15 Fans Share Kind Things The Backstreet Boys Have Done For Them

Over two years ago, we asked you guys to tell us some of the kindest things that Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ, and Nick had done for you, the fans. We loved reading all of the stories, from small things that made a huge difference to big things that made dreams come true – you can read them here.

Since then, we’ve heard so many MORE great stories about things between the Boys and fans and since it’s the season for heartwarming tales, we asked for more! Of course, you guys did not disappoint. Just when we think that being a Backstreet Boys fan couldn’t get any better, these Boys keep topping themselves… for us. If that doesn’t give you the feels, we don’t know what will.

Ready for your heart to be warmed?


“Every November, I post about my struggles with depression and how thankful I am to be here and being alive today. I’ve mentioned it a few times that a lot of the reason I’m still here is because of the boys. Now one thing is that I’ve never actually told them in person ‘thank you for inadvertently saving my life’.

 One November, I believe it was last year or the year before, I took a crazy chance. I DMed Nick on Twitter and wrote him a novel thanking him. I never expected him to answer because I’m sure he gets hundreds of DMs daily.
For some reason though, twenty minutes later he replied. He answered my message and said he was happy I was still here and doing better.
I cried. He didn’t have to read it.. It was LONG. so for him to just take time out of his day to respond made my day. I’ll never forget about how kind he was in that moment.” – Tracy

“It was August 10, 1997 – my friends and I were in New York City when BSB released their first album in the USA. One of my friends couldn’t come and she was a HUGE AJ girl . I had brought a birthday card just in case at the autograph session I could get AJ to sign it. August 11th, we went all over NYC hoping to find the guys. Now we were having supper on Broadway, thought it now would be a great idea to head back to our hotel as we still had to get ready for the autograph session the next day  so headed out of the restaurant when I turned to my left. “Lisa look it’s AJ!” He was so nice asked us where we were from (Montreal/Toronto) and thanked us for coming. He took photos with us. He was talking to my friends and I was looking in my purse “oh no!” AJ asked me “Hun, did you lose something?” “No it’s just that I left the birthday card at my hotel for my friend who I hoping to surprise with a autographed birthday card!” Before I could finish what I was saying, AJ said “are you coming tomorrow?” Yes – the autograph session. AJ said, “great so tomorrow make sure to give me the card and I’ll get all the guys to sign it!” When I saw AJ the next day, he was like “hi sweetie, where’s the birthday card and what’s your friend’s name?” He then signed it , gave it to Nick and said signed this birthday card for Natalie, Debbie’s friend then pass to Kevin. Howie was next and last but not least was Brian. AJ got the card back said “there ya go darling signed sealed and delivered!” Couldn’t thank him enough, thought my friend was going to die when she got her card.” – Debra Gordon

“My son was diagnosed with cancer on May 2nd 2012 8 months old. I got on twitter to kind of get my mind off of things for a minute, and saw that Brian was tweeting fans. I decided to tweet him and ask for some cheering up and he replied.  He said “Everything has a purpose and every moment should be savored. I’m so very sorry my family will Pray for your son.”
He will never know how much that meant to me. 

A couple months later I decided to write Brian a letter updating him on my son. I sent him pictures of my son getting chemo and a picture of my husband and I at a meet and greet in 2010.

I told Brian that my son loves BSB and something about their voices puts him to sleep during his cancer treatments. At the end of the letter I asked Brian if he could send my son a signed photo and if he couldn’t I completely understood. I checked the mail about maybe a month later and to my surprise there was a large envelope in my mailbox. I opened it and there was a signed photo from Brian for my son. When I showed my son the photo his eyes lit up and he smiled even though he was only 10 months old at the time. The cancer took my sons vision months after that so he cant see it anymore but it sits on the mantle above the fire place in a frame. Its one of our most treasured things in our house. Brian didn’t have to sign a photo, he didn’t have to reply to my tweet, but he did and I appreciate it so very much.” – Melissa Lamb


“It was at the Backstreet Walk of Fame ceremony. We all stayed behind after it was over in hopes of meeting our favorites. It was like trying to get through a brick wall. I had just about given up trying to get Brian’s attention, Nick had somehow noticed me. I was in tears, happy of couse, and he must have recognized the Wylee shirt I was wearing. He automatically went to Brian and I froze as he pointed my way. Nick smiled before turning towards another fan. Brian was coming towards us but security held him back. He was not pleased, LOL! Sadly, didn’t get to met him. It was a small thing but it meant the world to me.” – Becca XO


