What’s Happening On The Backstreet: An Update (7/22/18)

When we said at the beginning of the year that the Backstreet Boys were only getting started, WE WERE NOT KIDDING.

There’s so so so so soooo much going on that between our longer posts, these catch-up posts are almost necessary because we’d hate for anyone to miss anything! So… here it goes:

  • AJ McLean shot his new music video for a sexy single called “Night Visions” and, from the looks of it, he’s getting arrested and Paul from ‘Big Brother 18’ and ‘Big Brother 19’ is involved? We can’t WAIT to see (and hear it)!

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  • Finally, AJ is having a private listening party at Top Golf in Las Vegas on Thursday, August 2nd and the ONLY way in is to win. 95.5 The Bull is giving away passes — get your details here.
  • We learned a few new things about the Backstreet Boys, but it turns out, they actually know each other pretty well (even if Howie DID cheat)!
  • Speaking of learning new things, Brian Littrell did a quickfire Q&A with Daily Mail and if you want to know what his best and worst qualities are, his first childhood memory, his bucketlist item and more, click here!
  • Brian also did a photo shoot at Hartfield-Jackson Airport in Atlanta to become a part of the celebrities “welcoming” you to Atlanta!

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  • The Backstreet Army is facing off against Cardi B.’s Bardi Gang in Billboard’s 2018 Fan Army Bracket. Vote NOW!
  • Don’t forget to vote for the Backstreet Boys in 2018’s Best of Vegas awards as well. They’re nomintated for Best Headliner / Resident Artist, Best Bachelorette Party, and Best Production. Catch the Backstreet Boys back in Vegas THIS WEEK!
  • According to the¬†Late, Late Show With James Corden commercial running on CBS, the footage from his time in Vegas with the Boys will be airing sometime this week. We’ll keep you updated as to when when we find out.
  • Oh…and this one last little thing…

THE BACKSTREET BOYS ARE IN THE FINAL(ISH) STAGES OF RECORDING THEIR 10TH ALBUM!! 

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#BSBVegas: The One With All The Backstreet Boys

Fresh off a flight from Vegas, we’re still reeling from all the amazing things we saw going down this past weekend, the first week of the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency.

In short, wow.

While we are working on a review of VIP, the show itself and all of the ins and outs, we felt it was most important to start out with, our favorite, a deep appreciation for each of the Backstreet Boys themselves. Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick poured every bit of themselves into perfecting this show and it shows. It shows in their performances and in their faces when you tell any one of them how incredible it really is.

So before the next blog, where we get into the technical side, we want to take a minute to really talk about each of them. Sometimes in the big production of things, we forget that these guys are five human beings doing their jobs. They thank us for showing up, but we can never thank THEM enough for showing up for 24 years.

Kevin

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We will never stop being grateful for this guy’s return. While we loved the¬†Unbreakable¬†and¬†This Is Us albums and tours, something about having Kevin there makes everything feel more complete. We absolutely couldn’t imagine the Backstreet Boys hitting Vegas in the way that they are without him. In VIP meet and greet, he makes sure that you don’t leave without hugging him and to look you in the eye while you’re talking, genuinely caring about what you have to say. On stage, he’s all about the perfection. He’s a visual pleasure – hitting every dance move with a crispness. Seriously, you can’t take your eyes off of him.

Howie

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Ever the gentleman, Howie brings every bit of sweetness to the stage that he usually does….plus some hot!! Sweet D. has definitely only gotten better with age, as has everything about him. We really enjoyed his dance moves and the fullness that he gives to the collective voice of the group. Our favorite part of watching the shows, though, was the watching him interact with his wife in the audience. While other wives were there as well, it’s rare that we get a glimpse of the Doroughs together. Boy! Were they cute! The look on Howie’s face when he caught his wife singing along in the audience was something we were so happy to witness.

Brian

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We’ve been praying and rooting for Brian since he spoke out about his ongoing vocal issues in 2015. While it is something he is still working on, anyone that didn’t previously know about it before entering the venue last week, wouldn’t have known. He. Sounded. So. GOOD. (Editors Note: So good that the first night, I cried.) We’re absolutely thrilled that “Darlin'” was brought back to showcase just how beautiful his voice has always been. There is also something to be said about the way he welcome EVERY SINGLE PERSON into the VIP meet and greet with open arms and seemed to try to put everyone at ease. We will never get enough of Brian Littrell.

AJ

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AJ has always brought the right about of funk to the Backstreet Boys and Vegas is no exception. Always the one to walk on the line of what you should and shouldn’t say or do, he kept us on our toes. Then, there’s that voice. No one sounds like AJ McLean and we’re so lucky that he’s ours and that for the past 24 years, we’ve gotten to enjoy that gentle raspy voice live. Oh, and if you weren’t feeling comfortable in VIP after that Littrell hug, AJ will definitely make sure to make conversation that makes you feel like you’ve been best friends forever.

