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MEMBERS: Alexander James "A.J." McLean ~ Brian Thomas "B-Rok" Littrell ~ Howard Dwaine "Howie D." Dorough ~ Kevin Scott Richardson (left in 2006 and returned in 2011) ~ Nick Gene Carter
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BIRTHDAYS: Alexander McLean (January 9, 1978) ~ Brian Littrell (February 20, 1975) ~ Howard Dorough (August 22, 1973) ~ Kevin Richardson (October 3, 1971) ~ Nick Carter (January 28, 1980)
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "I Want It That Way" (1999)
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BIGGEST LP: Backstreet Boys (1997)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "We want to be perceived as five guys who love to sing, love to perform, who love to share the gifts of music that we have with the whole world." - Brian Littrell, Backstreet Boys

 
TIMELINE

Backstreet Boysbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys consists of Nick Carter, Brian "B-Rok" Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howard "Howie D" Dorough, and Alexander James "A.J." McLean. The band was formed in 1993 in Orlando, Florida. The conception of the quintet started in high school with McLean. Carter. and Dorough starting to sing together after bumping into each other at numerous acting auditions and becoming friends. Richardson and Littrell (Richardson's cousin from Kentucky) eventually joined in. In 1994, the Backstreet Boys signed with Jive Records. With a knack for combining pop-rap lyrics with hip-hop dance beats, the Backstreet Boys found a large audience by 1997 all while maintaining a clean-cut image.

DID YA KNOW?: Alexander James "A.J." McLean appeared in over 27 plays by the 6th grade; appeared in Nickelodeon's High Honey, I'm Home; is a skilled puppeteer and cartoonist; also called "Mr. Cool" and "Bone" -- Brian Thomas "B-Rok" Littrell grew up singing at his church and other local functions -- Howard Dwaine "Howie D." Dorough performed in community theater and commercials; appeared in a Nickelodeon pilot for Welcome Freshman; appeared in the films Parenthood and Cop And A Half -- Kevin Scott Richardson grew up participating in chorus and drama clubs; played keyboards at weddings; was a tour guide at Disney World -- Nick Gene Carter played the lead in Phantom Of The Opera by age 12; appeared in commercials.

1995... # 164 Singles Artist of the Year

Backstreet Boys - We've Got It Goin' On (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys had a moderate pop hit with "We've Got It Goin' On." International success happened quickly for the group with super-stardom in Europe, Britain, Australia, Asia, and Canada, but took a little longer in the U.S.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
We've Got It Goin' On."

1996...

button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys racked up the hits in England with "Get Down (You're The One For Me)," "We've Got It Goin' On," and "I'll Never Break Your Heart."

1997... # 16 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the
Top 10 with "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)."

August
Backstreet Boys - Backstreet Boys LPbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit it big on the pop charts with the U.S. release of Backstreet Boys. The first single, "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" became their first Top 5 hit, and was followed up with the Top 5 hit "As Long As You Love Me." The new LP was an instant international hit - debuting at #1 in Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Finland and Austria.

September
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Backstreet Boys was certified gold and the single "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" was certified platinum.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) A free concert in Spain was cancelled after too many fans showed up.

November
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Backstreet Boys was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
As Long As You Love Me."

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the
Top 10 with "As Long As You Love Me."

1998... # 5 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Backstreet Boys was certified 2x platinum.

February
Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)."

March
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Backstreet Boys was certified 3x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Littrell was in the hospital to have a congenital heart defect repaired in the spring. Littrell needed about 8 weeks to recover from the surgery.

April
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Backstreet Boys was certified 4x platinum.

May
Backstreet Boys All Access (1998) DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were honored with the World's Best Selling Dance Artist award at the World Music Awards.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 5 for the 3rd time with "
Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" and the single went platinum.

June
Backstreet Boys - I'll Never Break Your Heart (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "I'll Never Break Your Heart."
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Backstreet Boys was certified 5x platinum.