This happened during the This Is Us tour. I had given Howie a Father’s Day card that I had made for him during meet and greet being that it was a few days from the date of my show. He did an interview with E! news a few days later and had a tour of his bus. I remember him calling it the “King James bus since there was baby stuff all over. Towards the end of the interview he stops and grabs something off the window of the bus and says “and this here is James and Dada from the cruise. It was a little dark so I didn’t notice at first, but then I saw the border of the picture and realized it was the card I had given him. He put my card in the window of his bus. When we give guys gifts we often think of what they do with them, if they keep them and it just touched me so much that not only did he keep it but had it on display. The guys really do appreciate everything we give them and they do keep at least some of them. Just another reason why Howie is Sweet D.” – Ashley Darpino

“A Backstreet Boy that did something I felt was above and beyond for me was AJ.

On September 22, 2017 I had my second back surgery in four and a half years. A friend of mine tweeted all the boys asking if they would send me a good luck message in preparation for the surgery. Well AJ saw the tweet and instead of sending well wishes via a tweet he took the time to send me a personal message wishing me good luck.
To me that was a big deal, I wasn’t expecting a tweet but was blown away that he took the time to send a personal message, for that I will forever be grateful.”  – Erin

“So, two separate encounters.

The first one was August 10th-11th 2013 in Cleveland, OH afterparty. I wound up being the last person to get my pic with Kev, Howie & Nick. They had ushered my friend to a table in the back of the room far away from the stage they were going to be dancing & spinning tunes with fans. (We are both wheelchair users)
After the pic, they were going to take me where my friend was. Kevin grabs my shoulder & tells the guy, “I want her up front on the side so she can see everything!” (When Kev speaks, people listen!) I said “What about Terra? They got her & we sat right where Kevin wanted us!! They pulled all the fans up to dance with them a few at a time. At the end of the night, Howie whispers to his security guy & Nick whips off his headphones (he was spinning the tunes). Howie & Nick jumped off the stage & danced with Terra & I for a few minutes!! Terra & I were on cloud 9!!

The second one – I was on the BSB Mediterranean cruise & AJ told me I looked fantastic at one of the theme nights! I also got selfies with every single one of the Boys!!” – Cindy Cuchna


“Well, I have many things about BSB that I will never forget.

My first time meeting them in at Calypso in Limoges in 2011. Then Meeting Howie for the first time, I stood beside him, my hands were shaking, I asked him if I could give him a hug and he said yes. I was in heaven. My friends and I followed the BSB all over Calypso. Howie kept looking at me smiling,winking.
Then I got to meet him again at my first after party of theirs that I attended in Ottawa Ontario . While waiting for them to enter to do their meet and greet, Howie stopped held my hand looked at me and said sorry and apologized for not singing to me at the concert. I was like “Omg, that’s ok.”
In 2013, I met them again but this time in Montreal. That was an awesome after party. Nick was dancing with random girls, I was just watching and all of a sudden he turned around and he ended up standing in front of me so him and I did some sexy dancing.  Anyway, Howie said that he loved my poster. I wrote 100 Kisses 4 Howie. Then 2014 I met AGAIN. Lucky me. In Kingston Ontario. That was also fun. At the after party, Howie touched my hand and held it for awhile. I was in heaven once again. Never would have thought since I was a teenager that I would meet them. Now I am 36 years old and I still love them.” – Gail Archambault

“As one of the million die-hard Backstreet fans, it’s always been easy for me to find whatever the Backstreet Boys do to be beyond nice. It’s like I easily so greatly appreciate whatever it is that they offer their fans. New records, announcement of their new show schedule, collaborations. Even the littlest of things like their cute social media posts, an Instagram story of their Vegas Residency shows, their randomest tweets, whatever it is.

That’s why I couldn’t have been more overwhelmed with sheer delight the day I had my first ever meet and greet with the Boys during their In a World Like This concert tour here in Manila, Philippines back in May 2015.

It’s been two years, and yet each time I look at this photo of mine with my idols, it’s still almost unbelievable that this day happened.

