#WhatAreTheChances That The Backstreet Boys Know How Much They’ve Changed Our Lives?

With the release of the Backstreet Boys’ second new single in 2018 on the horizon (“Chances” drops November 9th) and their use of  #WhatAreTheChances via social media to invite fans to share stories about the chance they got to meet best friends, significant others, and other sweet memories, we started reflecting. Join us, won’t you?

What Are The Chances…

…that a 14 year old actor would answer a newspaper ad about forming a band,

…that he would know a 19 year old singer / actor auditioning under the name Tony Donetti,

…that a 12 year old would turn down a contract with the Mickey Mouse Club to join a group that didn’t even exist,

…that a 22 year old playing Aladdin and a Ninja Turtle at Disney World would hear about the group and join,

…that he would have an 18 year old cousin, still in high school, with the voice of an angel who would ultimately complete the group?

What Are The Chances…

…that the group would name themselves the Backstreet Boys after a flea market in Orlando, FL where they rehearsed tirelessly,

…that the Backstreet Boys would travel around to high schools performing before heading overseas and gaining international fame,

…that these five young men would put in the hard work and endless sacrifices to become a household name in their own country,

…that they’d still be around 25 years, selling out a Vegas residency, releasing their 10th studio album, and releasing a new single?

What Are The Chances…

…that we’d still know every word to every song,

…that we’d still have our memorabilia tucked away,

…that we’d be sharing their music with our children,

…that we’d get the same feeling we got the first time we saw them to this day?

What Are The Chances…

…that they would be the reason so many of us are friends turned family,

…that they would be the reason we have passports and have traveled to places we would have never dreamed going to,

…that they would inspire us without even knowing it,

…that we’d be celebrating birthdays, milestones, and triumphs with them,

…that we would travel the earth and the seas to get a high off of their music,

…that Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick would mean so much to us?

What Are The Chances…

…that we’d see pieces of ourselves in their own struggles,

…that they’d share those pieces of themselves with us – the highs and lows, the ups and downs,

…that we’d learn so much from five men who enticed us with their music and kept us with their integrity, their hard work, their kindness, their humility, their honesty and their willingness to keep growing and be better?

What Are The Chances…

…that a band would change and / or save our lives?

…that a band would keep giving us the escape we all need?

…that a band would be our constant when the rest of the world is too much?

…that we would be so lucky?

What Are The Chances…

…that we’ll always want it that way?

…that we’ll never say OH MY GOD without thinking “we’re back again”?

…that we’ll ever say “gotta go” normally?

…that we’ll ever stop rolling our windows down and the music up anytime the Backstreet Boys come on?

…that they’ll ever truly know how much they’ve meant to us?

What Are The Chances?

Well, they’re like two in a million… like once in a lifetime.

(Read the Chances stories that fans have shared here + pre-save the single on Spotify)

 

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14ish Things You Need To Know About Right Now If You’re a Backstreet Boys Fan

Alright, alright, alright! Grab your scrunchies and your body glitter because the Backstreet Boys got it goin’ on like it’s 1999 and we are barely able to keep up with all the things… which is why it took me so long to update.

Normally, WHOTB posts are more themed and stream lined, but forgive us on this one because as we said before, SO MUCH HAPPENING!

We’re going to start with the smaller (but important) things…

  • VOTE: The Boys are nominated for a TEEN CHOICE AWARD (what?!) for Choice Pop Song. You can vote for them HERE 10 times daily and on TWITTER just by tweeting “I vote the @backstreetboys “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” for #ChoicePopSong” (The hashtag is IMPORTANT!). The show airs August 12th at 8/7c on FOX.
  • UPCOMING APPEARANCE: Nick, AJ, and Howie will be at Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, TN on Friday, June 29th-Sunday, July 1st. The schedule + photo ops are listed at fanboyexpo.com
  • TV ALERT: The Backstreet Boys filmed an episode of TRL a few weeks ago and it will air on Friday, June 29th at 8am EST on MTV.
  • ANOTHER TV ALERT: The Boys will perform “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, June 28th. Keep up with all of the upcoming appearances on our up-to-date post about 2018 appearances!
  • FANCLUB GIVEAWAY: Have Spotify? If you don’t, you should sign up just to enter this BSB FC giveaway! All you have to do is add “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” to a playlist you’ve created, post the link in the comments on this contest page, and wait to see if you’ve won a merch pack AND BSBVegas Meet and Greet. FYI, a playlist has to have more than one song.
  • GOOD MORNING AMERICA VIP TIX: This is also exclusive to BSB FC members. If you’re going to be attending the Backstreet Boys concert in Central Park on July 13th, enter here to win “VIP” tix. This does not include meet and greet, but having this DOES get you CLOSER to the stage. If you’re going, it can’t hurt to enter.
  • AUSTRALIA: The BSB will be performing World Famous Rooftop in August from Vegas and your radio stations want to send you there. Get details here.
  • HOT HOT HOT! We’re referring to how well “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” is doing with…well…everything! The single has broken into the American Top 40 (their first since “Incomplete”), continues to climb the Adult Contemporary charts, and the music video has hit over 20 million streams at the time we’re posting.