August
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Backstreet Boys was certified 6x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys talked with MTV: on the tour: "The crowds are incredible, the response is incredible, the energy that we get from the crowd" (Richardson); on fame: "When the Spice Girls came into the States, they hit it really hard. We've been spreading ourselves so much around the world that I guess there's still a hunger for the Backstreet Boys because we're not around as much on TV, and what's been covering us has pretty much been radio. That's what's been carrying our success. It's a gradual, slow approach we're taking with America and so hopefully we'll have long term careers instead of being a quick flash." (Dorough); "We want longevity and we want the respect from everyone as musicians and as artists" (McLean).
button.gif (123 bytes) Approximately 50 fans were treated for various injuries including hyperventilation and fainting at a show in Alberta.
button.gif (123 bytes) McLean of the landed in the hospital after tearing a ligament in his leg reportedly while performing during a day performance. The remaining boys did put on a show that night in Toronto.

September
Backstreet Boysbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys won a MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video ("Everybody (Backstreet's Back)") and were also nominated for Best Dance Video ("Everybody (Backstreet's Back)").
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Top 10 with "I'll Never Break Your Heart."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys cancelled an appearance in Minnesota after learning that Howie Dorough's sister had died of lupus and another member was stuck at a Florida airport. The boys were to appear in the "Last Change Summer Dance" and decided to call off their appearance because they would have to perform to late for their youthful fans. Richardson said, "In 6 years of touring, we've never canceled a show... we're sorry... it's important for us to make it up." Dorough released a statement about his sister's death: "Regarding the recent passing of my sister, Caroline Cochran, the outpouring of emotion and sympathy I have received from fans and the media has been overwhelming... Caroline was only 37 when she lost her battle with the disease called Lupus. This disease affects the immune system, often striking down young people like my sister in her prime..."
button.gif (123 bytes) 4 of the Backstreet Boys went ahead with a lawsuit against Louis "Big Poppa" Pearlman, the man who discovered and molded the group with $3 million of his own money in '92. The lawsuit claims that the Backstreet Boys are due more of the $200 million they have generated.

October
A Night Out With The Backstreet Boys DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Backstreet Boys was certified 7x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys topped the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart with "
I'll Never Break Your Heart" for 7 weeks.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Best Group and Best Pop Act.

November
Backstreet Boys - As Loong As You Love Me (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys released the home video, A Night Out With The Backstreet Boys as their next single, "All I Have To Give," hit the airwaves.
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Backstreet Boys was certified 8x platinum.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys found out they are being sued for $3 million by a stage technician who was injured when a stage prop fell on him after a July performance in Virginia. The prop was a confetti cannon, and the damages included in the suit include physical injuries and emotional distress.
button.gif (123 bytes) Entertainment Weekly included the Backstreet Boys on their list of "1998's Top 12."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys' debut LP was the 3rd biggest-selling LP of 1998 with 5.7 million copies sold in the U.S.
Backstreet Boys - All I Have To Give (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The boys won a MuchMusic Award for People's Choice Favorite International Group, a World Music Award for World's Best-Selling Dance Artist/Group, and were nominated for 2 European Music Awards for Best Pop Video and Best Group Video.
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Backstreet Boys was certified 9x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys hit the Top 40 with "
All I Have To Give."

1999... # 2 Singles Artist of the Year (# 1 Group/Duo of the Year)

January
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American Music Awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group and Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
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Backstreet Boys was certified 10x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys hit the
Top 10 with "All I Have To Give."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
All I Have To Give" was certified platinum.

May
Backstreet Boys - 'Millenium'button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys' next LP, Millennium, was released with the first single "I Want It That Way." First week sales for Millennium broke sales records with first tallies topping 1.13 million copies (breaking Garth Brook's record from last December) and debuting at #1 (where it stayed for several weeks).
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys took home 2 Blockbuster Awards for Favorite Group - Pop and Favorite CD.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys won a Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Song ("Everybody").
Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The boys hit the Top 40 with "I Want It That Way" and were in the Top 10 by the end of the month - the single topped the UK Singles chart for 2 weeks.