People who aren’t BSB fans don’t probably know this – but I am just proud to say that the Backstreet Boys are the awesomest kinds of idols/role models you will ever meet, because they always, always, make sure that they give back to the fans by making them feel special whenever they have a chance. I’d had this experience during that day and indeed, my favorite Boys made me feel special, which truly overwhelmed me.

Before the meet and greet, they held a soundcheck party (they usually do this before their shows) where we got the chance to ask them questions and bond with them more. It was a given that fans would be yelling for them, shouting all their names, asking for a wave, a hi, a flying kiss, a wink, everything. I mean, how often does a Backstreet fan get a chance to hang with their favorite boys, right? There were a bunch of us, screaming fans in there. But it was all so clear to see how all five of them were just too genuine on greeting back every single one of the fans at soundcheck. It was heart-melting to see. I knew they all couldn’t glance in each of our directions to return the attention, but I shouted a delighted “Hi, Nick!” of my own anyway — and amidst all the fans’ joyful voices and the noise from the sound system around the venue, Nickolas Gene Carter, actually acknowledged this amused, screaming voice of mine, glanced my way, his oceanic gaze beneath his nice cap meeting mine; Nick gave me a nod and that sweetest smile, followed by a soft wave.

He said hi back to me WHAT IN THE WORLD IS HAPPENING! Neither Nick nor the rest of the Boys knew how I couldn’t have been more shaken to the foundation of my soul by that simple gesture, but that was just the beginning of my unbelievably awesome, unforgettable night.

During meet and greet, it just all dawned on me – all the stories I’d been reading from fans around the world about their beautiful and memorable meet and greet experiences with BSB – I was able to experience them all that night.

When my turn came for the picture-taking, I truly got too excited and ran with so much energy, I almost knocked Howie off where he stood. Nervously laughing, I apologized repeatedly, but Howie calmed me down by sweetly laughing it off. AJ asked me how I was to which I simply responded by saying how happy I was to finally see his awesome tattoos in person. He laughed and hugged me. Next was my favorite Nicky C., whom I greeted so joyfully with a “Nickolas!”. “Hey sweetheart,” he said softly as he enveloped me into the tightest hug I have ever received in my entire life. Kevin locked me in a world of our own with his hypnotizing stare before embracing me into his arms. After that, I asked him if he could say “Sexy Time” in Borat accent, which he did twice and I laughed with the rest of the Boys. Brian also asked how I was, but the glint of his blue gaze made me lose all sense of sensibility to say something sensible back – so “I love you B-Rok” was my only response as I got his warm hug.

Why Howie’s called Sweet D, AJ’s certain way of talking to a fan that will make you feel like you two have been close for years, Nick’s sweet words and tight embraces, Kevin’s melting, overpowering gaze and genuine interest in your stories, the twinkle in Brian’s eyes when he casts you a smile as he welcomes you into a hug – THEY ALL GOT TOO REAL FOR ME THAT NIGHT AND I JUST COULDN’T EVEN BEGIN TO EXPLAIN HOW AWESOME THESE GUYS WERE TO THEIR FANS. SUCH DOWN-TO-EARTH, SINCERELY KINDHEARTED MEN WHO HAPPENED TO HAVE SUPERSTAR-LEVEL-TALENTS!

One of a kind.

The sincerity of their thank you’s, their warm gestures, their words of affirmation. They’re all just too real. I can’t believe how a group of talented, larger-than-life celebrities can actually keep a beautiful bond with their fans by never failing to give them appreciation in any way they can. It is very rare. The Backstreet Boys – they’re rare, and I am so darn blessed and just super proud that I belong to the Backstreet Army.

I don’t think the Boys have any idea how they fulfill one’s hopes and dreams every single time they do a meet and greet. I don’t think they have any idea that they are capable of delivering immeasurable amount of joy to someone for every meet and greet they do with the fans.

But our dearest Backstreet Boys, if you’re reading this, please do know that the five of you are such big blessings to millions around the world. Keep doing what you love, keep enjoying the life you have, may you keep inspiring us. You are the best people in the world, and we will be supporting and loving you forever.

I love you Backstreet Boys, thank you for being a source of light in my life since I was 5.”

