Legendary boy band The Backstreet Boys recently celebrated their 25th anniversary just before releasing their first single in five years. With a quarter century in the spotlight and more than 100 million records sold, they’ve managed to succeed where so many other boy and girl bands have failed - but things haven't always been so smo. AJ went to rehab, Kevin quit, there was a huge legal wrangle with a former manager, Brian had to undergo open-heart surgery and Nick’s solo career caused a huge rift. Speaking exclusively to the Mirror, Nick reveals Brian refused to speak to him for more than a year after he released his first solo album, Now or Never, in 2002. “It was me and Brian who had the biggest fall out,” the 38-year-old admits. "It was after I released my solo album and Brian was mad at me. “We didn’t speak for a year or so." Brian chimes in, “Yeah, Nick would call me and I would be like ‘nah’. I'd see his calls and just not … [Read more...] about Backstreet Boys reveal why Nick and Brian didn’t speak for a year
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One of pop music's biggest mysteries has been solved. In 1999, the Backstreet Boys topped the charts in more than 25 countries - including New Zealand - with the song 'I Want It That Way' from their third album Millennium. Backstreet Boys transform into the Spice Girls on cruise The catchy single became an instant classic, but left fans wondering: what exactly is 'it'? Model Chrissy Teigen tweeted on Saturday (local time) that 19 years after the release of the Backstreet Boys' biggest song, she's still confused about its lyrics. Thankfully, she got her answer in a reply from the band's official Twitter account. The tweet clarified that 'it' refers to the state of the romantic relationship which is the subject of the song. The song's protagonist doesn't want their partner to want to be "two worlds apart". Therefore when the band sings "I never want to hear you say 'I want it that way'," they mean they don't want their partner to tell them that they want the relationship to end. … [Read more...] about The Backstreet Boys reveal what ‘it’ is in hit song
Legendary boy band Backstreet Boys have released their first new single in five years called "Don't Go Breaking My Heart." The five-piece revealed their new song early on Friday via their new record label RCA. Alongside the track, the group dropped an official music video, directed by Backstreet Boys' longtime collaborators Rich + Tone. Read more NSYNC reveals the real reason for their feud with the Backstreet Boys The visual features the band members all grown-up and singing romantically into the camera. "The minute we heard this song we knew it was special," says bandmate Kevin Richardson in a statement. "I geeked out over the piano and synths. When that groove drops on the second verse, COME ON. Great verse, hook and melodies. Just makes you wanna listen over and over again." "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" was produced by Jamie Hartman and Stuart Crichton, but doesn't bear any resemblance to the '70s song of the same name by Elton John and Kiki Dee. To accompany … [Read more...] about Backstreet Boys release first new single in five years
IT'S been five years in the making but finally it's time for The Backstreet Boys to return. The lads have dropped their new single and its boy band perfection. They might be older but they're just as nifty on the dance floor and as Billboard points out, they can still "turn the camera into mush". Don't Go Breaking My Heart was released in the early hours of May 17 and was directed by Backstreet's longtime collaborators Rich & Tone. It's been described as a "slice of chilled electro-pop and bears no similarity to Elton John and Kiki Dee's hit of the same name." Bandmate Kevin Richardson said: “The minute we heard this song we knew it was special. "I geeked out over the piano and synths. "When that groove drops on the second verse, COME ON. Great verse, hook and melodies. "Just makes you wanna listen over and over again.” To support the single Backstreet Boys will hit the road for a number of summer dates in the US. This year the band, which consists of AJ … [Read more...] about Backstreet Boys release their first single and video in five years
THE Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 25th anniversary together. The nineties pin-ups revealed last year they have epic plans to perform in the UK but will there be a tour and are they releasing a new album? Here's all you need to know... Is there a Backstreet Boys UK tour? As of yet, there have been no official dates confirmed for a Backstreet Boys UK tour. However, Kevin Richardson revealed the groups will be hitting the road next year for a world tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary, which was April 20, 2018. "Next year will be a big one for us and we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary by going out around the world across Europe and everywhere really. "It is going to be huge for us and our way of saying thanks to the fans for their support. We will be looking forward to putting on one hell of a show." Are the Backstreet Boys releasing a new album? The Backstreet Boys have recently finished their mammoth residency performing in Las Vegas but they haven't released … [Read more...] about Is there a Backstreet Boys UK tour, are they releasing a new album and what are their hit songs?