJ on stage, malin us fans scream, my fave AJ moment comes from a moment with his family that he was kind enough to share with us. Seeing him with his daughters makes my heart melt completely. This moment of them dancing and singing during the Holidays is absolutely adorable. Our “bad boy” has become the most loving father in the world to his baby girls. As a fan, there is nothing better than seeing him happy with his family :)” – Anne

“This is my favorite moment because AJ was hilariously messing up the ‘Larger Than Life’ dance with Brian, while wearing a kilt on the 2010 BSB Cruise.”

“AJ’s solo on the 2016 cruise is my favorite moment because it was done with only acoustic music and you can really hear his amazing voice. Plus, the story was hilarious and him getting on the floor was awesome! AJ is perfect every time he opens his mouth – lol – but I can’t get enough of this performance! And at the end he exclaims “I still got it!” well, yes you do AJ. Yes, you do. :)” – Jennifer Varnum

“This YouTube-video from BSB Cruise 2016 became very special to me last summer. I watched it all day long and it gave me the strength to take the long overdue step to separate me. Get annother boyfriend is one of my favorite songs. I love this acoustic version. AJ’s voice is amazing.” – Antje Behlert

Happy Birthday, AJ! We ❤ you.