June
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#1 for the first time with "I Want It That Way" for 2 weeks.
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Millennium was certified 5x platinum and topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart for 10 weeks and the Billboard Internet Album Sales chart for 3 weeks.

June
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Millennium was certified 6x platinum.
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I Want It That Way" topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Airplay chart for 3 weeks, the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 10 weeks, and the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 2 weeks.

August
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Backstreet Boys was certified 11x platinum and Millennium was certified 6x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys sold over 765,000 tickets, selling out all 53 concert dates of their Millennium Tour which kicked off in September.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys won a 'Teen Choice Award' for Music Video of the Year ("
All I Have To Give").

September
Backstreet Boys - "Larger Than Life" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The boys had to postpone the beginning of their tour which was to start in Florida due to Hurricane Floyd.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys won a MuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice International Group.
button.gif (123 bytes) At the
MTV Video Music Awards the Backstreet Boys won the Viewer's Choice ("I Want It That Way") and were nominated for Video of the Year and Best Group Video ("I Want It That Way").
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
Larger Than Life."

October
Backstreet Boys Homecoming: Live In Orlando (1998) DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Millennium was certified 8x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys began a legal battle to remove themselves from Jive Records, in part reportedly due to the label's recent efforts to get
'N Sync signed.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys hit the
Top 10 with "Larger Than Life."

November
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Millennium was certified 9x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Richardson was named
People magazine's "Sexiest Pop Star" and also dislocated his shoulder while snowboarding.
button.gif (123 bytes) The band won a MTV European Music Award for Best Group.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys singed a multi-LP deal with Jive Records worth $60 million.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favorite Musical Group and won 4 Billboard Music Awards for Album of the Year (
Millennium), Artist of the Year, Album Artist Duo/Group of the Year, and Album Artist of the Year.
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Backstreet Boys was certified 12x platinum and Millennium was certified 11x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys topped the
Billboard Year-End Chart-Toppers as the Top Pop Artist (singles & albums), Top Pop Artist - Duo/Group (singles & albums), Top Billboard 200 Album Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album Artist - Duo/Group, and with the Top Billboard 200 Album (Millennium).

2000... # 5 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Backstreet Boys - "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys won an American Music Award for Favorite Band/Duo/Group and were nominated for Favorite Album (Millennium).
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were named Favorite Musical Group or Band at the People's Choice Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) Burger King inked a deal with the boys that included tour sponsorship, a video, and CDs with unreleased live tracks available at the food chain. The video included backstage footage and interviews with the group members.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys hit the Top 40 with "
Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" which hit the Top 10 by the end of the month.

February
Backstreet Boysbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for 4 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album (Millennium) and Record of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("I Want It That Way"). The Backstreet Boys performed their #1 hit "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" at the Grammys, but went home empty-handed.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys were also nominated for a Juno Award for Best-Selling Album (foreign or domestic) (
Millennium).
button.gif (123 bytes) Thousands of hearts (female and male) were on the brink of breaking with the news of 2 of the boys (Richardson and Littrell) getting engaged.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys won a Juno Award for Best-Selling Album (foreign or domestic) (
Millennium).
button.gif (123 bytes) McLean went solo for a bit as "Johnny No-Name" for an appearance in California.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys won a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Musical Group.
button.gif (123 bytes) Nick Carter made this year's listing of
People's "50 Most Beautiful People."

May
Backstreet Boys - "The One" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "The One."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were heard on
Lionel Richie's LP, Renaissance on the track "Cinderella."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were awarded Favorite Group, Pop and Favorite CD at the Blockbuster Awards.
button.gif (123 bytes) At the World Music Awards, the Backstreet Boys walked away with Best Selling Pop Group, R&B Group, and Dance Group and Best American Group.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the
Top 10 with with "The One."
button.gif (123 bytes) Kevin Richardson married his girlfriend.

June
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Millennium was certified 12x platinum.

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys won a Teen Choice Award for Album of the Year (
Millennium).