Nick

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Oh, Nick. This is one man that leaves it all on stage. He is 110% all in on every performance and on fire from start to finish. His vocals are strong and fill the venue with sound that will make you feel some sort of way. We also have to mention that his¬†Dancing With The Stars¬†stint might be the reason his dancing is ON POINT these days, especially in dances like “The Call”. As for VIP, he’s working really hard at remembering people and there’s always something to be said for any artist that makes an effort.

Want to know what goes down in BSB VIP and our full review of the first week of shows? Stay tuned! (As soon as we recover…)

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Happy Birthday, Brian Littrell

We’ve celebrated February 20th every year as another year we’re blessed to have Brian Littrell in our lives. As everyone knows, his life has been one small miracle after another from the very beginning and we’re insanely lucky to be celebrating his birthday. For many of us, his being alive has changed our lives in one way or another, if even just for a small moment.

Now, we celebrate Brian turning 42 (what?!) and we can only hope that we’re lucky enough to have 42 more years with him.

Happy Birthday… to the man whose life has been a miracle.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is living proof that when life knocks you down, it’s best to get back up and carry on.

Happy Birthday… to the man who taught us that faith is everything.

Happy Birthday… to the man who showed us it’s possible to be someone important and remain down to earth.

Happy Birthday… to the man who makes us want to learn how to do handstands.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is always willing to be kind to fans.

Happy Birthday… to the man who took the time to hug every fan onstage during Platinum VIP during the IAWLT tour.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is always putting others first.

Happy Birthday… to the family man.

Happy Birthday… to man who has inspired us to be who we are and make no apologies.

Happy Birthday… to the man who is always ready to make someone laugh.

Happy Birthday… to the man who gives us a heart attack every time he jumps from heights.

Happy Birthday… to the reason we can’t say things like “gotta go” or “alright” like a normal person.

Happy Birthday… to one hell of a fighter.

Happy Birthday… to the Backstreet Boy, the father, the husband, the singer, the performer, the friend, the giver, the brother, the cousin, the son, the human.

Happy Birthday, Brian

We are beyond thankful that you answered the call in 1993 and that we’ve been able to share 24 of your 42 years on earth. We couldn’t imagine the Backstreet Boys (or life) without you.

Thank you for continuing to inspire us.

Dear MTV, Tell Me Why… The Backstreet Boys Don’t Have A Michael Jackson Vanguard Award

The Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, formerly known as simply the Video Vanguard Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, was introduced in 1984 during the MTV Video Music Awards. The honor is given to artists that have contributed to the impact MTV has had on pop culture, acknowledging their body of work.

A few recipients of this award have included David Bowie, Madonna, The Beatles, George Michael, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, U2, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Most recently, the award has gone to Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Kanye West, Beyonce and Rhianna.

Somehow, the Backstreet Boys have been skipped over. From a fan perspective, we didn’t vote for them to be #1 on TRL everyday from for them to be looked over now.

Dear MTV, the Backstreet Boys deserve this honor. Hear us out.

Since 1993, Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick have not stopped.

They’ve had court battles, life threatening surgeries, and personal battles all in the public eye.

They’ve grown up, gotten married, and had babies.

They’ve continued to work hard, to tour the world, to make music, to produce music videos long past the times of TRL and regular on-air video play, and connect with fans long past the time that the general public supported them the most.

They have each other’s backs and they have ours. They’ve never been bitter that they don’t get the fair amount of attention that their individual and collective talents deserve. They carry on because this is in their blood, because they love what they do, because they are a family.They remain five of the most humble guys that are still making music.

They are, and continue to be, the best selling boyband of all time.

Facts are facts.

Any appearance by the Backstreet Boys as recently as 2016 have garnered major attention from those who seem to have “forgotten” why they loved these Boys. Even those who aren’t fans can’t seem to deny the talent put before them.

If it comes down to music videos, please note that videos like “I Want It That Way” and “As Long As You Love Me” have 270+ million and 100+ million views on VEVO. That’s only in the past 7 years. Oh, and the “Everybody” video, directed by Joseph Kahn, who is now one of the biggest directors in the industry.

Also, like we mentioned, you can’t talk about TRL without talking about the Backstreet Boys. You can’t forget how they shut down Times Square on multiple occasions. You can’t forget the time they ran MTV on the day¬†Millennium¬†was released. You can’t forget the numerous VMA awards and performances in the US and Europe.

You can not deny the impact that the Backstreet Boys have had on MTV. You can’t deny the impact that MTV has had on the Backstreet Boys.

With the Backstreet Boys Las Vegas residency coming up, we feel like it’s the perfect time to bring them back to the forefront and give them the recognition that their 24 years of hard work deserves.

Don’t let us down, MTV. Don’t let the Backstreet Boys down.


Fans: In case this post is not enough, please sign this petition to let MTV know how many people think the Boys deserve this honor. Let’s get this!

