7 Feelings We Have About The Backstreet Boys ‘DNA’ Album… One Year Later

We waited for 250 years 6 years for the Backstreet Boys to release their DNA album after they released In A World Like This album in 2013. While it felt like an eternity to wait, the year since it’s release has flown by! Of course, we did have a residency, a Grammy nom, a tour and an epic collab to keep us busy.

So, while we’re here, 365 days later, we wanted to reflect on some thoughts we have about DNA.

1. It was worth the wait!

We may complain about the time it took us to get this album in our hands, but as always, any new music we get from the Backstreet Boys has always been and will always be worth the wait. A year later, our favorite track on DNA has changed a few times, but that’s because there’s a song included for every mood and every season. Not only are we lucky to have the BSB for nearly 27 years, we’re beyond lucky that they do value the quality of the music they produce. We appreciate it.

2. The repetition about hair is still weird?

“Your hair’s a little longer…Am I crazy, is it blonder than it was?”

“You kiss a little different now. You changed your hair, I like it now…”

“I’ll brush that hair back off your face…Girl, let my fingers trace all over you.”

We really don’t think this was intentional (just like having two songs in their catalog named “Breathe”), but like…what is the obsession? Maybe it’s because the songs are so close together. All we know is that any time we change our hair now, our man better care as much as these Boys seem to on this album.

3. Red wine and Chateau will never be the same.

There’s not one of us who went to an afterparty in Las Vegas after this album was released who didn’t make some lame joke about Chateau or talks about red wine without humming something about spilling it. By the way, does that line make anyone else anxious or is it just us? Spilled red wine is a bitch, but somehow Brian singing about it makes it bearable.

4. Nick Carter may never sound better than he does on “The Way It Was”.

C’moooonnn…Nick girl or not, you know that shit sounds FANTASTIC. Even better when it’s played on vinyl. The old school vibe paired with a well aged Backstreet is a perfect combination of everything.

5. “Just Like You Like It” and “OK” are severely underrated…as are all of their vocals on these tracks.

We asked you earlier this year which songs you love in the entire Backstreet Boys catalog of music that you didn’t think got enough credit and “OK” got an overwhelming response. We can’t blame anyone either – that song was made for a sunny day, driving with the windows down. We’d also like to point out that no one should be sleeping on “Just Like You Like It”…. especially Kevin’s vocals. Wow wow wow. That song brings out the best of all of their vocals in our opinion.

6. We’re going to keep begging the Backstreet Boys to hear more of these songs live.

Much to (most of our) disappoint, Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick are only performing a few of the DNA songs on the DNA tour. While they have worked half songs into the set list and we very much appreciate it, we really want to hear more of these songs live! Perhaps on a boat in the middle of the ocean one day? We can dream, right?

7. We’ll always have a special place in our hearts for this one.

DNA is the album that put our Boys back at #1 and proved to the world what we’ve known all along – that Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ and Nick are five tremendously talented human beings who can still get it! This is the album with a song that earned them a Grammy nomination and rave reviews upon it’s release. This is yet another album that made us proud to call ourselves Backstreet Boys fans. Bravo, Backstreet.

The Essentials: Backstreet Boys’ Fans Tips, Tricks and Must Haves For Concerts + Events

Back in one of our first years,  we wrote a post giving you an essentials list for the Backstreet Boys cruise, including not only our own list of essentials, but suggestions from fans as well. Oddly enough, we never did one for land events… until now!

With the DNA tour in full swing and the Backstreet Boys having no end in sight, we inevitably all start asking each other, every tour, every event, etc., for suggestions. Sometimes we don’t ask, but we see other fans mention things we never even thought about that would make our concert lives so much easier.

So, we asked for you. We took to Twitter and Facebook to ask fans for their concert essentials and received an overwhelming response. Thank you to everyone who contributed! We’ve taken all of your top suggestions on products, tips, tricks, and hacks and condensed them below (as well as thrown in a few of our own).