September
Backstreet Boys - Shape Of My Heart (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys started appearing in Burger King restaurants across the U.S. and Canada in the form of an exclusive CD and video featuring a new track "It's True" and other unreleased material.
button.gif (123 bytes) Littrell was married at the start of the month.
button.gif (123 bytes) Dorough also went solo for a few charity shows for the Caroline Dorough-Cochran Lupus Foundation in honor of his sister.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
Shape Of My Heart."

November
Backstreet Boys - Black & Bluebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 10 with "Shape Of My Heart" (and #1 in Canada).
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys released their next LP,
Black And Blue.
button.gif (123 bytes) To promote the release of
Black And Blue, the boys traveled around the world in 100 hours to Sweden, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Brazil, and the U.S. 55 of the hours were in the air and 45 on the ground making appearances. The group's publicist stated that Black And Blue broke records when it sold 5 million copies worldwide in its 1st week (1.6 units in the U.S. - less than recent releases by 'N Sync and Eminem). The boys also are the first artists to achieve back-to-back million-plus first week sales of their LPs.
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Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs includes "I Want It That Way" at # 10.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys won a Radio Music Award for Radio Slow Dance Song of the Year ("
Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely") and a MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group.

December
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Black And Blue went #1 on Billboard's 200 LP Chart, the Billboard Internet Album Sales chart for a week, and in Canada.
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Black And Blue was certified 8x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Richardson announced plans to for an environmental foundation - Just Within Reach: An Earth Foundation.

2001... # 5 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Backstreet Boys Video Hits, Chapter One DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys won an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Band/Duo/Group.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys sang the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
The Call."
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Millennium was certified 13x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely").

March
Backstreet Boys - The Call (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys Hit the Top 10 with "The Call."

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for 2 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards for Favorite Group and Favorite Group - Pop.
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Backstreet Boys was certified 14x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys were nominated for a Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Singing Group.

May
Backstreet Boys - More Than That (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "More Than That."
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys had their first TV special: The Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life on CBS.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys began touring starting in their hometown of Orlando, Florida with their opening act
Shaggy (who the boys opened up for in 1995 during his European tour.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the
Top 10 with "More Than That."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys' summer tour was put on hold when it was reported that McLean had checked into a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcoholism and depression. Richardson told MTV: "We were advised...a lot of people told us we could just lie about it, but we're not going to lie to our fans, because eventually the truth would have come out. We didn't want to push it under the rug..."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys will continue to postpone resuming their touring due to McLean's rehab being extended for an additional 2 weeks. All 5 members returned to touring by the end of the month.
button.gif (123 bytes) Littrell formed an entertainment production, BriLeigh Productions, with his wife.

September
Around The World With The Backstreet Boys DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) The video for "The Call" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Pop Video and Viewer's Choice.
button.gif (123 bytes) The terrorist attack tragedy of September 11th hit close to home with the Backstreet Boys - the group lost their set carpenter, Danny Lee, who was on 1 of the hijacked planes.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys could be heard on the All-Star Tribute benefit single "
What's Going On" (with proceeds going to AIDS and 9/11 charities).
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys topped the Billboard Top Music Videos chart with
Around The World With The Backstreet Boys for a week.

October
Backstreet Boys - Greatest Hits Chapter 1button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "Drowning."
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys released a greatest hits compilation,
Greatest Hits - Chapter 1, with an accompanying home video.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys performed at
The Concert For New York City benefit concert in New York City (later released as an LP) with proceeds going to 9/11 charities.
button.gif (123 bytes) The boys also performed in a Washington, DC concert benefiting the 9/11 attack victims.

November
Backstreet Boys - Drowning (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Greatest Hits - Chapter 1 topped the Canadian LP charts.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the
Top 10 with "Drowning."

2002... Nick Carter: # 116 Singles Artist of the Year

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Nick Carter was arrested in Florida for refusing to leave a nightclub at the request of police officers after a fight broke out. Carter later said of the incident: "Sometimes things get blown out of proportion as everybody knows, but if I disrespected a cop in any way, I apologize. ... People who know me know I'm not a bad person. I know better."

