The "Backstreet Boys" are a Grammy-nominated pop group that enjoyed enormous success in the mid-late 1990s and 2000s, and are widely regarded as the most successful group of the "boyband" genre. Since returning to the music scene in 2005, their sound changed drastically, incorporating only live instruments (some of which they play themselves) and a rock edge. The now four-member group consists of Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, and A.J. McLean; original member Kevin Richardson left the group in June 2006.
Lou Pearlman, an aviation entrepreneur based in Florida, was inspired by the success of the New Kids On The Block in the 1980s to create his own clean-cut band. After a series of auditions in 1992 and 1993, he recruited Nick Carter (at 12, the band's youngest member), Howie Dorough, 19, Alexander James McLean, 14 and following the departure of two members - Sam Licata (later performing as Phoenix Stone) and Charles Edwards - Kevin Richardson came aboard in March 1993, who was 20. The group took its final shape on April 19, 1993, when Brian Littrell, cousin of Richardson, joined the group after a phone audition. Their first concert, on May 8, 1993, was perfo...
|Background||group or band|
|Origin||Orlando, Florida, United States|
Electric Guitar (Carter)
Acoustic Guitar (Carter, Littrell)
Bass Guitar (Dorough, McLean)
Piano (Richardson 1993-2006)
|website||Backstreet Boys Official Website|
|Current members||Brian Littrell|
Nick Carter (singer)
|Past members||Kevin Richardson (musician)|