If you think there is anything that should be included in these lists that were not, feel free to contact us! Also, if you have any specifics for these generic suggestions (a favorite concert shoe, bag, etc.) — PLEASE LET US KNOW.

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The Basics: Everything You Need To Know About Howie D’s ‘Back In The Day’

Howie was a very busy guy last year! Not only was he on tour with the Backstreet Boys after closing their Vegas residency, he released his solo album and announced that this solo album would provide the soundtrack for a family-friendly musical, ‘Back In The Day’.

The time has finally come and Howie is in Omaha, Nebraska, working diligently on the play with a team of talented folks to get it ready for opening night. If you’re thinking about going, here’s everything you need to know.

We will update this post with everything you need to know as it comes. If you think something is missing or have questions, feel free to reach out!


The Rose Theater in Omaha, NE [Follow them on Twitter for photos and info]


Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 at 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 2 pm

Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020 at 5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 at 2 pm

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 2 pm

Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 at 5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020 at 2 pm

Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 7 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 2 pm

Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020 at 5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at 2 pm

Find tickets HERE


Want to meet Howie? 
VERY few VIP Meet and Greet passes are left for select dates. Get them while you can!


Wanna know more about behind the scenes?
Check out this interview with Tor and Lisa who worked with Howie to produce the show into fruition.



Keep checking back for reviews, info and more! Also, keep an eye on this page for up-to-date information, including a digital copy of the program.

In The News

Why is a Backstreet Boy in town? Howie D puts finishing touches on musical at Rose Theater

Backstreet Boy to debut new musical at The Rose Theater

Howie D adds musical theater star, composer to his list of accomplishments

BWW Previews: HOWIE D: BACK IN THE DAY at The Rose Theater

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough On Debuting Semi-Biographical Musical, Fighting Anxiety & Helping His Son Pursue Acting

Fans are coming to Omaha for Backstreet Boy’s world-premiere musical, and for good reason

BWW Review: HOWIE D: BACK IN THE DAY at The Rose Theater is Fun Family Entertainment

VIDEO: Howie on Hallmark’s Home & Family

Behind The Scenes


8 Birthday Wishes We Have For AJ McLean

Close your eyes. Make a wish.

It’s a new year, another January and that means new birthday celebrations! We’ve tried to do something every year for every Backstreet Boy’s birthday and this year is no different.

One of the most magical parts of a birthday celebration, as we all know, is blowing out the candles and making a wish. While only the birthday boy can do that, we’re blowing out into the universe some of the big wishes that we have for him!

May your birthday (and your entire year to follow) be one of the best years yet, AJ McLean!

1. That He Continues To Share His Big Heart With The World.

If there’s one thing you need to know about AJ McLean, it’s that his heart is bigger than his entire body. Whether he’s known you 5 minutes or 5 years, he will make sure that you feel like you’re best friends and that you’re feeling the best when you leave. Time and time again, he’s proven that he cares in a big way.

2. That His Girls Realize How Very Lucky They Are.

One of our favorite things about AJ is watching him be a father to his girls, Ava and Lyric. Like we said, his heart is a big one and it’s no more apparent than when he talks about his daughters. We hope they grow up knowing that they are truly blessed to have a dad who thinks the world of them and we get more sweet posts like this one.

3. That His Voice Only Gets More Soulful.

There are many recognizable features when you hear a Backstreet Boys song and one of the most notable has always been AJ’s unmistakable rasp, which only seems to be getting better. As many fans will tell you, it’s a voice that we (and the group) could not do without!

4. That He Continues To Inspire Others With His Journey.

AJ McLean has been open about his ongoing struggle with sobriety and what it truly takes to live in recovery. It takes a strong individual to admit to a problem and an even stronger one to keep fighting while being honest about the tough journey behind it. We respect him for using his story to inspiring others to get help and to keep working at it everyday.