7 Wishes We Have For The Backstreet Boys In 2017

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It’s a new year and, for a lot of us, the first time we will be seeing the Backstreet Boys together on stage again since the¬†In A World Like This¬†tour. While hitting Las Vegas is prominent on the mind of many, there is so much more we are wishing for in 2017 for the Boys and for ourselves.

1. An Insanely Good Time In Las Vegas.

The news of the Backstreet Boys’ ‘Larger Than Life’ Vegas residency has already made major headlines. Thanks to their recent promotion, people from all over are making plans to infiltrate Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theatre between March and July to see our fab five hit the stage together. We couldn’t be more thrilled for them and we couldn’t be more thrilled for more than just the normal fans to see them.

Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick deserve this. They have worked hard and tirelessly for nearly 24 years. We can only hope that 2017 brings them the love and recognition that they deserve.

We also hope that our own time in Vegas is absolutely one for the books. We’ve made plans with our friends, are booking hotels, flights, nailing down times, buying VIP experiences and more. We can’t wait! If you haven’t gotten your tickets or VIP yet, get it and hit it or quit it, y’all! It’s a new experience for ALL of us involved.

2. A Sweet Little Addition.

Let’s not forget that in just a few months, we’ll also have a new Baby Girl McLean. We have never been quiet about how much we A D O R E AJ and Rochelle as parents and we’re super excited to see them with two. Not only are we excited to see them with a new baby, but isn’t everyone dying to see Ava as a big sister as well? We can already see the matching outfits and sweet instapics. Here’s wishing the McLean family a happy and healthy arrival of their little one!

3. Some Healing.

If you’ve been following What Happens On The Backstreet for any amount of time, you know that we have been rooting for Brian Littrell for a while now. It’s no secret that he has been dealing with vocal struggles for a while now and in recent performances, we’ve all heard and acknowledged his improvements. We will continue to rally around him and hope that 2017 brings even more healing and peace for him. As long as he’s showing up, so will we. We will sing along when he asks and we’ll stand by him when he doesn’t even know it.

4. More Progress On A New Album.

We’re waiting very patiently on this one. We’re absolutely dying for new music, but as the Backstreet Boys do, they’re taking their time to perfect things. We’re cool with that as long as they don’t disappear on us! We’re actually learning to enjoy the anticipation. Backstreet Time will be obviously be alive and well in 2017 as much as it has been the past 24 years. Go ahead, Boys… we’ll wait. Check out all the progress here.

5. Solo Things?

Nick has mentioned more than once that he might work on another solo album between Backstreet projects and we all know that the man NEVER stops. We’re, of course, also hoping that AJ finally releases his solo album as well. We really can’t take the teasing anymore!

Speaking of teasing, we’re looking at you, Kevin Richardson.

6. Shining Moments.

Howie D. is [finally] relaunching his solo site this month! We really hope that in this year, on the new album, in the Vegas run that Howie finally gets the big love he deserves. We appreciate you so, Mr. Dorough. Check out his fresh new site here.

7. More Love, Less Hate.

We’ll post about it until we’re blue in the face, but the peace among fans has to start somewhere. It the battle of fans vs. the group / management, the constant complaining has GOT to stop. If you’re going to complain, be constructive and come with a resolution. Stop complaining for attention and stop the groupthink. Be the voice of reason. Shed light and stop starting fires. The less fires we start, the quicker we can build a bridge to repair all of the things that haven’t been the best in the past. In 2017, let’s all learn how to work together. We deserve it. The Backstreet Boys deserve. Everyone is working toward one goal – let’s get this!

Cheers to 2017, fan-mily!

We’re here for it and we hope you are too.

16 Things All Best Friends Do (As Shown By Frick and Frack)

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If you have been a Backstreet Boys fan from the beginning, you know that nothing rivaled the friendship Nick Carter and Brian Littrell had. We wanted to find the Frick to our Frack and most of us have. Be prepared to read this post and send it to your best friend because you’re definitely going to relate!

1. You Don’t Even Have To Plan To Reenact Things… You Just Do.

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2. Personal Space? WHAT Personal Space? Not Between You And Your Best Friend! 

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3. In Fact, Your PDA Is Pretty Out Of Control.

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4. The PDA Is Usually Balanced Out With Inflicting Pain Upon Each Other.

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5. …And Making Fun Of Each Other On The Regular.

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6. You Always Make Each Other Laugh Harder Than Anyone Else Does.

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7. And You’re Always First To Hug Each Other When You Need It (Even In A Crowd).

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8. You Can’t Wait To Tell Each Other All The Best Secrets!

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9. You Make Sure You Both Look On Point At All Times.

10. Pretty Sure You Look For Each Other In Your Significant Others.

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11. And Your Best Friend’s Kids Are Basically Yours, Too.

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12. You’re Each Others Back Up Dancers.

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13. And You’re Each Others Biggest Fan!

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14. Especially When You’re Singing BSB Songs To Each Other.

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15. Sometimes You’re Over Each Other.

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16. But Everyone Knows That Won’t Last. EVERYONE.