– Janica Catabay


“Kevin (my all time favorite one!) on the first day of European cruise, he came out of his cabin and we were just two waiting for him. He told us to be quiet and let us come towards him. We chat a couple of minutes and took some pics! This made my cruise worth it since Kevin has been my love since ‘96/‘97.

And I must say also July 8th 1999, because of this I fell in love with them (I used to like them but not as the fan I am today!). I’ll make it very short. I was at Pisa with my Dad and AJ and Howie were there too. I was leaving when I saw them! We went to eat on the same restaurant on purpose and luckily the waiter sat us on the table next to them. They were very nice to us, interacting and joking with us. I got Howie’s autograph in the bathroom and AJ’s before he left, telling me “bye sweetheart” I was 11 y.o. so this was very like “Woah” to me!” – Manoela


“On February 17th, 2017, I broke my ankle. I was so damn sad, I cried all day. I wrote a tweet to Nick, saying: “Nicky Love, I broke my leg today… that means I can’t dance my fav songs of my fav singer. I’m so sad.”

And he replied within a few seconds:
“How did you break it??”

This was the best thing Nick has done to me. I love you, Carter. Thank you for being you.” – Gaia


“Something I thought was really nice is 1 time on Twitter I joked with Brian about him calling me(because of a contest to win a phone call from Howie) and eventually he really did, but he did it randomly just one day while at home before getting ready to have movie night with Leighanne and Baylee. But I just thought it was so cool of him to take time out of his day (on an off day) and call me.” – Amber


“One of my favorite moments in life is because the Backstreet Boys went out of their way to do something special for me, and it meant the world. In 2013, at the 2nd tour date for the “In A World Like This” tour, I was finally going to meet all 5 boys at the same time. I’ve been a diehard fan since 1998 and had met each separately a few times, but this was the moment I had been waiting for since I was 12!  And when it was my meet and greet turn (I got the gold package so I was able to have a solo pic with them) I thanked them for their song “Never Gone” along with their mere existence and the rest of their music. And I told them that how after I lost my mom to Pancreatic Cancer, my family and I had the lyrics to “Never Gone” printed on her funeral pamphlet, since the words are just so beautiful and perfect if you lose someone. I asked if they could autograph the pamphlet, but of course the security guard freaked out because of the “no autographs rule,” but Nick stepped up, told the security guard to chill out, and that they’re going to do it because “it’s a memory thing.” And then they all signed it! It was just such an amazing experience. I started balling. It was so emotional on SO many different levels. It not only made my day, my year, but also is definitely one of my greatest memories ever. 🙂 They are truly such amazing, kind hearted, wonderful men! KTBSPA!” – Angeleena Marie


“In 2013, I won tickets to a private acoustic session with the Boys in Raleigh, NC on the day of their IAWLT concert. After the meet and greet was over, the Boys all left. My cousin and I were leaving too when we noticed a few girls running around the corner. We followed because hey— When the Boys are in town and you see girls running…you go, too! It was Howie running to grab his tour bus. He had stopped to take a few pics but was being motioned to get on the bus so they could go. I guess he saw my disappointed face because he told them to hang on and called me over to take a picture. My first one on one BSB selfie. Totally made my day! Howie is a total sweetheart and all my BSB interactions with him have always been wonderful. Love our Boys.” – Diana


“AJ saved my life when he caught me after my heel got stuck in the platform of the barricade. I totally would’ve smashed my face if he wasn’t right there.” – Allie

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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 pointing 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?

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  • 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. 💚💚💚

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  • 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.

Nick has always been very open and honest with fans, 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.

 

#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.

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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….

WHAT ABOUT THE BACKSTREET BOYS AND CARPOOL KARAOKE, JAMES?!

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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 backstreetboys.com! 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.

 

 

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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

OTHER PERFORMERS:

  • Why Don’t We
  • Olivia Holt
  • Max

DECEMBER 7th – B96 Jingle Bash

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

OTHER PERFORMERS:

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

DECEMBER 9th – iHeartRadio Jingle Ball

WHERE: Air Canada Centre // Toronto, ON

OTHER PERFORMERS:

  • 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

OTHER PERFORMERS:

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

DECEMBER 13th – Fresh 102.7’s Holiday Jam

WHERE: Beacon Theatre // New York City, NY

OTHER PERFORMERS:

  • Fergie

DECEMBER 16th – 96.5 All Star Christmas

WHERE: Mohegan Sun Arena // Uncasville, CT

OTHER PERFORMERS:

  • Fergie
  • Max

 

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

100ish Backstreets Boys GIFs To Make Your Day A Little Better

After getting real in our last post, we wanted to do a little more cleansing post. A simple, feel good post.