5. That He’s Finally Satisfied With His Album For Us To Hear It.

We’ve been waiting forever and recently, we’ve gotten some awesome singles from AJ and his new venture into country music… but we are DYING for a full album! We can only hope that he’ll finish something that he’s truly proud of. We will absolutely be so proud of him! Oh, and if you don’t know, he has another project, ATCK, that’s going out on tour in a week — find more info here.

6. That He Knows How Much People Across The World Love + Appreciate Him.

Our world would not be the same with AJ McLean and his sometimes irreverence, his tattoos, his ever changing looks, his INCREDIBLE talent and so much more. We love every bit of it.

7. That One Day, He’ll Venture Into Everything He’s Always Wanted To Do.

From nail polish to clothing to music to acting to phone cases to everything else, AJ has big, big dreams and we hope to see them all (or mostly all) of them come into fruition someday!

8. That He’ll Always Be The AJ That We Know And Love.

You know the one.

Happy Birthday, AJ!

We wish you the happiest birthday ever.


10 Backstreet Things We’re Looking Forward To In The Next Decade

LOOOOOOOKING back on the things they’ve DONNEEEEE….

Well, we’re tired of doing that. Let’s talk about what we want to see from Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick in future because as Nick Carter famously coded in his Millennium liner notes (someone please ask him how long that took to do), THE FUTURE IS SCARCE! We need some wishes granted pronto, ya know?

So here goes…

1. The Release Of A Christmas Album…And That Acoustic Album?


Another year without a Backstreet Boys holiday album (where we are forced to turn to that other boyband who actually does have a really decent one) has come and gone, but after the Boys dropped news that they were going to move forward with churning one out in the near future, we have hope for one in 2020! At least one of the Backstreet Boys is hoping for the same — Brian Littrell is forecasting the release for 2020 as well. If we don’t get it by next Christmas, the Backstreet Army will be storming the North Pole to have a long talk with Santa.

There was also a collection of their past music rerecorded acoustically that has yet to be released. Fingers crossed that it’s in our ears at some point in the next decade.

2. The Backstreet Kids Growing Up!


By the end of the next decade, the majority of the existing Backstreet kids will be teenagers!

We’ll give you a minute to stop your head from spinning.

We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these children and to watch their dads continue to be proud of them. We’re also thrilled to watch Baylee’s career continue to blossom (have we mentioned he’ll be nearly 30 by the end of the decade? Ouch. Our brains).

Mannnn, we really hope Nick is still making pancakes for Odin when he’s 13!

3. A Return To Vegas?


We love, love, love the tour life and obviously, the Backstreet Boys coming to us is convenient, but there was something fun and magical about the Vegas residency. Maybe it was the fact that we could fit multiple shows into one trip without having to go anywhere (plus fit fun things in between) or maybe it was all of our friends meeting in one place or maybe things were a blur because we hardly slept (but were also more well rested than tour kind of?) or MAYBE it was the fact that the pricing was generally better than on tour.

WHATEVER it was that made us love the BSB Vegas residency, we hope that we have the chance to do it all over again….between other things, of course. It also beats the alternative to not having anything at all, right?

4. More VIP Events and Cruises.


This decade has brought us so many new experiences with Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick. From different VIP Meet and Greet experiences to birthday parties to afterparties to cruises and so much more, we can’t go back to where we started now! Years ago, we never thought the opportunities we’ve been given would have even been possible, but here we are. These events are the location of some of our favorite memories and we hope to only make more.

An island event perhaps? A party bus? A party plane? We have hiiiiigh hopes!

5. Music. Music. Music.


This is what we came for. This is why we stay. This is all we ask for even if we just got a new album.

Well, not all we ask for…but it is the basis.

6. A Grammy.



The tears of Backstreet fans worldwide will surely cause a flood when they do, right?

7. More Moments We’ll Never Forget.


The memory that just popped into your head while reading that — yeah, more of those. We’ve been lucky enough to love a band for almost 26 years and the number of things we’ve experienced because of them are endless. We know we reiterate it allllll the time, but damn, it’s really special, ya know? You know.