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Carter agreed to enter a counseling program and do community service as a result of his misdemeanor charge from January.
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys were nominated for a
Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal ("Shape Of My Heart").

March
Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys began recording their next LP.
button.gif (123 bytes) A former keyboard player for the boys filed a lawsuit against them claiming co-ownership of 2 of their songs.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Greatest Hits - Chapter 1 was certified platinum.

October
Nick Carter - Now Or Neverbutton.gif (123 bytes) Carter hit the Top 40 solo with "Help Me."
button.gif (123 bytes) Nick Carter released his solo LP,
Now Or Never.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys filed a $75-100 million lawsuit against Zomba Music Group which is the parent company of their record label, Jive Records claiming breach of contract.
button.gif (123 bytes) Littrell's wife gave birth to a baby boy.

December
button.gif (123 bytes) Carter's
Now Or Never was certified gold.

2003...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Richardson started performing on stage in Chicago in the role of 'Billy Flynn'.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Nick Carter began a short solo tour.

March
Backstreet Boys - "Crawling Back To You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys got together to decide their next move together, and the decision was to wait awhile before doing anything together, saying in a statement: "As a group, we have decided not to record our next album at this time. We are not breaking up, but individually we are currently at different places in our lives, and our hearts and minds are focused in other areas. All of us are getting along great and are supporting each other in our individual endeavors."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years includes "I Want It That Way" at # 61.

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2005...# 19 Singles Artist of the Year

March
Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Nick Carter was arrested in California for alleged drunk driving.

April
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
Incomplete."

May
Backstreet Boys - Never Gonebutton.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 10 with "Incomplete."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys released
Never Gone.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Incomplete" was certified gold.

June
Backstreet Boys - "Just Want You To Know" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "Just Want You To Know."
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Never Gone was certified platinum.

November
Backstreet Boys - "Inconsable" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "Crawling Back To You."

2006.. # 140 Singles Artist of the Year

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Littrell released his Christian solo LP
Welcome Home (Billboard peak: # 74).

June
Backstreet Boys - Unbreakablebutton.gif (123 bytes) Richardson quit the group.

2007..

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Backstreet Boys hit the Top 40 with "
Inconsolable."

October
button.gif (123 bytes) The Backstreet Boys released
Unbreakable.

December
Backstreet Boys - 'This Is Us'button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Songs of the 90's included "I Want It That Way" at # 3.

2009...

October
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This Is Us and for the first time failed to make the Top 40 with a single from an LP.

2011...

May
New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys - 'NKOTBSB'button.gif (123 bytes) Backstreet Boys released NKOTBSB with their touring partners, New Kids On The Block.

October
button.gif (123 bytes) Kevin Richardson announced his return to the group.

2013...