After a boring Friday night  hours of scouring the internet for the best Backstreet GIFS, we compiled them here, in hopes that anytime you’re having a less-than-great day, you can bookmark this post and get a little bit of your happy back. Sometimes it only takes a quick GIF. [Scroll all the way to the bottom for the quickest fix]

We hope these make you as happy as they make us!

When AJ and Nick proved they weren’t the outdoorsy type.

When a bedding company sponsored an event and the Backstreet Boys loved it.

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When Nick just wanted to listen to System Of A Down and Kevin wanted to chill.

When Nick and Brian still loved each other – even after the infamous meeting.

When Howie plays along.

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When Brian and Nick played dentist.

“Yeah, so suck it.”

HOWIE’S FACE.

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When they were just Boys with a toy.

What happens at the beach parties…

These moments with a few of the Backstreet babies.

TITANIC! 

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This weird Brian…chill? Dance?

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And these dances… 

When AJ smiles with teeth.

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Oh, and this dance.

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The Nick and Howie cruise chat.

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The nostril situation.

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That time Brian played stuntman.

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These goofy moments that we love best.

When the Boys promoted the movie with cuss words.

A Classic.

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When Nick asked the question we all wondered.

This Howie Move.

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The Rabbit Story.

This Classic Backstreet Move.

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When we learned about Nick’s big lense.

That NSYNC Shade.

Kevin as Joey Fatone.

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When they all showed up to cheer Nick on during DWTS. 

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This scene from a laundromat.

This story about Kevin, as told by Brian.

When AJ did the opposite of jump.

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….But he got a job as a pizza guy in Nick’s music video.

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Brian. Just being Brian.

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The relationship between AJ and Kevin.

This signature Littrell wave.

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When Kevin was all of us…

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All that Nick and Howie love!

When Nick moved a little too fast. 

BACKSTREET PUPPIES!

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The first time Nick Carter hypnotized us on Dancing With The Stars.

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Backstreet Beginnings (AWWW!)

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When Nick fanboyed over Kevin…

….And years later, waved panties in Kevin’s face.

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THAT HARLEM SHAKE!! 

These, too.

But for the quickest fix…. HERE YOU GO!! Feel better now?

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10 Things Backstreet Fans Should Probably Stop Doing

Alllllright, everyone! We’re going to get back into the fun stuff soon, but first, some real talk.

Every one of you that reads WHOTB on the regular knows that we love the Boys and we love all of you reading this. Sometimes though, some things need to be said and things need to get real. We’re laying it out here – most of the things that people talk about in private, the things that we wear each other down with, etc. We say it so we can all move on to a positive place. We are opening the discussion. We are not pointing fingers, we are not saying anyone is right or wrong and we’re not telling anyone what to do, but we are suggesting that for us to all work together to make the Boys’ 25th year the best one yet – for them and for us – we need to shift for a better future.

(Also, this is not us being high and mighty – AT ALL. We’re guilty of some of these things too and we’re working really hard to change them.)

1. Stop doubting the Backstreet Boys, their team, and their intentions. 

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We’re not saying you have to like their time table or the fact that things are usually delayed, but do you 100% think the Backstreet Boys and their team are “out to get you” with the words they say and things they put out there?

We don’t.

How many times do you go into work feeling super productive, tell someone that you’re going to do something, then get sidetracked or change your mind about the way you want to go about it? A lot, if you’re being honest. The BSB and co. are juggling hundreds of worldwide balls that we’re not even aware of, so cut them some slack. We all miss them when they’re doing other things, but we have all the faith that they ARE working on things for eventual release. Still, everyone is only human.

2. Stop acting like we know everything all the time.

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….Which brings us to this point. We, as fans, do not know every single thing all the time. We might know something Kevin, Brian, Howie, AJ or Nick has said, but refer to #1 — sometimes that’s not the complete and final truth. It starts rumors, it incites spite, and generally, no one plays well with someone who acts like they have some kind of higher knowledge than everyone else. If it’s something you’re not supposed to say publicly, then don’t.