Also, can we get some wax figures, Madame Tussauds? That’s a moment we haven’t gotten yet and basically, they’re / we’re not getting any younger. We need them IMMORTAL.

8. AJ’s Solo Album.


Just gonna leave this one (or two or three) here. 🙂 Maybe someday.

9. A Few Collaborations.


We’ve had a taste of the Backstreet Boys in the country realm (where they won an award, joined in a stadium tour, and hit #1 on country charts with Florida Georgia Line) and a taste of the Backstreet Boys  in the EDM world (where they hit #1 on Dance charts, garnered a lot of attention with a music video, and more with Steve Aoki), but we want more! Of course we love the Boys on their own, but these collabs have proven to be excellent exposure and have exposed a lot of other celebrities as BSB fans (Tim McGraw and Lauren Alaina, anyone?).

Check out this past post for some ladies that we’d love to see them collab with in the future!

10. Another Decade.


We’re aware that this is like your 3rd wish from a genie being to have more wishes but we’ve been spoiled to a band that sticks together and, well, we want it that way. Let’s be real though – whether the Backstreet Boys play until they’re Mick Jaggering or not, as long as we are alive, we’ll be shoving them down everyone’s throats forever make sure that the music, the myths, and the legends that Kevin, Brian, AJ, Howie and Nick are and have created will live on for decades to come.

And we’d also like some merch disguised as home decor, kthx.


Farewell To The 2010s Era of Backstreet

10 years doesn’t seem like a long time…

Until you think about all of the things the Backstreet Boys achieved and everything that we’ve been present to witness in that time.

While the 90s and early 2000s might have been the most prolific era for the Backstreet Boys to many and is factually so based on numbers, for us, the period from 2010 to 2020 holds a significant place in the hearts of the most dedicated of fans.

The Backstreet Boys started this decade as a foursome, with a new album freshly released and a tour on the horizon. While the rest of the world had largely counted the Boys out, they pressed on…and so did we, showing up to amphitheaters all over the U.S. that Summer and concert venues in Europe, Asia and South America throughout the year for the This Is Us tour.

It could be argued that this was the time that the BSB and the fans formed a deeper bond. It was us and it was them and suddenly, we all seemed to be in this time of transition. Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick were finding their groove as a quartet and the majority of us were finding our way in life as adults. 2010 was the beginning of something we could only imagine.

The rest of the decade saw the return of Kevin to the group, multiple Backstreet Boys cruises, a major arena tour with the New Kids On The Block that included a performance at Fenway, their first collaboration and single on a Country chart with Florida Georgia Line, a documentary, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an album on their own label, an album that went #1, a Grammy nomination, a record breaking Vegas residency and so. much. more.

Most importantly, there are all the memories we’ve shared in between. As we mentioned before, while this past decade may not have been the “peak” of Backstreet’s career commercially, it has been nothing short of defining in so many other ways.

We watched them rise back to a level of stardom they’ve deserved all along. We watched them exemplify hard work and determination over and over again.

We. Watched. Them.

For many of us, the years between 2010 and 2020 were the first years that we got to experience the Backstreet Boys on our own terms – as adults. We learned work-life-tour-event balance, we made friends all over the world with the rise of social media, we built trips around Backstreet adventures, we passed their music along to our children, and we’ve had experiences that we wouldn’t trade for anything in the world. To say that these years have made us proud is an understatement… because these men did it for themselves. Because despite the ups and downs, they recreate themselves, they learn, and the carry on. And if that doesn’t inspire you, what will?

So, while we could go on and on about everything Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick have achieved together and separately in this decade, we won’t…. because we were all there. And we were all together. And the memories that are flooding in as you read this are more than words could ever explain.

Here’s to more of that feeling when the lights go down, more confetti, more of hearing your favorite song performed, more friends and trips you never planned on, more begging for the things we want and making it work when we don’t get our way exactly. We may not have all shared the same feelings about things for the past decade but I think we can all agree that we can come together for these Boys.

Here’s to the Backstreet Boys and another 10 years…may we be lucky enough to be able to share in another decade of success, memories, and feelings that we’ll never fully be able to put into words. Together.