AND NOW….

A few new interviews you probably don’t want to miss!

 

 

(These are just our favorites. Keep your eye on backstreetboys.com or nickcarter.net if we missed any here!)

Phew! Think we caught up! Promise not to go that long again. Thank you for keeping up with what’s happening on the Backstreet!

7 Things Backstreet Boys Fans Are Doing Before New Music Drops

CALLING ALL BACKSTREET FANS…

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Ok. Only 5ish years since we’ve gotten a new Backstreet Boys single, but it feels like 84.

But THURSDAY, MAY 17TH, that changes. On Thursday of THIS WEEK, we will have a new Backstreet Boys single (and music video if Kevin is to be believed). On Thursday, we will have a recharged fan feeling – the one we thrive off of, the feeling we’re addicted to, fuel in our tanks, if you will!

We could not be more excited to be fans in 2018 because DAMN, it’s a good time. What’s so great about it? There are thousands of us all over the world feeling the exact same things at this very moment. Don’t believe us? Well..let us prove you wrong.

1. We’re Freaking Out! 

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Like we said, we’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting a while for this single. The only new music we’ve gotten from the Backstreet Boys since IAWLT has been with Florida Georgia Line and while it was a good time, nothing can replace the smooth vocals of our fave five. They are, of course, what has kept us sticking around (while they’re acting like clowns….Bigger, anyone).

In all seriousness, every social media post in the past few weeks has sent us into an absolute tailspin and we can only imagine what the actual music (or the music video uiheiuhftwoiwo) will do to us. We’re basically 14 again…but also over 21 because we need a drink to calm ourselves.

2. Gathering All The Details. 

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Ever since Kevin started the countdown to the new single release, we’ve been targeting a date, we’ve been gathering together anything we can do, and we’ve been telling ALL of our friends.

If you haven’t gathered the details, here’s what we know:

  • The name of the single is “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”
  • It will be available at 12AM EST on May 17th. This means 11PM CST / 9PM PST on May 16th.
  • We are not sure of every outlet it will be available on, but it will be available on iTunes and Spotify.
  • According to Kevin, the music video will also be dropping on Thursday (Time Unknown). It is a 90s throwback.
  • The single WILL be hitting airwaves and played on radio. While a tweet to your LOCAL stations are cool to hype the single, we don’t encourage bombarding ANY radio station. If a station isn’t playing the single, don’t get mad — we can push for spins on Spotify, plays on YouTube, downloads on iTunes, etc. Let things happen naturally. We have high hopes that the song will be SO good that people can’t ignore it. The Boys know what they’re doing.
  • We will be trending the hashtag #DontGoBreakingMyHeart ALL day on Thursday. Help us out!

3. Sharing Opinions Before Anything Even Drops. 

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We’ve analyzed every bit of information we’ve been given. We’re THRILLED the Boys are dancing in the music video. We’re curious what tempo the song is and we’re praying it’s something we can all dance to. We all have our opinions of who we want singing and what we hope they accomplish, but mostly…we’re just proud. 25 years after the Backstreet Boys became the Backstreet Boys, they’re releasing a new single. How many artists can say that?? (But we’ll have more opinions after the drop. Opinions are a BSB fan’s favorite thing to share.)

4. We’re A Little Scared? 

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We are absolutely THRILLED to hear new music from Kevin, Howie, Brian, AJ and Nick, but there’s always a little fear with a new release about who we’re going to have to take out. We can have our opinions but how DARE anyone else say something! We will blast the new single in your ear until you have something nice to say.

Let’s be real too, we’re always a little scared of not liking a new song, but in the end, it always grows on us. What a rollercoaster of emotions though, am I right??

5. BUT WE’RE LOSING OUR MINDS!

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Everything aside, it is worth mentioning again…. OMGWECANTHANDLEIT. IS THIS EVEN REAL? IS IT REALLY HAPPENING?

6. As We Do, We’re Trying To Figure Everything Out Before The Release.

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“Ummm, is this a cover of the Elton John song?”

“Brian’s shoes are white so obvvvviiiiiously he’s the lead singer on it.”

“They’re dancing so it must be up tempo.”

“It has the word heart in it so it’ll be like everything else probs.”

We know the producers, directors, choreographers, photographers, stylists, caterers, dog sitters, janitors, etc. that worked on the music video and we’ve been vigorously stalking since the shoot for more clues.

For some reason, we have no patience with anything ever. But it’s all out of love, of course!

7. We’re Ready. 

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OUR BLOOD IS PUMPING.

OUR EARS ARE CLEANED OUT AND READY FOR EARGASMS.

OUR FINGERS ARE READY TO POST EVERYWHERE.

OUR FRIENDS ARE READY TO HEAR NOTHING BUT THIS SONG FOR THE NEXT WEEK TO A YEAR.

Let’s do this, Backstreet. We can’t wait to have your (Backstreet’s) back!

Stay tuned to our social media for immediate updates, new posts, and more as things roll out! We can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks and more.