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Here’s hoping you’re lucky enough to find the Frick to your Frack, the Nick to your Brian and may you live happily ever after!

 

Hey Brian Littrell… We’re Rooting For You

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Brian Littrell —

We’re all rooting for you.

You have always been a fighter in every sense of the word. From day one of your career as a Backstreet Boy, you have shared your story, shared your faith, shared your talent and all of those things have affected us beyond what you could even imagine. Some of us talk about it, some of us have had the chance to tell you, and some of us have quietly seen you as a hero for years. It could have been a song, it could have been your words, or it could have the moment you took with one of us to simply say ‘hi’. You’ve shared over half of your life with us and you’ve been (along with the other Backstreet Boys) keeping US going.

Now, it’s time for us to pay back the favor.

You have openly shared your recent vocal struggles with us and let us tell you – we appreciate it. You didn’t have to. You could have thrown in the towel and gone home, but you didn’t. You aren’t. Even in YOUR tough times, you’re still inspiring the masses to push on, to do what we can to be the best version of ourselves.

Because of everything you have done for us, we, the fans, feel like it’s important for you to know that we are never going to turn our backs on you. Maybe enough of us don’t say it all the time, but we hope you feel it – the love, the support, and the vibes we’re sending your way. Not for us… for you.

In a time where social media makes it so easy for hate and negativity to spread like wildfire, to infect the way people feel and perceive, it’s important to remind someone how much love and support is being sent from literally around the world. That’s what this is about.

No matter what the next chapter is or what the future brings, we’re always going to have your back, Brian Littrell. It’s the least we can do.

Thanks for everything you’ve done and continue to do.

Love and Light,

The Fans

 

14 Things That Prove BSB World is Actually Disney World

Do you love Backstreet Boys and Disney just as much as I do? Sometimes I literally cannot decide which one I like more (or which one is Hot, Hot, Hot-er). Upon returning from my¬†recent trip to Disney World, and hopeful for upcoming BSB events, I was inspired to write this post. There are¬†obvious correlations between BSB and Disney, such as when the guys performed at multiple Disney events¬†(including¬†Disney World Christmas Parade 1997 and Disneyland Christmas Parade 2012) and, let’s not forget, how Nick Carter auditioned for the Mickey Mouse club in 1989 (when I was…¬†hmmm zero years old). Luckily, he also auditioned for the Backstreet Boys, and took that life road instead.¬†For those of you who have never been to Disney World/Land, do not worry– because Backstreet World is basically¬†the same thing:

1. Backstreet World and Disney World are both the most magical places on earth.

In a [Disney] World Like This, Backstreet Boys got you. Oh, and did we mention that they are both from Orlando, FL? You know you want to go watch the Homecoming: Live in Orlando VHS right now. While in Backstreet World (AKA¬†attending one of their concerts), you may turn into¬†each of the Seven Dwarfs or the Inside Out characters during the various points of your experience.¬†You are¬†always in a crowd full of people and your¬†body hurts from standing and waiting in lines¬†for hours for a 5 second¬†experience… but you mostly will experience/inhabit “Joy”, and it is always worth it. It really is an emotional “ride”, and both worlds are sure to give you memories that will last a lifetime.

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2. Backstreet Boys Go To Disney.

Two of my favorite things together?! Mind. Blown. AJ just loves going to Disneyland with his family, and tells people where he is all the time because he loves the attention, apparently? Tell us something we don’t know.

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3. Backstreet Boys are Disney characters.

Have you ever been walking around Disney parks and catch a glimpse of Aladdin, and have to stare at him because you could swear it is Kevin? Or have you gone to a Backstreet Boys event and see Kevin, but picture Aladdin? Either way, the feeling is mutual, and this is just too precious not to relive.

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Just look at that stud. You know you’re picturing him belting out “A¬†Whole New World” [DONT YOU DARE CLOSE YOUR EYESSSSS]. For those of you who have not yet seen Kevin and Lalie singing this together on BSB Cruise 2016, here it is.

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4. Backstreet Boys orrrrr… Dapper Dans?

The Dapper Dans are an old time acapella group, and apparently the “original boyband”, at least as far as Disney is concerned. You can catch them covering “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”¬†here. Who knew you can listen to¬†Backstreet Boys music on Main Street USA?

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5. Magic Kingdom.

In your own Fantasyland, you can only make believe that you are a Disney princess and your favorite Backstreet Boy is your Prince Charming.

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I don’t know… $350? $600? Which VIP package do you want?

6. Epcot.

We’ve been all around, all around the world… Showcase. Epcot World Showcase is where you travel around the world to different countries, just like you do when you travel to see different shows of the tour. Or like when you play¬†the Backstreet Boys “Around the World: game or watching the VHS/DVD. Totes the same thing.

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7. Hollywood Studios.

Your life is like a movie: the Backstreet Boys movie, that is.