June
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LPs
Backstreet Boys - 'Backstreet Boys'
iTunes
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Backstreet Boys
Released: August, 1997
US: 14x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "We've Got It Goin' On" - "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" - "As Long As You Love Me" - "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" - "All I Have To Give" - "Anywhere For You" - "Hey, Mr. DJ (Keep Playin' This Song)" - "I'll Never Break Your Heart" - "Darlin'" - "Get Down (You're The One For Me)" - "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss" - "If You Want To Be Good Girl (Get Yourself A Bad Boy)"
Backstreet Boys - 'Millenium'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
Millennium
Released: May, 1999
US: 13x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 10 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Larger Than Life" - "I Want It That Way" - "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" - "It's Gotta Be You" - "I Need You Tonight" - "Don't Want You Back" - "Don't Wanna Lose You Now" - "The One" - "Back To Your Heart" - "Spanish Eyes" - "No One Else Comes Clean" - "The Perfect Fan"
Backstreet Boys - Black & Blue Black And Blue
Released: November, 2000
US: 8x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (2 weeks)
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: C
Available on iTunesTracks: "The Call" - "Shape Of My Heart" - "Get Another Boyfriend" - "Shining Star" - "I Promise You (With Everything I Am)" - "The Answer To Our Life" - "Everyone" - "More Than That" - "Time" - "Not For Me" - "Yes I Will" - "It's True" - "How Did I Fall In Love With You"
Backstreet Boys - Greatest Hits Chapter 1 Greatest Hits - Chapter 1
Released: October, 2001
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 4
Available on iTunesTracks: "I Want It That Way" - "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" - "As Long As You Love Me" - "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" - "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" - "All I Have To Give" - "Larger Than Life" - "I'll Never Break Your Heart" - "The Call" - "Shape Of My Heart" - "The One" - "More Than That" - "Drowning"
Backstreet Boys - Never Gone Never Gone
Released: June, 2005
US: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 3
Rolling Stone: 1 star from Rolling Stone
Available on iTunesTracks: "Incomplete" - "Just Want You To Know" - "Crawling Back To You" - "Weird World" - "I Still..." - "Poster Girl" - "Lose It All" - "Climbing The Walls" - "My Beautiful Woman" - "Safest Place To Hide" - "Siberia" - "Never Gone"
Backstreet Boys - Unbreakable Unbreakable
Released: October, 2007
Billboard peak: # 7
Rolling Stone: 2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Intro" - "Everything But Mine" - "Inconsolable" - "Something I Already Know" - "Helpless When She Smiles" - "Any Other Way" - "One In A Million" - "Panic" - "You Can Let Go" - "Trouble Is" - "Treat Me Right" - "Love Will Keep You Up All Night" - "Unmistakable" - "Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon" - "Downpour" - "In Pieces"
Backstreet Boys - 'This Is Us'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
This Is Us
Released: October, 2009
Billboard peak: # 9
Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Straight Through My Heart" - "Bigger" - "Bye Bye Love" - "All Of Your Life (You Need Love)" - "If I Knew Then" - "This Is Us" - "PDA" - "Masquerade" - "She's A Dream" - "Shattered" - "Undone"
New Kids On The Block & Backstreet Boys - 'NKOTBSB'
Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
NKOTBSB (with New Kids On The Block)
Released: May, 2011
Tracks: "Step By Step" - "I Want It That Way" - "You Got It (The Right Stuff)" - "Everybody (Backstreets Back)"- "Please Don't Go Girl" - "As Long As You Love Me" - "Hangin' Touch" - "Larger Than Life" - "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)" - "Quit Playing Games With My Heart" - "All In My Head" - "NKOTBSB Mash Up"
Backstreet Boys - 'In A World Like This' In A World Like This
Released: July 30, 2013
Billboard peak: # 5
Tracks: "In A World Like This" - "Permanent Stain" - "Breathe" - "Madeleine" - "Show 'Em (What You're Made Of)" - "Make Believe" - "Try" - "Trust Me" - "Love Somebody" - "One Phone Call" - "Feels Like Home" - "Soldier"
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POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
Backstreet Boys
1 Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way (Single)I Want It That Way
from
Millennium
ARC Chart Run:
28 - 18 - 9 - 6 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 9 - 11 - 19 - 27 - 30 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
10
Grammy Nominee:
Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
MTV VMA Winner:
Viewer's Choice
MTV VMA Nominee:
Video of the Year, Best Group Video
Rolling Stone & MTV: "100 Greatest Pop Songs": #
10
VH1: "100 Best Songs of the Past 25 Years": #
61
VH1: '100 Greatest Songs of the 90's': #
3
1(2) 18 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
2 Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
from
Millennium
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 28 - 11 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 7 - 9 - 16 - 28 - 37 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
10
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
1(4) 19 2000 Backstreet Boys - "Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Backstreet Boys - Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) (Single)Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)
from
Backstreet Boys
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 33 - 22 - 16 - 13 - 10 - 6 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 5 - 8 - 9 - 11 - 18 - 25 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
20
RIAA Certification: Platinum
2 18 1997 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

4 Backstreet Boys - All I Have To Give (Single)All I Have To Give
from
Backstreet Boys
ARC Chart Run:
34 - 27 - 24 - 22 - 19 - 17 - 14 - 12 - 9 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 5 - 11 - 21 - 28 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
33
RIAA Certification: Platinum
2 18 1999 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