Unless, of course, you’re using info to make the BSB look better to your naysayer friends – then, by all means, KNOW EVERYTHING AND USE IT AS A POWER. They won’t know the difference.

3. Stop talking about things so negatively, so publicly.

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You know how you get mad at your family but if anyone else talks shit, you defend them? Same goes for the Backstreet Boys. 99% of us are going to defend them if anyone else talks badly about them, but about 45% of us are putting those things out there to begin with.

Why do you want to talk so badly about a group that you spend hard earned money to take a vacation to see? A group that works hard to keep making music because fans have asked for it? A group that tries to listen to what fans want and tries their best to meet those demands? Of course everyone gets the occasional frustration, but running them into the ground at low points, only to relish in their success and expect everyone else to love them at high points seems a little counterproductive, right?

4. Stop targeting other fans without reason.

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We’re not saying you have to like everyone because we totally get personalities that don’t jive. We’re saying if you don’t like someone, move along. No need to spread your distaste for other fans, without reason. If they’re not impeding your opportunities, hurting your or someone else, spreading rumors, etc. …leave people alone! Don’t be a Regina George.

If you have a legit reason and other fans need to know, stay lowkey and factual.

5. Stop making other fans feel guilty about what you can’t do. 

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On the flip side of #4, please be mindful of how much you talk about what you can’t do and being mad because other fans “have it so easy”. We totally understand that it sucks to not be able to see the Backstreet Boys for days, weeks, months or years.

We get that it’s easier for us in the U.S. to see them more often.

We get that some of us don’t have husbands, children, houses, etc. and can afford more. We get that some of us have those things and CAN afford it. It’s situational.

But there are also people that work multiple full time jobs to be able to afford what they do. There are people that travel across the country / world to see concerts because that’s what they want to do. There are people that choose to spend their time and money going to see the Boys because that is what makes them happy.

LET PEOPLE LIVE. It’s okay to be sad or jealous or irritated, but don’t take it out on others.

6. Stop making demands everytime one of the Boys breathe. 

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They know we want them in our individual countries, in our towns, in our homes, in our backyards, in our beds, etc.

They know we’re waiting for new music.

They know we want tour when they’re promoting Vegas, that we want Vegas when they’re talking about a cruise, that we want whatever they’re not doing at the very second.

If AJ is tweeting about his fried chicken, stop replying with something irrelevant about where you want to see him next. Tell him how good his fried chicken looks and tweet about what you want another time. If Nick tweets about his pumpkins, don’t respond with a tweet tagging your 87 friends who all have birthdays today.

Who can blame the Boys for shying away from interactions on socials when all fans are doing is telling them what we want ALL. THE. TIME. We have to start acting like humans communicating with other humans to get back to a good place. Have a conversation!

…Then we can make gentle demands again. Heh.

BUT STOP ASKING ABOUT “SPOTLIGHT”.

7. Stop complaining.

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About everything. If you don’t like the way something is run, don’t go. If you think it could be done better, lay out your constructive criticism with a productive plan to go along with it and get it in from of the right people.

Don’t be a firestarter. Don’t complain for the sake of hearing other people complaining and then not do anything about it.

8. Stop second guessing whether you should go to events or not.

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YOLO. Seriously.

9. Stop feeling bad when you can’t go. 

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IT IS OKAY! We know that FOMO is the WORST, but so is PCD, so you’ll deal with the feels one way or another. Everyone has different priorities and that’s okay. The Backstreet Boys aren’t going anywhere. So you miss a few things – when you DO get to go to something, it’s going to be even better. Because you earned it. You worked for it. Trust us.

10. Stop right now…. and think what a great time it is to be a fan! 

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THINK ABOUT IT.

Vegas.

Collaborations with other genres.

Appearances on TV shows.

An upcoming album.

An upcoming world tour.

A cruise.

25 years together.

ALL FIVE ORIGINAL MEMBERS.

They know some of our names. They know some of our faces.

We’re in this for the long haul guys and we only want it to get better. Join us in committing to make 2018 the BEST year for all of Backstreetdom. We’re super hyped!

In the words of Taylor Swift, are you ready for it?