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8. Animal Kingdom

You know what happens to you when the Backstreet Boys come out on stage. The noises that come out of you sound nothing like humans, and we love it.

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9. Bring your wallet.

In both Backstreet World and Disney World, you buy expensive tickets and wear expensive merch with the Backstreet Boys/characters’¬†faces on it, and as much as you try, you just can’t say no to buying all of it. The boys’¬†names might as well be Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Minnie and Daisy (sorry Nick and Howie).

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10. Backstreet Time.

Need we say more?

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11. Helpless When We SMILE.

In both worlds, you’re always¬†taking pictures with the boys/characters. Well, this¬†looks oddly similar to VIP.

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12. There Is Something For Everyone.

In both Backstreet and Disney Worlds, there is good entertainment and plenty of shows with singing and catchy tunes, including the Country Bear Jamboree.

Nick… Is that you on the banjo?

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13. #Stuckinthe90s.

We always live by¬†Peter Pan’s mantra, and we “never grow up”. ¬†We might break down and… spend all of our money on BSB events so that we can fangirl?… just like a child. But it’s okay, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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14. When You Wish Upon a [Shining] Star

You know you used to, and maybe still do, wish for Backstreet Boys life¬†events to happen (e.g one day maybe you’ll get to meet them or be front row).¬†Anddd then your dreams come true and fireworks burst as you stare into your favorite Backstreet Boys’¬†eyes as he’s singing to you. Yeah, it’s like that.

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**And remember…**

Always let your conscience be your guide.

As in: Do you really need to go to another BSB show?

We know the answer is ALWAYS yes.

 

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45(ish) Epic Fan Photos With The Backstreet Boys

Everytime new Backstreet Boys tours, events and general appearances come about, fans keep their eyes peeled for new photos. We also depend on our fellow fans to share their experiences and of course, their pictures with the Boys. What we especially love is when things get spiced up and fans stray from the norm. With VIP photos, snapchats, and selfies (oh my!) getting better and better, we asked you guys to share some of your silliest, funny, and different photos with Kevin, Howie, AJ, Brian and Nick.

Here are some things we learned:

  • AJ doesn’t like to take normal pics and tells fans such.
  • There are a lot of Kevin girls that wish Nick was Kevin.
  • @nickytoronto, @sv02, and @FBTeam are REALLY good at this!

Check out the goods below!

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Kristie has no story for this photo other than the Backstreet Boys played a Christmas show at her college and she was stoked about it …and so was Kevin. Obviously the mistletoe, Santa hats, and Towson sign were her ideas. What Howie is doing was not nor Kevin holding the mistletoe (Nick handed it to him due to he being the only BSB able to reach over Nick). Or the fact that it looks like her feet disappeared.

 

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“This is, hands down, the best M&G photo I’ve ever been in.” – @alyssajenS

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“This is me with Backstreet Boys¬†in Israel. Each one is holding a picture of his that my daughter drew of them with each of their names in Hebrew.” – @yael1983s

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“He said ‘let’s make funny faces’.” – @yahtzee27

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“I love¬†Nick. Flew from one side of Canada to the other for him. But in Chicago I presented him with this.” – @andieyammine

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“Dressed like this to see nick. I did ask him first and he thought it would be funny.” – @nickytoronto

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“Nick spent the rest of the time trying to convert me.” – @evilsnugglybuns

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“I¬†told them to fight over me. Nick¬†didn’t get the memo or thought he won.” – @swayshay

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“I asked for a hug pic, a booty smack, and a funny face (undies optional!).” – @nickytoronto

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“Nick sat on me at lunch.” – @nickytoronto

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“At NKOTBSB VIP, my cousin and I wanted Kevin and NKOTB in our pic… so we worked it out.” – @nickytoronto

“I got Kevin to sign my arm so I can get a tattoo.” – @nickytoronto

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“I was stressing out if I would look like an idiot in this kevin dress and he shows up dressed as a bag.” – @nickytoronto

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“Trying to figure out something on my camera…. got this beauty.” – @nickytoronto

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“AJ blinked.” – @yahtzee27

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“Bowling with Brian. He was excited he bowled a strike.” – @yahtzee27

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“BSB Cruise 2013 . I almost died suffocating on this palm tree but it’s a good memory.” – @looloot23

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“There’s this one of Nick Carter¬†being a good sport.” – @serialcinz

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“After 3 weeks of rehearsing the question I dared to ask at my first golden VIP ever: can I get a crazy pic? Kevin said, are you sure? Yes! Best choice ever…it’s one picture instead of 6 faced who are posing! Still in love with this picture!” – @estherbaas