May we also be able to afford the Ticketmaster fees that come with loving a band.


(Looking forward, we’ve written about what we hope to see in the next 10 years — coming soon!)

8 Tips For Having A Backstreet Boys Fan In Your Home For The Holidays

Happy Holidays, friends! We realize that this should have been written a hair earlier, but the truth is that this list applies for all times of the year for anyone with a Backstreet Boys loving guest in their house.

While we normally writing FOR Backstreet fans, this one is for the friends, family, and anyone who doesn’t know what to do with one of us for an extended periods of time. If a fan has shared this with you, take a hint and read it for your own safety…we mean, pleasure.

If you find yourself needing a few guidelines, here’s a few tips…

1. DON’T ask us when we’re seeing the Backstreet Boys next.


If you haven’t seen us post about it on social media, chances are we don’t know. If we don’t know, it’s really a toss up of what reaction you’ll get when you ask. While you are no doubt well-meaning in your question, our response could range anywhere from reasonable (because thank God our bank account is getting a break) to anger (because they’re doing things but NOWHERE near us) to a big mopey mope answer (because IT’S BEEN TWO MONTHS AND TWO MONTHS IS TOO LONG, OKAY?). You’ve been warned. It’s best to let us hint before you ask.

2. DO ask us about the album, the tour, etc.


This is a pretty safe question for the BSB fan in your home. We will talk for days about the events we have been to recently, the album (and all of the stats), and all of the like (while trying not to sound crazy). It’s not that we have nothing else to talk about, we just know a lot and we’re excited about all of it! We appreciate your interest (or at least an interest in talking about what we like before talking about what you like), but be warned – we’ll smell it if you’re only asking to lead into our #3 tip.

3. DON’T be condescending about the amount of money or time you think we’ve spent on the band this year. 


We didn’t ask how much you spent on your knitting material or your ugly shoes you insist on wear everywhere, Susan. This question is the fangirl / fanboy equivalent of “when are you getting married / having children?”

4. DO gift us anything we can use while we’re on tour…er…traveling.


From bags to comfy plane clothes to travel size anything, we will definitely put it to good use! And if you’re really down to make some brownie points, head to the BSB merch store.

5. DON’T make too many jokes about the other boyband. 


We’ve heard it allllll and while we’ll laugh politely for a few jokes and maybe even joke back, please, we beg of you – balance your “jokes” with intelligence and know when to stop. Also, please know the difference between Justin Timberlake and NSYNC because if you want to battle, we will battle and you will lose.

6. DO know that we do have a sense of humor though.


While we might not find the unoriginal “Bye, Bye, Bye” jokes funny, we can definitely find the humor in some / most things and we have some pretty ridiculous stories – trust.

7. DON’T worry — we know love for a band is hard to understand for some.


It’s a Backstreet thing – you wouldn’t understand. Just kidding! In all seriousness, the love someone has for a band is something that we would love everyone to understand, but sometimes it’s personal and sometimes it’s just something that we don’t expect anyone else to “get”. It’s tough out here! When in doubt, just pass us the mashed potatoes and alcohol!

8. DO feel free to join in! 


We’d love for you to want the new album (we all have 14 extra copies thanks to concerts) or come with us to the next concert — just ask! We’re always looking to recruit….if you can handle it.

5 Years of What Happens On The Backstreet

5 Years. Half Of A Decade.

11,600 Twitter Followers.

10,680 Facebook Page Likers.

Nearly 1 Million Views.

All because of 5 guys and a whole lot of love.

When I started What Happens On The Backstreet in 2014, like I’ve said in previous anniversary posts, I didn’t think that we would do this for more than a few months…..but HERE. WE. ARE.

The annual anniversary posts are usually the only time I get (intentionally) personal in writing and while I’m well aware that these aren’t the most exciting, the most read, the most shared, they do mean a lot to me. Any one of you reading this mean a lot to me.