5 Backstreet Boys - Everybody (Single)Everybody (Backstreet's Back)
from
Backstreet Boys
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 28 - 26 - 24 - 22 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 11 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 10 - 16 - 24 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
27
RIAA Certification: Platinum
MTV VMA Winner:
Best Group Video
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Dance Video
4 19 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

6 Larger Than Life
from
Millennium
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 30 - 23 - 14 - 9 - 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 6 - 8 - 17 - 22 - 29 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
37
2 17 1999 Backstreet Boys - "Larger Than Life" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Backstreet Boys - I'll Never Break Your Heart (Single)I'll Never Break Your Heart
from
Backstreet Boys
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 33 - 25 - 20 - 16 - 13 - 11 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 3 - 4 - 8 - 16 - 24 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
45
3 16 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

8 Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Single)Incomplete
from
Never Gone
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 24 - 17 - 15 - 12 - 10 - 9 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 9 - 14 - 21 - 24 - 28 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
46
RIAA Certification: Gold
6 16 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes

9 Backstreet Boys - More Than That (Single)More Than That
from
Black And Blue
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 33 - 31 - 28 - 21 - 17 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 7 - 12 - 17 - 24 - 32 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
45
3 17 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes

10 Backstreet Boys - Shape Of My Heart (Single)Shape Of My Heart
from
Black And Blue
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 21 - 14 - 10 - 5 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 4 - 8 - 15 - 22 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
46
Grammy Nominee:
Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
2 14 2000 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes

11 The One

from the LP
Millennium
ARC chart run: 33 - 23 - 20 - 15 - 10 - 8 - 7 - 4 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 18 - 28 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
65
3 14 2000 Backstreet Boys - "The One" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
12 Backstreet Boys - Drowning (Single)Drowning
from
Greatest Hits - Chapter 1
ARC Chart Run:
34 - 24 - 20 - 16 - 11 - 5 - 3 - 3 - 8 - 20 - 22 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
80
3 12 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

13 Backstreet Boys - As Loong As You Love Me (Single)As Long As You Love Me
from
Backstreet Boys
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 22 - 15 - 12 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 10 - 24 - 31 - 36 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
67
5 12 1998 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

14 Backstreet Boys - The Call (Single)The Call
from
Black And Blue
ARC Chart Run:
30 - 21 - 17 - 11 - 9 - 8 - 17 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
109
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Pop Video, Viewer's Choice
8 8 2001 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

15 Backstreet Boys - "Crawling Back To You" (Single)Crawling Back To You
from
Never Gone
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 36 - 33 - 29 - 27 - 23 - 21 - 19 - 23 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
109
19 10 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes

16 Backstreet Boys - "Just Want You To Know" (Single)Just Want You To Know
from
Never Gone
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 32 - 27 - 24 - 21 - 21 - 20 - 27 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
110
20 9 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes

17 Backstreet Boys - "Inconsable" (Single)Inconsolable

from the LP
Unbreakable
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 37 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
125
34 3 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
18 Backstreet Boys - We've Got It Goin' On (Single)We've Got It Goin' On
from
Backstreet Boys
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 32 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
189
32 2 1995 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

 
  Backstreet Boys - "Helpless When She Smiles" (Single)Helpless When She Smiles

from the LP
Unbreakable
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available for download at iTunes
  Backstreet Boys - "Straight Through My Heart' (Single)Straight Through My Heart

from the LP
This Is Us
** ** 2009 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
[
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Available for download at iTunes
mp3 Available at Amazon.com
Nick Carter
1 Backstreet Boys - Incomplete (Single)Help Me
from
Now Or Never
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 36 - 33 - 31 - 28 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
134
26 6 2002 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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Available on iTunes

 
Note: Song title and position links lead you to the song's Top 40 chart run (from the ARC Weekly Top 40) and LP links take you to Amazon.com's page for that LP (often including track listings and sound samples).
 
 

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