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“So on the 2014 cruise I was extremely lucky to get one on one time with all the guys, I think it was the universe’s 30th birthday present to me. Anyways, I was heading back early from the beach party to the boat and overheard Nick and Brian playing volleyball. I’m so glad I peeked in and found that they were playing with teams of three fans each and the winner of the round got to stay and play against the next rotation of fans. I was going to hand back and just enjoy the view because I didn’t have anyone to play with but, then two girls in front of me started talking a good game. We teamed up and got selected to play next, awesome! Except as we’re running out onto the court I find out they’ve never played volleyball in their lives. Well, I figure, I got this, I’m a decent player and Nick is good, we can at least hold our own. I didn’t have it, it was a total loss. But that didn’t stop me from diving left and right into the sand for the ball. When we switched side of the net it got even worse! The sun in my eyes I got a volleyball to my face and almost broke my glasses. Nick asks if I’m alright and I am just super embarrassed. He asks again and I figure the bravado has been working for me so far, so I rip of my glasses and fling them to the side declaring “I’m good!” And we get back to the game. Taking off the glasses was the smartest and dumbest move ever because my depth perception was screwed from then on but the glasses cost $700 dollars so… With a final desperate dive I completely miss the ball and it’s the end of the game. I decide to just sit there for a sec because this has been unreal and I’m giddy and embarrassed but really couldn’t care less that we lost even knowing how competitive Nick can be (he totally wasn’t). He, ever the gentlemen came over to make sure I was alright and helped me up. I’m so glad someone got this picture and was able to find me on Twitter. It’s been my phone’s background ever since. You’d think the story ended there but there was a bit more to it. After the game I went back to my cabin to take a shower and get ready for a massage. I was one of the lucky girls staying in their hallway and had my door propped open as much as possible. So still completely covered in sand I see Nick passing by my room. He looks in, we laugh and he says the usual sportsmen kudos of “good game”. On cloud nine, I take my shower and head up to the spa where I’m joined by Kevin and Howie in the waiting area and Get to talk to them and AJ swings by as well but just to say hi to them and pop out.” – @waterunleashed

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“Asking nick the All American tour VIP to do a funny pose. Had no idea if he did it because it went by so fast. But after when I saw this picture I was so satisfied that it came out the way it did.” – @Brok_Vanessa21

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“AJ¬†told me to do a funny pic cause he doesn’t like to be ‘casual’. So I made the 1st one bride to be cause I was getting married 1 month later this pic. The 2nd one with AJ was leather and lace. I told him “do u trust me?” And he said yes to me. And I put him the handcuff but I didn’t have any keys (haha). And he found the idea of the pic. But the handcuff didn’t need any keys to open ūüėČ so he really trusted me that day ūüôā and I told him: next pic I need to be pregnant!”

“Calm your titties pic is a joke between my UK friend and French fans. You know, we tried to learn some funny expression and that one was so funny. So we decided to do this pic. And choose Howie to be the one we will be around cause he is the nicest. ‘Boobies For Howie’ – his face was so embarrassed but happy at the same time.” – @FBTeam

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“My very first VIP photo during the Unbreakable tour in Belgium! It was way too crowded and I was supposed to have my VIP the day before in Luxemburg, but there was a fire at the venue so the concert got cancelled and all the VIP were put together. Something with nerves again and I blurted out i wanted a crazy picture. Well… I think only nick heard me…. and Q held the rose in the picture because he thought it would look nice on the photo.” – @Utchie_debo

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“I flew from SF to NC for just one day to attend AJs vape east coast launch.¬†I ended up playing poker with him for an hour along with the rest of the people in the picture and I ended up kicking his butt and took all of his poker chips haha.So he made everyone point at me in this photo cuz I won.” – @blacknbluerocks

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“At Jones Beach during the first IAWLT US leg, the forecast was rain…then proceeded to be all sun. We were melting in the heat during soundcheck; I was overheated in my my silly hot rainbows and was lugging around an umbrella (first world problems, yes!)…last minute I told them that happened and asked if I could use my umbrella in the picture…. and they said sure!!” – @sv02

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“Before my most recent pic with Kevin (below) this is my favorite VIP pic, from ¬†IAWLT in Concord, CA. Soundcheck started late, they held the venue off from opening until ~15 min before openers, so pix were super rushed/moved backstage…crazytown chaos trying to get us through while the venue was getting filled up, but mad brownie points Brian & Kev (and AJ kinda?) for actually getting air when I asked if they’d be willing to do a jumping picture! We counted off, but maybe Nick didn’t hear and Howie didn’t think it would work, I can’t tell. Bless Justin for doing a burst photo in case only one would work out ūüôā After we landed, Kevin said “I think that’s the first time we’ve ever done that!” and I was so happy I was speechless!” – @sv02

Nick and Brian signed their snaps! “Nick was like ‘huh? Oh dope!'” – @sv02

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“Favorite of all time: I was afraid the filters would suck up time/fail, since the signatures were already stressful…it almost did…but when his tongue didn’t come out the second attempt, Kevin WOOFED. Adorable.” – @sv02

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“We somehow figured out / guessed correctly what hotel the boys were staying at before GMA / other show appearances in 2012-2013…. Having been lucky to get normal pictures in the past, we joked about getting silly faces…little did we know that the Boys would be into it! Even Q!! The¬†last hotel shot, I only caught Brian…I had hauled it uptown after a boxing class, so he appropriately posed to match my sweaty getup.” – @sv02