While the Backstreet Boys were insanely (incredibly satisfyingly) busy this year, we took on posting more informational updates and less original, simply because we were busier too. As most of you know, Kristie welcomed a Backstreet baby into her family and while I do the majority of the writing, my idea-bouncing partner was a little preoccupied. That, paired with multiple other things, made creating a little more challenging.

But that’s where you guys came in. I tweeted ideas and you gave me your honest opinions. You sent in your best stories and your best pictures and your best memories for the sake of helping other fans or just giving everyone a good laugh (or cry). If you thought I missed something, you’d tweet or send messages. When I seriously considered ending WHOTB a few times this year, some of you (unknowingly) said the kindest things and / or inspired me to go a little further.

I can not express how thankful I have been for all of you this year. The majority of WHOTB posts in the past five years have been written in terms of “we” this or that because I believe that this is a community…a fan-mily…effort. I may be writing the words, but nothing in the land of Backstreet could be accomplished without all of us. P.S. We have LOVED meeting so many of you in Vegas, Nashville, and New Jersey this year!!

This year has been a lot of learning, adjusting, reinventing and figuring out how to be better in many ways, but also learning that you can’t please everyone. We appreciate everyone for sticking us through things you might not agree with and being loud about the things you do.

I don’t know how long What Happens On The Backstreet will stick around, but we’re excited to make the best of the time that we’re here. We are so positive that the Backstreet Boys have nothing but great things coming in 2020 and we can’t wait to post about them, enjoy all the things, and share everything we possibly can with you all! And you know, raise a little hell in between. 😉 That sounds like fun, right?

Thank you for a wonderful five years. Thank you for humoring a girl with a fangirl heart and a lot to say. Thank you for being an absolutely amazing fan-mily. How lucky are we all to have a band who has not only given us nearly 27 years but each other and so much more?

Happy Holidays, friends! Be kind to one another.

XOXO – Sara

What’s Happening On The Backstreet: December 2019

Merry Nickmas! Happy Howie-Days! And uh…an AJ…new year? (We’d try to work your favorite Kentucky cousins in here, but we sadly have no news to report on them.)

With the Backstreet Boys on break from the DNA tour (for now), there hasn’t been too many things to post about that we couldn’t say in a tweet or two. With that being said, we realize that things can be missed and so, like always, we want to keep you informed of ALL the things happening with members of the Backstreet.

Where to start, where to start….

VIP Packages For Howie D.’s Back In The Day – ON SALE NOW!


If you haven’t heard, Howie is opening his very first musical, loosely based on his life growing up, in Omaha, NE on January 31st. The original music for Back In The Day will be performed live by Howie himself, but he has also just released another treat for fans who are coming to enjoy the performance.

VIP upgrades are now available for select dates. They not only include a photo with Howie, but a Q&A and an autographed Playbill. How awesome is that? Click here for details, details and purchase info!

Nick Visits Germany – Drops New Info About Future Solo Work + TV Appearance

DORTMUND, GERMANY - December 7th 2019: Nick Carter at German Comic Con Dortmund

Nick made his last “official” appearance of the year in Germany last weekend at German Comic Con and in a performance with Helene Fischer. For the two days that Nick was at comic con, fans SHOWED UP in HUNDREDS, keeping his line long from open to close, with Nick staying late to try and meet everyone. You never disappoint, Europe!

The biggest news though, started with his Q&A panel, where Nick revealed that he is looking to record another solo album… in Germany and the surrounding area. He spent the rest of the week in Germany, posting some ideas for song titles and letting fans know that inspiration is back!

His performance with Helene Fischer will air on Christmas Day (December 25th). We will post more details as they become available.

AJ McLean Announces Dates With ATCK


If you don’t know, ATCK is a side project from AJ and a few musician friends, who perform with an EDM type feel. The band is going on a small tour in January and if you’re in need of a (singular) Backstreet fix, this is going to be your most immediate remedy.

Tickets are being sold through individual venues. Find all info on the Events page of their Facebook page.