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“NKOTBSB Tour, Toronto. This was after the Platinum VIP backstage tour. AJ told us he was sick of taking plain pictures and wanted us to come up with a unique idea for a photo. So I asked him if we could do a classic boyband photoshoot picture and he was totally into it! He was like “you guys have no idea how many photoshoots we had to do like that.” Oh AJ… yes we do lol.” – Stephanie Ives

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“I went to Mexico 2015 and took this selfie without realizing that Nick, Brian, & Howie were in the background of my photo!!! (You can see Leigh, Leighanne, Lauren, Drew, Keith, Mike, Aaron there too).¬†And then when I posted it on instagram that day… I basically wrote I didn’t realize BSB were behind me in this selfie I took!¬†AJ had seen this pic (bcuz he follows me on Instagram)¬†And the very next day i had VIP for their IAWLT Mexico show
And at soundcheck…AJ brought it up and talked about my selfie! He said it was awesome that I didn’t know Brian Nick and Howie were in my selfie until later on when I looked back at my pictures.” – @blackandbluerocks

Everything You Need To Know About The Upcoming Backstreet Boys Album (+ The Updates)

 

On June 27, 2015, the Backstreet Boys officially ended their 2 year worldwide¬†In A World Like This¬†tour. Fast forward (a very slow forward for all of us anxiously waiting) a year and they’re in the studio on the 4th day of their summer recording session to finish their 10th studio album.

Can’t keep up? Have no fear – What Happens On The Backstreet Is Here! We’ll keep you updated on everything you need to know in regards to the studio situation, release dates and more. We’ll be using the hashtag #BSBStudio2016 on our social media with updates as well.

Potential Release Dates

Spring 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2017 

Fall 2018

Tour Plans

– As of June 2016, the Boys will kick off a world tour after the new album release, potentially planned for next summer. As most of you know already, the Boys have signed a deal last year (2015) with LiveNation to complete 150 shows in the next three years.

– A possible Backstreet Vegas residency has been discussed, but has not yet officially been announced and the Boys themselves are no longer allowed to speak on the situation. Before they were silenced, we learned that there will possibly be a 9 show “test run” in January / early 2017 to see how it would work out for them. Let’s be clear – these 9 shows are not the ACTUAL residency.

– UPDATE (6/2018):¬†Because of ALL THE THINGS happening, we’ve slacked on this post, but in the interest of people googling the Backstreet Boys upcoming album / tour — here’s what we know.

By now, everyone knows  or has been to a BSB Vegas show. Shows are scheduled for July, August, October, and November and are on sale now. The plan for tour is to start in March(ish) of 2019 overseas and come back to the U.S. for Summer. The rumor is that there will be Vegas shows in February, but this is not confirmed.

The Making Of The Album

December 2015

Kevin, Brian, AJ, and Howie shocked all of us when they convened in LA for what would be a week long recording session for what we would later find out is the first few songs recorded for the album. Nick was in Florida with the family, but also put in separate studio time, as we found out during interviews while he was on the U.S. leg of the¬†All American¬†tour. They was mention of working with a few different producers who have a fantastic history with other artists, but for lack of confirmation at this point, we’re not going to name drop.

We know how testy everyone gets when they work with people that we never hear about again… ūüėČ

June 2016

After¬†lightyears months of waiting, millions of promises of returning to the studio, and lots of tracking which Backstreet Boys were where… it happened. On an unsuspecting Wednesday morning, Brian Littrell posted a photo of his plane leaving the runway to go to work and hours later….

BOOM!

“Day One” began with Frick and Frack. With Nick actually hashtagging #FrickandFrack. How am I even writing this? Because I’m still a little bit dead from this unexpected delight.

Day One (6/22/16):

 

Nick was intensely singing (so nothing unusual…)

Feeling this new song were recording for the next @backstreetboys album. #backstreetboys #newmusic

A photo posted by Nick Carter (@nickcarter) on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:29pm PDT

 

Brian was blessing us with selfies.

In the Lab….. This light reminds me of the skating rink, back in the 80’s

A photo posted by Brian Littrell (@rokspics) on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:25pm PDT

 

Kevin was touching himself. Uhh, we want to hear this song, specifically.

Caught Nick taking a photo of Kev in the booth… Kids look away…. Hahaha

A photo posted by Brian Littrell (@rokspics) on Jun 22, 2016 at 5:38pm PDT

 

….And then he listened to the crotch-grab-inducing song.

Mr Richardson listening intently to the first new song were cooking up in the studio. #bsbalbumcomingsoon

A photo posted by Aj mclean (@skulleeroz) on Jun 22, 2016 at 3:43pm PDT

 

 

And for everyone worried, Howie WAS there!