Howie Announces New Fan Experience In South America


Howie is coming in HOT with those 2020 VIP experiences! If you’re seeing the Backstreet Boys in South America, this is for you. Sweet D. will be sharing some sweet eats (and a really good time with selfies, shots, etc.) with you in Mexico City, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, and Rio. This experience is a new one and it sounds like a good time, so get your tickets before they’re sold out.

WATCH: Fans Share Some Of Their All Time Favorite Backstreet Boys Interviews

We have a love / hate relationship with downtime in Backstreet land. We love that the Backstreet Boys get time off to relax at home and that we (and our wallets), in turn, are doing the same. So what’s there to hate? Well, we get a little mopey sometimes when we don’t have any event to fret about count down to in the near future. That’s when we like to go back in time.

Some of us like looking at our own collections of photos, videos, etc. and some of us prefer going back to watch old interviews because there’s nothing that hits quite like enjoying the things your favorite band has to say – whether they be eloquent or hysterical.

We asked you to send in your favorite past Backstreet Boys interviews – either in print or video – and tell us why it’s your favorite. We’ve included your submissions and a few of our own favorites at the end for all of us to come back to and enjoy on the mopey days… and if you’re lucky enough, you may find one you haven’t seen before!

(Have an interview you’d like us to add? Email us the link and the “why” at whothebackstreet@gmail.com)

“The second question of this interview is “What is the strangest thing you’ve ever had thrown at you on stage?” And without missing a beat Brian responds “A box of macaroni and cheese!” Cracks me up every time! The rest of the interview is pretty funny too! Has me laughing the whole time.” – Susanah

“Not really sure if this counts but it cracks me up every time. My sister and I still refer to them as “Backstreet Bastards” and “the Backstreet Boyz with a Z, cuz we’re from the street and we don’t care about spelling” Poor Trent and his bad liposuction mishap.” – Cinzia

“The 1998 (?) MTV VMAs with Ben Still and Andy Dick. Still hilarious. I have it on VHS and need to didge the full clip as it aired.” – Laura Fu

“It’s my favorite because I love how open and honest they are with us fans and they all have good sense of humor and always smiling.” – Danielle

“It is always so beautiful to see how much the boys love each other and appreciate each other. The bond among them is undeniable! And just seeing the Boys talking about each other like in this video, it’s amazing! That’s definitely the biggest reason why I chose the interview. (Although, it’s overall pretty cute!) 😉

Side note: I was searching for the meaning of a “relative pitch”. And found out that there is barely a thing as tone deaf. And EVERYONE can learn to sing! So it turned out to be a pretty motivational, too! lol.” – Ilze

“It’s rarely thing interviewer is “real” fan. Chika is a famous YouTuber in Japan, she has been fan of them really. She is a good interviewer for them. I love that part from beginning, they introduced other members. Proud, a little serious and happy faces showed their bond. Of course BSB with baby is always precious and cutest!” – Jun

“I love garden gnome Brian, cozy cuddly Kevin and Nick, and just every question they asked. Anytime I need a good laugh this is my go to!” – Jenn

“There are so many interviews I love but I was watching this one just now and laughed so hard so I’m gonna go with this one, BSB React to Teens React to BSB. It was hilarious to see the Boys’ reactions to the teens’ honest opinions. At the same time, it was so cool that some of the teens who were not even born then still know their songs! Their music transcends different cultures, ages and generations. Most important of all, it makes people happy for more than two decades! So glad to be a 90’s kid and truly thankful to be a BSB fan!” – Emily

” I watch this interview often when I feel down. These Boys always make me laugh: I mean them talking about each other, Nick dancing to an ABBA song and these epic advices to Justin Bieber! 😀 (I wonder if he ever listened to one of these! lol)” – Ilze

“Because I never seen such type of short interview other place. LOL.” – Jun

“It’s not technically an interview … since they are doing trivia with themselves… but every time Kevin says “sexy time” and Nick laughs, I can’t help but laugh.” – Sarah

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