Day Two (6/23/16):

Not much happened on “Day Two”, besides Nick posting that he was doing squats in order to get ready for the new album (it’s very physical, guys) and Kevin establishing his #newbsb hashtag. Also, can we get a picture of Nick’s teeth under these black lights?

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A photo posted by Kevin Richardson (@kevinscottrichardson) on Jun 23, 2016 at 5:26pm PDT

 

Day 3 (6/24/16):

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A photo posted by Brian Littrell (@rokspics) on Jun 24, 2016 at 2:28pm PDT

 

Day 3 in the studio! This new album will be next level!! #bsbalbumcomingsoon

A photo posted by Aj mclean (@skulleeroz) on Jun 24, 2016 at 2:16pm PDT

 

Day Four (6/27/16):

And on this day, the BSB announced that they would be participating in a career first – a proper collaboration with another group. It’s no secret that Nick has been friends with the boys of Florida Georgia Line for a while and so this duet didn’t really come as a surprise. With Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake, and Pharell all gracing the country music stages in Nashville lately, this move is a fantastic one for our Boys! You may remember Florida Georgia Line also collaborated with rapper Nelly on their hit single “Cruise” a few years ago, turning them into a crossover group and benefiting all artists involved. We can’t wait!

From what was posted, it sounds like the track the Boys will be featured on Florida Georgia Line’s upcoming album¬†Dig Your Roots, which drops August 26th.

UPDATE (6/30):¬†Florida Georgia Line posted this tweet, which reveals that the title of the song they collaborated on is entitled “God, Your Mama, and Me”.

 

 

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A photo posted by Kevin Richardson (@kevinscottrichardson) on Jun 27, 2016 at 3:35pm PDT

 

#Newbsb #BSBSurpriseCollaboration

A photo posted by Kevin Richardson (@kevinscottrichardson) on Jun 27, 2016 at 6:59pm PDT

 

In the studio again with my boys. Do I hear a Backstreet Boys/Florida Georgia Line duet….

A photo posted by howie dorough (@howie_dorough) on Jun 27, 2016 at 5:47pm PDT

 

 

Day Four also revealed that the Boys were working with producer Andrew Cedar. Andrew is a producer from Artist Publishing Group, an independent music publishing company, who was recently nominated for his work with Wiz Khalifa (feat. Charlie Puth) in “See You Again”, the theme from¬†Fast And The Furious.¬†This is especially interesting considering there have been rumors that the Boys could be working with hit artist Charlie Puth.

Awesome week working with these legends! Backstreet’s back!!!

A photo posted by Andrew Cedar (@andrewcedar) on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:40pm PDT

 

UPDATE (6/30):¬†Florida Georgia Line posted this tweet, which reveals that the title of the song they collaborated on is entitled “God, Your Mama, and Me”.

UPDATE (7/9/16): FGL released the tracklist for their¬†Dig Your Roots album and revealed that they’re thrilled to work with the Backstreet Boys. Read more here.

UPDATE (7/10/16):¬†At Nick’s solo lunch event today, he revealed that the Boys’ will be recording the new album through the end of the year and that the FGL track they collaborated on actually sounds very BSB Millennium-ish. He also said that while they could opt to release unreleased tracks, they feel that the songs they’ve record for the new album so far are really, really good and they’re happy with them. They’ve decided to ditch the big name producers who they didn’t feel were giving them their best work and bring in young, hot producers and such. We can’t wait!

Oh, and he’s definitely still not allowed to talk about Vegas. Blah, blah, blah.

UPDATE (8/11/16): The Backstreet Boys reconvened in Nashville at Big Loud Studio to get pitched a few songs and also do a little recording. They were there (here!) throughout the weekend but not much is known about what was accomplished.

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UPDATE (8/14/16):¬†We’re not sure if the Backstreet Boys are in LA or Nashville, but baby Odin came to the studio and we feel like it should be posted!

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UPDATE (8/15/16): The Boys started the week off on a completely different coast Рthe West one! Oh, and the blue light affect has returned.

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The cousins were there. Brian with a Tree Vibez hat (Florida Georgia Line’s production company) and Kevin with his face.

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Brian was getting jiggy with it….

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….But also being chill.
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And Nick was working super hard!

UPDATE (8/18/16):¬†Nick told fans a few weeks ago that he was getting in shape for an upcoming Backstreet Boys photoshoot. Today, that’s exactly what they did!

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Also, Florida Georgia Line released a snippet of “God + Your Momma + Me”, the track featuring the Boys. You can’t really hear them on the small sound byte, but you get the idea. Enjoy!

JUNE 2018:

Geez. Since the last update so much has happened.

“God, Your Mama, and Me” hit #1 on Country radio and earned the Boys their first CMT Music Award.

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” landed the Boys back on American Top 40, where they are currently still hanging out as well as multiple other charts.

The new album is still being recorded and slated for release in Fall 2018 as well another new single.

We promise to start updating this post again!

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The Backstreet Boys Are Back In The Studio With Surprise Collaborators (via MTV.com)

MORE COMING SOON!